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By Farley Granger, Robert Calhoun

In vintage Hollywood culture, Farley Granger, a highschool senior, was once came upon by means of Sam Goldwyn's casting director in an off-Hollywood street play. Granger describes how he discovered his craft as he went directly to megastar in a couple of movies, giving an insider's view of operating with Hitchcock on Strangers on a Train and Rope, Luchino Visconti on Senso, and Nick Ray on They stay by way of Night.
He is eloquent approximately his bisexuality and tells of affairs with Patricia Neal, Arthur Laurents, Shelley Winters, Leonard Bernstein and Ava Gardner and his involvement with Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, and Tyrone Power.
Granger recreates his mythical fight to damage his agreement with Goldwyn. He needed to purchase his manner out to paintings on Broadway. He describes the early days of dwell tv and dealing with Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Helen Hayes, and Claire Bloom. He captures the joys of performing on the degree with Janice Rule, June Havoc, Larry Hagman, Barbara cook dinner, and the nationwide Repertory Theatre, the place his selection paid off with an OBIE for his paintings in Tally & Son.
Granger's pleasant and chic memoir captures the extravangance of Hollywood's Golden Age-and offers colourful graphics of lots of its significant players.

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