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By Mark Griffin

He used to be the acclaimed director of such cinematic classics as Meet Me in St. Louis, An American in Paris, and Gigi, and both popular for his tumultuous marriage to the mythical Judy Garland. yet to claim that Vincente Minnelli's conflicted own lifestyles expert his movies will be a real understatement. As Mark Griffin persuasively demonstrates during this definitive biography of the Academy Award–winning director, Minnelli used to be not just development a extraordinary Hollywood legacy, but additionally developing an interesting autobiography in code.

Drawing on greater than a hundred interviews with such icons as Kirk Douglas, Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis, and George Hamilton, Griffin turns the highlight at the enigmatic “elegant director,” revealing long-kept secrets and techniques on the center of Minnelli’s genius.

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