Here’s A Terrific New Memoir Of Hollywood In The 70’s!
I love stories about Hollywood, especially during the fascinating decade of the 70’s. Now, a new memoir takes us there again, and this Wednesday Bookmobile is hitting the road to Tinseltown!
Acclaimed Author Susanna Moore has released a memoir about her life, and I for one can’t wait to read it!
Moore is best known as an Author, notably her fourth novel, “In the Cut” from 1995. It’s the provocative story of a New York City teacher who gets involved with a detective investigating violent murders in her neighborhood.
Meg Ryan starred in the notorious film version in 2003.
What was fascinating to me was that Moore was involved in the movie business before becoming a Writer, and her memoir is a revealing and candid look at her life in Hollywood in the 1970s!
Here is Moore’s story: when her mother died in 1963, then seventeen-year-old Susanna Moore left her home in Hawaii with no money, no belongings, and no prospects to live with her Irish grandmother in Philadelphia.
From there, Hollywood beckoned. As her publisher notes:
Her journey takes her from New York to Los Angeles where she becomes a model and meets Joan Didion and Audrey Hepburn. She works as a script reader for Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson, and is given a screen test by Mike Nichols.
She was moving in Hollywood’s fast lane to be sure.
The publisher note continues:
But beneath Miss Aluminum’s glittering fairytale surface lies the story of a girl’s insatiable hunger to learn and her anguished determination to understand the circumstances of her mother’s death. Moore gives us a sardonic, often humorous portrait of Hollywood in the seventies, and of a young woman’s hard-won arrival at selfhood.
I can’t wait to find out how the journey led to her becoming a best-selling Author. This new memoir is just released this week and I just ordered it.
I love stories of empowered women – and how they navigate the treacherous waters of Hollywood. Here is another great memoir of that era in entertainment:
This is a great story, as we follow 70’s Actress Fiona Lewis through her wildly entertaining film career, working with people like The Who’s Roger Daltry in “Litzomania” – and Fiona tells her story candidly, while also taking us to the south of France, where she bought a house and renovated it – her version of “A Year In Provence!”
Lewis wrote a compelling, fascinating memoir about her life – and her misadventures in France called “Mistakes Were Made (Some In French)”!
Click here to see more about his great book!
Finally, another Iconic Writer of 70’s Hollywood, Eve Babitz, is having an incredible career resurgence – one of the earliest writers of “life in the fast lane!”
Eve was legendary in Hollywood circles: close to Harrison Ford, Jim Morrison, Jack Nicholson and many others of that era, but she was also a great Artist and Writer as well – and is now having a literary renaissance!
A new biography about her life was just released, all of her her books are being reissued, and a TV series adaptation is in development at Hulu.
Click here to see all of her terrific books:
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A big recommendation on this “Wednesday Bookmobile” for all three of these empowered women!