All That Glitters

All That Glitters Five Fabulous Sex GoddessesTheir careers span the history of motion pictures The life of each has been touched by the legendary agent and lover Frankie Adano From Babe the outrageous honky tonk blond
  • Title: All That Glitters
  • Author: Thomas Tryon
  • ISBN: 9780440101116
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Five Fabulous Sex GoddessesTheir careers span the history of motion pictures The life of each has been touched by the legendary agent and lover Frankie Adano From Babe, the outrageous honky tonk blonde who becomes an eternal box office draw April, the classy beauty who never wanted to act, let alone be a starClaire, Star of Stars, quintessential Hollywood MovieFive Fabulous Sex GoddessesTheir careers span the history of motion pictures The life of each has been touched by the legendary agent and lover Frankie Adano From Babe, the outrageous honky tonk blonde who becomes an eternal box office draw April, the classy beauty who never wanted to act, let alone be a starClaire, Star of Stars, quintessential Hollywood Movie Queen, who s lasted the longest yet still looks back unforgivingly at her incredible life they re dominated by exalted success, desperate failure, excess, and illusionyal lives ruled by All That Glitters
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  • Thomas Tryon

    It was Noel Coward s partner, Gertrude Lawrence, who encouraged Tom to try acting He made his Broadway debut in 1952 in the chorus of the musical Wish You Were Here He also worked in television at the time, but as a production assistent In 1955 he moved to California to try his hand at the movies, and the next year made his film debut in The Scarlet Hour 1956 Tom was cast in the title role of the Disney TV series Texas John Slaughter 1958 that made him something of a household name He appeared in several horror and science fiction films I Married a Monster from Outer Space 1958 and Moon Pilot 1962 and in westerns Three Violent People 1956 and Winchester 73 1967 He was part of the all star cast in The Longest Day 1962 , a film of the World War II generation, credited with saving 20th Century Fox Studios, after the disaster of Cleopatra He considered his best role to be in In Harm s Way 1965 , which is also regarded as one of the better films about World War II While filming the title role in The Cardinal 1962 , Tom suffered from Otto Preminger s Teutonic directing style and became physically ill Nevertheless, Tom was nominated for a Golden Globe award in 1963 He appeared with Marilyn Monroe in her final film, Something s Got to Give 1962 , but the studio fired Monroe after three weeks, and the film was never finished That experience, along with the Cardinal ordeal, left Tom wary of studio games and weary at waiting around for the phone to ring After viewing the film Rosemary s Baby 1968 Tom was inspired to write his own horror novel, and in 1971 Alfred Knopf published The Other It became an instant bestseller and was turned into a movie in 1972, which Tom wrote and produced Thereafter, despite occasional film and TV offers, Tom gave up acting to write fiction fulltime This he did eight to ten hours a day, with pencil, on legal sized yellow tablets Years later, he graduated to an IBM Selectric The Other was followed by Lady 1975 which concerns the friendship between and eight year old boy and a mysterious widow in 1930s New England His book Crowned Heads became an inspiration for the Billy Wilder film Fedora 1978 , and a miniseries with Bette Davis was made from his novel Harvest Home 1978 All That Glitters 1986 , a quintette of stories about thinly disguised Hollywood greats and near greats followed Night of the Moonbow 1989 , tells of a boy driven to violence by the constant harassment he endures at a summer camp Night Magic, about an urban street magician with wonderous powers, written shortly before his death in 1991, was posthumously published in 1995 The dust jackets and end papers of Tom s books, about which he took unusual care, are excellent examples of his gifts as an artist and graphic designer, further testimony to the breadth of his talents.

  • 308 Comments

  • ALL THAT GLITTERS.An excellent insight into the dark side of old HOLLYWOOD I loved the fact that he intermingled the fact with the fiction You can draw your own conclusions about who s who and and certain times and places Being an old movie buff, I loved it



  • Oh man, what happened Mr Tryon In the 70s you wrote four books, two of them classic horror novels, a literary small town mystery and four interlocked novellas about a fictionalized Hollywood All of the books had distinct voices and observations All That Glitters has the voice of some drunk boasting to those unlucky enough to be near about his glory days Boring Boring Boring.Crowned Heads is the easiest comparison here because All That Glitters would have you believe its of the same It s not Bec [...]


  • I had to force myself to finish this novel because, as a Tryon fan, I felt I should read it Even so, I think I set it down with 20 pages left, which for a 500 page novel should be unthinkable I didn t care at all about the characters, the pacing was really uneven, and for every amusing anecdote, there were at least 10 boring ones.Tryon s way with words is always great, and as a huge fan of old movies and classic Hollywood, I love the premise of this novel The execution left much to be desired th [...]


  • This is one of the rare times where a first chapter leads to a book that lives up to all the build up I ll admit that I sat straight up with the twist at the end of the chapter Obvious that part of this are based on real life figures and real life incidents Also clear that the author has lived the Hollywood life.


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