Jean Seberg is the subject of choice this week at Bear Manor Media. The book publisher selected Garry McGee's Jean Seberg--Breathless, as well as the collaborative work of McGee and Jean Russell Larson's Neutralized: The FBI vs Jean Seberg as its "Books of the Week"
Jean Seberg was from a large town in Iowa and became the darling of Paris. She alternated between small European films and big Hollywood movies, on the way helping Jean-Luc Godard to shape contemporary cinema. She moved between the worlds of show business and politics, from private and state dinners with leaders to clandestine activities supporting groups and individuals on both sides of the Atlantic. She was a unique person ahead of her time. Breathless tells the story of the woman who, after a disastrous film debut in Otto Preminger's Saint Joan, became both acclaimed international actress (Lilith, Dead of Summer) and popular star (Paint Your Wagon, Airport). It also explores the FBI's campaign to "neutralize" Seberg, and delves into the still unsolved mystery of her death in 1979 at the age of 40.
Featuring exclusive interviews with family, friends and acquaintances, Jean Seberg - Breathless includes personal letters and obscure quotes from the subject, and more than sixty rare photographs.
Neutralized: the FBI vs. Jean Seberg, a story of the 60s Civil Rights Movement is written by Jean Russell Larson and Garry MGee, and is the first detailed compilation of the FBI's campaign against international actress and champion of civil rights, Jean Seberg. Neutralized: the FBI vs. Jean Seberg includes Seberg's released FBI file, interviews with family, friends, former FBI agents, those who played a part in the FBI's program, and the bureau's role in using the mass media to destroy Seberg's standing in the public's eyes.
Iowa-born Garry McGee is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and writer. He is currently co-producing with Tammy and Kelly Rundle of Fourth Wall Films the documentary feature film Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, set for release in the summer of 2013. In addition to Jean Seberg--Breathless and Neutralized: the FBI vs. Jean Seberg, McGee collaborated with author Michael Coates-Smith on the newly released book The Films of Jean Seberg.
All three Seberg books are available at Amazon.com.