Questa funzione di acquisto consentirà di continuare a caricare gli articoli. Per accedere agli articoli non presenti su questo nastro trasportatore, utilizza il tasto di scelta rapida relativo alle intestazioni per accedere all'intestazione precedente o successiva.
Dajmc2il 13 settembre 2017 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Well written account of the life of a fine actor I remember growing up. Not my favorite actor, but he always did a great job in his roles. He had a great value system in that he treated most everyone with great respect in light of criticism. Peter gave great respect to his father in this book.
5,0 su 5 stellePeter Ford at his best as an author.
DaGene Arnoldil 25 maggio 2011 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
This book was fascinating to read, but tougher to take it all in as Glenn Ford self-destructed as time went by. You couldn't help but feel for Eleanor Powell and her son Peter as they went back and forth into the lives of Glenn Ford. The book shows us that life is never what we think it is. It gets past us so quickly and before you know it, it's gone. The decisions we make during our time on earth will either comfort us at the end of life, or give us a feeling of total frustration and desperation. The examples of that are well brought home in this book. It also proves that fame and fortune do not bring us happiness. Recommended.
5,0 su 5 stelleThe painful story of an American film legend, expertly told by a dutiful son.
DaC. Van Tuneil 16 agosto 2011 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
I had the pleasure of knowing Glenn Ford during the late 1980s until the early `90s. I say "pleasure" because that's truly what it was. I was warmly welcomed into Glenn's home time and again. Most memorable was a New Year's Eve party with more "Golden Era of Hollywood" names than I can list. And Glenn perfectly dressed the part, attired in a silk smoking jacket, pipe in hand. Yes, Glenn Ford definitely had that "indescribable something" called "star power." He was also an intelligent man with a love for history, and had an enviable collection of first editions, letters and other items from some of the most famous names in modern history.
But, as son Peter Ford's excellent book conveys, there was a deep darkness to Glenn's personality that clouded the great man that he might have been. On-screen, his persona was of a champion for justice. Unfortunately, his private life was anything but just. He took out his insecurities and aggressions on those who loved him most, with the exception of his mother who lived harmoniously with Glenn through the years. Hers was an unconditional love and adoration that (the book surmises) Glenn might have also been seeking from others, but that his complicated personality would sabotage time and again. Therefore, most of his personal life was a series of liaisons with beautiful and famous women that left him emptier than ever, while his own truly loving wife (the beautiful, talented and kind-hearted Eleanor Powell) and son were either emotionally battered or ignored altogether.
In the context of how I knew Glenn (my then-girlfriend worked for his business manager) I heard firsthand some of the inside stories about Glenn's life in his later years, including his being taken advantage of by young woman after young woman who further ostracized his family, drained him of his resources and then left. His final years were tragic, but the greatest tragedy is the psychological abuse he put his family through. Glenn's on/off personality switch was deadly, and exquisitely chronicled here.
I know that writing this book was not an easy task for Peter to undertake, but creating this accurate biography of his father is an important link in the Hollywood legacy. That Glenn Ford, the talented and hugely popular actor of multiple genres, was never even nominated for an Academy Award is a travesty.
I want to add that, through all of the ups and downs, Peter Ford has proven himself to be a truly great man. He and his wife Lynda deserve eternal recognition for all they endured---and did so with such integrity.
5,0 su 5 stelleGrowing Up During the Time of Big Hollywood Stars
DaGerald Jackil 24 giugno 2011 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
"Glenn Ford: A Life" brought back many memories of growing up near Hollywood during the time of big Hollywood stars. The depression, World War II and after. "Gilda" was one of my favorite movies. Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth were great together. She sang "Put the Blame on Mame Boys" which was sensationable. Reading about Glenn Ford's life and living in Southern California during his movie making was very interesting. Peter Ford shares his family life and what it was like to be a child of such talented Hollywood stars as Glenn Ford and dancer, actress Eleanor Powell. He portrays his father's good side and sometimes not so good. He shows the human side of being a celebrity with its ups and downs. They worked very hard during those years and their movies were very enjoyable. The book has some wonderful photographs. I highly recommend it.
Iscriviti ad Amazon Prime: consegne senza costi aggiuntivi in 1 giorno su 2 milioni di prodotti e in 2-3 giorni su molti altri milioni, accesso anticipato alle Offerte Lampo di Amazon.it e spazio di archiviazione per le foto illimitato