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  • Author: levy-shawn
  • ISBN: 1845134931
  • ISBN13: 978-1845134938
  • ePub: 1174 kb | FB2: 1565 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harmony Books; LARGE PRINT edition (2009)
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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Paul Newman: A Life ePub download

PAUL NEWMAN: A LIFE leaves readers with a suprisingly cheering message. SHAWN LEVY is the author of six previous books, including the New York Timesbestsellers Rat Pack Confidential and Paul Newman: A Life.

PAUL NEWMAN: A LIFE leaves readers with a suprisingly cheering message. If the rest of us can’t aspire to having Newman’s life, we can at least take inspiration from the way he lived his. We can play the cards we’re dealt–with guts, grace and generosity.

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The Last Playboy: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa. Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey & the Last Great Showbiz Party. The older man you know: Paul Newman, playing the Stage Manager in the Westport County Playhouse production of Our Town as filmed at the Booth Theater on Broadway in early 2003. And the younger man, well, you know him too: Paul Newman, playing George Gibbs in the same play, adapted as a musical for NBC television’s Producers’ Showcase in September 1955. Between those two performances sits an entire career and, indeed, an entire life-not only of one man but of the culture in which he thrived.

Paul Newman comes over as squeaky clean in a scrupulous new biography, says Vanessa Thorpe. On Newman's intimate life, Levy gives it to us straight. When the 28-year-old actor first met Joanne Woodward, the actress he was with until the end, he was already married with children and regularly binged on beer. Woodward went on to be an understudy on his first successful Broadway show, Picnic, and the two became close, despite the fact that she initially thought him "funny, pretty" and too "neat".

In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor’s life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son’s death from a drug.

In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor’s life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son’s death from a drug overdose.

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur .

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning an Oscar for his performance in the 1986 film The Color of Money, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many others. Morella, Joe; Epstein, Edward Z. Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.

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Twentyfirstfinger
Innumerable times during my childhood people told me that my father looked like Paul Newman. When we were in public with my father, people would nudge companions, point in our direction and move closer...just enough to see that my brunette mother was not Joanne and we three brunette girls were NOT Paul Newman's children. Paul Newman was a favorite actor, philanthropist and political supporter in our household. But, I knew little about the chronology, ideology and philosophy of this most extraordinary man of modern twentieth century America. I decided to read this book in memory of my deceased parents in order to learn more about this famous actor and his life. I never expected to learn that my father and Mr. Newman shared more than similar looks and "those blue eyes." Many of the major characteristics of the famous man were also those of my blue collar father who worked incessantly to achieve white collar status. The insecurities and work ethics as well as similar vices and demons were uncanny. Both men spent many years with boyish appearances and died accepting the changes in their appearance to old men which I think was somewhat difficult for them to view in the mirror. Although my father never had Newman's wealth or fame, he devoted many hours to volunteer work and seeking an equal education for my developmentally challenged sister. If you grew up in the fifties and sixties you may be surprised to read this biography about the man behind the actor and his hard work to be the best actor in a role. Race car driver to family man, you may see someone you knew during this same time period other than the great, famous actor, Paul Newman.
Jay
I’ve always been a fan of Paul Newman. He seemed modest and likeable and un-Hollywood. But I had no idea how many lives he touched. He was someone who deserved his luck because he shared it. When he and his friend started the Newman’s Own food brand, they didn’t know it would be so successful and decided to put all the profits into a foundation. Over his lifetime, Paul Newman donated to the arts and scholarships, political campaigns and causes, but most impressive of all, he created his Hole in the Wall camps for terminally ill children. Not only did he fund them, he participated often visiting the children. This book is about his life, his film roles, his interest in racing and his charity work. He wasn’t perfect, and it was interesting to read about his childhood, his relationship with his father, his flaws, his famous friendships, his marriage and his kids. It’s a well-researched book, very thorough. The first 14 pages were unnecessary but once I got past that, I was riveted. I wish there had been more photos.
Envias
Who hasn't swooned over that gorgeous man with those electric blue eyes? ! He is such a legend in the film industry. He is famous for being a perfectionist in acting, directing and producing. I knew of several of his humanitarian projects and programs, but did not know the extent of his generosity and personal efforts. Such worthy causes. It was known that he dabbled in other things, such as NASCAR, but I had no idea that he continued to compete and win into his old age!

It was interesting to read about his family life and friendships over the years. I especially enjoyed the parts in which he shared details about the filming of some of his movies, giving details of working with and joking around with fellow stars on the set. Glad I read it.

The book is a comfortable read and was an honest look at the good and the bad of his endeavors and choices. He never felt he had done his best, and always expected more of himself.
Nnulam
While reading the biography of Paul Newman, I was reminded of the line in John Legend's song "All of Me", I Love You For All Your Perfect Imperfections". John' words are for his wife but they provide a good description of the many roles that Paul Newman filled throughout his life: Husband; Father, Grandfather, Actor, Movie Star, Sex Symbol, Entrepreneur; Film Director ; Activist; Champion Driver; Championship Team Owner; Oscar winner; National Treasure. In many of these roles he had failures and challenges but he learned from them and always strove to be better. His greatest joy was taking the "luck" that he felt was afforded him and sharing it with others and the best example and the one that he was most proud of was his founding of the Hole in The Wall Gang Camps for disabled children.
Kakashkaliandiia
For more than 60 years, Paul Newman was a star, a deeply devoted husband, a conflicted father, a race car driver and sponsor, a hellraiser, a food company entrepreneur, a loyal supporter of progressive politics and a philanthropist who gave away hundreds of millions of dollars. The book offers insight on his life from Newman his self, his collaborators, children and film critics. All in all, this paints a portrait of a guy anyone would want to hang around and down a couple of Coors with.
Clonanau
I'm not a movie buff, but who couldn't notice Paul Newman?!?!? I found the book loooooong. Interesting insights into the man, but for me, way too many names of who was in what movie, who directed, the connections on projects, etc. Just too many other names. But the book surely did shore up the way he so humbly and generously donated so much money to such good causes. I didn't realize there were multiple Hole in the Wall types of camps that he was able to set up. A friend's son just went to the one in CT. Just a fabulous place for kids struggling with health issues. It was interesting, via the book, to glimpse into his personal life, i.e. his love for practical jokes, notwithstanding the cost to pull them off. Quite a man! So, if you aren't interested in the "names" of collaborators in his endeavors and skip over those pages, you'll most likely find some very interesting things about this generous man who wasn't about to be pinned down to one profession.
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