Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980--1988
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The second volume of Michael Palin's diaries covers the bulk of the 1980s, a decade in which the ties binding the Pythons loosened—they made their last film Monty Pyton's Meaning of Life in 1983. For Michael, writing and acting took over much of his life, culminating in his appearances in A Fish Called Wanda, in which he played the hapless, stuttering Ken, and won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor. Halfway to Hollywood follows Palin's torturous trail through seven movies and ends with his final preparations for the documentary that was to change his life—Around the World in 80 Days.
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Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries, 1980–1988User Review - Jim Collins - Book Verdict
In this second volume of diaries, actor and Monty Python alumnus Palin (Diaries, 1969–1979: The Python Years) continues the witty, highly observant, and piquant chronicle of his life. During this ... Read full review