Posted - October 4, 2012
Reagan’s Hollywood years topic of Eureka College presentation by best-selling biographer Marc Eliot
EUREKA – Marc Eliot, the best-selling author of biographies of musicians and Hollywood stars, will speak about his book “Reagan: The Hollywood Years” at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in Pritchard Theatre at Eureka College.
Admission is $10 or free for members of the Ronald Reagan Society of Eureka College. For information or reservations, call the Reagan Society at (309) 467-6317 or email email@example.com.
Clips from Reagan’s films will be shown. DVDs of Reagan’s films and copies of Eliot’s books will be on sale. Eliot will sign books following the presentation.
Eliot will discuss how Reagan’s Hollywood years formed his political negotiating skills and his dislike for Communism. He also will explore the abilities that made Reagan known as “The Great Communicator.”
Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932. He appeared in 53 movies and served seven terms as the president of the Screen Actors Guild.
Eliot is the New York Times best-selling author of more than a dozen books on popular culture, including the highly acclaimed biography “Cary Grant,” the award-winning “Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince,” “American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood” and most recently “Michael Douglas: A Biography” published in September by Crown Publishing, a division of Random House.
Eliot’s music biographies include “Down Thunder Road: The Making of Bruce Springsteen,” “To the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles” and “Death of a Rebel” about 1960’s protest singer Phil Ochs. Eliot has been featured in many documentaries about film and music and has written on the media and popular culture for numerous publications. He divides his time among Woodstock, N.Y.; New York City; and Los Angeles.
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