Friday, 16 February 2018

Collecting Clint in print # 9 Clint Eastwood: A Biography (English)

Clint Eastwood: A Biography written by Minty Clinch is a book which I remember buying from new and thinking for years the author’s name must had been some kind of joke. Then I found out she wrote for the Sunday Times and The Observer newspapers. As I remember, this is quite an enjoyable read.  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. 16.5 x 24.8 cm and consists of 248 pages. It was published in England by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; First Edition on 1st Sept. 1994 and covers Clint’s career up through to A Perfect World. Most stills used are film based, but there are some nice behind the scenes shots featuring Clint with Jean Seberg playing pool, and a rarely seen photo of Alison and Kyle (with very long hair). The front cover (for this 1st edition) features a photo of Clint and looks to be from the Mayor of Carmel period. However, other re-prints do come with a different cover photo. As for the availability of this book, there really shouldn’t be too much of a problem. I have seen used copies (both hardback and softback editions) on Amazon starting as low as 1p and new copies at £49.99. It also shows up regularly on Ebay (mostly Pre-owned) and usually with a £2-3 buy now price. The original cover price on the first published edition was £15.99.    

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