Connery, Sean Connery – Before, During, and After His Most Famous Role (ebook)
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Connery, Sean Connery – Before, During, and After His Most Famous Role

by Herbie J Pilato

Foreword by Barbara Carrera (Never Say Never Again)

Introduction by Professor Richard Demarco CBE


With an in-depth perspective, CONNERY, SEAN CONNERY defines and distinguishes the iconic star’s life and career BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER HIS MOST FAMOUS ROLE. With a Foreword by Barbara Carrera, the actor’s co-star from Never Say Never Again (his final film as everyone’s favorite British super secret agent), and an Introduction by Richard Demarco (Connery’s lifelong friend), this book also features exclusive commentary from actors like Brendan Lynch (another of Connery’s lifelong friends), Luciana Paluzzi (Thunderball), Tippi Hedren (Marnie), and more.

BOOK REVIEW -- The Biography Shelf:
Enhanced for the reader with the inclusion to two sections of B/W photos, chapter notes, a bibliography, a selected timeline, and a useful index, "Connery, Sean Connery" is an absolute 'must' for the legions of Sean Connery fans and unreservedly recommended for both community and college/university library Cinematic History/Biography collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists.


Early Praise
“There’s much I didn’t know about Sean Connery, but this book clarifies it all in a very compelling way. It’s a real page-turner, and I had difficulty putting it down. Herbie J Pilato displays an elegant writing style that is rarely seen today.” 

                                         — Bill Daly, Senior Vice President, Warner Bros. Pictures/Sean Connery Co-Star (The Molly Maguires)

“A comprehensive, and thoroughly researched analysis of one of the greatest icons of popular culture . . . full of fresh insights into Connery’s journey, and the colossal impact he had on our lives. Pilato’s grasp of the screen persona we all came to embrace . . . and beyond . . . is fluid, and captivating.” 

                                         — David Naylor, Telly/Saturn-Award-winning Producer/Director/Documentarian

“CONNERY, SEAN CONNERY is a delicious, yet ethical read.” 

                                         — Michael Learned, Emmy Award-winning Actor (The Waltons)

“CONNERY, SEAN CONNERY is a fascinating and thorough account of the legendary actor’s life and career, from his humble, almost Dickensian childhood, to the peaks of international stardom. With gusto, expertise, and clarity, Herbie J Pilato has crafted a riveting portrait.” 

                                         — John Schuck, Acclaimed Screen/Stage Actor/Director (McMillan & Wife/Annie)

CONNERY, SEAN CONNERY article in "Remind" magazine: 

 "Closer Magazine" also featured CONNERY, SEAN CONNERY in a recent issue.Thank you, Closer Magazine, journalists Lisa Chambers and Amanda Champagne-Meadows, for this super article featuring my commentary and new CONNERY, SEAN CONNERY biography

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"The phrase “Bond, James Bond” introduced 1960s moviegoers to the sophisticated, worldly Ian Fleming character played by Sean Connery. But the actor did not start out with those traits. He grew up in a hardscrabble Scottish neighborhood, left school, and joined the Royal Navy. Later, without much money or education, he turned to bodybuilding, placing third in a Mr. Universe contest. He was even a nude model for artists until he made his mark in 1962’s Dr. No. Pilato (Retro Active Television) describes Connery as having a love/hate relationship with the Bond character. Though handsome and virile, Connery was an untrained actor. Without Bond, however, it’s unlikely that he would have reached the star status he enjoyed. The author asserts that he grew to resent the role and his association with it. Incorporating archival material and never-before-published observations from Connery’s lifelong friends and colleagues, the book explores that duality and the impact both Connery and Bond had on popular culture. He also shares new details of Connery’s life, including his loyalty to his Scottish roots and his seemingly chauvinistic stance, and of his films, with and without Bond. VERDICT A fresh perspective on Bond and Connery that fans will enjoy."
- Library Journal 

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About the Author

Herbie J Pilato is the author of several renowned media tie-in books such as Retro Active Television, The 12 Best Secrets of Christmas, biographies of Mary Tyler Moore and Elizabeth Montgomery, and many others. He has written for the Television Academy and, served as host and co-executive producer of Amazon Prime’s hit classic TV talk show, Then Again with Herbie J Pilato, and has produced, written, and appeared on countless documentaries for TV networks like CNN, Reelz, Bravo, TLC, E!, A&E, and various DVD/Blu-ray releases.