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The late film icon and screen legend Kirk Douglas was married to Anne Buydens for more than six decades. Here they both look back on a lifetime filled with drama both on and off the screen. Sharing priceless correspondence with each other as well as the celebrities and world leaders they called friends, Kirk and Anne is a candid portrayal of the pleasures and pitfalls of a Hollywood life lived in the public eye.

Compiled from Anne's private archive of letters and photographs, this is an intimate glimpse into the Douglases' courtship and marriage set against the backdrop of Kirk's screen triumphs, including The Vikings, Lust For Life, Paths of Glory, and Spartacus. The letters themselves, as well as Kirk and Anne's vivid descriptions of their experiences, reveal remarkable insight and anecdotes about the legendary figures they knew so well, including Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, the Kennedys, and the Reagans.

Filled with photos from film sets, private moments, and public events, Kirk and Anne details the adventurous, oftentimes comic, and poignant reality behind the glamour of a Hollywood marriage.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Kirk Douglas and Anne Douglas. Foreword copyright 2017 by Michael Douglas. (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Love letters for Kirk and Anne ♥️ show Kirk Douglas passions for his wife if 63 years!

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Great listen.

A really interestng real life lovestory. The wealthy, elite Hollywood stars are just as vulnerable with many the same problems as the rest of us. His books are entertaining, humorous & educational. Imagine all the knowledge & wisdom of a 100 year lifetime that can be ,.

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What a beautiful story of two people who found each other and together made the world a better place.

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Amazing!

This is another magnificent book of KD. What a great life! Thank you for sharing so many wonderful stories from your life. I draw inspiration from your life and wisdom. Thank you.

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Entering the world of a superstar couple

I enjoyed this book immensely, a glance into the life of a couple whose love scanned many decades. It’s not just about Hollywood anecdotes ( although there are plenty ) it’s the story of a love affair and then a family.

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