By Myself And Then Some (Paperback)
|Author: Lauren Bacall|
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|A revised, twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the Hollywood stars best-selling memoir chronicles events since her storys original publication, from her appearances in the Broadway productions Applause and Woman of the Year to her latest film achievements and relationships with such individuals as Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. *Author: Bacall, Lauren *Publication Date: 2006/11/01 *Number of Pages: 506 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00|
From the Publisher:
The epitome of grace, independence, and wit, Lauren Bacall continues to project an audacious spirit and pursue on-screen excellence. The product of an extraordinary mother and a loving extended family, she produced, with Humphrey Bogart, some of the most electric and memorable scenes in movie history. After tragically losing Bogart, she returned to New York and a brilliant career in the theatre. A two-time Tony winner, she married and later divorced her second love, Jason Robards, and never lost sight of the strength that made her a star.
Now, thirty years after the publication of her original National Book Awardwinning memoir, Bacall has added new material to her inspiring history. In her own frank and beautiful words, one of our most enduring actresses reveals the remarkable true story of a lifetime so rich with incident and achievement that Hollywood itself would be unable to adequately reproduce it.
One of the few surviving stars from Hollywood's golden years, Lauren Bacall--while perhaps not the most successful actress--is certainly one of Tinsel Town's best-loved and most enduring personalities. Throughout her career, she has associated with many of those who made their mark on motion picture history, including her first husband, Humphrey Bogart; Jason Robards, whom she married after Bogart's death; and Frank Sinatra, with whom she had a tumultuous affair and nearly married. Her autobiography spans her New York working-class Jewish upbringing, her theatrical aspirations, her rapid rise in Hollywood, her years with Bogart, and beyond. The book is full of illuminating anecdotes, revealed secrets, and encounters with powerful personalities ranging from Cole Porter to Katherine Hepburn. Bacall writes about all this in worldly-wise, self-deprecating prose, and her sharp observations are strongly appealing and fun to read.
"...[T]his work's real theme is surviving the death of so many wonderful friends." 02/21/2005