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Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges: His Life in His Words

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A book by Preston Sturges

It can be argued that the films Preston Sturges wrote and directed from 1940 through 1944 (including Sullivan's Travels and The Miracle of Morgan's Creek ) constitute the best comedies in the history of film; certainly they are the best of the 1940s. … see full wiki

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Author: Preston Sturges
Publisher: Touchstone
2 reviews about Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges: His...
review by . December 17, 2002
The strange title and author attribution of this (auto)biography of movie writer/director Sturges is revealed in the last paragraph, and I won't give it away here. Trust me to say that this is a fascinating look into Preston Sturges' life as it is revealed by the man himself. Revealing? For example, the time spent by Sturges working on his six Hollywood classics (starting with "The Great McGinty" and ending with "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek") are briefly covered in approximately 50 pages. Instead …
review by . March 28, 2001
Preston Sturges was one of the greatest comedy directors of all time, but most people have no idea who he was. This book is basically Sturges' autobiography. Ironically, he died before he ever had a chance to finish and publish his life story. However, using what he had written, various letters, and notes, his daughter Sandy collected his writings and edited them into this delightful book. I was fascinated and extremely amused reading about the exploits of the gifted (and wealthy) young Preston. …
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