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Hollywood to Kentish Town
By Patrice Chaplin

Category Biography, Rich, Famous,  Hollywood

About Hollywood to Kentish Town

The swimming pools are shimmering with talent, but Goddess Hollywood looks further afield and finds its next protégé amongst the puddles of Kentish Town

When Patrice Chaplin left Kentish Town for Hollywood, she did not envisage the extent of the excitement of the lives of its biggest stars, but she quickly found herself in its fold. And when Lauren Bacall and Alan Ladd Junior wanted to turn Patrice Chaplin’s book into a film, many expected her to jump at the chance, but she didn’t… In this series of vignettes, established novelist Patrice Chaplin takes us through some extraordinary moments in time. Her time. From spider spotting by the swimming pool with Jack Nicholson and plotting ways to get him to take off his glasses, to food shopping for Marlon Brando’s fridge, to meeting Elizabeth Taylor and Orson Welles, this is a mini memoir of an enthralling and bygone world of Hollywood.

About Patrice Chaplin

Patrice Chaplin is an internationally renowned writer and has published over 30 fiction and non-fiction books. Her short stories were published in The London Magazine, along with other collections, including Black Valentine (Duckworth), The Minerva Book of Short Stories, the BBC, and the Heinemann series. Her play From the Balcony was commissioned for Radio 3 and the National Theatre, and Into the Darkness Laughing was performed in France, Spain, and the UK. Patrice’s journalism has been featured in The Guardian, The Listener, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, The Jewish Chronicle, and documentaries have been broadcast on the BBC and Spanish television. The novel Siesta was produced as a movie starring Ellen Barkin, with music by Miles Davis. 

Published: 20 June 2024 Pages: 146 ISBN: 978-1-7384598-3-4 Size: 5’’ x 8’’ / 12.7cm x20cm Price: £9.99 Format: Paperback

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