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The girl on the balcony : Olivia Hussey finds life after Romeo & Juliet

Author: Olivia Hussey; Alexander Martin; Franco Zeffirelli
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"In 1968, Olivia Hussey became one of the most famous faces in the world, immortalized as the definitive Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet. Now the iconic girl on the balcony shares the ups and downs of her truly remarkable life and career ... In this candid memoir, Olivia Hussey tells her story: from being an "It Girl" in swinging 60s London and her enduring friendship with Romeo & Juliet co-star Leonard  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hussey, Olivia.
Girl on the balcony.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2018
(OCoLC)1046066084
Named Person: Olivia Hussey; Olivia Hussey
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Hussey; Alexander Martin; Franco Zeffirelli
ISBN: 9781496717214 149671721X
OCLC Number: 1046991366
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: A rough start --
White shoes --
Under a slate-gray sky --
On the boards --
The audition --
Romeo and Juliet go to the movies --
Italy --
Cinecittà Studios --
Temper, temper --
Mrs. Mayfair and a very sick girl --
One-take Hussey --
Boobs O'Mina --
Late nights --
Was there anything between Romeo and Juliet offscreen? --
Roman holiday --
Meanwhile, back on the balcony --
Actors --
Acting --
Live, to the world --
Teenage heartbreak --
Last, but not least --
The end; now comes the work --
The tour --
Boys --
So I became a movie star --
Christopher Jones --
America --
The end of the long beginning --
Love --Vegas, Dean, and a wedding --
Homemaker --
Back to work --
Guns --
An apple and a flower --
You have to go there to come back --
My Mary and my vice --
Death on the Nile --
India --
What's my line? --
Japan with the toad --
Akira --
Long-distance love --
Up up, and away --
Let the 80s be over --
A song, a Harley, and that hair --
Reality --
Under seige --
Mother Teresa --
Cancer --
Taking a backseat --
Today.
Responsibility: Olivia Hussey with Alexander Martin ; foreword by Franco Zeffirelli.

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"In 1968, Olivia Hussey became one of the most famous faces in the world, immortalized as the definitive Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet. Now the iconic girl on the balcony shares the ups and downs of her truly remarkable life and career ... In this candid memoir, Olivia Hussey tells her story: from being an "It Girl" in swinging 60s London and her enduring friendship with Romeo & Juliet co-star Leonard Whiting, through three tumultuous marriages, motherhood, stage-four breast cancer, debilitating agoraphobia, bankruptcy, and ultimately, a journey of self-discovery in India that led her on a path to fulfillment"--Jacket.

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