Off the Kings Road: lost and found in London
Visit the website: otherpress.com/offthekingsroad "The city had begun to enter me. It was the ultimate distraction. London was an endless maze of places I could lose myself. . . . Walking, I wanted to live on every gorgeous London street." fromOff the King's Road In an understated, urbane style that recalls such memoirists as Joan Didion and Paula Fox, Phyllis Raphael describes how she landed in London in December 1968 as the restless wife of a Hollywood movie producer. She had brought her three young children from Los Angeles and the plan was to live in London for three months on MGM's dime while her husband was producing a film there. Insteadin a maneuver Raphael wasn't expectinghe left her for an eighteen-year-old actress. And in a decision she could never have predicted, Raphael stayed. InOff the King's Road, Raphael writes of being an exile and an accident victim, an expatriate let loose in a country and in a world that in the turbulent 1960s was becoming expatriated from itself. She arrived in London naive, dependent, and dissatisfied, and left several years later as another person entirelya woman in command, for better or worse, of her own life. Written with seductive elegance, humor, and sexual candor,Off the King's Roadspeaks to women of all ages of the possibilities of a life transformed by circumstance.
21 pages matching watched in this book
Results 1-3 of 21
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
actor afternoon Allie anti-psychiatry asked bedroom began Billy blonde Bloomingdale's blue Bob's Brando brought called Carmele dark Derek dinner door Doris Lessing dressed drove Emilia everything eyes face father feel felt film Fran's fuck girl girlfriend gotten hair hand Harrod's head hung Hyde Park inside jacket Jakov Jay and Fran Jenifer joke Julie Katz's Delicatessen kids King's Road kissed knew Knightsbridge Ladyship's laughed legs London looked lunch Marlon Brando married Masters and Johnson Mike mother movie neck Neil never night Oblomov Olivetti Oscar Wilde Park Phyllis played Portnoy's Complaint pulled Richard Rita Hayworth shirt skin Sloane Square smile someone stay Sterling Lord stood stop Street talk Terrace things thought told took Village Voice voice waited walked wanted watched week wife woman wore write York