Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star

Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star

by Tab Hunter, Eddie Muller
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Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this title because I saw Tab Hunter conduct a few promo's for it and thought he sounded like an interesting guy who had lived through some very interesting times. Of course he has, and they are documented here. The writing style is very easy to read and the format is straightforward narrative in chronological fashion. Mr. Hunter sometimes leaves a clue as to how one event will impact - come back to haunt or happily surprise - him at a later time, other times he relays how a particular event affected him at the time. For a history of middle American mores at mid-century, and that relationship with movies, movies stars, and movie studios, this is a great book. The book does not read like a salacious tell all gossip. Sometimes it almost feels like Mr. Hunter is reluctant to discuss his feelings about relationships or events. This does not hurt the book at all. It seems he is not a very self-reflective sort, so he relates events and relationships with remembrances of how he felt about them at the time, with little analysis or much judgement. It all makes for a very good read about a very physical, athletic, attractive man who was manufactured into a 1950's movie star. And lived to tell about it!
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Very good, Mr, Hunter is even today somewhat shy of any 'Kiss and Tell' but that's what you learn about his real personality as you read. For anyone interested in the sheer slogging work of acting, give this as a gift to your wanna be actor friends and family.
deeronpath More than 1 year ago
It was a good read! Love how candid it is and its interesting to remember what was going on in the world at the same time im reading the book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this cos it was inexpensive and I like bios. I like this man he seems honest and not made up. We all hide little bits of ourselves good reading better than most.
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This was a great read, couldn't put it down.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Tab Hunter Confidential is a fascinating look into the Hollywood of the 1950's and the man who helped to shape the image of that era. No one was better looking than Tab and it's interesting to read what a blessing and curse it must have been to walk in his shoes. The photos alone are worth the price of the book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a scandalous, 'tell-all' confessional, you're going to be disappointed. Instead, Hunter wonderfully recreates the glittering tinsel and surprising charm of 1950s Hollywood. Few actors got to work with the number of agents, directors, producers, and genuine stars (and a few 'flash-in-pans') as Hunter, and with a few deft pen-strokes, he pays tribute and gives thoughtful criticism to them all. The book is a must for anyone interested in Hollywood history and life behind the cameras that gave us 1950s fantasies in the dark. Thoroughly enjoyable from cover to cover, the book explodes some Hollywood myths and provides insightful comments and background on the making of several famous movies. And reading between the lines, you'll discover a secret about the author that his close friends always knew while the rest of us only suspected: Tab Hunter is a class act!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful fun. Tab Hunter's recounting of his climb to stardom in Hollywood is one of the best I've ever read, because Mr. Hunter has a talent for taking it all very lightly. I am loving this book so much that I hope he writes more books! You rule, Tab Hunter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made sure stars dated and even married. it was mentioned in the classics and who had not heard about the writer who went to jail while his well born partner didnt because he was a royal. And who married a three time married woman and family was really glad he did and stayed in excile. before a certain date a mixed race marriage was illegal