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Don't Fall Off The Mountain
Author: Shirley MacLaine
"I've always felt that I would never develop into a really fine actress because I cared more about life beyond the camera than the life in front of it. Over the years my search became broader and broader. After two months on a picture my car seemed to veer toward the airport of its own accord. I still oved acting and enjoyed it. I was a profe...  more »
ISBN: 210577
Publication Date: 9/1971
Pages: 292
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Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is written before Shirley was writing about her past lives. Not to say she wasn't in to that then but it is NOT in that vein. It also is NOT heavily dealing in Hollywood. It is an autobiography of her life as she lived it. We are taken along with Shirley from her uptight childhood home life. Her early start on stage and then to screen. Her inspiration for her role in Irma La Douce . She travels plenty and she makes you feel that you are right there with her as she sees the world. She delves into the costumes, surroundings, lores, and food and describes in detail what she lives. She speaks of her famous brother Warren Beatty and some co-stars and film projects but it is her story of her living and striving to learn about the world around her (that her chosen profession lets her do by financing it) and it is most interesting. The title is advice from her husband when she communicates to him, touches base with him from some far flung place in the world and gives him details what she intends to do next. You, reader are taken along with Shirley. It is a cringe worthy read when she tells what she is eating or seeing and humorous when she runs into things she didn't expect. If you aren't into reading or learning about Shirley's past lives but would like to learn about the lady on a first account basis this book is for you.
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