ALL ABOUT EVE is the classic, Oscar-winning tale of devious ambition that revived the career of failing Bette Davis, introduced a starlet by the then unkwn name of Marilyn Monroe and produced some of the most talked about off-screen dramas in Hollywood history. With humour, grave and loving detail. Staggs' chronicle begins with the previously-unpublished story of the real-life stage actress and her less-than-sincere understudy who inspired Margo Channing and Eve Harrington. Staggs details the studio's struggles to revise the screenplay and provides us with a delicious play-by-play of the film's dueling divas, as well as Davis's on-set romance with Gary Marrill. With scathing backstage quips ALL ABOUT EVE will entertain and inform both the vice and the most dedicated buff.
Sam Staggs's first book was MMII: The Return of Marilyn Monroe. He has also written for a number of magazines, including Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, and Art News. He lives in Dallas, Texas.