The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans
A Notorious Life

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Robert Evans' The Kid Stays in the Picture is universally recognized as the greatest, most outrageous, and most unforgettable show business memoir ever written. The basis of an award-winning documentary film, it remains the gold standard of Hollywood storytelling.
 
With black-and-white photographs from the author's archive and a new introduction by the legendary actor, producer, and Hollywood studio chief Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture is driven by a voice as charming and irresistible as any great novel.
 
An extraordinary raconteur, Evans spares no one, least of all himself. Filled with starring roles for everyone from Ava Gardner to Marlon Brando to Sharon Stone, The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life is sharp, witty, and self-aggrandizing, and self-lacerating in equal measure.

This is a must-read for fans of American cinema and classics of the canon, including The Odd Couple, Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Godfather, and Chinatown.

 

About Robert Evans

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Robert Evans was the chief of Paramount Studios in the 1960s and 1970s, and produced many of the most acclaimed and successful films of all time, including The Godfather, Chinatown, Marathon Man, and Urban Cowboy. He has been the inspiration for characters played by Robert Vaughn in S. O. B. and Dustin Hoffman in Wag the Dog. He lives in Beverly Hills, CA, in the estate known as Woodland, once owned by Greta Garbo.
 
Published June 4, 2013 by It Books. 528 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Major movie producer Evans, self-described ``bad boy of Hollywood,'' sums up his lifelong personal style succinctly in his memoir's last line: ``Resolve: Fuck 'em, fuck 'em all...'' Chronicling his hi

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The autobiography The Kid Stays in the Picture, .

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But what I find most notable about Robert Evans’ memoir The Kid Stays in the Picture (available here for the smallest piece of small change, plus postage) is that it’s the best book on the deal – sorry, The Deal – I’ve ever read.

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