Making Montgomery Clift

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Queer
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English
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Classic film star and queer icon Montgomery Clift’s legacy has long been a story of tragedy and self-destruction. His nephew dives into the family archives, and challenges this image. Montgomery Clift was one of the most influential actors in the history of cinema, bucking traditions on and off screen, but countless biographies have reduced him to labels like “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented.” Now, nephew Robert Clift and Hillary Demmon rigorously examine the flawed narratives that have come to define Monty’s legacy. Drawing on interviews with family and loved ones and a rich collection of unreleased archival materials from Monty and his brother, Brooks Clift, this fresh portrait of the actor’s passions gives one of Hollywood’s underappreciated legends his due.