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Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood
     

Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood

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by Kirk Douglas, Suzzanne Douglas, Anne Douglas
 

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As screen icon Kirk Douglas approaches his 100th birthday, he and his wife of sixty-two years, Anne Buydens, share secrets to longevity in life and love told through candid commentary and priceless correspondence between each other and famous friends from celebrities to world leaders, spanning almost a century.This is the story of film legend and centenarian Kirk

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As screen icon Kirk Douglas approaches his 100th birthday, he and his wife of sixty-two years, Anne Buydens, share secrets to longevity in life and love told through candid commentary and priceless correspondence between each other and famous friends from celebrities to world leaders, spanning almost a century.This is the story of film legend and centenarian Kirk Douglas and his wife of nearly sixty-three years, Anne. Their stories of enduring love and a lifetime led on the world stage unfold through the couple’s own candid commentary and priceless letters from their personal archives. Carefully maintained by Anne over the course of more than six decades and never before made public, the correspondence includes details of their courtship and marriage, set against the backdrop of Kirk’s screen triumphs in films ranging from Lust for Life to Paths of Glory and Spartacus.Through the letters themselves and Kirk and Anne’s words, never-before-told stories emerge about the legendary figures they knew so well, including Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, the Kennedys, and the Reagans; fascinating first-hand accounts of film sets and star-studded dinner parties; and tales of travel to over forty countries as goodwill ambassadors. Complemented by previously unpublished photos, Kirk and Anne candidly details the adventurous, oftentimes comic, and poignant reality behind the glamour of a Hollywood life, as only a couple of sixty-two years (and counting) could tell it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781478922100
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
05/02/2017
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Kirk Douglas has appeared in more than eighty films and was nominated for an Academy Award for Champion, The Bad and the Beautiful, and Lust for Life. Douglas received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981, a special Oscar in 1996, and the National Medal of the Arts in 2001. He is the author of three previous bestselling memoirs, three novels, and two children’s books.

Anne Buydens Douglas built her career in the film industry as a publicist. She met Kirk Douglas during the making of Act of Love (1953) and they married soon after. Anne would become his closest advisor and eventually take the reins as president of their independent production company, Bryna Productions.

Michael Douglas is an American actor and producer. He has won four Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, two Academy Awards, and an Emmy Award.

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Kirk and Anne (Turner Classic Movies): Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Deb-Krenzer 23 days ago
Quite an interesting read! The letters between Kirk and Anne did get pretty tedious not too long into the book. However, the insights that they both told about themselves and others in LaLa land were very interesting. They hung out with and knew quite a lot of the Hollywood elite. Of course, Kirk did turn 100 years old in 2016. I do remember him accepting an award after his stroke. I had no idea, though, that was the longest phrase he had spoken since then. There is a lot of trivia for the buffs out there. A touching memoir that I was glad I had the opportunity to read and review. Thanks, Perseus Books Group, Running Press and Net Galley.