R.I.P. Tab Hunter

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Re: R.I.P. Tab Hunter

Postby Reza » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:16 am

Precious Doll wrote:I must get around to reading his autobiography thats sitting in my very large 'to be read' pile.


Tab Hunter's book is well worth reading. A solid companion piece to the documentary you mentioned.

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Re: R.I.P. Tab Hunter

Postby Precious Doll » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:25 am

Tab Hunter Confidential is one of the best ever films made about an actor. Really covers everything you could possibly know about him both professionally and privately.

I feel he was very underrated in some of his earlier films, notably Track of the Cat & Gunman's Walk. It was great he got a second career and got to show his flare for comedy in films like Polyester, Grease 2 & Lust in the Dust.

I've long been curious to see him in Sweet Kill (1972), the first feature by Curtis Hanson.

Some celebrity deaths are like a punch to the gut and this is one of them. I must get around to reading his autobiography thats sitting in my very large 'to be read' pile.
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Re: R.I.P. Tab Hunter

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:10 am

Nice that his documentary gave him renewed fame in his later years. The last publicity picture taken of him was with the cast of Book Club less than two months ago.

That leaves his contemporaries Clint Eastwood, Don Murray and Robert Wagner as the only surviving male stars who came into their own in the 1950s. Several other contemporaries survive, but Dean Stockwell was already a star, having been a child star in the 1940s and Richard Chamberlain didn't emerge until the 1960s.
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R.I.P. Tab Hunter

Postby Precious Doll » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:05 am

"I have no interest in all of that. I find that all tabloid stupidity" Woody Allen, The Guardian, 2014, in response to his adopted daughter's allegations.


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