The Golden Age of Hollywood

Read Kirk Douglas' Let's Face It yesterday. It's one of his more interesting writings, but he got several facts wrong. First off, he said he made two films with Anthony Quinn when he made three. (He forgot Ulysses.) Second, he states Larry Parks passed away shortly after being blacklisted. Parks went into real estate, becoming very successful at it & passed away in 1975. There were one or two more, but I can't remember them at the moment.

Overall, it was a pleasant read. He had some wonderful anecdotes, several of which he had put in his previous works. (George Burns was guilty of the same thing, so at least Douglas is in good company.) At the same time he has some wonderful new stories.

He spends a good amount of time dealing with the death of his son Eric and it's extremely touching. Douglas also deals with other celebrites' children who passed away by either overdose or suicide, and the number is staggering.

All in all, an interesting read.

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