Inevitably, there was also masses of reading over the years – and,helas,from before the time writers started crediting every title, page,  dot and comma…   Apart from the obvious source magazines  – Cahiers du Cinema, Film  Comment, Hollywood Reporter,  Movieline, Moving Pictures, People, Playboy, Premiere (France), Premiere  (UK –  the first one, the  one I created it!),  Premiere  (USA), Screen International, Showguide, Showtime, Sight & Sound,.Studio, Variety, Vanity Fair, plus the web-sites that never  existed when I first began this endeavour (Ain’t It Cool News, Cinescape, Cultura Italia, Deadline/Hollywood, Devildead, Fametracker, IGN Film Force, IMDb,, Mr. Showbiz, – for all you need to know about Phantom of the Paradise), even the most limited of bibliographies would have to include:


Forrest J  Ackerman: The Frankenscience Monster, Ace Publishing, 1969.

Joss Ackland, I Must Be In There Somewhere, Lionworth Ltd, 1989.

Patrick Again: Hoffman vs. Hoffman, Robert Hale, 1986.

Curtis Armstrong: Revenge of the Nerd. St. Martin’s Press, 2017.

Andre Asseo: Jean-Louis Trintignant: La passion tranquille, Plon, 2002.

Alexandre Astruc and Noël Simsolo: Le plasir en toutes choses, Éditions Écriture, 2015.


Steven Bach: Marlene Dietrich Life and Legend, HarperCollins Publishers;  1992.

Carroll Baker, Baby Doll, Arbot House, 1984.

Alan G  Barbour: John Wayne, Pyramid, 1974.

Alan Barnes & Marcus Hearn, Tarantino A to Zed, BT Batsford Ltd, 1996.

Jeanine Basinger: The It’s A Wonderful Life Book, Knopf, 1986.

Jean-Dominique Bauby, Raoul Levy, un aventurier du cinéma, Editions Jean-Claude Lattès, 1995.

John Baxter: Woody Allen, A Biography, Harpers-Collins, 1998. De Niro A Biography, HarperCollins, 2002. Citizen Spielberg, Nouveau Monde Editions,  2004.

Simon Braund (editor): The Greatest Movies You’ll Never See, Aurum Press, 2013.

Barbra Bauer: Bing Crosby, Pyramid, 1977.

John Baxter: Woody Allen, A Biography, HarpersCollins, 1998. De Niro A Biography, HarperCollins, 2002. Citizen Spielberg, Nouveau Monde Editions,  2004.

Stephanie Beacham: Many Lives, Hay House, 2011

Geneviève and Jean Becker: Becker par Becker, Editions PC,  2004.

Rudy Belmer: Inside Warner Bros (1935-1951), Viking, 1985.

Alex Belth: The Dudes Abide: The Coen Brothers and the Making of The Big Lebowski, Kindld Singfle, 2014.

  1. Scott Berg: Goldwyn, A Biography, Knopf, 1989.

Ronald Bergan: The United Artists Story, Octopus, 1986.

Candice Bergen: Knock Wood, Hamish Hamilton, 1984

Claude Berri: Autopotrait, Editions Léo Scheer, 2003.

Detlef Berthelesen:  Alltag bei Familie Freud Die Erinnerngen der  Paula Fichtl, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1989.

Olivier Bescombes, Didier Liardet, Michelle Roussel: Zorro, L’emblème de la révolte,  Editions Yris,  2006.

Dominique Besnehard (with Jean-Pierre Lavoignat):  Casino d’hiver, Editions Plon, 2014.

Luc Besson: L’Histoire de Nikita, Pierre Bordes et Fils, 1992.

Liliana Betti: Fellini, Albin Michel, 1980.

Peter Biskind: The Godfather Companion, Harper Perennial, 1990; Easy Riders Raging Bulls, Simon & Schuster, 1998; Down and Dirty Pictures, Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2005.

Stig Bjorkman: Lars von Trier,  Cahiers du Cinema, 2000.

Betsy Blair: The Memory Of All That,  Alvik editions, 2004.

Alexander Bland: The Nureyev Valentino, Studio Vista, 1977.

William Peter Blatty:  The Exorcist,  From Novel to Film, Bantam, 1974.

Claire Bloom:  Leaving A Doll’s House, Virago Press, 1996.

Steven Bochco: Truth Is a Total Defense; My Fifty Years in Televcision, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.

Dirk Bogarde: Snakes and Ladders, Chatto & Windus, 1978.

Richard Bojarski,  Kenneth  Beals:  The Films  of  Boris Karloff,  Citadel Press, 1974.

Gérard Bona: Gérard Philipe, Editions de Seuil, 1994.

Jason Bonderoff: Mary Tyler Moore, St. Martin’s Press, 1986.

Samra-Martine Bonvoisin and Mary-Anne Brault-Wiart: L’Aventure du Premier Film, Editions Bernard Barrault, 1989.

Dominique Borde: Le Romain du cinéma francais (1960-70),  Editions du Rocher, 2010.

Michel Boujut: Convetsations avec Claude Sautet, Institut Lumière/Actes Sud, 1994, 2001.

Gilles Boulenger: John Carpenter The Prince of Darkness, Cinéditions, 2001.

Bernard Boyé: Les Legendes du Cinéma Francaise: Daniel Auteuil, Autres Temps Editions 2010.

Simon Braund (editor): The Greatest Movies You’ll Never See, Aurum Press, 2013.

Christopher Bray: Michael Caine A Class Act, Faber and Faber, 2006.

Scott Breivold (editor): Howard Hawks Interviews, University Press of Mississippi, 2006.

Jean-Claude Brialy: Le Ruisseau des Singes, Editions Robert Laffont, 2000.

Patrick Brion:  Richard Brooks, Editions du Chêne, 1986.  Garbo, Ste Nlle des Editions du Chene, 1986 and 1985; Le Film Noir, Editions Nathan,  1991;  Le  Western; Le Cinema FantastiqueLe Cinema d’Aventure;  Le Cinema de Guerre,  Editions de La Martiniere, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996; Hitchcock, Editions de La Martinière, 2000;  John Ford, Editions de La Martinière, 2002.

Patrick Brion, Georges  Di Lallo:  Dean Martin, Riveneuve editions, 2011.

Patrick   Brion,   Dominique  Rabourdin,  Thierry  De  Navacelle: Minnelli de  Broadway a Hollywood, Editions 5 Continents-Hatier, 1985.

Cubby Broccoli (with Donald Zec),   When The Snow Melts,  Macmillian, 1998

Sven Broman: Conversations With Greta Garbo, Viking, 1992.

Peter Brook: Threads of Time, A Memoir, Methuen, 1998.

Peter Harry Brown, Pat H Broeske: Howard Hughes: The Untold Story, Little, Brown  and Company, 1996.

Luis Bunuel: Mon dernier soupir, Editons Robert Laffont, 1982, 1994.

Anthiny Burgess: You’ve Had Your Time: The Second Part of the Confessions, Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.


James Cagney:  Cagney by Cagney, Doubleday, 2005

Cahiers du cinéma: John Ford, Editions de l”Etoile/Cahiers du cinéma, 1990.

Michael Caine: Blowing the Bloody Doors Off and Other Lessons in Liife, Hachette Books, 2018.

Gilles Cahoreau: François Truffaut 1932-1984, Julliard,. 1989.

Michael  Feeney  Callan:  Sean Connery,  His Life and Films, W H  Allen,  1983;  Richard  Harris:  A  Sporting  Life,   Sidgwick  & Jackson, 1990. Robert Redford, Alfred A Knopf, 2011./

Simon Callow: Charles Laughton: Difficult Actor, Vintage, 2012.

Luis Canales: Imperial Gina, Branden Publishing, 1990.

Frank Capra: The Name Above The Title, Macmillian, 1971.

Dany Carrel: L’Annamite, Editions Robert Laffont, 1991.

Christophe Carrière: Patrick Dewaere: Une vie, Balland, 2012.

Graydon Carter (editor), Vanity Fair’s Tales of Hollywood, Penguin Books, 2008.

Diahann Carroll, Ross Firestone: Diahann!, Ballantine Books, 1986.

Jean-Pierre Cassel: A mes amours,  Editions Stock, 2004.

Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni: Sam Spiegel, The Biography of a Hollywood Legend,  Little, Brown, 2003.

Charlote Chandler: Nobody’s Perfect – Billy Wilder, a personal biography, Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Seymour Chatman, Paul Duncan: Michelangelo Antonioni, Taschen, GmbH, 2004.

Ian Christie, David Tompson (editors): Scorsese on Scorsese, Faber and Faber, 2003.

Michel Ciment: Le livre de Losey. Stock/Cinema, 1979.

André-Charles Cohen: Martine Cherie, Ramzay, 1986.

John Coldstream: Dirk Bogarde, The Authorised Biography, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2004.

Gerty Colin: Jean Gabin, Presses de la Cite, 1983.

Joan Collins: Past Imperfect, WH  Allen, 1978.

Florence Colombani: Marlon Brando: Anatomie d’un acteur, Cahiers du cinéma Sarl, 2013.

Eddie Constantine: Cet homme n’est pas dangereux, Presse de la Cité, 1955.

Eleanor Coppola: Notes, Simon & Shuster, 1979.

Costa-Gavras: Va où  il est impossible d’aller, Edityions du Seuil, 2018.Peter Cowie: The Apocalypse Now Book, Faber and Faber, 2001.

John Cottrell,  Fergus  Cashin:  Richard  Burton,   Arthur Baker, 197l.

Jean-Pierre Coursodon, Bertrand Tavernier:  50 ans de cinéma américain, Editions Nathan, 1995.

Alex Cox: 10,000 Ways To Die, Kamera Books, 2009.

Tony Crawley: The Films of Sophia Loren, LSP Books, 1974; Bébé: The Films of Brigitte Bardot, LSP Books, 1975;  The Steven Spielberg Story, Zomba Books, 1983;  and with  Stephen Schaefer, Paul R. Gagne, etc:  Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King; Underwood-Miller, 1989.

James Curtis: Spencer Tracy A Biography, Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

Tony Curtis, Mark A Vieira: Some Like It Hot: Me, Marilyn and the Movie, Virgin Books, 2009.

Marc Cushman: These Are The Voyages, Jacobs Brown Press, 2013.


Maryam d’Abo, John Cork: Bond Girls Are Forever, Boxtree, 2003.

John Daniell: Ava Gardner,  WH Allen & Co Ltd, 1982/

Raymond Daum, Vance Muse: Walking With Garbo; HarperCollins Publishers, 1991

Bill Davidson: Spencer Tracy, Tragic Idol, EP Dutton; 1987.

Jim Davidson: The Full Monty, Warner Books, 1993.

Antoine de Baecque, Serge Toubiana: Francois Truffaut, Editions Gallimard, 1996; Tim Burton, Cahiers de Cinéma, 2005

Gérard Depardieu, Laurent Neumann: Vivant!  Editions Plon, 2004.

Donald Deschner: The Films of Cary Grant; Citadel Press, 1973.

Michael Deeley: Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing The Bloody Door Off, Faber and Faber Ltd., 2008.

Bruce Dern, Christopher Fryer, Robert Crane:  Things I’ve Said But Probably Shouldn’t Have: An Unrepentent Memoir, University Press of Kentucky, 2014.

Bertrand Dicale: Tout Gainsbourg, Jungle, 2016.

Homer Dickens: The Films of Gary Cooper; The Films of James Cagney, Citadel Press, 1970 and 1974.

Norman Dickens: Jack Nicholson, Signet, 1975.

Marlene Dietrich: Marlene, Ullstein Verlag GmbH, 1987.

Al Di Oruio: Barbara Stanwyck, A Biography, Berkley Books, 1983.

Wheeler Winston Dixon: The Charm of Evil: The life and films of Terence Fisher, Scarecrow Press, 1991.

David Downing: Jack Nicholson, WH Allen & Co Ltd, 1983

John Gregory Dunne: The Studio, WH Allen, 1970.

Philippe Durant: Belmondo, Robert Laffont, 1993.

Kirk Douglas: The Ragman’s Son, Simon & Shuster, 1988.

Philippe  Durant:  Mickey Rourke,  Editions Serigny, 1984; Simone Signoret, Une Vie,  Editions Favre, l988. Michel Audiard, La vie d’un expert, Dreamland editeur, 2001.

Gilles Durieux: Jean Yanne: Ni Dieu ni Maitre (meme nageur), Editions Le Cherche Midi, 2005.


John  Douglas Eames,  The MGM  Story,  Sundial  Books,  1975; The Paramount Story, Octopus, 1985.

Anne Edwards: The DeMilles,  Abrahms, 1988.

Britt Ekland: True Britt, Sphere, 1980.

Marc Eliot: Cary Grant, A Bipgraphy, Rebel Road, Inc., 2004.

Robert J. Emery, The Directors: Take One, Allworth Press, 2002.

Dwayne Epstein: Lee Marvin: Point Blank, Schaffner Press, 2014.

Joe Eszterhas: Hollywood Animal; Arrow The Rabndom House Group Ltd, 2004.

Scott Eyman: John Wayne: The Life and the Legend,  Simon & Schuster, 2014.


Ben Falk: Robert Downey, Jr – The Fall and Rise of the Comeback Kid, Anova Books, 2010.

Peter Falk: Juste un dernière chose…/Just One More Thing, Editions Michel Lafon, 2006.

Stephen  Farber,  Marc  Green:  Hollywood  Dynasties,  Ballantine Books, 1984.

Claudio  G  Fava,  Aldo Vigano:  The Films  of Federico Fellini, Citadel Press, 1985.

Sally Field: In Pieces, Grand Central Publishing, 2018.

Siu Ranulph Fiennes: Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, 2008.


Marshall Fine: Harvey Keitel: The Art of Darkness, HarperCollins, 1997.

Suzanne Finstead: Natasha, The Biography of Natalie Wood, Harmony Books, 2001; Warren Beatty: A Private Man, 2005.

Michael G  Fitzgerald: Universal Pictures, Arlington House, 1977.

Richard Fleischer: Just Tell Me When To Cry, Carroll and Graf, 1993.

Charles Fleming: High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess, Doubleday, 1998.

Fergus Fleming (editor): The Man With The Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters, Bloomsbury, 2015.

Mike Fleming, Jr: Jerry Maguire – 20 years later, Deadline Hollywood,. January 2, 2017.

Henry  Fonda,  Howard  Teichmann:  Fonda,  My  Life, New American Library, 1981.

Jane Fonda: My Life So Far, Random House; 2005.

Bryan Forbes: Notes For A Life, Collins, 1974.

Luke Ford: The Producers: Profiles in Frustration, iUniverse, 20-04.

Charles Francisco: David Niven: Endearing Rascal, Virgin, 1987.

Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni: Sam Spiegel, The Biography of a Hollywood Legend,  Little, Brown, 2003.

William Friedkin: The Friedkin Connection, Harper, 2013.

Chris Fujiwara, The World And Its Double, Faber and Faber, Inc, 2008.

Samuel Fuller, Christa Lang Fuller, Jerome Henry Rudes: A Third Face, My Tsle of Writing, Fighting and Filmmaking, Alfred A Knopf, 2002.


Alan L  Gansberg: Little Caesar,  New English Library, 1983.

Ava Gardner: Ava: My Story, Bantam, 1990.

Alain Garel, Dominique Maillet, Jacques Valot, Jean-Pierre Zarader:  Philippe De Broca, Editions Henri Veyrier, 1990.

Kenneth L  Geist: Pictures Will Talk, Da Capo Press, 1978.

Daniel Gelin, Alain-Gilles Minella: A bâtons rompus, Editions du Rocher, 2000.

Denis Gifford,  The British Film  Catalogue,1895-1985, Facts on File Publications, 1986.

Lewis Gilbert,  Peter Rankin: All My Flashbacks, Reynolds & Hearn Ltd,  2010.

Michele Giordano: La commedia erotica italiana, Gremese Editore, 2000.

Annie Girardot: Partir, revenir, Le Cherche Midi, 2003.

Lesley Goldberg: Scandal Hits 100, Hollywoodf Reporter, April 11, 2007.

Eve Golden: John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars, University Press of Kentucky, 2013.

Albert Goldman: The Lives of John Lennon, William Morrow, 1988.

Paul Goodhead: Success Story: Anthony Newley, Stagedoor Productions Limited, 2012.

Lew Grade: Still Dancing,  William Collins, 1987.

Stewart Granger: Sparks Fly Upward, Granada, 1981.

Gilles Grangier, Francois Guerif: Passé   La Loire C’est L’Aventure,  Terrain Vague Losfeld, 1989.

Richard E  Grant, With Nails, Picador, 1996.

Marianne Gray: Depardieu, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1991.

Giovanni Grazzini: Federico Fellini Intervista sul cindema, Gius Latersa & Figli, 1982.

Alexandre Grenier: Belmondo, Henri Veyrier, 1985.

Rudolph Grey: Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood Jr., Feral House, 1992.

Nancy Griffin, Kim Masters, Hit & Run, Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Lawrence Grobel: Al Pacino In Conversation With Lawrence  Grobel, Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2006.

Charles Grodin: We’re Ready When You Are Mr. Grodin, Lisa Drew Books; Charles Scribners’ Sons, 1994.

Jean-Philippe Guerand: Bernard Blier, Un Homme façon puzzle. Editions Robert Laffont,  2009.

François Guérif: Conversations avec Claude Chabrol,  Editions Payot, 2011.

Alec Guinness: My Name Escapes Me, Hamish Hamilton,1996.

Peter Guralnik: Train To Memphis, The Rise of Elvis Presle Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley, Little Brown ad Company, 1994=, and 1999.


William Hall: Raising Caine, Arrow, 1982.

Herve Hamon,  Yves Montand,  Patrick Rotman, Tu vois, je n’ai pas oublie, Editions de Seuil, Editions Fayard, 1990.

Jane Hamsher: Killer Instinct: How Two Young Producers Took On Hollywood and Made the Most Controversial Film of the Decade. Broadway Books, 1997.

Aljean Harmetz: The Making of The Wizard of Oz, Knopf, 1977.

Marlys J  Harris, The Zanucks of Hollywood, Crown, 1991.

Gaston Haustrate, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Edilig, 1989.

Ronald Haver:  David O.  Selznick’s Hollywood,  Secker & Warburg, 1980; A Star Is Born, Knopf, l988.

Adrian Havill: Man of Steel, Penguin Books, 1996.

Goldie Hawn (with Wendy  Holden): Goldie: A Lotus Grows In The Mud, GP Putnam’s Sons,  2005.

Katharine  Hepburn:  Me  –  Stories of My Life,  Alfred A  Knopf, 1991.

Wes Herschensohn: Resurrection in Cannes, AS.  Barnes, 1979.

Charlton  Heston:  The  Actor’s  Life:  Journals,  l956-76;  EP  Dutton, l976.

Gail Morgan Hickman:  The  Films of George Pal, A S Barnes, 1977.

Charles  Higham:  Cecil  B.  DeMille,  Scribners,  1973;  Audrey, Macmillian,   1984;   Brando,  The  Unauthorized  Biography,  New American Library, 1987.

Charles  Higham,  Roy  Moseley:  Cary  Grant,  The  Lonely Heart, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989.

Clive Hirschorn:  The Films of James Mason,  LSP, l975; The Warner Bros. Story, Octopus, 1979; The Columbia Story,  Pyramid, 1989.

Richard Holliss, Brian Sibley, The Disney Studios Story, Octopus, 1988.

Ian Holm with Steven Jacobi: Acting My Life, Bantam Press, 2004.

Kim Holston: Starlet, McFarland, 1988.

Robert Hossein: La Nostalgie, Editions Michel Lafon, 2001.

David Hughes: The Complete Kubrick, Virgin Books, 2000; Tales From Development Hell,  Titan Books, 2003.

Allan Hunter: Gene Hackman, St. Martin’s Press, 1987.

Tab Hunter, with Eddie Muller: Tab Hunter Confidential, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005

Olivia Hussey: The Girl on the Balcony: Olivia Hussey Finds Life after Romeo and Juliet, Kensington, 2018

Anjelica Huston: A Story Lately Told, Schribner, 2013; Watch Me, Schribner, 2014.

Tom Hutchinson: Rod Steiger, Memoirs of a Friendship,  Victor Gallanz, 1998.


Eric Idle : Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Crown Archgtype, 2018.

Stefano Iori: Tinto Brass, Gremese Editore, 2000.

Dave Itzkoff : Mad As Hell, The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies, Times Books/Henry Holt & Company, 2014.  Robin, Henry Holt & Company, 2018

Jean-Jacques Jelot-Blanc:  Michael  Douglas,  Editions  Serigny, 1990; Pagnol Inconnu, Editions de la Treille-Michel Lafon,  2000.

Jean-Jacques Jelot-Blance, Daniel De Funes: Louis De Funes, l’Oscar du cinèma, Flammarion,2011.

Garry Jenkins: Harrison Ford Imperfect Hero, Simon and Schuster, 1997.

Paul M Jensen: The Cinema of Fritz Lang,  AS Barnes, 1969.

Richard B Jewell with Vernon  Harbin,  The RKO Story, Octopus, 1982.


Ephraim Katz:  The International  Film Encyclopedia,  Macmillian, l979.

Elia Kazan: A Life, Andre Deutsch, 1988.

Patsy Kensit: Absolute Beginner, Sidgwick  & Jackson, 2013.

Tullio Kezich, Fellini, la vita  i film, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, 2002.

John Kobal: People Will Talk, Knopf, 1985.


Hedy Lamarr: Ecstasy & Me,  W H  Allen, 1966.

Elsa Lanchester:  Elsa Lanchester  Herself,  St  Martin’s Press, 1983.

Brent Lang: Stand By Me oral history, Variety, July 28, 2016.

Frank Langella: Dropped Names, Harper-Co;llibns, 2012.

Eric Lax: Woody Allen, Knopf, 1991.

Barbara Leaming:  If This Was Happiness, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1989.

Michelle Le Blanc, Colin Odell: Jackie Chan, Pocket Essentials, 2000.

Dominique Lebrun, Paris-Hollywood, Editions Hazan, 1987.

Patrice Leconte: Je suis un imposteur, Flammarion, 2000.

Spike Lee, Ralph Wiley: By Any Means Necessary, Vintage, 1993.

Janet Leigh: There Really Was A Hollywood, Doubleday, 1984.

Gérard Lenne: Jane Birkin, Henri Veyrier, 1985.

Michèle Leon: Sydney Pollack, Editions Pygmalion/Gérard Watelet, 1991.

Shawn Levy: Paul Newman, A Life, Three Rivers Press, 2009.

Roger Lewis: The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Century, 1994.

Beverly Linet: Ladd, Arbor House, 1979; Star-Crossed, Putnam, 1986.

Warren Littlefield, TR Pearson: Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV, Random House, 2012.

Sondra Locke: The Good, The Bad,  and The Very Ugly, William Morrow, 1997.

Philippe Lombard: Ca Tourne Mal! Editions La Tabngop, 2019

Jean-Marc Loubier: Michel Simon, Editions Ramsay, 1989. Louis De Funes: Le berger des roses, Editions Ramsay,1991.

Richard Luck: Steve McQueen, Pocket Essentials, 2000.

Joanna Lumley: Stare Back & Smile, Viking, 1989.


Malachy McCoy: Steve McQueen;  Star Books, 1974.

Doug McClelland: Susan Hayward, The Divine Bitch, Pinnacle, 1973.

Gerald D McDonald,  Michael  Conway,  Mark Ricci:  The Complete Films of Charlie Chaplin, Citadel Press, 1965/88.

Dennis McDougal: Five Easy Decades, John Wiley & Sons,


Brian McFarlane, An Autobiography of British Cinema, Methuen, 1997

Patrick McGilligan:  Robert Altman:  Jumping  Off The  Cliff, St. Martin’s Press,  1989;  George Cukor: A Double Life, St. Martin’s Press, 1991; Jack’s Life: Biography of Jack Nicholson,  1994, French version: Nouveau Monde Editions, 2010; Film Crazy: Interviews With Hollywood Legends,  St. Martin’s Griffin, 2000.

Ali McGraw: Moving Pictures, Bantam Presss, 1991.

Sinclair McKay: A Thing Of Unspeakable Horror: The History of Hammer Films, Aurum Press, 2007.

Michel Maheo: Robert Aldrich, Rivages, 1987.

Louis Malle, Philip French, Malle on Malle,  Faber and Faber, 1993.

Peter Manso: Brando, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1995.

Jonathan Margolis: Cleese Encounters,  Chapman Publishers Ltd, 1992.

Alvin H Marill:  Movies Made  For Television,  New York Zoetrope Inc, 1987.

Sarah Marshall: Daniel Craig, The Biography, John Blake Publishing, 2007,

Samuel Marx: Mayer and Thalberg, The Make-Believe Saints, Random House, 1975.

James Mason: Before I Forget, Hamish Hamilton, 1981.

Marcello Mastroianni, Mi Ricordo, Si, Io Mi Ricordo, Baldini & Castoldi International, 1997.

Jack Mathews: The Battle of Brazil,  Crown, l987.

York Membery: Pierce Brosnan The Biography, Virgin books, 1997/2002

Pascal Mérigeau: Mankiewicz, Editions Denoel, 1993. Pialat,  Editions Grasset & Fasquelle, 2002.

Benito Merlino: Fellini, Editions Gallimard, 2007.

Sarah Miles: Serves Me Right, Macmillian, 1994.

Tom Milne: Losey on Losey,  Martin Secker & Warburg, 1967.

Walter Mirisch: I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History, University of Wisconsin Press, 2008.

Jean-Claude Missiaen:  Cyd Charisse, Editions Veyrier, 1979.

Roger Moore: My Word Is My Bond, Michael O’Mara Books Ltd, 2008.  Last Man Standing, Tales From Tinseltown, Michael O’Mara Books,  Ltd, 2014. A bientôt… (with Gareth Owen), Michael O’Mara Books Ltd, 2017.

Kenneth More: Happy Go Lucky, Consul, 1959.

Joe Morella, Edward Z Epstein: Lucy, Dell, 1973.

Alberto Morssiani: Quentin Tarantino, Gemese Editore, 2006

Mike Munn: Great Film Epics, Illustrated Publications, 1982; Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind The Legend, Robson Books, 2005.


Nico Naldini: Pasolini, una vita, Giulio Einaud Editore, 1989.

Claude Naumann: Jacques Becker, BiFi/Durant, 2001.

David  Niven:  The Moon’s A  Balloon;  Bring On The Empty Horses, Hamish Hamilton, 1971, 1975.

Rui Nogueira: Melville on Melville,  Secker & Warburg, 1971

Laurence  Olivier:   Confessions  of  an   Actor,   Weidenfeld  & Nicholson, 1982.

Terry O”Neill (photos), Deborah Moore, Robin Morgan (editors), All About Bond, Evans Mitchell Books, 2012

Jerry Oppenheimer, Jack Vitek:  Idol,  Villard Books, l986.

Alexis Orsini: Harrison Ford, l’acteur qui ne voulait pas être une star, Dunod, 2017

Michael Ovitz: Who Is Michael Ovitz? Portfolio/Penguin, 2018.


Stéphane Paoli: Marin Karmitz Profession Producteur, Hachette Littératures, 2003.

John Parker: Warren Beatty, The Last Great Lover of Hollywood, Headline Book Publishing, 1993.

Michel Pascal: Claude Chabrol, Editions de La Martinière, 2012.

Brian Pendreigh: The Legend of the Planet of the Apes, Boxtree, 2001.

Michel Peréz: Les films de Carné, Editions Ramsay, 1986.

Michael Pertwee: Name Dropping, Frewin, 1974.

Lee Pfeiffer,  Philip Lisa: The Incredible World of  007, Boxtree Ltd., 1992,

Claude-Jean Philippe: Jean Renoir, Un Vie en Oeuvres, 2005, Editions Grasset & Fasquelle,

Julia  Phillips:  You’ll Never  Eat  Lunch  In  This  Town Again,  Penguin Books, 1991.

Claude Pinoteau: Merci La Vie! Adventures cinématographiques, Editions Le Cheche Midi, 2005.

Darwin Portet: Katharine The Great,  Blood Moon Productions, 2004; Brando Unzipped, Blood Moon Productions, 2005

Michael Powell: A Life in the Movies, Heinemann, 1986; Million Dollar Movie, Heinemann, 1992.

Rene Predal: Louis Malle, Edilig,


Anthony Quinn: The Original Sin, Little Brown, 1972.

Lawrence J Quirk:  Paul Newman, A Life, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2009.

Vincent Quivy: Jean-Louis Trintignant L’inconformiste, Editios de Seuil, 2015


Bernard Rapp,  Jean-Claude Lamy:  Dictionaire des Films, Librarie Larousse, 1990.

Oliver Reed, Reed All About Me, Book Club Associates, 1980.

Jean Renoir: La grande illusion, Editions de l’Avant Scène, 1971.

Debbie Reynolds,  David Patrick Columbia:  Debbie, William Morrow, 1988.

Michael Richardson: The Making of Casino Royale (1967), Telos, 2015.

Randall  Riese,  Neal Hitchens:The Unabridged Marilyn, Her Life from A to Z,  Congdon & Weed, 1987.

Carlo Rim: Mémoires d’une vielle vague, Librairie Gallimard, 1961.

James Riordan, Stone,  Aurum Press, 1995.

Jean Rollin: Moteur Couperz! Mémoires d’un cinéaste singulier, Editions Edite, 2008.

Brenda Scott Royce: Donna Reed: A Bio-bibliography, Greenwood Press 1990.

Ken Russell: A British Picture, Heinemann, 1989.


Mark Salisbury: Burton on Burton, Faber and Faber, 1995-2009.

Andrew Sarris (editor), Interviews With Film Directors,  Avon Books, 1967

Richard Schickel: James Cagney,  Little, Brown, 1985

Laurence Schifano: Viscnti, Une Vie Exposée, Editions Gallimard 2009.

Volker Schlöndorff, Tambour battant: memoires de Volker Schlöndorff,  Flammarion, 2009.

Robert Schnakenberg: Christopher Walken A To Z, Quirk Books, 2008.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Peter Petre: Total Recall My Unbelievably True Life Story,  Simon & Schuster, 2012.

Patricia Seaton Lawford: The Peter Lawford Story,  Carroll & Graf, 1988.

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