Anjelica Huston (61 movies, 53 TV episodes, and 21 major awards later) needs 2 memoirs to tell all
With an introduction from President and Chief Executive Officer for South Florida's WPBT2 PBS television, Dolores Sukhdeo, the third in three generations of Academy Award-winning actors and directors, Anjelica Huston took the stage for an in-depth interview with Miami Film Festival President Jaie LaPlant at the 2013 Miami Book Fair International. Recalling how she wrote by hand with a tight timetable the first of her two-part memoir series, her coming-of age memoir A Story Lately Told, recently released in trade paperback (Scribner; October, 2014), after being encouraged by movie producer, writer, and actor Mitchell Glazer and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter to 'organize her memories.' Turning the spotlight on her illustrious Hollywood career, Huston described her favorite roles in Grifters and Witches, and working with film editors and directors, as well as her disastrous first movie with her Academy Award-winning father, John Huston, which caused her to quit acting and go into modeling before making a comeback resulting in her Academy-Award-winning role in Prizzi's Honor, starring with Jack Nicholson and directed by her father. Huston wrapped the interview with memories of her non-Hollywood childhood in Ireland in a family of 'gypsies and comics' before taking questions from the audience on violence in Dublin during her years in Ireland; her role in Iron Jawed Angels, a movie about the 1910 suffragette movement, with Academy Award winner Hilary Swank; September Song, a Broadway musical song made famous by her Academy Award winning grandfather, Walter Huston; her work with director Wes Anderson and role in The Royal Tenenbaums; her role in the Emmy Award Winning TV Series Smash; working with Robert Altman And John Cusack in The Grifters; the challenges and opportunities of growing up in a famous family; working with Robert Duvall on Lonesome Dove; if there were any juicy personal secrets not included in her memoir; reading her brother Tony Huston's adaptation of James Joyce's The Dead from Dubliners to her father in a hospital bed; the religious influences on her role as Vivian, Lady of the Lake, in Mists Of Avalon; and reading the Prologue to A Story Lately Told. The second memoir of her two-part remembrances, covering her life from the age of 29 to present years, Watch Me has just been published (Scribner; November, 2014) in conjunction with the paperback edition of A Story Lately Told.
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