Charlton Heston's Hollywood by Charlton Heston
50 Years in American Film

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Presenting a rare look at American moviemaking through the eyes of one the living legends of the screen, "Charlton Heston's Hollywood" surveys postwar Hollywood--the actors and directors who have shaped the industry, the major historical events, and the ever-changing tastes of the movie-going public. 150 photos. 150 sketches by Heston.

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Actor Charlton Heston was born John Charles Carter in Evanston, Illinois on October 4, 1924. He attended Northwestern University and served in the United States Army Air Force for two years starting in 1944. He acted in the theater, on television, and in the movies. His films include The Greatest Show on Earth, The Ten Commandments, Planet of the Apes, and El Cid. He won the 1959 Academy Award for best actor for the movie Ben-Hur. He spoke out openly against racism and was an active supporter of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. He served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1965-1971. He served as president of the National Rifle Association from 1998-2003. In 2002, he announced he had Alzheimer's disease and in 2003, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. He died on April 5, 2008.
Published October 1, 1998 by Gt Pub Corp. 223 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Some people just can't get enough Charlton Heston, and the star of The Ten Commandments, Touch of Evil and Planet of the Apes seems to be one of them. Heston doesn't shrink from the spotlight: he's al

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Heston's 50 years in Hollywood are narrated with extreme veneration by Isbouts, accompanied by 50 sketches by Heston and 150 photos, ranging from black-and-white behind-the-scenes shots to dazzling color stills and reproductions of his film posters.

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