Under the Rainbow

Under the Rainbow

An Intimate Memoir of Judy Garland, Rock Hudson and My Life in Old Hollywood

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Baker & Taylor
Recounts the author's struggle to find work in 1950s Hollywood, his intimate relationships with Judy Garland and other high-profile celebrities, and reveals how Garland's deterioration reflected the decline of old Hollywood.

Perseus Publishing
Actor John Carlyle got his big break in 1954. New to Hollywood, the twenty-three-year-old Carlyle was cast as the assistant director of the movie-within-a movie in George Cukor's A Star is Born. Although Carlyle's scene was later cut from the film ? and his star status subsequently never materialized ? the job brought him in touch with Judy Garland, who up until her death fifteen years later was Carlyle's friend and sometime lover. Under the Rainbow: tells the story of this rocky but beloved relationship. No longer the great star who first enthralled Carlyle as an adolescent, Garland ? like many former headliners in the 1960s ? lived an often desperate, hand-to-mouth existence that was eased only by pills and liquor. She turned to Carlyle for support, even with the hope of marrying the openly gay actor. He politely declined the opportunity of matrimony, but remained constant in his adoration of the star for the rest of his life. The author takes us on a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of gay Hollywood, with an intimate, often hilarious, star-studded memoir of the decline and end of old Hollywood.

Actor John Carlyle got his big break in 1954. New to Hollywood, the twenty-three-year-old Carlyle was cast as the assistant director of the movie-within-a movie in George Cukor’s A Star is Born. Although Carlyle’s scene was later cut from the film ? and his star status subsequently never materialized ? the job brought him in touch with Judy Garland, who up until her death fifteen years later was Carlyle’s friend and sometime lover.

Under the Rainbow: tells the story of this rocky but beloved relationship. No longer the great star who first enthralled Carlyle as an adolescent, Garland ? like many former headliners in the 1960s ? lived an often desperate, hand-to-mouth existence that was eased only by pills and liquor. She turned to Carlyle for support, even with the hope of marrying the openly gay actor. He politely declined the opportunity of matrimony, but remained constant in his adoration of the star for the rest of his life.

The author takes us on a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of gay Hollywood, with an intimate, often hilarious, star-studded memoir of the decline and end of old Hollywood.


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Actor John Carlyle got his big break in 1954. New to Hollywood, the twenty-three-year-old Carlyle was cast as the assistant director of the movie-within-a movie in George Cukor’s A Star is Born. Although Carlyle’s scene was later cut from the film — and his star status subsequently never materialized — the job brought him in touch with Judy Garland, who up until her death fifteen years later was Carlyle’s friend and sometime lover.


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A behind-the-scenes account of Judy Garland's final ten years, told from the perspective of her sometime lover, describes how Garland hoped that they would marry in spite of his open homosexuality, recounts his intimate relationships with other high-profile celebrities, and reveals how Garland's deterioration reflected the decline of old Hollywood.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2006
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786718535
0786718536
Branch Call Number: 792.028 CAR
Characteristics: xxi, 326 p ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Freeman, Chris

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