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The Kid Stays in the Picture Paperback – February 19, 2004
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Major movie producer Evans, self-described "bad boy of Hollywood," sums up his lifelong personal style succinctly in his memoir's last line: "Resolve: Fuck 'em, fuck 'em all..." Chronicling his high-drama life, Evans paints a riveting, self-promoting picture of his 30-year career in the film industry, from his 1956 debut in Man of a Thousand Faces to his lengthy stint, beginning in 1967, as the head of Paramount Pictures, where he oversaw the production of such cinematic hits as Barefoot in the Park; The Odd Couple; Goodbye, Columbus; Harold and Maude; Rosemary's Baby; The Godfather; Love Story; and Chinatown. In a predictably confident, often feisty tone, Evans describes his rise, fall and what he calls his recent return to the upper echelons of Tinseltown power, as he recalls personal encounters with, and memories of, such show-biz brand names as Errol Flynn, James Cagney, Jack Nicolson, Mia Farrow, Mike Todd, Francis Ford Coppola and two of his wives, Ali MacGraw and Phyllis George. Offering a real insider's view of Hollywood, Evans's memoir is easily worth the price of admission.
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“The best Hollywood memoir I’ve ever read!” (Michael Fleming, Variety) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Evans has lived ten lifetimes in a single one, and it's most outrageous up-and-down life imaginable. I admit, I'm a huge fan of Joe Ezsterhaus' tell-alls, so "The Kid Stays in the Picture" was a way-past-midnight page-turner for me. I had a vague notion of Evans before: a mobbed-up, cocaine-addicted, spoiled bad boy who nailed virtually every movie starlet you ever fantasized about and just happened to have the greatest luck in Hollywood history. I've come away (like many other readers) realizing that this is the most interesting, complicated, true-to-himself, charismatic, hard-fighting visionary in modern day Hollywood. It's hard to find this book in paperback, every once in a while a company called Phoenix Books in Beverly Hills re-issues the movie tie-in. Get it, read it. Perfect for the dog days of summer. . .
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