A Biography. USA 2010, 422 pp. with b/w photographies, hardbound, € 21.99Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Sal Mineo is probably most well-known for his turn opposite James Dean in »Rebel Without a Cause« and his tragic murder at the age of 37. Finally, in this biography filled with exclusive, candid interviews with both Mineo's closest male and female lovers, the biographer tells the full story of this remarkable young actor's life, charting his meteoric rise to fame, turbulent career, and private life. One of the hottest stars of the 1950s, Mineo grew up as the son of Sicilian immigrants in a humble Bronx flat. This sultry-eyed, dark-haired male ingénue of sorts appeared on the cover of every major magazine, thousands of starstruck fans attended his premieres. By the 60s, grappling with the repercussions of publicly admitting his homosexuality and struggling to reinvent himself, Mineo turned toward increasingly self-destructive behavior - his life cut short in a botched robbery.