All About All About Eve

The Complete Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made!

Sam Staggs

St. Martin's Griffin

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To millions of fans, All About Eve represents all that's witty and wonderful in classic Hollywood movies. Its old-fashioned, larger-than-life stars--including Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm--found their best roles in Eve and its sophisticated dialogue has entered the lexicon.

But there's much more to know about All About Eve. Sam Staggs has written the definitive account of the making of this fascinating movie and its enormous incluence on both film and popular culture. Staggs reveals everything about the movie--from the famous European actress Margo Channing was based on to the hot-blooded romance on-set between Bette Davis and costar Gary Merrill, from the jump-start the movie gave Marilyn Monroe's career to the capstone it put on director Joseph L. Mankeiwicz's.

All About "All About Eve" is not only full of rich detail about the movie, the director, and the stars, but also about the audience who loved it when it came out and adore it to this day.

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"This is the best movie book I've ever read. I devoured it in one sitting. Staggs may not have invented the genre, but he's certainly perfected it." --Florence King, author of Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady

"Stagg's gossipy goulash celebrates all of Eve's incarnations, from the original tale...to the Broadway musical Applause...[He] provides thoughtful film analysis and a thrilling final coup: an interview with the real Eve." --People

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Sam Staggs

Sam Stagg's first book was MMII: The Return of Marilyn Monroe. He has also written for a number of magazines, including Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, and Art News. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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All About All About Eve
The Complete Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made!
Sam Staggs

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312273156
ISBN10: 0312273150
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 416 pages, Includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs
$20.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
June 2001
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466830431
ISBN10: 1466830433
416 pages, Includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs
$7.99
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