Hollywood Moms by Joyce Ostin

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Their names and faces are emblazoned across marquees and magazines—Susan Sarandon, Madonna, Melanie Griffith, Michelle Pfeiffer—and yet these famous women are not mere icons. They are flesh and blood, heart and soul, and mothers and daughters. This remarkable collection of photographs and comments offers inspirational, candid portraits of more than 50 acclaimed actresses, directors, producers, and performers, each one posing with her mother or daughter.

From Candice Bergen to Jennifer Lopez, the women in this book bring a wide range of perspectives to the universal theme of motherhood. Introduced by actress Carrie Fisher (who poses with her mother, Debbie Reynolds, and her daughter, Billie), and accompanied by each subject’s own words, Joyce Ostin’s intimate photographs are a testament to the wonder and power of the mother-daughter bond, and make this book an ideal gift for women of any age.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Revlon-UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program.

 

About Joyce Ostin

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Joyce Ostin is a Los Angeles-based photographer. A breast-cancer survivor, she will donate a portion of her proceeds to cancer research. Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, became an icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. Her star-studded career includes roles in numerous films such as "The Blues Brothers "and "When Harry Met Sally". She is the author of five bestselling novels, "Wishful Drinking, Surrender the Pink", "Delusions of Grandma", "The Best Awful", and "Postcards from the Edge", which was made into a hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Fisher's experience with addiction and mental illness--and her willingness to speak honestly about them--have made her a sought-after speaker and respected advocate.
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Harry N. Abrams. 112 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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In the tradition of Sisters, the bestselling coffee-table book that featured photographs of and essays by sisters both famous and not, comes Hollywood Moms, showcasing the photography of Joyce Ostin with an introduction by Carrie Fisher.

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Photographer Ostin is friends with many of her subjects, including actress and writer Carrie Fisher (who penned the book's introduction and poses with mom Debbie Reynolds and daughter Billie, whose father is Hollywood agent Bryan Lourd), and everyone pitched in for a noble cause.

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