Watch Me: A Memoir

by Anjelica Huston

Hardcover, 2014

Status

Available

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Publication

Scribner (2014), Edition: 1st, 400 pages

Description

"Picking up where A Story Lately Told leaves off, when Anjelica Huston is 22 years old, Watch Me is a chronicle of her glamorous and eventful Hollywood years. She writes about falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent, high-profile, spirited 17-year relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends. She writes about learning how to act, about her Academy Award-winning portrayal of "Maerose Prizzi" in Prizzi's Honor, about her collaborations with many of the greatest directors in Hollywood, including Wes Anderson, Richard Condon, Bob Rafelson, Mike Nichols, and Stephen Frears. She movingly and beautifully writes about the death of her father John Huston and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham. She is candid, mischievous, warm, passionate, funny, and a fabulous story teller"--… (more)

Rating

(16 ratings; 3.3)

User reviews

LibraryThing member Meggo
It helps that Huston has led an extremely interesting life. I just wish she had a happier time of things. I read this book immediately after Huston's predecessor memoir, A Story Lately Told, and I enjoyed it more in no small measure because her story telling is stronger in this book, which focuses
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on her adult life for which her memories are stronger. An interesting read.
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LibraryThing member mirikayla
This is what I was looking for, and I should definitely have read it before A Story Lately Told—even though it was published second—because I didn't know enough about Anjelica Huston to appreciate that one before this. It seems like she's had more of life than anyone I've ever heard of; not
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just a more interesting life, although that's true, but somehow more of it. Her life is so Hollywood, but she grew up in Ireland, was a model in New York, married a Mexican sculptor, designed her home in the southwestern aesthetic of New Mexico, and always felt like she was "returning home" when she went to Italy, where her grandparents lived. She's about as glamorous a movie star as they come, but is always surrounded by a menagerie of animals including dogs, birds, horses, and a giant "miniature" pig. And one of the things I loved most about her is that she often expresses the same insecurities and weaknesses I have. I've always liked her, and it seems she's a fascinating person off the screen as well. I feel like I could be good friends with her.
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Language

Original language

English

Physical description

400 p.; 5.5 inches

ISBN

1476760349 / 9781476760346
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