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Sharon Tate [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Yorke , Jonathan Fischer
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Book Description

Author Andrew Yorke presents a unique insight into the life of one of the iconic figures of the 20th century, Sharon Tate. A culmination of meticulous research and personal devotion, this book of prose is an illustration of seminal moments in Sharon's life: her birth; her first auditions; her stay in Jean Harlow's home; her marriage to director Roman Polanski; her role in the film adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's "Valley of the Dolls"; even her pregnancy and untimely death - through the eyes of her unborn child. Yorke takes her most pivotal and controversial moments and weaves an unequivocally personal account of Sharon's life and the collective human experience.

This edition was published on Sharon's 69th birthday and includes an overture, as well as biographical annotations that further illuminate readers. It is delivered in the best formats available to ensure an immersive experience for readers. All work was supervised and approved by both xteamartists and Sharon's sister, Debra Tate.

Editorial Reviews


This is so very special to me. Yorke picked up on little things most people might not see. - Debra Tate

About the Author

Andrew Yorke is the author of Sharon Tate and Waiting for Love at Airports. Additionally, he is Director of Production for the upcoming motion picture Videotape, as well as the co-founder of Xteamartists and the not-for-profit movement Donation: Japan.

As a young child, Yorke displayed a natural talent for the arts, writing his first play when he was five years old. By the age of 13, he had written several short stories, two books, three short movie scripts, and a comic strip. He also played several instruments, including the cello, viola, and trombone. While family and friends encouraged him to enter the entertainment industry, Yorke chose to remain somewhat of a recluse from the spotlight. He instead focused on friends, sports, and school activities.
   At university, Yorke conducted research in production and media theory. A year later, he produced a number of shorts with the collective title The Janterm Diaries, which followed students as they ventured through Eastern Europe. His fourth short in the series, Chernobyl, gained recognition at the university and helped fuel his first full-length feature Videotape.
   Once Videotape finished post-production, Yorke switched gears and returned to the literary world, publishing a series of biographical prose entitled Sharon Tate. While conducting research on Tate's life, he and Xteamartists consulted a variety of first-hand sources, including Sharon's last surviving sister Debra Tate. Yorke turned off his cell phone and hardly left his residence, working around the clock so Sharon Tate could be published on what would have been the actress's 69th birthday, 24 January 2012.

Alongside promoting his short stories and Videotape, Yorke is currently in development with Xteamartists on two full-length feature scripts, under the working titles Victoria and Chernobyl. Yorke is also working on his debut full-length novel, which is slated for completion in 2013.

Product Details

  • File Size: 518 KB
  • Print Length: 55 pages
  • Publisher: xteamartists, llc; 1 edition (January 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073V95UA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216,004 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Mediocre December 5, 2012
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This book was basically more of the same. I was looking for some insight into the actress's life in which it fell short. It was also very short. Don't waste your money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must for Sharon fans April 28, 2012
By Jen
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This short ebook about Sharon Tate is written through her eyes at some of the important moments in her life, and in the end, is written through the eyes of her unborn baby. It is a very different writing style than I am used to, but interesting nonetheless. Any fan of Sharon should read this. It gives you a different perspective that you normally wouldn't think of.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing August 5, 2013
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Wordy and. A bit too abstract in its introductory pages. Beyond that it offered little that isn't already known about Sharon Tate.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book about a beautiful person September 18, 2012
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This short book is not at all as I expected. It is so lyrical that reading it is analogous to listening to classical music, and the reader is easily drawn into Sharon's life. Part of the appeal of the book is the way it portrays the beauty of the character and of her life without dwelling on the ugliness of her death.

I visited in Beverly Hills just a week or two after the murder and was thus exposed to all the frenzy that accompanied her death. This story allowed me to focus on the radiance and vulnerability that was Sharon, for which I am very grateful, and it leaves me wishing I could have known her.

I do, like a previous reviewer, recommend the Collector's Edition of the book. I believe this is a seminal work by the author, Yorke, and I look forward with relish to more of his work.
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More About the Author

Andrew Yorke displayed a natural talent for the arts as a young child, writing his first play at the age of five. Approaching his early teens, he had learned several instruments and written several short stories, short movie scripts, and a comic strip. By the time he was twelve years old, Yorke began studying film with bi-weekly trips to libraries and video stores. With the end of his high school career, he had taken his interest to the next level, generating a small library of his own experimental shorts. College provided opportunities to conduct research in cinema, media theory, and music production. At the University of Oklahoma, Yorke and several other students formed the band Mediadroid, which recorded and produced an ambient EP entitled 'Darfur', with sales proceeds going to UNICEF. The band produced one more full-length album and an EP before disbanding in 2006.

After transferring to Austin College to further hone his skill set, Yorke co-wrote and directed the comedic short "Finding the Truth: The Making of a Classic", along with several other shorts, which raised the profile of the media department and led directly to the institution's significant investment in HD technology. In addition, Yorke worked closely with Glen Shenk at Video Post and Transfer, capturing, processing, and transferring a variety of films to various formats.

Yorke's final college project, "The Janterm Diaries", chronicles his experiences with a group of classmates on a month-long journey through Eastern Europe. The fourth short in the series, "Chernobyl", was acclaimed for its personal, introspective look at the abandoned city and the people who once lived there. It is still screened for students at Austin College today.

Graduating with full honors, he was hired by Austin College to spearhead the New Media Department, where Yorke produced and directed several promotional videos for the college. In 2008, Yorke and his colleague Kevin Michael co-founded Xteamartists as an independent media house. Their first project was the emotionally jarring, feature-length picture "Videotape". Along with co-writing the story, directing, and exploring nearly every facet of production, Yorke revisited his musical training to compose much of the original score. Following that, he edited and starred in the short film 'Bored Games', commissioned by the Sherman Arts Festival.

In addition to filmmaking, Yorke has published three books through Xteamartists. The first, "Sharon Tate", written with the cooperation of the late actress's sister Debra, was published on what would have been Sharon's 69th birthday. "Waiting for Love at Airports" was published six months later. Both reached the top of the Amazon free e-book charts at numerous times in 2012. After a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign, Yorke's latest novella "Runaway Empire" will be published in 2014, with a portion of the net proceeds going to the non-profit organization Sandy Hook Promise. He has since begun work with Kevin Michael adapting the novella to screen, and is set to direct as his next motion picture.


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