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eBook Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star ePub

by Tab Hunter

  • ISBN: 1565125487
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Tab Hunter
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books; 42715th edition (September 8, 2006)
  • Pages: 378
  • ePub book: 1307 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1414 kb
  • Other: mobi lrf lit lrf
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 897

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Tab Hunter Confidential:. has been added to your Cart. Once he made one dollar, he apparently spent 2 dollars

Tab Hunter Confidential:. Once he made one dollar, he apparently spent 2 dollars. After a while, I just wanted to yell at him to stop the wasteful spending and put some away for a rainy day. He did support his mother until her death and did help support his brother’s wife and kids when his brother was killed in Vietnam but it just seemed like he was always a week away from the poor house. Overall, Tab Hunter seems like a good, fun, guy and if you remember him from the 50’s and 60’s, this will be an enjoyable trip down memory lane. 5 people found this helpful.

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Tab Hunter Confidential is a 2015 American documentary feature film focusing on the American actor, singer, and author Tab Hunter, and is inspired by his autobiography of the same name. Produced by Allan Glaser the film was directed by Jeffrey Schwarz. The film features extensive interviews with Hunter, as well as contemporaries and associates, including John Waters, Clint Eastwood, Debbie Reynolds, and more.

For Tab Hunter was a true product of Hollywood, a movie star created from a stable boy, a shy kid made even more . Hunter's career as a bona fide movie star lasted a decade.

For Tab Hunter was a true product of Hollywood, a movie star created from a stable boy, a shy kid made even more so by the way his schoolmates-both girls and boys-reacted to his beauty, by a mother who provided for him in every way except emotionally, and by a secret that both tormented him and propelled him forward. But he persevered as an actor, working continuously at a profession he had come to love, seeking-and earning-the respect of his peers, and of the Hollywood community.

Tab Hunter Confidential book. For Tab Hunter was a true product of Hollywood, a movie star created from a stable boy, a shy kid made even more so by the way his schoolmates-both girls and boys-reacted to his beauty, by a mother who provided for him in every way except emotionally, and by a secret that both tormented him and propelled him forward.

Tab Hunter (born Arthur Andrew Kelm; July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018) was an American actor, singer, film producer and author

Tab Hunter (born Arthur Andrew Kelm; July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018) was an American actor, singer, film producer and author. He appeared in over 40 films and was a well-known Hollywood star and heartthrob of the 1950s and 1960s, known for his blond, clean-cut good looks. Hunter was born in Manhattan, New York City, the son of Gertrude (née Gelien) and Charles Kelm. His father was Jewish and his mother was a German Catholic immigrant, from Hamburg. He had an older brother, Walter

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Hunter's career as a bona fide movie star lasted a decade

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Welcome to Hollywood, circa 1950, the end of the Golden Age. A remarkably handsome young boy, still a teenager, gets "discovered by a big-time movie agent. Because when he takes his shirt off young hearts beat faster, because he is the picture of innocence and trust and need, he will become a star. It seems almost preordained. The open smile says, "You will love me," and soon the whole world does. The young boy's name was Tab Hunter―a made-up name, of course, a Hollywood name―and it was his time. Stardom didn't come overnight, although it seemed that way. In fact, the fame came first, when his face adorned hundreds of magazine covers; the movies, the studio contract, the name in lights―all that came later. For Tab Hunter was a true product of Hollywood, a movie star created from a stable boy, a shy kid made even more so by the way his schoolmates―both girls and boys―reacted to his beauty, by a mother who provided for him in every way except emotionally, and by a secret that both tormented him and propelled him forward. In Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, Hunter speaks out for the first time about what it was like to be a movie star at the end of the big studio era, to be treated like a commodity, to be told what to do, how to behave, whom to be seen with, what to wear. He speaks also about what it was like to be gay, at first confused by his own fears and misgivings, then as an actor trapped by an image of boy-next-door innocence. And when he dared to be difficult, to complain to the studio about the string of mostly mediocre movies that were assigned to him, he learned that just like any manufactured product, he was disposable―disposable and replaceable. Hunter's career as a bona fide movie star lasted a decade. But he persevered as an actor, working continuously at a profession he had come to love, seeking―and earning―the respect of his peers, and of the Hollywood community. And so, Tab Hunter Confidential is at heart a story of survival―of the giddy highs of stardom, and the soul-destroying lows when phone calls begin to go unreturned; of the need to be loved, and the fear of being consumed; of the hope of an innocent boy, and the rueful summation of a man who did it all, and who lived to tell it all.

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santa santa
First off: this is a book for readers who are probably over 60 now and still remember the golden age of Hollywood. You also need to have been a great movie star fan! Well, that was me. As young teens my friends and I swooned over Tab Hunter. I was happy to come across his autobiography -- a life story written by the person himself always exposes much more of his real personality than a researched biography written by someone else. I see most criticism in other reviews is levelled against his unwillingness to "expose all" about being gay, and gay Hollywood in general. I do not blame him. He handles the problem, which was a huge one for gay actors back then, with great sensitivity, and the story is not spoiled by what might have been exposés in bad taste. He himself battled for ages to keep the truth from his adoring public. Good for you, Tab.

I found Tab's story extremely honest. What you see is what you get. Here and there (I think) he did gloss over the bits where he might have been a pain in the ass, but in general he is a most likable fellow.

In no way could I keep track of the hundreds of names which crop up -- directors, friends, actors, screenwriters, producers, etc. But no matter. I learnt so much more about Art Gelien, aka Tab Hunter, as I had ever been able to learn as a teenager in South Africa. I think in Tab's heyday films reached us 2 - 3 years after being released, and the movie magazines were also months old by the time they reached our shores. (Not like today, when films open on almost the same day the world over!)

I really enjoyed Tab's story. I admire him for being so nice about so many people. I cannot say that bitchy stories about people no longer around to defend themselves have ever endeared a writer to me. So, if you loved the movies in the 50's and 60's, you'll probably enjoy this candid autobiography.
Zargelynd Zargelynd
I admit I'm a sucker for anything about Hollywood, especially Old Hollywood. Though never a particular fan of Tab Hunter,
I have seen his movies and watched from afar. He came to my attention in the mid-Fifties when Confidential magazine wrote
a scandal-mongering article about a supposed all-gay pajama party that Tab had attended. It may be hard for some people today to remember how AWFUL and DISGUSTING such activities were considered then. Now it would probably be a premise for a Hollywood movie! The fact that the pajama party was not even a reality, the mere breath of such a thing was enough to kill careers and drive some to suicide. I am sure that is when I realized the sexual feelings I was fighting off were something I would eventually stop resisting and evetually write about in protest about such mistreatment of a talented group of men. (One wonders if gay men in America now are as talented or have the need to succeed since they do not have so much to prove these days.) Tab Hunter's memoir is a terrific read, very level-headed and apparently honest. He shows the BS of Old Hollywood and recreates his starring roles and his dreary days in bad movies, his comeback in John Waters' camp films, and his affairs with the famous and others, candid without being salacious. Good for Tab for telling his story. I enjoyed every minute of it. --Daniel Curzon
blodrayne blodrayne
I liked this book more than I thought I would. I grew up watching Tab Hunter and he was ingrained in my consciousness from the time I was about 10 and up. Then he disappeared as most stars do. I thought this was a very well-written book with all kinds of stories that were very enjoyable to read. I feel he was honest about himself, his family, his life in general. He took the hits and misses and still kept smiling. This book was much better than most of the Hollywood stories written. I walked away with a great deal of respect for the man.
Samulkis Samulkis
This is a relatively honest autobiography by Tab Hunter starting with his childhood and ending at the time he finished the book. He addresses his less-than-perfect childhood, his entry into the Hollywood life, his acting career, his homosexuality, and his life experiences. It brings back such a different era when movie stars could never reveal their true sexuality and had to live their personal lives in pretty much a lie. I can’t imagine how difficult that was.

He also addresses how, in Hollywood, you can be the star one day and the next, you could lose it all and no one in Hollywood will have anything to do with you. There is no down-and-dirty gossip in this book; Tab doesn’t talk trash about anyone and truth be told, I was hoping for some of that. His memory is very clear and the book is written in chronological order and kept my interest. It was a relatively quick read because of the good writing style.

On a side note, there was one thread woven throughout the book – his financial situation. Here was a guy who never would have the responsibility of a wife or a family due to his sexuality, and he spent his money like water; primarily on his passion for horses. Once he made one dollar, he apparently spent 2 dollars. After a while, I just wanted to yell at him to stop the wasteful spending and put some away for a rainy day. He did support his mother until her death and did help support his brother’s wife and kids when his brother was killed in Vietnam but it just seemed like he was always a week away from the poor house.

Overall, Tab Hunter seems like a good, fun, good-friend-type-of-guy and if you remember him from the 50’s and 60’s, this will be an enjoyable trip down memory lane.