Julia Phillips became a Hollywood player in the freewheeling 1970s, the first woman to win the Best Picture Oscar as co-producer of The Sting. She went on to work with two of the hottest young directorial talents of the era: Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) and Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind). Phillips blazed a trail as one of ...
Julia Phillips became a Hollywood player in the freewheeling 1970s, the first woman to win the Best Picture Oscar as co-producer of The Sting. She went on to work with two of the hottest young directorial talents of the era: Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) and Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind). Phillips blazed a trail as one of the very few females to break into the upper echelons of a notoriously chauvinistic industry. But for all her success, Phillips remained an outsider in the all-male Hollywood club. She had a talent for deal-making, hard-balling and wise-cracking, and a considerable appetite for drink, drugs and sex. But while these predilections were tolerated and even encouraged among 'the boys', Phillips found herself gradually ostracized. By the late 1980s she was ready to burn bridges and name names, and the result was this coruscating memoir of her career. Julia Phillips died on 1 January 2002 at the age of 57, but her book will stand as one of the classic exposes of La-La-Land in all its excesses and iniquities.
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NEW YORK RANDOM HOUSE 1991 xviii, 573pp DUST JACKET HARDCOVER, LIGHT GRAY PAPER BOARDS QUARTER-BOUND IN BLACK CLOTH WITH GOLD TITLES. 3RD PRINTING EDGES BEGINNING TO YELLOW, DJ WITH LIGHT SHELF-WEAR AT HEAD, FOOT OF SPINE VG/VG+
Very Good-in Very Good-dust jacket. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Small red dot on bottom edge. Hingles crackle. Contents are almost like new. Minor wear & rubbing on clean, complete DJ.; 573pp + 18p introduction. One-quarter black cloth w/bright gold spine. Index. Photo montage endpapers. HOLLYWOOD. From public functions to the private lies, from bedroom to boardroom, restaurant to set, past to present, here is an addictive, no-hold-barred, gloves-off narrative of inside Hollywood. Brilliantly hilarious and moving, this book takes you on a sojourn through the dream-manufacturing capital of the world, from the halcyon era of the 70s to the yuppie-infested 80s, through the vortex of drug addicton and rehab, on the arm of one who saw it all, did it all, and took her leave.; 9-1/2" Tall.
This is pretty old now, published in 1991, but it could have been written yesterday. Often profane and very very opinionated, author Julia Phillips, who produced both THE STING and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, knew everyone who was anyone at the time and lived to tell about them (after a deep descent into drug addiction). The book is great fun and you will recognize the names of many people who no doubt did not ever invite the author to lunch again.
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