Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges: His Life in His Words

Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges: His Life in His Words

by Preston Sturges


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Preston Sturges was the great writer and director of Hollywood screwball comedies of the thirties and forties. Sullivan's Travels, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, and The Great McGinty have become film classics, demonstrating brilliant, inventive writing and directing. At the height of his career, Sturges had not only won an Academy Award but was also one of the most highly paid executives in the country.

The only account of his life in his own words, Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges unveils the source of his extraordinary creativity: a life that was every bit as antic and unconventional as his movies. From growing up in Europe with a mother whose best friend was Isadora Duncan to making his way among the beau monde of New York -- including a marriage to Barbara Hutton's cousin Eleanor -- Sturges drew on a wealth of madcap experiences to create films of unprecedented comic originality. Working with her husband's wonderfully descriptive journals, Sandy Sturges has woven a captivating narrative that reveals a man of remarkable intellect, energy, and warmth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671747275
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 09/15/1991
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 954,429
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.90(d)

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