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Writing with an exuberant love of language and detail,
Anjelica Huston shares her enchanted childhood in Ireland, her teen
years in London, and her coming-of-age as a model and nascent
actress in New York.
Living with her glamorous and artistic mother, educated by tutors
and nuns, intrepid on a horse, Huston was raised on an Irish estate
to which-between movies-her father brought his array of
extraordinary friends, from Carson McCullers and John Steinbeck to
Peter O'Toole and Marlon Brando. Every morning, Anjelica and her
brother visited their father while he took his breakfast in bed.
"What news?" he'd ask. "I'd seen him the night before," Anjelica
recalls. "There wasn't much to report." So she became a
In London, where she lives with her mother and brother in the early
sixties when her parents separate, Huston encounters the Rolling
Stones and Fleetwood Mac. She understudies Marianne Faithfull in
Hamlet. Seventeen, striking, precocious, but still young
and vulnerable, she is devastated when her mother dies in a car
Months later she moves to New York, falls in love with the much
older, brilliant but disturbed photographer Bob Richardson, and
becomes a model. Living in the Chelsea Hotel, working with Richard
Avedon and other photographers, she navigates a volatile
relationship and the dynamic cultural epicenter of New York in the
A Story Lately Told ends as Huston launches her Hollywood life. The
second part of her story-Watch Me-opens in Los Angeles in
1973 and will be published in Fall 2014. Beguiling and beautifully
written, Huston's memoir is a treasure.