Thirty years after her television debut, Goldie Hawn is still at the top: Hollywood’s longest-lasting comedienne.
Though her contemporaries – Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand – are acknowledged as finer actresses, Goldie Hawn’s entrepreneurial streak, carefully veiled behind the girly facade, has generated a far greater personal fortune. Hollywood’s publicity men continue to project her as the quintessential Miss American Pie, and an indulgent Press has helped to rewrite some of the more colourful aspects of the past. Yet behind the golden giggle exists a complex woman – ‘schizophrenically ambitious’, as a former business partner puts it – who is ready to ditch colleagues, friends, lovers and husbands in her struggle to stay on top.
Sexually vulnerable but extremely manipulative, she has enjoyed affairs with an impressive roll-call of Hollywood celebrities and others, yet manages to preserve an air of girlish innocence throughout. She has overcome anorexia, a nervous breakdown and dyslexia. She has had knock-down fights with Demi Moore and Kirstey Alley. She has been criticised for her ‘cold, hard streak’. Yet despite many setbacks she remains one of the most-loved icons of twentieth-century American culture. She has also managed, as no comedienne has ever done before, to break through Hollywood’s glass ceiling.
Now at work with Absolutely Fabulous’s writing team of Jennifer Saunders and Ruby Wax, Goldie is guaranteed a follow-up to her recent box office success, The First Wives Club.
Absolutely…Goldie is a definitive biography of this Hollywood phenomenon, sourced from a wide range of individuals who have known her well.
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Goldie Hawn is one of Hollywood¹s most enduring comedy actresses and has clocked up a massive 30 years in a business that is notorious for building up its stars and then dropping them back into obscurity from 30,000 feet without a parachute.
Goldie's rise and rise from giggling, dizzy, blonde showgirl to big-shot actress and producer has not been without its problems, but with her astute business brain belying the skinny, bubbly, airhead persona, she still treads the hallowed showbiz turf that many a contemporary unceremoniously skidded from within years of making the grade.
Christopher Wilson¹s biography of one of the most popular blondes in the business tracks the young Ms. Hawn from her goofy teenage years--blighted by flat chest, goggle eyes and a massive mouth-- through to her early encounters on the casting couch, high-kicking chorus-girl shenanigans, and her big break on Rowan and Martin¹s Laugh-In with a wry, respectful affection that somehow manages to delve into some of the less salubrious details of her seemingly perfect life without removing any of the polish.
The story of a survivor in a city that takes no prisoners, Absolutely … Goldie is the story of one woman who has fought tooth and nail for her career while leaving barely a scar on her ripe, golden-girl image. But what we all really want to know is how dare she look THAT good in her 50s!-- Susan HarrisonReview:
‘Christopher Wilson’s biography shows the bonbon has a pretty hard centre… it froths and bubbles over the surface of Goldie’s life’
Mail on Sunday
‘Studded with facts’
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