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Title:
Sharon Tate : recollection
Author:
Tate, Debra (Debra Ann), 1952- , author.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Summary:
Considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her generation, Sharon Tate remains a fascinating pop icon and a poster child for the 1960s. The few films she made during her brief career have secured her position as a Hollywood legend. Over forty years since her last film, Sharon's spirit and charisma lives strong in the memories of those who knew her best. Her sister Debra celebrates Sharon's life and career, her influence as a fashion icon throughout the world, and in effect presents a sociological portrait of the 1960s-- its youth culture, the sexual revolution, the rise of independent cinema, and Hollywood's changing studio system.
Language:
English
Contents:
The American dream girl 1943-1959 -- All eyes on Sharon Tate 1960-1964 -- The MGM years 1965-1967 -- Valley of the dolls 1967 -- Portfolio 1964-1969 -- Roman -- Nova 1968 -- 1969.
ISBN:
9780762452347
Format :
Book

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Considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her generation, Sharon Tate remains a fascinating pop icon and a poster child for the 1960s. What struck most about Sharon was her gentle nature and the sheer perfection of her face, but she was far more than just a beauty. The few films she made during her brief career, including Valley of the Dolls , Eye of the Devil , and The Fearless Vampire Killers , have secured her position as a Hollywood legend. Over forty years since her last film, Sharon's spirit and charisma lives strong in the memories of those who knew her best, and her style continues to inspire the worlds of fashion, beauty, art, and film.

Sharon Tate: Recollection is a one-of-a-kind celebration of Sharon's life and career, her influence as a fashion icon throughout the world, and in effect presents a sociological portrait of the 1960s--its youth culture, the sexual revolution, the rise of independent cinema, and Hollywood's changing studio system. In this impressive photo book, Sharon Tate's story emerges through quotes and short essays--recollections--by her sister, Debra Tate, as well as by those who knew and have been influenced by her.

What emerges from these pages is a stunning tribute to an unforgettable life.
Highlights include:
A foreword note by Sharon's husband Roman Polanski.
An introduction and remembrances by Sharon's sister Debra Tate.
Previously unseen childhood photos from the Tate family album.
Original quotes and recollection essays written specially for this book by Jane Fonda, Kelly Osbourne, Bert Stern, Michelle Phillips, Patty Duke, Lee Grant, Elke Sommer, Joan Collins, Viva, Tony Scotti and Trina Turk.
Retrospective quotes by Truman Capote, Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, Dominick Dunne, Warren Beatty, Mia Farrow, Orson Welles, Barbara Parkins, George Harrison, David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner and Kirk Douglas.
Rare and classic photographs by David Bailey, Milton Greene, Philippe Halsman, Shahrokh Hatami, Terry O'Neill, Peter Basch, John Engstead, Peter Brüchmann, Neal Barr and Jean Jacques Bugat.
Never-before-seen or published images of Sharon in the classic film Valley of the Dolls , digitally reproduced from their original negatives and transparencies specially for this book by the 20th Century Fox archive.


Author Notes

Debra Tate has devoted much of her life to advocacy for victims' rights causes and counseling victims of violent crimes. As her mother, Doris, and sister Patti did during their lifetimes, Debra works to bring about change in human rights legislation. Over the course of her advocacy work she has been interviewed by Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Diane Sawyer, and Matt Lauer, and has appeared on numerous documentaries and shows, including Good Morning America and Dateline . In previous careers Debra was a model, teacher, and Hollywood makeup artist. Debra Tate lives in California.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Sharon Tate is seen as an aspiring actress groomed to be the next Marilyn Monroe in this effusive biography in pictures arranged by her younger sister Debra, a makeup artist. Tate had just garnered her first starring roles (Valley of the Dolls; The Wrecking Crew), was newly married to director Roman Polanski, and was nearly nine months pregnant when she was brutally murdered at her Los Angeles home by the Manson Family on Aug. 8, 1969. But her gruesome stabbing (along with four others) is only referred to in passing in this celebratory book. Through the voices of those closest to her, Tate is described as serene and soulful. She was born in Texas in 1943 (and won her first beauty contest as Miss Tiny Tot of Dallas) and attended high school in Verona, Italy (her father was in the military). Her natural-blonde, all-American good looks attracted attention, and back in the States, she landed TV commercials and got bit parts on shows like The Beverly Hillbillies. MGM trained her "like a race horse," she is quoting as saying, fashioning her signature long hair, big eyes, and pale lips that became the Swinging '60s look for films like Eye of the Devil and Don't Make Waves. Polanski, who selected her for his film The Fearless Vampire Killers (in which she wore a red wig), offers the most touching tribute, as do actors Dave Draper and Mia Farrow, among others, although it's the photos that truly reveal Tate's vulnerable, timeless incandescence. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Tate offers a lovingly crafted biography of her sister, the late actress and fashion icon Sharon Tate. Appropriately, she provides a photobiography, with several pages of her reminiscences and quotes from Hollywood notables interspersed among the color images. The author starts with Tate's childhood as a mobile army brat, continues with her first forays into acting on such television sitcoms as The Beverly Hillbillies, and focuses on her film appearances, most especially her starring role in Valley of the Dolls (1967). She also covers Tate's marriage to director Roman Polanski. The large-format book includes many never-before-seen photos and presents a story of a self-effacing, shy, caring person who radiated inner as well as outer beauty. Verdict The author delivers a well-done, intimate photo-bio of a budding star that will make readers both angry and sad about Sharon Tate's premature death at the brutal hands of the Manson clan in 1969. Recommended for general readers.-David P. Szatmary, Univ. of Washington, Seattle (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.