Hollywood Momsby Joyce Ostin
�Posing for cameras is nothing new to celebrities, but truly candid shots at home are rare...Joyce Ostin captures famous mothers and daughters in unguarded moments of affection.�Baltimore SunTheir names and faces are emblazoned across marquees and magazinesSusan Sarandon, Madonna, Melanie Griffith, Michelle Pfeifferand yet these famous women are not mere icons. They are flesh and blood, heart and soul, mothers and daughters. Joyce Ostin's remarkable collection of photographs offers candid portraits of more than 50 actresses, directors, and producers, each posing with her mother or daughter. A testament to the power of the mother-daughter bond, this book is an ideal gift for women of any age.
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A beautiful book about beautiful people and the most beautiful people in their lives, beautiful not qualified as merely the superficial of looks. The photography is absolutely wonderful, and so are the quick bits of insight from Hollywood actresses (mostly, some are writers and such) about some of the most meaningful people in their lives, namely their mothers and/or daughters, who aren't so well known or covered in celebrity media in what they mean to the actresses as human beings. If only celebrity news coverage could be so insightful more often...
'I love having a mother almost as much as I love being one,' writes Carrie Fisher in her candid, often funny introduction to this all-star photographic lineup of Hollywood mothers, grandmothers, and offspring. Of her mom Fisher notes, 'When I was younger, I thought my mother was perfect. She was beautiful. She was funny. She was loving and kind......She could only fall from the pedestal I put her on.......Having a daughter of my own made me realize what my mother had been up against while raising me.' As many know, Fisher's parent isn't your routine soccer mom - she's Debbie Reynolds who says of Fisher, 'I am just blessed God gave me such a wonderful daughter.' Mutual admiration abounds in this gallery of over 50 luminaries who share very personal recollections of times spent with one another. Each reflection is apt testimony to the abundant strength of the mother/daughter relationship. Hilary Swank describes her mother as 'the one who taught me to follow my heart, trust my instincts, and always believe in myself,' while Faith Hill, the mother of two daughters opines, 'There is no greater joy than the joy that a child brings.' Candice Bergen pictured with her mother, Frances, and daughter, Chloe, shares a favorite pastime: 'Chloe and I would (and still do) take a tray into bed, light the fire, and watch Disney videos...' Chloe mentions singing in the car together an enjoyable experience. Whether it's Jennifer Lopez, Carol Burnett, Goldie Hawn, Kelly Preston (married to John Travolta) or a host of others, each brings her unique perspective to the joys and privileges of motherhood. Photographer Ostin, a two-time breast cancer survivor, is donating all proceeds from the sale of her book to breast cancer research. She created Hollywood Moms as a symbol of hope to all women. It is that and a great deal more.