Biography

Marc Eliot

Marc Eliot is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books on popular culture, among them the highly acclaimed CARY GRANT, the award-winning WALT DISNEY: Hollywood's Dark Prince and AMERICAN REBEL: The Life of Clint Eastwood. He writes for a number of publications and frequently speaks about film at universities and to film groups, and on radio and television. He lives in New York City and Woodstock, New York.

Marc Eliot

Books by Marc Eliot

by Marc Eliot - Biography, Entertainment, Movies, Nonfiction

Eliot examines how a small boy from the backwoods of Michigan rose to become one of Hollywood’s most legendary stars, before moving with his young wife from Chicago to New York’s Hell’s Kitchen to begin their struggle to find success in the theater. Eliot traces Heston’s pioneering work in live television and tells the amazing saga of his three films for Cecil B. DeMille and his two for William Wyler. He also examines Heston’s long political involvements, from being one of the organizers of The Arts Contingent of Marchers who joined with Martin Luther King, Jr. for the March on Washington, to his mentoring under Ronald Reagan for eventual presidency of the Screen Actors Guild, to his late-in-life presidency of the National Rifle Association.

by Marc Eliot - Biography, Entertainment, History, Nonfiction

As he did in his bestselling biographies of Jimmy Stewart and Clint Eastwood, acclaimed Hollywood biographer Marc Eliot digs deep beneath the myth in this revealing look at the most legendary Western film hero of all time; the man with the distinctive voice, walk and demeanor who was an inspiration to many and a symbol of American masculinity, power and patriotism.

by Marc Eliot - Biography, Entertainment, Nonfiction

Biographer Marc Eliot sheds new light on Jack Nicholson's life on and off the screen. From Nicholson’s working class childhood in New Jersey to raucous nights on the town with Warren Beatty and tumultuous romances, to movie sets working with such legendary directors and co-stars as Dennis Hopper, Stanley Kubrick, Meryl Streep and Roman Polanski, Eliot paints a sweeping picture of the breadth of Nicholson’s 50-year career in film, as well as an intimate portrait of his personal life.