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ISBN13: 9780762452347
ISBN10: 076245234x
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Considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her generation, Sharon Tate remains a fascinating pop icon and a poster child for the 1960s. What struck most about Sharon was her gentle nature and the sheer perfection of her face, but she was far more than just a beauty. The few films she made during her brief career, including Valley of the Dolls, Eye of the Devil, and The Fearless Vampire Killers, have secured her position as a Hollywood legend. Over forty years since her last film, Sharonand#8217;s spirit and charisma lives strong in the memories of those who knew her best, and her style continues to inspire the worlds of fashion, beauty, art, and film.

Sharon Tate: Recollection is a one-of-a-kind celebration of Sharonand#8217;s life and career, her influence as a fashion icon throughout the world, and in effect presents a sociological portrait of the 1960sand#151;its youth culture, the sexual revolution, the rise of independent cinema, and Hollywood's changing studio system. In this impressive photo book, Sharon Tateand#8217;s story emerges through quotes and short essaysand#151;recollectionsand#151;by her sister, Debra Tate, as well as by those who knew and have been influenced by her.

What emerges from these pages is a stunning tribute to an unforgettable life.

Highlights include:

A foreword note by Sharon's husband Roman Polanski.

An introduction and remembrances by Sharon's sister Debra Tate.

Previously unseen childhood photos from the Tate family album.

Original quotes and recollection essays written specially for this book by Jane Fonda, Kelly Osbourne, Bert Stern, Michelle Phillips, Patty Duke, Lee Grant, Elke Sommer, Joan Collins, Viva, Tony Scotti and Trina Turk.

Retrospective quotes by Truman Capote, Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, Dominick Dunne, Warren Beatty, Mia Farrow, Orson Welles, Barbara Parkins, George Harrison, David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner and Kirk Douglas.

Rare and classic photographs by David Bailey, Milton Greene, Philippe Halsman, Shahrokh Hatami, Terry O'Neill, Peter Basch, John Engstead, Peter Brand#252;chmann, Neal Barr and Jean Jacques Bugat.

Never-before-seen or published images of Sharon in the classic film Valley of the Dolls, digitally reproduced from their original negatives and transparencies specially for this book by the 20th Century Fox archive.

Review:

"Sharon Tate is seen as an aspiring actress groomed to be the next Marilyn Monroe in this effusive biography in pictures arranged by her younger sister Debra, a makeup artist. Tate had just garnered her first starring roles (Valley of the Dolls; The Wrecking Crew), was newly married to director Roman Polanski, and was nearly nine months pregnant when she was brutally murdered at her Los Angeles home by the Manson Family on Aug. 8, 1969. But her gruesome stabbing (along with four others) is only referred to in passing in this celebratory book. Through the voices of those closest to her, Tate is described as serene and soulful. She was born in Texas in 1943 (and won her first beauty contest as Miss Tiny Tot of Dallas) and attended high school in Verona, Italy (her father was in the military). Her natural-blonde, all-American good looks attracted attention, and back in the States, she landed TV commercials and got bit parts on shows like The Beverly Hillbillies. MGM trained her 'like a race horse,' she is quoting as saying, fashioning her signature long hair, big eyes, and pale lips that became the Swinging '60s look for films like Eye of the Devil and Don't Make Waves. Polanski, who selected her for his film The Fearless Vampire Killers (in which she wore a red wig), offers the most touching tribute, as do actors Dave Draper and Mia Farrow, among others, although it's the photos that truly reveal Tate's vulnerable, timeless incandescence. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her generation, Sharon Tate remains a fascinating pop icon and a poster child for the 1960s. What most struck those who knew Sharon was her gentle nature and the sheer perfection of her face, but she was far more than just a beauty. The few films she made during her brief career, including Valley of the Dolls, Eye of the Devil, and The Fearless Vampire Killers, have taken on a cult status. Over forty years since her last film, Sharons spirit and charisma lives strong in the memories of those who knew her best, and her style continues to inspire the worlds of fashion, beauty, art, and film.

Sharon Tate: Recollection is a one-of-a-kind celebration of Sharons life and career, her influence as a fashion icon throughout the world, and in effect presents a sociological portrait of the 1960s—its youth culture, the sexual revolution, Hollywood's changing studio system, and the rise of independent cinema. In this dazzling photo book, Sharon Tates story emerges through quotes and short essays—recollections—by her sister, Debra Tate, as well as by those who knew and who have been influenced by her. An all-star cast contributing memories and thoughts on Sharon includes Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Robert Evans, Mia Farrow, Raquel Welch, Hugh Hefner, Michelle Phillips, Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins, Jane Fonda, Drew Barrymore, and Kelly Osbourne. The book is filled with hundreds of rare and unpublished photos of Sharon Tate taken by the likes of Milton Greene, David Bailey, Terry ONeill, Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Norman Parkinson, Philippe Halsman, John Engstead, and more.

What emerges from these pages is a stunning tribute to an unforgettable life.

Synopsis:

The star of cult films like Valley of the Dolls and The Fearless Vampire Killers, renowned for her startling beauty and as a poster child of the 1960s, Sharon Tate remains a fascinating pop icon to this day. Sharon Tate: Recollection is a celebration of her life and career, her influence as a fashion icon throughout the world, and presents a sociological portrait of 1960s Hollywood. All of this comes from the one-of-a-kind perspective of her sister, Debra Tate, and through stunning images and stories from those who knew her best.

In this impressive photo book, Sharon Tates story emerges through quotes and short essays—“Recollections”—by Debra Tate, as well as by those who knew her personally and who have been influenced by her. An all-star cast contributing memories and thoughts on Sharon includes Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Robert Evans, Mia Farrow, Raquel Welch, Hugh Hefner, Michelle Phillips, Patty Duke, and Barbara Parkins. And the book is filled with hundreds of rare and unpublished photos of Sharon Tate taken by the likes of Milton Greene, Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Norman Parkinson, Philippe Halsman, John Engstead, and more.

Unlike all other books on Sharon Tate that focus on her tragic death in one of the most notorious crimes of the twentieth century, Sharon Tate: Recollection is a stunningly gorgeous tribute to her life.

About the Author

Debra Tate has devoted much of her life to advocacy for victimsand#8217; rights causes and counseling victims of violent crimes. As her mother, Doris, and sister Patti did during their lifetimes, Debra works to bring about change in human rights legislation. Over the course of her advocacy work she has been interviewed by Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Diane Sawyer, and Matt Lauer, and has appeared on numerous documentaries and shows, including Good Morning America and Dateline. In previous careers Debra was a model, teacher, and Hollywood makeup artist. Debra Tate lives in California.

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George Vreeland Hill, June 15, 2014 (view all comments by George Vreeland Hill)
An excellent book that covers the life of Sharon Tate and the hurt that the Tate family went through after Sharon's murder.
A must read.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780762452347
Author:
Tate, Debra
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Author:
Polanski, Roman
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos throughout, BandW photos th
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sharon Tate is seen as an aspiring actress groomed to be the next Marilyn Monroe in this effusive biography in pictures arranged by her younger sister Debra, a makeup artist. Tate had just garnered her first starring roles (Valley of the Dolls; The Wrecking Crew), was newly married to director Roman Polanski, and was nearly nine months pregnant when she was brutally murdered at her Los Angeles home by the Manson Family on Aug. 8, 1969. But her gruesome stabbing (along with four others) is only referred to in passing in this celebratory book. Through the voices of those closest to her, Tate is described as serene and soulful. She was born in Texas in 1943 (and won her first beauty contest as Miss Tiny Tot of Dallas) and attended high school in Verona, Italy (her father was in the military). Her natural-blonde, all-American good looks attracted attention, and back in the States, she landed TV commercials and got bit parts on shows like The Beverly Hillbillies. MGM trained her 'like a race horse,' she is quoting as saying, fashioning her signature long hair, big eyes, and pale lips that became the Swinging '60s look for films like Eye of the Devil and Don't Make Waves. Polanski, who selected her for his film The Fearless Vampire Killers (in which she wore a red wig), offers the most touching tribute, as do actors Dave Draper and Mia Farrow, among others, although it's the photos that truly reveal Tate's vulnerable, timeless incandescence. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her generation, Sharon Tate remains a fascinating pop icon and a poster child for the 1960s. What most struck those who knew Sharon was her gentle nature and the sheer perfection of her face, but she was far more than just a beauty. The few films she made during her brief career, including Valley of the Dolls, Eye of the Devil, and The Fearless Vampire Killers, have taken on a cult status. Over forty years since her last film, Sharons spirit and charisma lives strong in the memories of those who knew her best, and her style continues to inspire the worlds of fashion, beauty, art, and film.

Sharon Tate: Recollection is a one-of-a-kind celebration of Sharons life and career, her influence as a fashion icon throughout the world, and in effect presents a sociological portrait of the 1960s—its youth culture, the sexual revolution, Hollywood's changing studio system, and the rise of independent cinema. In this dazzling photo book, Sharon Tates story emerges through quotes and short essays—recollections—by her sister, Debra Tate, as well as by those who knew and who have been influenced by her. An all-star cast contributing memories and thoughts on Sharon includes Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Robert Evans, Mia Farrow, Raquel Welch, Hugh Hefner, Michelle Phillips, Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins, Jane Fonda, Drew Barrymore, and Kelly Osbourne. The book is filled with hundreds of rare and unpublished photos of Sharon Tate taken by the likes of Milton Greene, David Bailey, Terry ONeill, Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Norman Parkinson, Philippe Halsman, John Engstead, and more.

What emerges from these pages is a stunning tribute to an unforgettable life.

"Synopsis" by ,

The star of cult films like Valley of the Dolls and The Fearless Vampire Killers, renowned for her startling beauty and as a poster child of the 1960s, Sharon Tate remains a fascinating pop icon to this day. Sharon Tate: Recollection is a celebration of her life and career, her influence as a fashion icon throughout the world, and presents a sociological portrait of 1960s Hollywood. All of this comes from the one-of-a-kind perspective of her sister, Debra Tate, and through stunning images and stories from those who knew her best.

In this impressive photo book, Sharon Tates story emerges through quotes and short essays—“Recollections”—by Debra Tate, as well as by those who knew her personally and who have been influenced by her. An all-star cast contributing memories and thoughts on Sharon includes Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Robert Evans, Mia Farrow, Raquel Welch, Hugh Hefner, Michelle Phillips, Patty Duke, and Barbara Parkins. And the book is filled with hundreds of rare and unpublished photos of Sharon Tate taken by the likes of Milton Greene, Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Norman Parkinson, Philippe Halsman, John Engstead, and more.

Unlike all other books on Sharon Tate that focus on her tragic death in one of the most notorious crimes of the twentieth century, Sharon Tate: Recollection is a stunningly gorgeous tribute to her life.

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