Learning to Live Out Loud

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Learning to Live Out Loud

Format:  Hardcover,

357 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Nov 2011

ISBN-13: 9780823026685

ISBN-10: 082302668X

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An intimate memoir by three-time Oscar nominee Piper Laurie, one of Hollywood's most gifted and respected actresses
At the age of seventeen, in the glory days of movie-making, Piper Laurie was living every little girl's dream. Having been selected by Universal Studios to be a contract star, Piper was removed from her acting class and provided with stylists, chaperones, leading roles, and handsome dates, and elevated to the heights of Hollywood. Her beauty was admired by the likes of Ronald Reagan, Howard Hughes, Paul Newman, Tony Curtis, as well as dozens of directors and legions of fans. Her name was emblazoned on marquees across America for hit movies of the fifties such as the "The Prince Who Was a Thief," "The Mississippi Gambler," and "Ain't Misbehavin'."
But Piper discovered early on that the little girl's dream was not her own. Mortified by the shallowness of the roles and movies she was given, she longed for the freedom and fulfillment of her own artistic vision. After years in the studio system, shy Piper Laurie found her voice and the courage to burn her contract. It was only after she left the oppressive studio culture that she began to star in the TV shows, plays, and films that truly became the hallmarks of her career: "The Glass Menagerie on Broadway," the original "Days of Wine and Roses," "The Hustler," the iconic "Carrie," and "Twin Peaks." She grew into a three-time Oscar-nominated actress, an accomplished sculptor, and a director.
This memoir is the inspiring tale of Piper's perseverance to break from tradition and to practice her craft at the highest level. She started life as a withdrawn, mute child who couldn't find her voice and was transformed into a woman who learned to live out loud by her own rules.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2011
ISBN-13: 9780823026685
ISBN-10: 082302668X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 357
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.34
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.42 x 1.25 x 9.37

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