Split Image: The Life of Anthony Perkins ebook
by Charles Winecoff
In Split Image, Charles Winecoff explains how Psycho pigeon-holed Perkins into similar roles and stagnated his professional life. Anthony Perkins will always be remembered for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
In Split Image, Charles Winecoff explains how Psycho pigeon-holed Perkins into similar roles and stagnated his professional life. His private life was equally vexatious-his father died when he was 5 and his mother controlled his finances until she died. He was married for 19 years but remained an active homosexual, engaging in a lifestyle that ultimately led to his death from AIDS in 1992. The movie turned out to be both the blessing and the curse of his career. Uncomfortable as a star, Perkins never attained the heights of stardom that many felt he would.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -470) and index. From publisher description.
95, 482 pages) Charles Winecoff, a graduate of the UCLA film school, attempts to shed perspective on the real person rather than the public image the troubled actor contrived to satisfy both a homophobic society and a tyrannical entertainment industry.
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But Split Image is at its most powerful as a window into an especially .
But Split Image is at its most powerful as a window into an especially claustrophobic era for gay actors. He brings to life the seedy trysts in Times Square gay porno theaters (where Perkins sometimes passively watched other men have sex on the stairs), the arranged dates with starlets for Modern Screen, and the fear gay actors had that magazines like Confidential would expose them - the way it did with Tab Hunter, allegedly one of Perkins’ first lovers. Though Winecoff’s book is the first to expose the breadth of Perkins’ double life, he was scooped by the National Enquirer, which broke the story of Perkins’ battle with AIDS in 1990.
Anthony Perkins: Split Image insightfully and comprehensively documents the life of this great actor, who . Charles Winecoff is a clever biographer.
Charles Winecoff is a clever biographer. With his inside, creepy examination of Anthony Perkins, I was mesmerized by a dude I never thought I’d be able to stomach for more than a paragraph.
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The Life of Anthony Perkins By Charles Winecoff. There are obvious problems with a biography that fails to get beneath the surface of its subject while leaving you with the feeling that maybe you don't want to know any more after all. As the first major biography of Anthony Perkins since his AIDS-related death in 1992, Charles Winecoff's "Split Image" is a prose catalog of the actor's mostly forgettable film career, with too much information about the bad films and too little about the one good one.
Forced to act the part of a ladies' man whilst struggling with his own homosexuality, Perkins led a tragic double- life until his death from AIDS in 1992.