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Sal Mineo by Michael Gregg Michaud
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Read in December, 2010

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this book was fascinating. it was an outstanding story told beautifully by the author. i learned a lot about old hollywood, and the challenges of a young actor trying to make a living.

it amazes me the tragic figure that sal mineo really was....he was so tortured by his sexuality, his looks, his talent. hitting it big with one of his first films, then trying to fit into a man's world as he grew up, but looking so young. the stereotypes that he got because of his looks, his upbringing, his sexual preferences....and the terrible mismanagement of his money by his own mother.

i feel so badly for the confused, but determined mineo...his blatant self destruction, his untimely death...and his entire life struggle.

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12/03/2010 page 89
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