Friday, 16 February 2018

Collecting Clint in print # 11 Clint Eastwood: Hollywood’s Loner (English)

Clint Eastwood: Hollywood’s Loner written by Michael Munn is a book which I remember buying from new. The author was a familiar name due to his regular columns and stories within UK Film magazines such as Photoplay and Film Review. This is quite an easy and enjoyable read. Thompson also had the advantage of interviewing several of Eastwood’s co-stars including Lee Van Cleef, Lee Marvin, Ingrid Pitt, Kay Lenz, Donald Sutherland and Tyne Daly. It is illustrated with two sections of b/w stills. The reproduction of the stills are good and on glossy paper. The book is the regular sized hardback format measuring approx. 15.5 x 23.8 cm and consists of 257 pages. It was first published in England by Robson books; 1st Edition UK edition February, 1992 and covers Clint’s career up through to The Rookie. There are some nice photos used in this book, including a very rarely seen shot from the final fight scene in Play Misty for Me. The front cover (for this 1st edition) features a candid photo of Clint while the back cover features a very nice colour publicity shot of Clint and Jean Seberg from Paint Your Wagon. As for the availability of this book, it varies a great deal. I have seen used copies on Amazon starting from £25.00 and new copies range from £110.00 to a staggering £399.00!!!  The book does show up occasionally on Ebay (mostly Pre-owned) and usually with a buy now or starting price of approx. £5.00. The original cover price on the first published edition was £16.95.    

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