The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life

The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life

by Robert Evans
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The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life by Robert Evans

Robert Evans' The Kid Stays in the Picture is universally recognized as the greatest, most outrageous, and most unforgettable show business memoir ever written. The basis of an award-winning documentary film, it remains the gold standard of Hollywood storytelling.
 
With black-and-white photographs from the author's archive and a new introduction by the legendary actor, producer, and Hollywood studio chief Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture is driven by a voice as charming and irresistible as any great novel.
 
An extraordinary raconteur, 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: A Notorious Life is sharp, witty, and self-aggrandizing, and self-lacerating in equal measure.

This is a must-read for fans of American cinema and classics of the canon, including The Odd Couple, Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Godfather, and Chinatown.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062228321
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Pages: 499
Sales rank: 236,889
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert Evans, the former chief of Paramount Studios, 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, California.

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The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read this for the writing style you will hate it. Evans can't write well. HOWEVER, if you surrender to your curiosity about the inner workings of the movie industry this story will enthrall you. I came into this without any expectations. As the daughter of a movie star and with my own daughter now a costume designer living in a hillside home right under the Hollywood sign, this stuff informs my being. After reading this book I think I understand it even more - and it makes me doubly happy to be living far away from that movie machine world. I am thoroughly enjoying The Kid Stays in the Picture. Do I love it? No, I am unable to love bad writing - but everything starts with story and this is an important story about an important stretch of time in the history of movie- making.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She drove "wanna stop at Wendy's, McDonald's, or BurgerKing?" She asked
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Yup cx
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TERRIBLE QND I REPEAT TERRIBLE