I'm a hairdressing student, and Vidal's name crops up a lot in lessons. My teacher used to work in one of his salons and so I bought the DVD.
Awe inspiring Vidal comes from a poor Jewish family and spent part of his childhood in an orphanage. The film is his take on his own life, compiled under his own instruction and is fascinating to watch. He gives numerous interviews, using his vital charisma and enigmatic capacity to draw the viewer into his world of wealth, fame and success.
I will watch it over and over, he shares his ambitions, his successes alongside his failings in a manner that is refreshing to see.
Like other celebrities, he has a healthy lifestyle and I was awed to see how much swimming, yoga and how well he ate to keep in shape. He and his ex wife published a healthy living book in the seventies, to share their positive mantra of healthy lifestyle choices.
A lot to take in; but a bargain for anyone - not just hairdressers. What a nice guy.