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Author Name:    WINTERS, Shelley

Title:   Shelley : Also Known as Shirley. Second Prnting in dustjacket, signed by author

Publisher:    William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York, 1980, ISBN:0688036384 

Seller ID:   115088

WINTERS, Shelley. Shelley : Also Known as Shirley. New York : William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1980. Second Printing. Pp (12),13-511,(1),+ 48 pp plates. 8vo, white cloth spine, cream paper-covered boards, red lettering to spine, red autograph to front board. "The electrifying and outspoken memoirs of an earthy and unusually intelligent actress. In a book as gutsy and spunky as the lady herself, Shelley Winters tells of the street-smart kid from Brooklyn who crashed Hollywood as a harem-girl sexpot. The Blonde Bombshellfought to make it as a serious actress and walked off with two Oscars. Wit h exciting romances along the way - Lawrence Tierney, John Ireland, Errol Flynn, Burt Lancaster, Marlon Brando, William Holden - ending with her explosive and violent marriage to Italian actor Vittorio Gassman, she tells of her struggle for a successful career and a happy home life. Shelley sizzles,erupts, and crackles with rich humor; it reads like a novel, with continui ng characters like her roommate Marilyn Monroe, her Actors Studio buddy James Dean, her friend and sometimes romantic interest Farley Granger, mentorsMax Reinhardt, Lee Strasberg, and Charles Laughton, and her loyal sister B lanche. With an overall warm Jewish family feeling lerned from her Zayda and Bubba, she describes bosses like Harry Cohn and Howard Hughes (she liked them both, though Harry fired her as a failed sex object), respected coworkers like Ronald Colman, Montgomery Clift, and Robert Mitchum, and directorslike George Cukor, George Stevens, and Paul Mazursky. This is a courageous and honest book in which one of America's favorite personalities levels wi th the reader about the content and meaning of her life. (from the dj). Shelley Winters (born Shirley Schrift; August 18, 1920 January 14, 2006) wasan American actress whose career spanned five decades. Very good in unclip ped dustjacket. Signed with inscription by Shelley Winters. 25.00


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