Watch Me

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Watch Me

By Anjelica Huston

Scribner Book Company, Hardcover, 9781476760346, 389pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2014

Description
Following her extraordinary ("Vanity Fair"), evocative ("The New York Times"), " " magically beautiful ("The Boston Globe"), gorgeously written ("O, The Oprah Magazine") coming-of-age memoir, Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston writes about her relationship with Jack Nicholson, her rise to stardom, her work with the greatest directors in Hollywood, her love affair with her husband, and much more.
Anjelica Huston was twenty-nine years old and trying to create a place for herself as an actress in Hollywood when the director Tony Richardson said to her: Poor little you. So much talent and so little to show for it. You re never going to do anything with your life. Tony had a singsong voice, like one of his own parrots, but there was no mistaking the edge. Perhaps you re right, I answered. Inside I was thinking, "Watch me."
In "A Story Lately Told," Anjelica Huston described her enchanted childhood in Ireland and her glamorous but troubled late teens in London. That memoir of her early years ended when Anjelica stepped into Hollywood. In "Watch Me," Huston tells the story of falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent, high-profile, spirited seventeen-year relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends. She writes about learning the art and craft of acting, about her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Maerose Prizzi in "Prizzi's Honor," about her roles as Morticia Addams in the" Addams Family" films, Etheline Tenenbaum in "The Royal Tenenbaums" and Lilly Dillon in "The Grifters," and about her collaborations with many great directors, including Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Bob Rafelson, Francis Ford Coppola, and Stephen Frears. She movingly and beautifully writes about the death of her father, the legendary director John Huston, and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham. She is candid, mischievous, warm, passionate, funny, and a superb storyteller.


About the Author
Academy Award-winning actress and director Anjelica Huston has received honors from the National Society of Film Critics;the Independent Spirit Awards; and the Golden Globe Awards; as well as multiple Oscar, BAFTA, and Emmy awards or nominations. Huston most recently starredon the hit TV show"Smash." She is the author of the memoirs A Story Lately Told" and Watch Me".