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THE LONGEST SUICIDE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Death of Montgomery Clift

As matinee idols go, Montgomery Clift had the looks, the personality and the acting talent to climb to the top of the heap as one of Hollywood's leading men of the 1950s. Tackling westerns like 'The Search,' suspense pictures like 'I Confess,' war films like 'From Here to Eternity,' to romance and drama in films like 'A Place in the Sun' and 'The Heiress,' Clift had it all.

 

However, having it all was not everything it was cracked up to be for this complex man. Struggling with stardom and his place in the limelight, Clift loved acting, but hated Hollywood. He shunned the spotlight and avoided Tinsel Town.

In 1956 during the making of 'Raintree County' he was involved in a horrific car crash that nearly took his life. The difficult recovery left him addicted to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. It was a slippery slope for a man who was already on the edge.

 

From 1956 until his death in 1966, insiders called it, "The longest suicide in Hollywood." Now, go behind the films, the life and the struggles of Montgomery Clift for a look at the highs and lows and difficult last years of one of Hollywood's brightest stars.  Available in print, ebook and enhanced digital editions. Release Date: July 23, 2021.

 

 

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In the 1970s a new action hero debuted on network television when Lee Majors took on the persona of Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man. Launching a top rated TVs that ran for five seasons, the show offers a host of additional TV movies, a sister show - The Bionic Woman, and a world of merchandising. Now, take a look back at the classic adventure series and behind the career of its star, Lee Majors.

Along with the history behind the show and The Bionic Woman, starring Lindsay Wagner, we offer a complete log of the prequel films, each season's episodes and the post-series reunion films. The book also offers a collection of moments from the iconic shows.

This new 2021 ebook is available for Kindle at Amazon.com as well as an Apple iBookstore version.

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