Please wait while page loads.
Bega Valley Shire Library . Default .

Member Login

Member Code:
PageMenu- Main Menu-
Page content

Catalogue Display

The Boys : A Memoir of Hollywood and Family

The Boys : A Memoir of Hollywood and Family
Item Information
Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
R2611692 B HOWA
Adult Non Fiction   Bega . Available .  
. Catalogue Record 254175 ItemInfo Beginning of record . Catalogue Record 254175 ItemInfo Top of page .
Catalogue Information
Field name Details
ISBN 9780063223615
Shelf Location B HOWA
Author Howard, Ron
Title The Boys : A Memoir of Hollywood and Family Howard, Ron.
Production/Publication data New York : HarperCollins, 2021.
Physical Description 416 p. ; 23 cm.
Carrier Type volume
General Notes Includes index.
Summary Note "What was it like to grow up on TV" Ron Howard has been asked this question throughout his adult life. in The Boys, he and his younger brother, Clint, examine their childhoods in detail for the first time. For Ron, playing Opie on The Andy Griffith Show and Richie Cunningham on Happy Days offered fame, joy, and opportunity but also invited stress and bullying. For Clint, a fast start on such programs as Gentle Ben and Star Trek petered out in adolescence, with some tough consequences and lessons. With the perspective of time and success Ron as a filmmaker, producer, and Hollywood A-lister, Clint as a busy character actor the Howard brothers delve deep into an upbringing that seemed normal to them yet was anything but. Their Midwestern parents, Rance and Jean, moved to California to pursue their own showbiz dreams. But it was their young sons who found steady employment as actors. Rance put aside his ego and ambition to become Ron and Clint's teacher, sage, and moral compass. Jean became their loving protector sometimes over-protector from the snares and traps of Hollywood. By turns confessional, nostalgic, heartwarming, and harrowing, THE BOYS is a dual narrative that lifts the lid on the Howard brothers' closely held lives. It's the journey of a tight four-person family unit that held fast in an unforgiving business and of two brothers who survived "child-actor syndrome" to become fulfilled adults.
Subject Actors -- United States -- Biography
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography
Genre Autobiographies
Added Entry -- Personal Name Howard, Clint
Links to Related Works
Subject References:
Catalogue Information 254175 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 254175 Top of page .