On Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 7:30PM Hollywood Heritage will present an Evening @ the Barn: Glenn Ford, A Life, hosted by his son, Peter Ford. Ford had the good fortune of being the only child of two of Hollywood's most renowned stars, Eleanor Powell, one of MGM's greatest musical stars, and Glenn Ford, one of Hollywood's number one box office stars. Glenn Ford, star of such now-classic films as Gilda, Blackboard Jungle, The Big Heat, 3:10 to Yuma, and The Rounders had rugged good looks, a long and successful career, and a glamorous Hollywood life. Yet the man who could be accessible and charming on screen retreated to a deeply private world he created behind closed doors. The Evening @ the Barn will begin with a short video presentation about Glenn Ford, followed by a Q&A and book signing of Glenn Ford: A Life. This biography by Glenn Ford's son, Peter Ford, offers an intimate view of a star's private and public life. Included are exclusive interviews with family, friends, and professional associates, and snippets from the Ford family collection of diaries, letters, audiotapes, unpublished interviews, and rare candid photos. It also tells a cautionary tale of Glenn Ford's relentless infidelities and long, slow fade-out, but it also embraces his talent-driven career. The result is an authentic Hollywood story that isn't afraid to reveal the truth. Ford also chronicles his father's volatile life, relationships, and career, beginning with his move from Canada to California and his initial discovery of theater. It follows Ford's career in diverse media from film to television to radio and shows how he shifted effortlessly between genres, playing major roles in dramas, noir, westerns, and romances. (lwbooklover)
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