1. New release dates for Sean Connery Visual Biography

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-08-12

    As first reported on in February, a new biography centering on Sir Sean Connery is due to be released this year. We can now report that the release dates for the book have been updated in both the UK and US to 25 August and 1 September, respectively.

    Sean Connery is a visual biography by Alain Silver and edited by Paul Duncan that is apart of the ‘Movie Icons’ series–photography books that feature the most famous personalities in the history of cinema.

    To be published by Taschen, this 192-page paperback will retail for £5.99/$9.99 and can currently be pre-ordered online (order link follows after the blurb).

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    Sean Connery Visual Biography

    Why is the only non-American on the AFI prestigious list a Scotsman? Perhaps it’s because Sean Connery career, as international in its scope as it may have been, as global as may have been his appeal, made him a “genuine movie star” without any petty disputation, pretension, or pandering to current fashion.

    Indisputably, Connery’s incarnation of James Bond catapulted him to stardom and lay the foundation for the most successful franchise in motion picture history. Together Bond and Connery became larger-than-life; but it was Connery, not Bond, whose powerful presence went on to permeate scores of other roles. Connery can be as cool and charismatic as Steve McQueen, as elegant as Katherine Hepburn, or as generous as Frank Sinatra.

    Movie Icons is a series of photo books that feature the most famous personalities in the history of cinema. These 192-page books are visual biographies of the stars.

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