Kirk and Anne (Turner Classic Movies): Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood

Kirk and Anne (Turner Classic Movies): Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood


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ISBN-13: 9780762462179
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 321,267
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kirk Douglas, a living legend at age 100, has distinguished himself as an actor, producer, philanthropist, and author. His numerous recognitions for achievements both on and off screen include an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and France's Legion of Honor. Over a career spanning seventy years, he starred in some eighty films.

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.

Kirk and Anne live in Los Angeles, CA.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael Douglas 6

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 When We Were Young 11

Chapter 2 Our Complicated Courtship 31

Chapter 3 1954: Our Romance Goes Transatlantic 45

Chapter 4 Together At Last 65

Chapter 5 Bryna's Early Years 77

Chapter 6 1957: On Location in Arizona, Germany, and Norway 89

Chapter 7 Facing Difficulties at Home 101

Chapter 8 Becoming Spartacus 121

Chapter 9 Our Hollywood Life 133

Chapter 10 A Life Beyond Hollywood 153

Chapter 11 Friends in High Places 171

Chapter 12 Friends and Family 189

Chapter 13 Caring is Sharing 205

Afterword 221

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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 More than 1 year 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.