Bibliography (sav 09/07/2009)


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 one; I created it!), Premiere (USA), Screen International, Showguide, Showtime, Sight & Sound, Studio, Variety plus the web-sites that never existed when I first began this endeavour (Ain’t It Cool News, Cinescape, Fametracker, IGN Film Force, IMDb, Mr. Showbiz), 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.

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


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.

Barbra Bauer: Bing Crosby, Pyramid, 1977.

John Baxter: De Niro A Biography, HarperCollins, 2002.

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

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

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

Candice Bergen: Knock Wood, Hamish Hamilton, 1984

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Macmillina, 1998

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

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


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

Luis Canales: Imperial Gina, Branden Publishing, 1990.

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

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

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

Fergus Cashin: Richard Burton, Arthur Barker, 1971. ??

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

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

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

Joan Collins: Past Imperfect, W H Allen, 1978.

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

Eleanor Coppola: Notes, Simon & Shuster, 1979.

Peter Cowie: The Apocalypse Now Book, Faber and Faber, 2001.

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

Tony Crawley, Stephen Schaefer, Paul R. Gagne, etc: Feast of Fear: conversations with Stephen King; Underwood-Miller, 1989


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.

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

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


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

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


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

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

Suzanne Finstead: Natahsa, The Biography of Natalie Wood, Harmony Books, 2001.

Michael G Fitzgerald: Universal Pictures, Arlington House, 1977

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.

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



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.

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

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

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.

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 & Schuster, 2006.

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


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.

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.

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.

David Hughes: Tales From Development Hell, Titan Books, 2003.

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

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


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

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.

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.

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, Edirions Hazan, 1987.

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.

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

Jean-Marc Loubier: Michel Simon, Editions Ramsay, 1989.

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.

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; Film Crazy: Interviews With Hollywood Legends, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2000.

Ali McGraw: Moving Pictures, Bantam Presss, 1991.

Louis Malle, Philip Frebch, 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 Televison, New York Zoetrope Inc., 1987.

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

Sarah Miles: Serves Me Right, Macmillian, 1994.

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

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

Kenneth More: Happy Go Lucky, Consul, 1959.

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

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


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.

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


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

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

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

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.


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


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

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

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

James Riordan, Stone, Aurum Press, 1995.

Ken Russell: A British Picture, Heinemann, 1989.


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

Richard Schickel: James Cagney, Little, Brown, 1985

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

Robert Sellers: The Battle For Bond, Tomahawk Press, 2007.

Lee Server: Robert Mitchum: “Baby, I Don’t Care,” St. Martin’s Press, 2001; Ava Gardner: “Love Is Nothing,” St. Martin’s Press, 2006.

David Shipman: The Great Movie Stars: The Golden Years (Hamlyn, 1970), The International Years (Angus & Robertson, 1972), The Independent Years (Macdonald & Co., 1991); Brando, Doubleday, 1974.

Don Siegel, A Siegel Film, Faber and Faber, 1993

William Shatner, Chris Kreski, Star Trek Movie Memories, HarperCollins, 1994.

Simone Signoret: La Nostalgie n’est pas plus ce qu’elle etait, Editions du Seuil, 1976.

Ed Sikov: Mr. Strangelove, A bioography of Peter Sellers, Sidgwick & Jackson, 2002.

Nancy Sinatra: Frank Sinatra, My Father, Doubldeay, 1985.

Andrew Sinclair: Spiegel, The Man Behind The Picture, Little, Brown, 1987.

Ronald L Smith: Cosby; Star Books, 1987.

James Spada: More Than A Woman, Bantam Books, 1993.

AM Sperber, Eric Lax, Bogart, William Morrow and Compoanyh, 1997.

Donald Spoto: The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock, Ballantine, 1983; A Passion For Life: The Biography of Elizabeth Taylor, HarperCollins, 1995;Rebel: The Life and Times of James Dean,HarperCollins, 1996;

Terence Stamp, Coming Attractions, ???

Brad Steiger, Chaw Mank: Valentino, Corgi, 1976.

Martin Sterling, Gary Morecambe: Martinis, Girls and Guns, Robson Books, 2002.


Charles Tatum, Jr: Monte Hellman, Festival d’Amiens and Editions Yellow Now, 1988.

Marshall Terrill: Steve McQueen, Portrait of an American Rebel, Donald I Fine, 1993.

Bob Thomas: King Cohn, Barrie and Rockliff, 1967; Brando, W H Allen, 1973..

Bob Thomas: Joan Crawford, Weidenfeld and Nicholsons 1979.

Tony Thomas, Aubrey Solomon, The Films of 20th Century Fox, Citadel Press, 1985.

Douglas Thompson, Clint Eastwood Sexual Cowboy, Smith Gryphon Ltd.,1992; Pfeiffer: Beyond The Age of Innocence, Smith Gryphon, 1993.

David Thomson, Rosebud, The Story of Orson Welles, Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.

David Thompson. Altman on Altman, Faber and Faber, 2005.

Nick Tosches: Dino, Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, Martin Secker & Warburg, 1992.

Roy Trakin, Tom Hanks: Journey To Stardom, Virgin Books, 1995.

Pamela Trescott: Bob Hope, A Comic Life, Star Books, 1987.

Francois Truffaut: Hitchcock, Robert Laffont, 1966; Truffaut par Truffaut, Ste Nlle des Editions du Chene, 1987.

Adrian Turner, Adrian Turner on Goldfinger, Bloomsbury, 1998.


Gore Vidal: Palimpsest: A Memoir, Literary Creation Enterprises, Inc. 1995; Point By Point Navigation: A Memoir, 1964 to 2006, Doubleday, 2006.

Nuria Vidal: The Films of Pedro Almodovar, Spanish Ministry of Culture, 1988.

Bruno Villien: Visconti, Editions Calman-Levy, 1986.

Marina Vlady, Helene Vallier, Odile Versois, Olga Baidar-Poliakoff: Babouchka, Ramsay, 1979.


Alexander Walker: Peter Sellers, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1981; Vivien, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1987; Elizabeth, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1990.

Walter Wanger, Joe Hyams: My Life With Cleopatra, Corgi, 1963.

Andy Warhol, Pat Hackett: The Andy Warhol Diaries, Simon & Schuster, 1989.

Ruth Waterbury: Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Hale, 1964.

Ivan Waterman: Helen Mirren, John Blake Publishing,2007.

David Weddle, Sam Peckinpah: “If They Move… Kill ‘Em,” Faber And Faber, 1996.

Don Widener: Jack Lemmon, W H Allen, 1977.

Mason Wiley, Damien Bona: Inside Oscar, Ballantine, 1986.

Christopher Wilson, Absolutely Goldie – The Biography, Harpers/Collins, 1999.

Michel Henry Wilson: Martin Scorsese Entretiens, Editions Centre Pompidou-Cahiers du cinéma, 2005.

Barbara Windsor: All Of Me, Headline, 200.

Shelley Winters: Shelley, Also Known As Shirley, Granada l980.


Stephen D Youngkin, James Bigwood, Raymond G Cabana, Jr.: The Films of Peter Lorre, Citadel Press, 1982.

Michael York: Travelling Player/Accidentally On Purpose, Pith and Moment Enterprises Inc., 1991.

Andrew Yule: Enigma, Mainstream Publishing, 1989; Al Pacino: A Life on the Wire, Macdonald & Co., 1991.


Frederic Zamochnikoff, Stephane Bonnotte: Polanski: Entre deux mondes, Editions Michel Lafon, 2004.

Franco Zeffirelli: The Autobiography, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1986.

Ira Zuckerman: The Godfather Journal, Manor Books, 1972.