Sunday, August 7, 2011


Have you read any celebrity biographies/autobiographies? If so, which ones?


  1. The recent one that comes to mind is Ron Jeremy's but I have also plowed a few about Sam Peckinpah.

  2. The Kid Stays in the Picture. Holy crap what a book. I also intend on reading these soon:

    Baby I Don't Care (about Robert Mitchum)
    Joseph McBride's Spielberg bio
    Richard Brody's Godard book Everything is Cinema

  3. Not for a long time. The last one I read was Alan Alda's I think....

  4. Not recently. I have read books on David Lynch, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Martin Scorsese. And I've always wanted to read that book written by the guy in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

  5. I've read some:

    1. High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly: Pretty good, but a bit fake.
    2. Once Upon a Time: Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier: Great, definitely didn't try to sugarcoat as much as the High Society one.
    3. My Story: Marilyn Monroe: Fantastic
    4. Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words: Fantastic
    5. Ingrid: Ingrid Bergman, A Personal Biography: Great
    6. It's Only a Movie: Alfred Hitchcock: Pretty Good, a bit boring in some parts.
    7. The Art of Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of His Motion Pictures: Fantastic

    I'm currently reading Lauren Bacall's autobiography 'By Myself' and I'm loving it. Just getting to the beginning of the Bogie romance.

  6. I'm halfway through Michael Caine's The Elephant To Hollywood. Nice easy read.

  7. Katharine Hepburn's autobiography: ME, the Garson Kanin memoir of her and spence TRACY AND HEPBURN, and KATE: a biography by this writer who's name I can't recall.

    Obviously, my tastes are very eclectic.


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