Gavin Lambert (23 July 1924 – 17 July 2005) was a British-born screenwriter, novelist and biographer who lived for part of his life in Hollywood.
British screenwriter, biographer, and novelist. Lambert was educated at Cheltenham and Oxford, where he became friends with filmmakers Karel Reisz and Lindsay Anderson. At Oxford he also founded, together with Reisz and Anderson, the short-lived but influential journal, Sequence, which he co-edited with Anderson.
From 1949 to 1955 he edited the periodical Sight and Sound, with Anderson as a regular contributor. At about the same time Lambert was deeply involved in Britain’s Free Cinema movement which called for more social realism in contemporary movies. He also wrote film criticism for The Sunday Times and The Guardian.
Books published in order:
Inside Daisy Clover – 1963
The Slide Area – 1963
A Case For The Angels – 1968
The Goodbye People – 1971
On Cukor – 1972
GWTW: The Making of Gone with the Wind – 1973
The Dangerous Edge – 1975
Running Time – 1983
Norma Shearer – 1990
Nazimova – 1997
Mainly About Lindsay Anderson – 2000
Natalie Wood – 2004
Hollywood Life: The Glamorous Homes of Vintage Hollywood – 2004
The Ivan Moffat File: Life Among the Beautiful and Damned in London, Paris, New York, and Hollywood – 2004