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A good bad boy : Luke Perry and how a generation grew up

Wappler, Margaret2024
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Best known for playing loner rebel Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills 90210, Luke Perry was fifty-two years old when he died of a stroke in 2019. Only upon his death, as stories poured out online about his authenticity and kindness, did it become clear how little was known about the exceedingly humble actor and how deeply he impacted popular culture. In A Good Bad Boy, Margaret Wappler attempts to understand who Perry was and why he was unique among his Hollywood peers. To do so, she uses an inventive hybrid narrative. She speaks with dozens who knew Perry personally and professionally. They share insightful anecdotes: how he kept connected to his Ohio upbringing; nearly blew his 90210 audition; tried to shed his heartthrob image by joining the HBO prison drama Oz. Amid these original interviews and exhaustive archival research, Wappler weaves poignant vignettes of memoir in which she serves as an avatar to show how Perry shaped a generation's views on masculinity, privilege and the ideal of "cool." A Good Bad Boy is a profound and entertaining examination of what it means to be an artist and an adult.
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Edition:
First Simon & Schuster [paperback] edition.
Imprint:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2024.©2024
Collation:
xv, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
97816680661579781668066157
Dewey class:
791.45028092791.45
Language:
English
BRN:
559386
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography791.45 PEROnloan - Due: 06 Jul 2024
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