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  • Author:
    Michael Gregg Michaud
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    0307716678
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    Three Rivers Press; Reprint edition (October 11, 2011)
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    448 pages
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MICHAEL GREGG MICHAUD’s work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications, including the Los . This Sal Mineo biography is much more in-depth and insightful to me than 2000& Sal Mineo: His Life, Murder, and Mystery, by H. Paul Jeffers

MICHAEL GREGG MICHAUD’s work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications, including the Los Angeles Times. An animal-rights defender, he is a founding director of the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation. Paul Jeffers.

Sal Mineo is probably most well-known for his unforgettable, Academy Award–nominated turn opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and his .

Sal Mineo is probably most well-known for his unforgettable, Academy Award–nominated turn opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and his tragic murder at the age of thirty-seven. Finally, in this riveting new biography filled with exclusive, candid interviews with both Mineo's closest female and male lovers and ed photographs, Michael Gregg Michaud tells the full story of this remarkable young actor's life, charting his meteoric rise to fame and turbulent career and private life. Finally, in this riveting new biography filled with exclusive, candid interviews with both Mineo’s closest female and male lovers and ed photographs, Michael Gregg Michaud tells the full story of this remarkable young actor’s life, charting his meteoric rise to fame and turbulent career and private life

Just finished Michael Gregg Michaud's biography of Sal Mineo. I have long been a fan of the beautiful young Bronx born movie star and book tells his story in detail while still feeling like a straightforward brisk read.

Just finished Michael Gregg Michaud's biography of Sal Mineo. Michaud is a good storyteller. It is very much a sort of storybook shoebox story with young Sal being recruited while playing on the street by a man who ran a showbiz wannabe school business. It could have been that the only one to benefit from Sal’s enrollment was the talent Just finished Michael Gregg Michaud's biography of Sal Mineo.

The footstone of Sal Mineo (and his brother, Michael Mineo) in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in New York State.

What are you doing with her at your age?" While some have described Haworth as being nothing but a close friend and a "beard" to Mineo to conceal his same-sex partners, Michael G. Michaud, author of Sal Mineo: A Biography, denies this claim; Michaud describes Mineo and Haworth's relationship as a heterosexual relationship, that Mineo fell i. The footstone of Sal Mineo (and his brother, Michael Mineo) in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in New York State. On the night of February 12, 1976, the actor returned home following a rehearsal for the play .

Sal Mineo is probably most well-known for his unforgettable, Academy Award–nominated turn opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and his tragic murder at th. .Core Data is Apple's recommended way to persist data: it's easy to use, built-in, and integrated with iCloud. It's intricate, powerful, and necessary-and this book is your guide to harnessing its power.

Sal Mineo: A Biography. New York: Crown Archetype, 2010. Salvatore Mineo, Jr. (1939-1976), was an American film and theatre actor who is known for his performance as John " Plato" Crawford opposite James Dean in the iconic film Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Mineo was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus (1960),respectively ISBN: 9780307718686 (Mineo, Sal, Actors).

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Sal Mineo is probably most well-known for his unforgettable, Academy Award–nominated turn opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and his tragic murder at the age of thirty-seven. Finally, in this riveting new biography filled with exclusive, candid interviews with both Mineo’s closest female and male lovers and never-before-published photographs, Michael Gregg Michaud tells the full story of this remarkable young actor’s life, charting his meteoric rise to fame and turbulent career and private life.One of the hottest stars of the 1950s, Mineo grew up as the son of Sicilian immigrants in a humble Bronx flat. But by age eleven, he appeared on Broadway in Tennessee Williams’s The Rose Tattoo, and then as Prince Chulalongkorn in the original Broadway production of The King and I starring Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence. This sultry-eyed, dark-haired male ingénue of sorts appeared on the cover of every major magazine, thousands of star-struck fans attended his premieres, and millions bought his records, which included several top-ten hits.His life offstage was just as exhilarating: full of sports cars, motor boats, famous friends, and some of the most beautiful young actresses in Hollywood. But it was fourteen-year-old Jill Haworth, his costar in Exodus—the film that delivered one of the greatest acting roles of his life and earned him another Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe win—with whom he fell in love and moved to the West Coast. But by the 1960s, a series of professional missteps and an increasingly tumultuous private life reversed his fortunes. By the late sixties and early seventies, grappling with the repercussions of publicly admitting his homosexuality and struggling to reinvent himself from an aging teen idol, Mineo turned toward increasingly self-destructive behavior. Yet his creative impulses never foundered. He began directing and producing controversial off-Broadway plays that explored social and sexual taboos. He also found personal happiness in a relationship with male actor Courtney Burr. Tragically, on the cusp of turning a new page in his life, Mineo’s life was cut short in a botched robbery.            Revealing a charming, mischievous, creative, and often scandalous side of Mineo few have known before now, Sal Mineo is an intimate, moving biography of a distinctive Hollywood star.From the Hardcover edition.

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So glad I got this book! I've been a Sal Mineo fan for many years. I was always interested in knowing more information on his life and career, but there was always little out there. Michaud has done a very diligent and admirable job on his research for this book. I was riveted cover to cover. I found things I had never known and information on things I always thought were speculative at best. Mineo was such a marvelous talent and so sadly taken too soon. His career started out so promising,but fell victim to people that mismanaged it terribly not to mention the ones that practically were living off his hard earned money. He just never really had anyone to take him under wing and help him sort out his difficult adjustment to life and transition to adult roles, plus help him to take successful control of his personal life and his finances. I felt he was conflicted in many ways not only about the direction of his career but his sexuality and his basic life survival. Mineo will come off to the reader as almost predatory in the way he chose his sexual partners. In fact there are a couple of cases, Jill Haworth being one, that his sexual partner was well under age of consent which
many people will find disturbing. I found it disturbing, but then I had to think of how conflicted he must have been about his feelings. I am not
excusing his behavior at all, only trying to understand why he made the choices he did. Mineo was very admirable for his talents, but he was also so pitiful as a person that was so misguided in his youth which overflowed into his adult life. Toward the end of his life he seemed to be cusping on some contentment. I would like to think he was beginning to find some promise in his life. I would like to think if he were alive today, he would have been able to redeem himself to his fans, his career and himself.
FailCrew
This Sal Mineo biography is much more in-depth and insightful to me than
2000`s Sal Mineo: His Life, Murder, and Mystery, by H. Paul Jeffers.
You can tell that Mr. Michaud did better research, had better sources,
and really went about his work with care.
The result is a biography that is much more believable,
and paints a much better & multi-dimensional portrait
of just who Sal Mineo was as a person, an artist, and a pioneer.
Actor/director James Franco was so impressed by this biography that he has
purchased the film rights, and has completed principal photography of
a Sal Mineo bio-pic called "SAL"....I have always thought that a
biographical film about his life and career, as well as his tragic murder,
should have been done years ago. Sal Mineo was a genuine talent, who dared
to be himself and live his truth out in the open, at a time when
that just was not done in Hollywood.
And so, despite his good looks, charm, talent, etc.,
he was virtually treated as a pariah in hypocritical Hollywood circles,
and kept sequestered from the truly great roles and projects that he deserved.
His post early 60's career became a series of sparse and trite TV appearances,
failed avant garde films, dinner theatre, and plays; some of which,
like "Fortune In Men's Eyes", and "Who Killed Teddy Bear",
proved to be quite ahead of their time.

In a modern day, when the most talentless hacks in the world
get immortalized with stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame,
and receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at age 30,
when they may have only done 2 or 3 good films,
you have to see the travesty in the fact that Sal Mineo,
who at age 11, was performing on Broadway with the likes
of Yul Brenner, and in iconic films like "Rebel Without A Cause",
"Giant", and "Exodus"...and who was the youngest best supporting
actor nominee for an Oscar twice, once for "Rebel" in 1955, at age 16,
and again for "Exodus" in 1960, at age 21,
and who actually won a Golden Globe, and was nominated
for two Emmy's for his work, still doesn't have a star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He has, in fact, been virtually forgotten, except
for a loyal & dedicated league of admirers, close friends, and surviving family.
Well, here finally, is a biography that is worthy of the man who never gave up,
never gave out, and who never compromised who he was in his short,
but miraculous & tragic life.
Malarad
Few child stars graduate to successful adult careers in film and Sal Mineo had a few other things going against him.

1. He was small, probably shorter than most leading ladies.

2. He was gay and everybody knew it long before "bi-sexual" became somewhat chic in some circles.

3. His career was woefully mismanaged by his mother who didn't have a clue while using her son's meager earnings to support the whole family leaving Sal in debt and broke most of his life.

What Sal had going for him was immense talent as an actor and director and a fierce determination to make it against all odds.

I always liked Sal because he was so cute and adorable...but after reading Michael Michaud's bio I repsect him more than ever.

I was lucky enough to see Sal play a dinner theater in Orlando in the 70's. He had this incredible energy and glow. It may have been "Sunday in the Park" or "Tender Trap" but I do remember he brought the house down and the audience loved him.

I feel so sad every time I think how terrified Sal must have been in those very last moments of his life.