Brando

Brando

Songs My Mother Taught Me

Book - 1994
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A revealing self-portrait by the critically acclaimed, fiercely independent actor discusses his early life, career, world travels, social activism, and profiles of friends, lovers, and professional colleagues

Blackwell North Amer
This is Marlon Brando's own story, and his reason for telling it is best revealed in his own words: "I have always considered my life a private affair and the business of no one beyond my family and those I love. Except for moral and political issues that aroused in me a desire to speak out, I have done my utmost throughout my life, for the sake of my children and myself, to remain silent...But now, in my seventieth year, I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture."
To date there have been over a dozen books written about Marlon Brando, and almost all of them have been inaccurate, based on hearsay, sensationalist or prurient in tone. Now, at last, fifty years after his first appearance onstage in New York City, the actor has told his life story, with the help of Robert Lindsey.

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& Taylor

An honest, revealing self-portrait by the critically acclaimed, fiercely independent actor discusses his early life, career, world travels, social activism, and profiles of friends, lovers, and professional colleagues. 500,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679410133
0679410139
Characteristics: x, 468 p., [56] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lindsey, Robert 1935-
Alternative Title: Songs my mother taught me

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Me_Tarzan
Jun 07, 2018

Apparently - (As the story goes) - Random House Publishers (in 1994) actually paid Marlon Brando (who was 70 at the time) $5 million for his autobiography. No doubt they were anticipating a huge dollar return on the sales of this particular celebrity publication.

Well - IMO - I hardly think that these memoirs of Brando's were worth 5 million pennies considering that his story was told in a hazy cloud of sentimental nostalgia and that it didn't reveal anything other than what one would expect from a clearly biased whitewashing of one's own life.

I mean - "Songs My Mother Taught Me" was literal light years away from being a titillating "tell-all". That's for sure. Here Brando makes almost no mention of his wives and children, and neither does he go anywhere near the topic of his bisexuality.

Anyway - I'd say that the only really interesting aspect about this book was the numerous stills that punctuated many of the chapters.

nobonesclean Aug 04, 2014

If you want to know Marlon; watch his movies. If you want to know what he thinks; read this autobiography. Very good. ft

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