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Warren Beatty: A Private Man (Random House Large Print) e-book

Author:

Suzanne Finstad

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English

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Publisher:

Random House Large Print; First edition. edition (October 4, 2005)

Pages:

960

ISBN:

0375434623

Warren Beatty: A Private Man (Random House Large Print) e-book

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Bibliographic Details. Title: Warren Beatty: A Private Man (Random House. Random House Large Print. Publication Date: 2005.

by. Suzanne Finstad (Author). Finstad, who wrote the haunting and controversial Natalie Wood bio Natasha, packs her Beatty book with exclusive interviews and info on all things Warren. this is a fascinating look at a man who has lived a public life without selling his soul to that public. Liz Smith, New York Post.

Suzanne Finstad received the Frank Wardlaw Prize for her first book, Heir Not Apparent.

Finstad’s astute insights illuminate Beatty’s private struggle to attain happiness, his complicated bond with his sister, Shirley, and the deeper reasons why, at fifty-four, the archetypal bachelor married actress Annette Bening. Suzanne Finstad received the Frank Wardlaw Prize for her first book, Heir Not Apparent.

Suzanne Finstad (born Suzanne Elaine Finstad September 14, 1955 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a bestselling American author, biographer, journalist, producer, and lawyer.

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Warren Beatty : a private man. by. Finstad, Suzanne, 1955 . Beatty, Warren, 1937-, Motion picture actors and actresses. Finstad, Suzanne, 1955-. New York : Harmony Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on November 29, 2012.

Warren Beatty, a man of the cinema, is born. Beatty with Diane Keaton and First Lady Nancy Reagan, at a White House screening of Reds (1981). Warren Beatty: A Private Man, by Suzanne Finstad. Gerald Garrett, syndicated movie columnist Beatty with Diane Keaton and First Lady Nancy Reagan, at a White House screening of Reds (1981). In 1959, Beatty began dating actress Joan Collins. They were engaged in the early 1960s, but his infidelity led to their split  . Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America, by Peter Biskind, . 2. "The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary". As a film, it's a marvelous view of America in the 1912-19 era, and Beatty brought some superior performances from a large cast. Joe Pollack, syndicated columnnist. Gerald Garrett, syndicated movie columnist As a film, it's a marvelous view of America in the 1912-19 era, and Beatty brought some superior performances from a large cast.

“Whatever you have read or heard about me through articles or gossip, forget it. I am nothing like that Warren Beatty. I am nothing like what you have read.” —Warren BeattyWarren Beatty guarded his privacy even before he became a movie star, when he burst onto the screen in 1961 as the earnestly handsome all-American boy in Splendor in the Grass. When he started acting, Beatty kept secret the fact that actress Shirley MacLaine, already a star, was his older sister. Over time, he has cultivated a mystique, giving few interviews and instructing others not to talk about him. Until now. Through years of groundbreaking research, lauded biographer Suzanne Finstad gained unprecedented access to Beatty’s family, close friends, and film colleagues, including such luminaries in the arts and politics as Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, Leslie Caron, Robert Towne, Mike Nichols, and Senators John McCain, George McGovern, and Gary Hart. Weaving hundreds of these candid interviews, photographs from private albums, personal letters, diaries, and the previously unpublished papers of the late Natalie Wood and mentors such as directors Elia Kazan and George Stevens, playwrights Clifford Odets and William Inge, and agent Charles Feldman, Warren Beatty unveils the real Beatty—a complex, sensitive visionary torn between the “fairly puritanical, football-playing boy” from Virginia and his Hollywood playboy image. Finstad paints a rich, fascinating portrait of the secretive film legend, taking us back to the “unrealized genius” parents who molded arguably the most famous brother and sister in Hollywood history, tracing the family influences and events in Beatty’s past that directly inspired McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Ishtar, Dick Tracy, Bugsy, Love Affair, and Bulworth, and led to his political activism, culminating in a near-bid for the White House. Finstad constructs the definitive, myth-shattering account of Beatty’s evolution from Hollywood’s enfant terrible to producer of the revolutionary Bonnie and Clyde, launching him as the premier actor/director/writer/producer of his generation, the only person to twice earn Oscar nominations in all five major categories.Here also is the truth about Beatty the lover, setting the record straight on his storied relationships with such iconic actresses and beauties as Jane Fonda, Joan Collins, Natalie Wood, Leslie Caron, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Michelle Phillips, Diane Keaton, Isabelle Adjani, and Madonna. Finstad’s astute insights illuminate Beatty’s private struggle to attain happiness, his complicated bond with his sister, Shirley, and the deeper reasons why, at fifty-four, the archetypal bachelor married actress Annette Bening. Stunningly researched, engrossing, and exquisitely detailed, Warren Beatty: A Private Man gives us a new understanding of the enigmatic, fiercely intelligent star who embodies the American dream.
Fek
I was interviewed for this book, due to my friendship with Warren Beatty. The author, Suzanne Finstad, did a great job.
Bukus
The book is a little boring at the beginning. Too much information about his parents family and not enough on Warren Beatty. It starts to get interesting as he inters high school. But you do start to see because of the way he grew up why he is such a private man. I just wish there was more information when he finally married and how he is bringing up his four kids. I also think the author jumped all over the place at times.
Hǻrley Quinn
Yet another great book by Miss Finstad. Well researcher, all true. I reccomened getting her bio of Natalie Wood as well. Fun book.
Snowskin
I've read many biographies during the last 60+ years & was disappointed with this book... others might be better.
Iphonedivorced
Very insightful and interesting life story.
Tejora
The author did a stellar job with this book. The book contains tons of information all in chronological order. Beginning with Beatty's parents, who were a great influence on him. The author doesn't jump around from one movie or relationship to another which makes the book a real smooth, understandable read. You will also learn a lot about Shirley Maclain who most people don't realize is Beatty's sister. I bet a book about who Beatty didn't sleep with would be a lot shorter. Beatty either failed big time or won big time, there seems to be no in-between regarding his movies. I was a bit surprised that the author didn't mention how Beatty felt about the death of Natalie Wood who was a very important part of his life in the early Hollywood years. The only down side to this book is that the hard cover (which is what I read) weighs 3.5 lbs. Amazon has it listed at 1.4 pounds, however I weighed mine. It's super heavy! So although it could be read in 3 or 4 sittings, if you need a break from the heavy book it will take a bit longer to read.
Doomwarden
Author Suzanne Finstad has graced us with a laboriously detailed look into Warren Beatty's family history, interpersonal and intra-familial relationships, and his career path. It seems she left no stone unturned.

Much of the first fourth of the book is devoted to his family tree. Finstad leans a bit heavily on the literary device of foreshadowing, and peppers nearly every family history moment, genealogical trait, or childhood moment of Beatty's as a portent of things to come. A few here and there would have been fine, but she really lays it on thick.

The author also pays a lot of creedence to how the various influences of religion, lifestyle, environment, and profession of many of his ancestors had a profound influence on Beatty's development and life. Call my cynical, but I don't necessarily believe that all those individual ingredients will necessarily so deeply impact a person one to three generations down the road. They certainly can and might, but not likely to the degree that Finstad asserts. Beatty is very much "his own man", as Finstad herself would say. Seems a bit presumptuous to try to pinpoint the motivations for so many details in a person's life to his ancestors when the man himself is the product of his own life experiences first and foremost.

Regardless of that, the book is a pleasant read and reveals a good number of Hollywood trivia tidbits that would fascinate and delight movie and theater fans. Beatty's sister Shirley Maclaine gets a fair amount of ink in this book too. And true to Finstad's writing style, if she says once that Beatty deliberately decided not to trade on the success of his famous older sister as he struck out on his own, she says it a hundred times.
It took me days to finish this book, and I'd say you get your money's worth by halfway through, and the rest is gravy. Oddly enough, however, the book feels a bit topheavy, so that the bulk of it is spent on Beatty's difficult period between meeting William Inge and making LILITH about four years later, and then all of a sudden the last 40 years are rushed through at a clippety clop.

WB isn't quite as entertaining as Suzanne Finstad's previous biorgaphy, the sublime NATASHA, which really did bring Natalie Wood alive again for her fans; and it's likely that the parts of the present book with the most emotional resonance are the years Beatty spent with Natalie, trying to cheer her up after Wagner betrayed her. Finstad does an admirable job of showing us the psychological underpinnings of Beatty's affairs with Joan Collins (almost persuading us that Collins is a real person, not just a glitzy British sex bomb--almost, but not quite), Natalie Wood, Leslie Caron, and Julie Christie. But when she gets down the list to Michelle Phillips, her pretense at analysis ends. She doesn't even try. I wonder if the book wasn't originally twice as long, and she was asked to curtail the later years into a series of briefer chapters. I mean, she could have written 100s of pages on Mary Tyler Moore and Isabelle Adjani, but instead they're reduced to ciphers.

As a boy, Beatty was enraptured by the original cast album of OKLAHOMA! by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Finstad successfully shows us that, subconsciously or not, Beatty succeeded again and again in replicating the Curly-Laurie romance in his own adult life.

It does seem as though Beatty was propelled to stardom by a clutch of gay visionaries including Inge and Tennessee Williams, and crypto gay figures like Joshua Logan, who signed Beatty to a personal contract and had him screen tested kissing Jane Fonda from morning to night. Inge wrote not only SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS, but A LOSS OF ROSES and ALL FALL DOWN for Beatty, and apparently never asked him for a thing in return. The stage production of A LOSS OF ROSES turned out to be a true nightmare of conflicted egos and desperate desires, what with Barbara Baxley threatening to jump off the cliffs of Malibu if replaced by Carol Haney, and Shirley Booth quitting on opening night. Joey Heatherton, the one and only, was also fired, thus setting the scene for a long and poignant second act that never quite came.

Would Joan Collins have been effective in the movie version of DH Lawrence's SONS AND LOVERS? Would Warren have succeeded playing Tony in WEST SIDE STORY? The book gives us crazy dreams of movies that might have been. Afdera Fonda, the former wife of Henry Fonda who dallied with Beatty briefly in 1963, said that he was "naughty, charming and playful. He smelled like honey, and he came and went like a shadow in the night."

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