Published by Da Capo Press
E-BOOK ISBN 978-0-306-81893-6
6 x 9 | 320 pages | 70 B&W photos
He was the Oscar-winning director of such cinematic classics as Meet Me In St. Louis, An American In Paris, The Bad and the Beautiful and Gigi. And he was equally well known for his tumultuous marriage to the legendary Judy Garland. But Vincente Minnelli has always seemed enigmatic and unknowable -- until now. As author Mark Griffin persuasively demonstrates, Minnelli's personal life and conflicted sexuality informed his films to such a degree that his filmography can be 'read' as a captivating autobiography in code. A Hundred or More Hidden Things draws upon over 100 interviews with those who knew Minnelli best - including such icons as Kirk Douglas, Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis and George Hamilton. Featuring over 70 photographs (many never-before-published), this definitive biography turns the spotlight on Hollywood's "elegant director," revealing long-kept secrets at the heart of what made Minnelli a true Hollywood genius.