Split Image : The Life of Anthony Perkins
Paramount groomed him to replace the late James Dean and become Hollywood’s hottest heartthrob. But his landmark performance as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho killed that — and spawned an image of Anthony Perkins that eerily paralleled his conflicted, fractured off-screen life.Anthony Perkins: Split Image insightfully and comprehensively documents the life of this great actor, who was forced to act the part of ladies’ man while privately struggling with his own homosexuality, and chronicles his complicated search for acceptance. Newly revised and updated for this tenth anniversary edition, Anthony Perkins: Split Image is both a harrowing look at life in the Hollywood closet and a poignant human drama that will change your vision of Anthony Perkins forever.“Riveting...With his laser-beam of an eye, Winecoff lights up the hidden corners of Hollywood’s golden age, as well as a dark age of homosexuality that needs to be understood by anyone who didn’t live through it.
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