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on 6 September 2012
This book details the early life of Shirley Schrift, who would later become the witty yet talented actress Shelley Winters who won numerous awards including two Academy Awards. This book showcases superbly the unique brand of humour that Winters possessed. She is frank and honest about the beginnings of her life within a Jewish family and her seemingly perpetual role as the "dumb blonde" in Hollywood. Winters gives a stunning commentary of her time as a "dumb blonde" within the dream factory and how she became increasingly frustrated with this going make-up free opposite the glamourous Elizabeth Taylor in "A Place in the Sun" in order to prove to the film industry and indeed her audience alike that she had a versatile acting range. This is a warm, wholehearted autobiography that touches on some painful moments within her life including an abortion she had, her difficulties with men, her divorces and her affairs with many leading Hollywood actors including William Holden and Burt Lancaster. This book is a must-have for anyone intrigued by Hollywood and indeed the fabulous Shelley Winters, star of "Lolita", "The Big Knife", "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "A Patch of Blue" amongst one hundred film, stage and television credits.
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on 4 May 2012
I picked this up out of curiosity, expecting the average Hollywood biography with details about the movies they made and some of the people they knew. Shelley had a life that made the movies seem dull. She was wined and dined by Errol Flynn, Marlon Brando, Burt Lancaster, Willian Holden, she married Italy's biggest star Vittorio Gassman. She's an excellent raconteur, 2 times Oscar winner and once shared a flat with Marilyn Monroe. A book that will be revisited more than once.
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on 4 October 2012
loving biographies and knowing shelley was a good actress this book did not dissapoint very honest and about her life in hollywood and the films she made this came from america so it did take a while but worth it
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on 29 September 2014
I buy this book because a mate has me to get it for her. She like Shelly Winters.
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on 18 March 2015
The book was very battered a little more than wear and tear!
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on 21 October 2015
Good Hollywood biog
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on 6 July 2013
I am really looking forward to reading this book,but did find the condition of the book quite disappointing.I feel that when it was described as good,it was misleading.
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on 23 April 2015
good read
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