9780307886941

Jeannie Out of the Bottle

  • ISBN 13:

    9780307886941

  • ISBN 10:

    0307886948

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/05/2011
  • Publisher: Crown Archetype

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Summary

A magical, heartwarming memoir from one of Hollywood#x19;s most beloved icons Over the past four decades, the landmark NBC hit television series I Dream of Jeanniehas delighted generations of audiences and inspired untold numbers of teenage crushes on its beautiful blond star, Barbara Eden. Part pristine Hollywood princess and part classic bombshell, with innocence, strength, and comedic talent to spare, Barbara finally lets Jeannie out of her bottle to tell her whole story. Jeannie Out of the Bottletakes us behind the scenes of I Dream of Jeannieas well as Barbara#x19;s dozens of other stage, movie, television, and live concert performances. We follow her from the hungry years when she was a struggling studio contract player at 20th Century Fox through difficult weeks trying to survive as a chorus girl at Ciro#x19;s Sunset Strip supper club, from a stint as Johnny Carson#x19;s sidekick on live TV to tangling on-screen and off with some of Hollywood#x19;s most desirable leading men, including Elvis Presley, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, and Warren Beatty. From the ups and downs of her relationship with her Jeannieco-star Larry Hagman to a touching meeting with an exquisite and vulnerable Marilyn Monroe at the twilight of her career, readers join Barbara on a thrilling journey through her five decades in Hollywood. But Barbara#x19;s story is also an intimate and honest memoir of personal tragedy: a stillborn child with her first husband, Michael Ansara; a verbally abusive, drug-addicted second husband; the loss of her beloved mother; and the accidental heroin-induced death of her adult son, just months before his wedding. With candor and poignancy, Barbara reflects on the challenges she has faced, as well as the joys she has experienced and how she has maintained her humor, optimism, and inimitable Jeannie magic throughout the roller-coaster ride of a truly memorable life. Illustrated with sixteen pages of photographs, including candid family pictures and rare publicity stills, Jeannie Out of the Bottleis a must-have for every fan, old and new. From the Hardcover edition.

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