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Kirk and Anne : letters of love, laughter, and a lifetime in Hollywood
Douglas, Kirk, 1916- author.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Running Press, [2017]

Physical Description:
222 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Film legend Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne look back on a lifetime filled with love and drama both on and off the screen. Sharing priceless correspondence with each other as well as the celebrities and world leaders they called friends, Kirk and Anne is a candid portrayal of the pleasures and pitfalls of a Hollywood life. Compiled from Anne's private archive of letters and photographs, this is an intimate glimpse into the Douglases' courtship and marriage set against the backdrop of Kirk's screen triumphs, including The Vikings, Lust For Life, Paths of Glory, and Spartacus. The letters themselves, as well as Kirk and Anne's vivid descriptions of their experiences, reveal remarkable insight and anecdotes about the legendary figures they knew so well, including Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, the Kennedys, and the Reagans. Filled with photos from film sets, private moments, and public events, Kirk and Anne details the adventurous, oftentimes comic, and poignant reality behind the glamour of a Hollywood life--as only a couple of over six decades could tell it."--Jacket.
When we were young -- Our complicated courtship -- 1954: our romance goes transatlantic -- Together at last -- Bryna's early years -- 1957: on location in Arizona, Germany, and Norway -- Facing difficulties at home -- Becoming Spartacus -- Our Hollywood life -- A life beyond Hollywood -- Friends in high places -- Friends and family -- Caring is sharing.

Kirk Douglas -- Anne Douglas.
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