Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life

Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life

by Sally Kellerman

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Sally Kellerman’s portrayal of Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H remains a landmark performance.  Throughout her long career Kellerman has been a real dame—honest, down-to-earth, sultry, funny, and unfiltered.  In READ MY LIPS, Kellerman shares colorful tales of her years as an up-and-coming actress in the early 60s, when Hollywood was a small neighborhood full of chance encounters. To pay for acting classes (ten dollars each, alongside the likes of Jack Nicholson) she waited tables at a coffee house on the Sunset Strip that was a hangout for Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, and Warren Beatty.  While she watered her lawn one morning in her bathrobe, Ringo Starr stopped in his convertible to say he’d just moved into the neighborhood and she should drop by; during the Vietnam War, she dated Henry Kissinger. Over the years, there were drugs, affairs, diets, and therapy, a music album, a marriage, and motherhood. As the innocence of the 1950s collided with the free spirit of the 1960s, everything felt new and exciting, and Sally Kellerman was right in the middle of it. In READ MY LIPS Sally transports us back to that unique era and shares the challenges and rewards of her marriage, children, and her iconic career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602862012
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sally Kellerman is a thirty-year veteran of the film, television and music industries, and still continues to reinvent herself.   She is married to producer Jonathan Krane (Primary Colors, Look Who’s Talking, Catch Me If You Can) with whom she adopted their three children.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Prologue: Just a Small Town Girl xi

Chapter 1 The Day I Ruined My Life 1

Chapter 2 Make Believe 15

Chapter 3 Check, Please 30

Chapter 4 Loss and Longing 45

Chapter 5 Pushing the Limits 53

Chapter 6 Hit the Deck 78

Chapter 7 Never the Same Again 92

Chapter 8 The Wheel of Fortune 105

Chapter 9 Flirting with Politics 123

Chapter 10 Advice Given and Ignored 135

Chapter 11 Reaching Down, Reaching Out 154

Chapter 12 Chasing Garbo 167

Chapter 13 Love and Therapy 178

Chapter 14 God Laughs While We Make Plans 190

Chapter 15 Two, No Three, Little Surprises 208

Chapter 16 Lost and Found 225

Chapter 17 The Next Chapter 239

Acknowledgments 245

Index 248

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