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The Resource Olivier, Philip Ziegler

Olivier, Philip Ziegler

Label
Olivier
Title
Olivier
Statement of responsibility
Philip Ziegler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A finalist for the Sheridan Morley Prize that has been called "probably the best Olivier book for general readers" (Kirkus Reviews), Philip Ziegler's Olivier provides an incredibly accessible and comprehensive portrait of this Hollywood superstar, Oscar-winning director, and one who is considered the greatest stage actor of the twentieth century. The era abounded in great actor -- Gielgud, Richardson, Guinness, Burton, O'Toole - but none could challenge Laurence Olivier's range and power. By the 1940s he had achieved international stardom. His affair with Vivien Leigh led to a marriage as glamorous and as tragic as any in Hollywood history. He was as accomplished a director as he was a leading man: his three Shakespearian adaptations are among the most memorable ever filmed. And yet, at the height of his fame, he accepted what was no more than an administrator's wage to become the founding Director of the National Theatre. In 2013 the theatre celebrates its fiftieth anniversary; without Olivier's leadership it would never have achieved the status that it enjoys today. Off-stage, Olivier was the most extravagant of characters: generous, yet almost insanely jealous of those few contemporaries whom he deemed to be his rivals; charming but with a ferocious temper. With access to more than fifty hours of candid, unpublished interviews, Ziegler ensures that Olivier's true character -- at its most undisguised -- shines through as never before
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ziegler, Philip
Dewey number
  • B
  • 792.02/8092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2598.O55
LC item number
Z54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olivier, Laurence
  • Actors
Label
Olivier, Philip Ziegler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Apprentice days -- Breakthrough -- Birth of a classical actor -- Film star -- War -- Naval officer -- The Old Vic -- Hamlet -- Australasia -- Life without the Old Vic -- Disintegration of a marriage -- Stratford -- L.O.P. -- Marking time -- Chichester -- The National: Act One -- The National: Act Two -- The National: Act Three -- Problems -- Challenges -- Who will take over? -- The coming of the Hall -- Olivier's occupation gone? -- Old age -- Death -- Biographer's afterword
Control code
ocn864545983
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 467 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781623650421
Lccn
2013913477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)864545983
Label
Olivier, Philip Ziegler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Apprentice days -- Breakthrough -- Birth of a classical actor -- Film star -- War -- Naval officer -- The Old Vic -- Hamlet -- Australasia -- Life without the Old Vic -- Disintegration of a marriage -- Stratford -- L.O.P. -- Marking time -- Chichester -- The National: Act One -- The National: Act Two -- The National: Act Three -- Problems -- Challenges -- Who will take over? -- The coming of the Hall -- Olivier's occupation gone? -- Old age -- Death -- Biographer's afterword
Control code
ocn864545983
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 467 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781623650421
Lccn
2013913477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)864545983

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