Mark Griffin is the author of All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson (HarperCollins). The book examines the life and career of the Oscar-nominated screen legend who starred in such classics as Magnificent Obsession, Giant, Written on the Wind, and Pillow Talk. The book features interviews with those who knew Hudson best, including Carol Burnett, Joel Grey, Piper Laurie, Armistead Maupin, Claudia Cardinale, Arlene Dahl and Robert Osborne. In researching All That Heaven Allows, Griffin was granted unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence and production files.
Griffin is also the author of A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli (Da Capo Press), a biography of the Oscar-winning director of An American in Paris, Meet Me in St. Louis and Gigi. Griffin’s interviews, reviews and essays have appeared in scores of publications, including The Boston Globe and MovieMaker. He recently appeared in the television documentary Gene Kelly: To Live and Dance.