The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson Robert Hofler

The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson

Author: Robert Hofler
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Book Title
The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson
Author
Robert Hofler
ISBN
9780816691296
Henry Willson was one of the quintessential power brokers in Hollywood during the late 1940s and 1950s when he launched the careers of Rock Hudson, Lana Turner, Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, and many others. He was also a true casting couch agent, brokering sex for opportunity on the silver screen. While this practice was rampant across Hollywood, for gay actors and film professionals the casting couch was a dangerous cliff: a public revelation could and would ruin a career. The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson is an incredible biography as well as a harrowing look into Hollywood at a time of great sexual oppression, roaming vice squads searching for gay and/or communist activity, and the impossibilities for gay actors of the era.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Robert HoflerPublisher: University of Minnesota PressPublished: 02/15/2014ISBN: 9780816691296Pages: 468Weight: 1.32lbsSize: 8.46h x 5.60w x 1.16d

Henry Willson was one of the quintessential power brokers in Hollywood during the late 1940s and 1950s when he launched the careers of Rock Hudson, Lana Turner, Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, and many others. He was also a true casting couch agent, brokering sex for opportunity on the silver screen. While this practice was rampant across Hollywood, for gay actors and film professionals the casting couch was a dangerous cliff: a public revelation could and would ruin a career. The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson is an incredible biography as well as a harrowing look into Hollywood at a time of great sexual oppression, roaming vice squads searching for gay and/or communist activity, and the impossibilities for gay actors of the era.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Robert Hofler
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Published: 02/15/2014
ISBN: 9780816691296
Pages: 468
Weight: 1.32lbs
Size: 8.46h x 5.60w x 1.16d

Henry Willson was one of the quintessential power brokers in Hollywood during the late 1940s and 1950s when he launched the careers of Rock Hudson, Lana Turner, Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, and many others. He was also a true casting couch agent, brokering sex for opportunity on the silver screen. While this practice was rampant across Hollywood, for gay actors and film professionals the casting couch was a dangerous cliff: a public revelation could and would ruin a career. The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson is an incredible biography as well as a harrowing look into Hollywood at a time of great sexual oppression, roaming vice squads searching for gay and/or communist activity, and the impossibilities for gay actors of the era.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Robert Hofler
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Published: 02/15/2014
ISBN: 9780816691296
Pages: 468
Weight: 1.32lbs
Size: 8.46h x 5.60w x 1.16d