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Stephen Boyd: From Belfast to Hollywood (Paperback)Joe Cushnan (author)
Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 20/12/2012
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"Stephen Boyd was one of the nicest, kindest people I have met in my lifetime, rare in this profession." - Euan Lloyd, film producer of Shalako, The Man Called Noon and The Wild Geese. "Joe Cushnan's excellent biography of Stephen Boyd, the forgotten film star and a fellow countryman of mine, fills a disgraceful gap in cinematographic history and should be read by all who are interested in that fascinating subject." - James Ellis, actor in Z Cars, The Billy Plays, etc Stephen Boyd was one of the biggest film stars of the late 1950s and 1960s (The Man Who Never Was, Ben Hur, The Fall of the Roman Empire, Fantastic Voyage, etc), an ordinary boy from Northern Ireland who made a dream journey to Hollywood, starring alongside some of the most prestigious names in cinema including Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck, Brigitte Bardot, Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, James Mason, Gina Lollobrigida, Omar Sharif, Doris Day, Sean Connery and Raquel Welch. This is the first book to celebrate his life and work. He had a 20-year film career, sadly cut short by his sudden death, aged 45, in 1977. Joe Cushnan is the author of poetry books Geek! Poems Because of the Music, A Belfast Kid and Hamish Sheaney: The Nearly-Man of Irish Literature; business books Retail Confidential and Much Calamity & The Redundance Kid; crime fiction Belfast Backlash. He is also a freelance writer and reviewer. www.droppedthemoon.blogspot.co.uk
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 279 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
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