Raintree County ...

Raintree County ...
Title Raintree County ... PDF eBook
Author Ross Lockridge
Publisher
Total Pages 512
Release 1957
Genre Popular literature
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Shade of the Raintree

Shade of the Raintree
Title Shade of the Raintree PDF eBook
Author Laurence S. Lockridge
Publisher Penguin Mass Market
Total Pages 532
Release 1995
Genre Biography & Autobiography
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In 1948, Ross Lockridge's novel Raintree County was a number one bestseller and acclaimed literary work. Yet, at the height of his fame at age 33, Lockridge killed himself. In a brilliant biography, his son Larry seeks understanding. Simultaneous release with the re-publication by Penguin of the long unavailable Raintree County. Photos.

Elizabeth and Monty

Elizabeth and Monty
Title Elizabeth and Monty PDF eBook
Author Charles Casillo
Publisher Kensington Books
Total Pages 461
Release 2021-05-25
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 149672481X

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Violet-eyed siren Elizabeth Taylor and classically handsome Montgomery Clift were the most gorgeous screen couple of their time. Over two decades of friendship they made, separately and together, some of the era’s defining movies—including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Misfits, Suddenly, Last Summer, and Cleopatra. Yet the relationship between these two figures—one a dazzling, larger-than-life star, the other hugely talented yet fatally troubled—has never truly been explored until now. “Monty, Elizabeth likes me, but she loves you.” —Richard Burton When Elizabeth Taylor was cast opposite Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun, he was already a movie idol, with a natural sensitivity that set him apart. At seventeen, Elizabeth was known for her ravishing beauty rather than her talent. Directors treated her like a glamorous prop. But Monty took her seriously, inspiring and encouraging her. In her words, “That’s when I began to act.” To Monty, she was “Bessie Mae,” a name he coined for her earthy, private side. The press clamored for a wedding, convinced this was more than friendship. The truth was even more complex. Monty was drawn to women but sexually attracted to men—a fact that, if made public, would destroy his career. But he found acceptance and kinship with Elizabeth. Her devotion was never clearer than after his devastating car crash near her Hollywood home, when she crawled into the wreckage and saved him from choking. Monty’s accident shattered his face and left him in constant pain. As he sank into alcoholism and addiction, Elizabeth used her power to keep him working. In turn, through scandals and multiple marriages, he was her constant. Their relationship endured until his death in 1966, right before he was to star with her in Reflections in a Golden Eye. His influence continued in her outspoken support for the gay community, especially during the AIDS crisis. Far more than the story of two icons, this is a unique and extraordinary love story that shines new light on both stars, revealing their triumphs, demons—and the loyalty that united them to the end. “Casillo weaves an engrossing story about the intertwined lives of his subjects — the parallel worlds of privilege that they came from, the personal misfortunes that each suffered and the seemingly inextricable path that led to that fateful night. The author approaches them both with sympathy and comes away with a melodrama as good as any that they ever starred in.” —The New York Times “In a riveting new book that brings Hollywood's golden age to life with colorful, well-researched details and interviews with stars who knew Taylor and Clift, Casillo explores the intense bond the two shared.” —People Magazine

Skeleton Key to the Suicide of My Father, Ross Lockridge, Jr., Author of Raintree County

Skeleton Key to the Suicide of My Father, Ross Lockridge, Jr., Author of Raintree County
Title Skeleton Key to the Suicide of My Father, Ross Lockridge, Jr., Author of Raintree County PDF eBook
Author Ernest Lockridge
Publisher CreateSpace
Total Pages 226
Release 2014-03-29
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 9781497462090

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WHY did my brilliant father, Ross Lockridge, Jr., execute himself at 33, March 6, 1948, while his first novel, RAINTREE COUNTY, was the Number-One Bestseller in America? Critics were hailing it as the sole recent contender for the ultimate American title, "The Great American Novel." Even as my father was murdering himself, he was experiencing critical and financial success beyond the greatest of great expectations. He died with full knowledge that his life, viewed from the street, had exceeded all but the most extravagant of human dreams. My book holds the SKELETON KEY that unlocks the Riddle of Raintree County. I offer this painful story less from choice than from an obligation to history and to truth, in order that the truth will not die with me. Squeamishness and mendacity, blood brothers, go hand in hand. Miss Manners plays no part this tragedy. Truth is not subject to etiquette or taste, and it is precisely because the truth about my father's brief, terrible life and his forlorn death is unspeakable that the truth demands to be told.

Raintree County

Raintree County
Title Raintree County PDF eBook
Author Ross Lockridge, Jr.
Publisher Chicago Review Press
Total Pages 1089
Release 2007
Genre Fiction
ISBN 156976736X

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For the first time in paperback--the epic, great American novel about love, tragedy, and the American Dream. Told in a series of flashbacks, this is the story of John Wickliff Shawnessy, who grows up to be the epitome of Civil War-era America. Originally published in 1948.

History of Butte County, California

History of Butte County, California
Title History of Butte County, California PDF eBook
Author Harry Laurenz Wells
Publisher
Total Pages 430
Release 1882
Genre Butte County (Calif.)
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Raintree County Memories

Raintree County Memories
Title Raintree County Memories PDF eBook
Author Mark Sean Orr
Publisher
Total Pages 119
Release 2012
Genre Henry County (Ind.)
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Ross Lockridge Jr. wrote the novel Raintree County (which corresponds to the real Henry County, Indiana), which inspired a film of the same name. This book contains a collection of stories, remembrances, and photos connected with the book, film, and county.