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Natalie: A Memoir By Her Sister Book Review Summary

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    Growing up the sister of Natalie Wood, Lana Wood was exposed at an early age to fame and fortune. Lana, the daughter of a domineering mother, and a submissive father, she was expected to follow her sister Natalie into showbusiness. Although she worked with Natalie on the classic John Wayne film, "The Searchers", and starred in the sixties television show, "Peyton Place", she never really enjoyed acting as much as Natalie did. Lana was married several times, and had a daughter named Evan. Evan's father was a failed actor who abused Lana during the marriage.
    Lana witnessed Natalie's self-destructive behavior, and mentions a suicide attempt made by Natalie. She watched in amazement as Natalie dated a string of the most famous men in Hollywood, men like Warren Beatty, and Steve McQueen. Lana and Natalie had a falling out in the 1970s, and many friends of Natalie claim that Lana was always jealous of Natalie's success.
The review of this Book prepared by Nathaniel Ford








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   actor/actress Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Family, love    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   sister Story of entertainer?    -   Movie Drama Actor Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   drowning Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   mostly dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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