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The boys : a memoir of Hollywood and family / Ron Howard & Clint Howard.

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  • 15 of 44 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Milford Public Library B HOWARD (Text to phone) 34021147449231 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/30/2021

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  • ISBN: 006306524X
  • ISBN: 9780063065246
  • ISBN: 9780063065246 : HRD
  • ISBN: 006306524X : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780063065246
  • ISBN: 006306524X
  • Physical Description: xviii, 393 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
By turns confessional, nostalgic, heartwarming and harrowing, the award-winning filmmaker and his brother, an audience-favorite actor, share their unusual family story of navigating and surviving life as sibling child actors.
Subject: Howard, Ron, 1954-
Howard, Clint, 1959-
Actors > United States > Biography.
Motion picture producers and directors > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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The Boys : A Memoir of Hollywood and Family
The Boys : A Memoir of Hollywood and Family
by Howard, Ron; Howard, Clint
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The Boys : A Memoir of Hollywood and Family

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Actors and brothers Ron and Clint Howard reflect on growing up in Hollywood in this fascinating dual autobiography. Born in the 1950s to actors Rance Howard and Jean Speegle, the two were groomed for the big screen as soon as they could walk, with Ron landing his first role at age 4. Like his older brother, Clint also found a home in the "world of lights, cameras, and boom mics." Both starred in popular 1960s TV shows--Ron as Opie in The Andy Griffith Show and Clint as Mark in Gentle Ben--and in lighthearted prose, they fondly recall the years they spent in friendly competition ("I love Ron, but I friggin' wanted Gentle Ben to top the charts," writes Clint), as well as the differences that led Ron, "the kid always on the straight and narrow," and Clint, "the mischievous little guy," down their own paths. As a teen, Ron began making short films on his 8mm camera, eventually leading him to attend film school at the University of Southern California. While the memoir focuses on the brothers' coming-of-age--and the close relationship that saw them through the joys and challenges of stardom--it also offers glimpses into their later work, especially Ron's career as a successful director. Candid, humorous, and entertaining, this intimate account will be a hit with the brothers' fans. (Oct.)

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