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By Mark Griffin

He was once 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 assert that Vincente Minnelli's conflicted own existence expert his movies will be a real understatement. As Mark Griffin persuasively demonstrates during this definitive biography of the Academy Award–winning director, Minnelli was once not just development a impressive Hollywood legacy, but in addition growing 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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