The Kid Stays in the Picture

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Phoenix Books, Inc., 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 462 pages
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The motion picture producer describes his early career as an actor, liasons with actresses, rise to powerful studio executive, time in a mental institution, drug use, loss of status in Hollywood, and rise back to power.

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Is this the best book ever? Not a chance. Will you enjoy it? You bet your ass. Does Robert Evans skip over the embarrassing details of his life? Sure some of them. Does he talk out of both sides of ... Read full review

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Robert Evans produced "The Godfather" and "Rosemary's Baby" and was married to Ali McGraw. His autobiography is a litany of name-dropping and self-aggrandising and he has an ego the size of a planet ... Read full review

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Robert Evans was born Robert J. Shapera in New York City on June 30, 1930. He is an American film producer and studio executive, He is mostly known for his work on Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, Chinatown and The Godfather. His film career began when he played the role of Norma Shearer's late husband Irving Thalberg in the film Man of a Thousand Faces. From there he decided to go into film producing and became the head of Paramount Pictures in 1967. In 1974 he left that position and started to produce films on his own He produced two nonsuccessful films- The Cotton Club and The Two Jakes. In 2003 he had a hit with How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. He was also the voice for the character in the animated series Kid Notorious. In 2010, Smuggler Films acquired the stage rights to Evans' memoirs, The Kid Stays in the Picture and its sequel, The Fat Lady Sang (which was eventually published in 2013).

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