[Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr] Read ¾ Michael Seth Starr


Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr

Michael Seth Starr ☆ 2 Read Characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Michael Seth Starr Review Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr Ay life at a time in Hollywood when such a lifestyle was akin to career suicide He invented a tragic biography for himself in which he was mythologized as a heartbroken husband and father There was even an invented affair with a teenage Natalie Wood 21 years his junior He fought for truth as Perry Mason and Robert T Ironside yet he couldn't admit his own deception Burr met his This was an interesting well written and uick read It s not the definitive biography I would have liked to read but it doesn t profess to be For what it is it provides a uick if incomplete overview of Burr s life

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Michael Seth Starr ☆ 2 Read Characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Michael Seth Starr Review Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr Applause Books The complete story of the actor's career including his secret gay life Raymond Burr 1917 1993 was an enigma A film noir star regularly known for his villainous roles in movies like Rear Window he delighted millions of viewers each week with the top rated shows Perry Mason and Ironside which ran virtually uninterrupted for 20 years But Burr was leading a secret g I knew nothing about Raymond Burr and only picked up this biography because the author was signing free copies of it at the book expo and the book s blurb piued my interest by noting its focus on his secret life as a closeted gay man There is no way I would have read it otherwise it may be the only biography on my entire reading list but I really enjoyed the book and devoured it in three daysKnowing so little about Burr the book read almost like a novel for me in which I looked forward to finding out what personal and professional adventures he took on next and how they turned out Despite Burr s incredibly bold lies throughout his life to cover for his homosexuality involving fake wives and a fake son all of whom supposedly died tragic early deaths rather conveniently Starr paints Burr in a very appealing light He was a consummate actor with a true zest for adventurous living and a wonderfully generous heart for worthy causes and disadvantaged childrenThe book is fairly short and written in very workman like prose without much context provided about the culture in which Burr was living during the key stages of his life and without much theorizing about why Burr made the choices he did Many reviewers seem to fault the book for that and I suppose if I already knew all of the details of Burr s life I might too But as someone not well versed in his life story I personally found Starr s approach of relaying the basic facts about Burr s life in a straightforward manner to be plenty compelling without such adornments In short if you are new to Burr this biography is fascinating and a very worthwhile read if you aren t you may find this primer somewhat underwhelming

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Michael Seth Starr ☆ 2 Read Characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Michael Seth Starr Review Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr Partner struggling actor Robert Benevides on the set of Perry Mason and they remained together for over 35 years until Burr's death Together they built a business empire traveled the world and shared their passion for orchids and fine wine keeping the true nature of their relationship a secret from all but their closest friends a secret revealed here for the first time in dep I remember sitting in the living room with my parents and sister the late fifties and early sixties many Saturday nights watching Perry Mason This biography recalls that time and provides an excellent overview of an actor who became one of the most popular TV stars of that era Even before that he scored success in films like Alfred Hitchcock s Rear Window albeit as the heavy rather than the hero Michael Seth Starr goes beyond Burr s acting persona to explore his secret personal life as one of the most closeted gay actors of that era The complex nature of Raymond Burr s life and character is displayed in this biography that is both readable and informative

  • Hardcover
  • 266
  • Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr
  • Michael Seth Starr
  • English
  • 10 November 2019
  • 9781557836946

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    Review Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr Characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Michael Seth Starr Michael Seth Starr ☆ 2 Read Whenever ink was set to paper in the popular press during actor Raymond Burr's lifetime for the purpose of telling anything about his life two things were true that there was ink and there was paper Burr's life on paper was almost as total a lie as could possibly exist In this biography of the famed TV and movie actor Burr star o

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    Review Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr Characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Michael Seth Starr Michael Seth Starr ☆ 2 Read I knew nothing about Raymond Burr and only picked up this biography because the author was signing free copies of it at the book expo and the

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    Review Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr Characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Michael Seth Starr Michael Seth Starr ☆ 2 Read Very good biography on a very very private public figure Interesting that it took this long for information to come out on him I am a little puzzled that his homosexuality took so long to become public knowledge according to this book I've k

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    [Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr] Read ¾ Michael Seth Starr Michael Seth Starr ☆ 2 Read Characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Michael Seth Starr very disappointedpoorly written and a confusing mishmash of film summaries and authorial judgementthe author does not even attempt to understand his subject or offer any thoughtful analysis We never really get an idea of whether Burr evolved in his thinking about the Vietnam war On the one hand the author tells us of Burr's support of the troops and his support of escalating the war effort and than we learn he wanted the war to

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    [Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr] Read ¾ Michael Seth Starr This was an interesting well written and uick read It’s not the definitive biography I would have liked to rea

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    [Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr] Read ¾ Michael Seth Starr I would have rated this biography higher if it wasn’t for the cattiness of the author It just wasn’t appropriate Overall it’s a good biography of a fine actor There are great photos and lists of Burr’s filmography etc The bitchiness

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    Review Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr Michael Seth Starr ☆ 2 Read Characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Michael Seth Starr I remember sitting in the living room with my parents and sister the late fifties and early sixties many Saturday

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    [Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr] Read ¾ Michael Seth Starr Michael Seth Starr ☆ 2 Read Characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Michael Seth Starr Having grown up with Perry Mason my husband recommended I read this he read it too Could have been shortened but it's a very uick read Interesting look at how gay actors had to hide themselves and how the press didn't uestion things Very interesting

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    [Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr] Read ¾ Michael Seth Starr This book is not well written and is often repetitive It is a short book and could have been shorter still But

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    [Hiding in Plain Sight The Secret Life of Raymond Burr] Read ¾ Michael Seth Starr Nice look into Burr’s lifeWith so many uestions surrounding Burr’s life it was fun to read what might have been I’m a huge Perry Mason fan and now a bigger Raymond Burr fan

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