Considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her generation, Sharon Tate remains a fascinating pop icon and a poster child for the 1960s. What struck most about Sharon was her gentle nature and the sheer perfection of her face, but she was far more than just a beauty.Read more...
Considered by many to be the most beautiful woman of her generation, Sharon Tate remains a fascinating pop icon and a poster child for the 1960s. What struck most about Sharon was her gentle nature and the sheer perfection of her face, but she was far more than just a beauty. The few films she made during her brief career, including Valley of the Dolls, Eye of the Devil, and The Fearless Vampire Killers, have secured her position as a Hollywood legend. Over forty years since her last film, Sharon's spirit and charisma lives strong in the memories of those who knew her best, and her style continues to inspire the worlds of fashion, beauty, art, and film.
Sharon Tate: Recollection is a one-of-a-kind celebration of Sharon's life and career, her influence as a fashion icon throughout the world, and in effect presents a sociological portrait of the 1960s--its youth culture, the sexual revolution, the rise of independent cinema, and Hollywood's changing studio system. In this impressive photo book, Sharon Tate's story emerges through quotes and short essays--recollections--by her sister, Debra Tate, as well as by those who knew and have been influenced by her.
What emerges from these pages is a stunning tribute to an unforgettable life.
A foreword note by Sharon's husband Roman Polanski.
An introduction and remembrances by Sharon's sister Debra Tate.
Previously unseen childhood photos from the Tate family album.
Original quotes and recollection essays written specially for this book by Jane Fonda, Kelly Osbourne, Bert Stern, Michelle Phillips, Patty Duke, Lee Grant, Elke Sommer, Joan Collins, Viva, Tony Scotti and Trina Turk.
Retrospective quotes by Truman Capote, Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, Dominick Dunne, Warren Beatty, Mia Farrow, Orson Welles, Barbara Parkins, George Harrison, David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner and Kirk Douglas.
Rare and classic photographs by David Bailey, Milton Greene, Philippe Halsman, Shahrokh Hatami, Terry O'Neill, Peter Basch, John Engstead, Peter Bruchmann, Neal Barr and Jean Jacques Bugat.
Never-before-seen or published images of Sharon in the classic film Valley of the Dolls, digitally reproduced from their original negatives and transparencies specially for this book by the 20th Century Fox archive.
- ISBN-13: 9780762452347
- ISBN-10: 076245234X
- Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
- Publish Date: June 2014
- Page Count: 271
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-05-12
- Reviewer: Staff
Sharon Tate is seen as an aspiring actress groomed to be the next Marilyn Monroe in this effusive biography in pictures arranged by her younger sister Debra, a makeup artist. Tate had just garnered her first starring roles (Valley of the Dolls; The Wrecking Crew), was newly married to director Roman Polanski, and was nearly nine months pregnant when she was brutally murdered at her Los Angeles home by the Manson Family on Aug. 8, 1969. But her gruesome stabbing (along with four others) is only referred to in passing in this celebratory book. Through the voices of those closest to her, Tate is described as serene and soulful. She was born in Texas in 1943 (and won her first beauty contest as Miss Tiny Tot of Dallas) and attended high school in Verona, Italy (her father was in the military). Her natural-blonde, all-American good looks attracted attention, and back in the States, she landed TV commercials and got bit parts on shows like The Beverly Hillbillies. MGM trained her “like a race horse,” she is quoting as saying, fashioning her signature long hair, big eyes, and pale lips that became the Swinging ’60s look for films like Eye of the Devil and Don’t Make Waves. Polanski, who selected her for his film The Fearless Vampire Killers (in which she wore a red wig), offers the most touching tribute, as do actors Dave Draper and Mia Farrow, among others, although it’s the photos that truly reveal Tate’s vulnerable, timeless incandescence. (July)