Monday, March 1, 2010

New Book on Sharon and Roman's friend Warren Beatty, Sharon Tate and a fashion show based on "The Fearless Vampire Killers", Top 10 Chick Flicks includes "Valley of the Dolls" and Polanski has art exhibit in Germany.

Apparently there is a new biography on Warren Beatty.  I'll see if I can find it and see if it says anything about Roman and Sharon.  But the blurb on the web said:
With "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America" (Simon & Schuster; $30), Peter Biskind delivers a fact-filled, gossipy biography of one of Hollywood's most reclusive personalities.

Biskind reportedly had support from Beatty, who was interviewed for the book, but it's hard to believe the subject was aware of how far the author would go into his personal life.

The notoriously seductive Beatty had affairs with stars such as Joan Collins, Natalie Wood, Leslie Caron, Julie Christie, Michelle Phillips, Diane Keaton and Madonna, as well as with many non-famous women over the years, something the book notes in great detail.

Film fans should be fascinated by the background stories on Beatty's films, particularly his critically and commercial breakthrough smash "Bonnie and Clyde," which he also produced.

According to Biskind, "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967) was filmed for just $1.8 million, and initially French filmmaker Francois Truffaut ("Jules and Jim") was approached by Robert Benton and David Newman, who wrote the original screenplay and saw the cinematic project as a European film.

Truffaut considered doing it with Terence Stamp as Clyde.

The foreign filmmaker, however, didn't get along with Beatty and refused to direct the film if the American actor remained as producer. (Eventually, Arthur Penn, who worked with Beatty on "Mickey One," directed.)

Natalie Wood was offered Bonnie, but she declined. The actresses considered for Bonnie before Faye Dunaway won the role included Jane Fonda, Jean Seberg, Carol Lynley, Ann-Margret, Sharon Tate, Tuesday Weld and Sue Lyon.

You can see this article on the bottom of the page here:

Here is a blog discussing a new Fall/Winter collection that is based on Polanski's "The Fearless Vampire Killers":

The Top 10 Chick Flicks includes "Valley of the Dolls":

And Polanski's art and photographs from his films are on exhibit at a german gallery:

I wish we could see his stuff that includes Sharon...

1 comment:

  1. Great variety on this blog. I like how clothing designers take inspiration from "The Fearless Vampire Killers". It's a wonderful film. Funny and romantic. Additionally, the film is loaded with rich/lush sights and sounds.