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Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Starby Tab Hunter
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Art Gelien was just a kid when an agent asked him if he wanted to be in movies. Blessed with extraordinary good looks and enough smarts to know that he had a lot to learn, that kid said yes. Rechristened Tab Hunter, he was launched on a journey that carried him to stardom. First he became a pin-up favorite of teenage girls worldwide and then a number one box-office star; then he recorded a song called Young Love that knocked Elvis Presley off the top of the charts--and all the time he had to keep secret the fact that he was gay.
In Tab Hunter Confidential, written with Eddie Muller, Hunter looks back on a life lived without apologies and a career that soared, then crashed, and then later--thanks to popular cult-film auteur John Waters--enjoyed a revival. It is a true Hollywood story, told with humor and insight.
A 1950s matinee screen idol speaks about the scandals, successes, and sacrifices he experienced as the pin-up boy for millions of teenage girls and how he dealt with the reality of hiding his homosexuality. Reprint.
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