All About All About Eve: The Complete Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made!

St. Martin's Press, 23 de jun de 2001 - 320 páginas

To millions of fans, All About Eve represents all that's witty and wonderful in classic Hollywood movies. Its old-fashioned, larger-than-life stars--including Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm--found their best roles in Eve and its sophisticated dialogue has entered the lexicon.

But there's much more to know about All About Eve. Sam Staggs has written the definitive account of the making of this fascinating movie and its enormous influence on both film and popular culture. Staggs reveals everything about the movie--from who the famous European actress Margo Channing was based on to the hot-blooded romance on-set between Bette Davis and costar Gary Merrill, from the jump-start the movie gave Marilyn Monroe's career and the capstone it put on director Joseph L. Mankeiwicz's.

All About "All About Eve" is not only full of rich detail about the movie, the director, and the stars, but also about the audience who loved it when it came out and adore it to this day.


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Comentário do usuário  - Murphy-Jacobs - LibraryThing

I've seen the movie All About Eve an embarrassing number of times, and I've wondered often about how this little gem of classic film came to be. All my questions are answered in Sam Staggs' book -- in ... Ler resenha completa

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The amazing story behind the film ALL ABOUT EVE. From the short story THE WISDOM of EVE to the big screen and beyond. Staggs gives a wealth of information that even the casual ALL ABOUT EVE fan will savour. Ler resenha completa


Authors Note
When Was It? How Long?
Minor Awards Are forSuch as the Writer
The End of an Old Road the Beginning
A Graduate of the Copacabana School
Chapter15 The General Atmosphere Is Very Macbethish
I Call Myself Phoebe
Chapter17 The Time I Looked Through the Wrong
Those Awards Presented Annually by That FilmSociety Chapter 23 Waiting for Me to CrackThatLittle Gnome on the Noggin With a Bottle Chapter 2...
Tell That to Dr Freud Along With the Rest
Real Diamonds in aWig Chapter 27 Why If Theres Nothing Else Theres
TellUs AboutItEve Afterword Fasten Your SeatBeltsAgain
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Sam Staggs's first book was MMII: The Return of Marilyn Monroe. He has also written for a number of magazines, including Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, and ARTnews. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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