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The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life

The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life
Your Price: $23.50 CDN
Author: Robert Evans
Publisher: It Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 499
Pub. Date: 2013
ISBN-10: 0062228323
ISBN-13: 9780062228321

About the Book:

The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life is universally recognized as the greatest, most outrageous, most unforgettable show business memoir ever written. The basis of a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary film, it remains the gold standard of Hollywood storytelling.

The only actor ever to run a Hollywood studio, Robert Evans emerged from near-obscurity in the mid-1960s to rescue Paramount, one of the great studios of the Golden Age, from near-bankruptcy. A self-confessed "half-assed actor," Robert Evans proved a genius producer and studio chief, drawing on his irresistible combination of instinct, smarts, showmanship, and bravado to take Paramount from the basement to the penthouse with such films as The Odd Couple, Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Godfather, and Chinatown. He lived a swashbuckling life, partying with lifetime friends like Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, and Dustin Hoffman, consulting with power players like Henry Kissinger, and squiring a host of dazzling women including his wives Ali McGraw, Catherine Oxenberg, and Phyllis George. After a decade of triumph, he lost everything in a spectacular flameout of cocaine and bad business decisions, yet survived it all — and lived to tell the tale.

An extraordinary raconteur, Robert Evans spares no one, least of all himself. Filled with starring roles for everyone from Ava Gardner to Marlon Brando to Sharon Stone, The Kid Stays in the Picture is sharp, witty, and self-aggrandizing and self-lacerating in equal measure.

This edition of The Kid Stays in the Picture also features a new foreword by the author.

What people say:

"The best Hollywood memoir I've ever read." — Variety

"A naughty, outrageous, and wild ride--and perhaps the best Hollywood memoir ever written." — Publishers Weekly

"Don't even try to put it down." — The New York Times

"Top Three Greatest Hollywood Tell-Alls." — Entertainment Weekly

"The book plays like a raunchy, randy Hollywood fairy tale about a prince who lost it all only to win it all back through pluck, charm, and persistence ... Is it a good book? Try great. Enduring. One for the ages." — The Onion

"[An] incendiary and candid memoir." — Huffington Post

About the Author:

Robert Evans was the chief of Paramount Studios in the 1960s and 1970s, and produced many of the most acclaimed and successful films of all time, including The Godfather, Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, Marathon Man, and Urban Cowboy. He lives in Beverly Hills.