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  • All About "All About Eve"

  • The Complete Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made
  • By: Sam Staggs
  • Narrated by: Donald Corren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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By: Sam Staggs
Narrated by: Donald Corren
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Summary

To millions of fans, All About Eve represents all that’s witty and wonderful in classic Hollywood movies. Its old-fashioned, larger-than-life stars - including Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm - found their best roles in this movie, and its sophisticated dialogue has entered the lexicon.

But there’s much more to know about All About Eve. Sam Staggs has written the definitive account of the making of this fascinating movie and its enormous influence on both film and popular culture. Staggs reveals everything about the movie - from whom the famous European actress Margo Channing was based on to the hot-blooded romance on-set between Bette Davis and costar Gary Merrill, from the jump-start the movie gave Marilyn Monroe’s career to the capstone it put on director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s.

All About “All About Eve” is not only full of rich detail about the movie, the director, and the stars, but also about the audience who loved it when it came out and adore it to this day.

©2000, 2001 Sam Staggs (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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loved it

This book was informative with the perfect blend of bitchiness.

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Meticulously researched, well written book


Clever, really entertaining account of everything about the eponymous film. Really extensive research. It does help to know and love the movie.

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trashy and enjoyable old Hollywood gossip

very easy to listen to and kudos Roth narrator trying to do an impression of every actor mentioned

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