Carrie Fisher &
Princess Leia & Unsinkable Tammy in Hell
Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince
It's history's first comprehensive, unauthorized overview of the greatest mother-daughter act in showbiz history, Debbie Reynolds ("hard as nails and with more balls than any five guys I've ever known") and her talented, often traumatized daughter, Carrie Fisher ("one of the smartest, hippest chicks in Hollywood"). Evolving for decades under the unrelenting glare of public scrutiny, each became a world-class symbol of the social and cinematic tastes that prevailed during their heydays as celebrity icons in Hollywood.
Now, for the first time, their thousands of fans can read about the combative but ferociously loyal relationship of the "boop-boop-a-doop" girl with her intergalactic STAR WARS daughter, Princess Leia, and their iron-willed strength during their "true grit" battles to out-race changing tastes in Hollywood.
According to its co-author and publisher, Danforth Prince, "We've defined this as the ultimate conversation-starter for savvy matriarchs transmitting lifestyle advice to their daughters or granddaughters. It's a Mother's Day celebration of the ties that bind (and sometimes torment) different generations of inter-related women, each navigating their way through the shifting currents of pop culture."
Loaded with never-before published revelations about "who was doing what to whom" during the final gasps of Golden Age Hollywood, it's a one-of-a-kind, All-American saga about the price of glamour, career-related pain, family anguish, romantic betrayals, lingering guilt, and the volcanic shifts that affected a scrappy, wryly funny mother-daughter team—and everyone else who ever loved the movies.
Paperback 978-1-936003-57-0 $34.95
Trim size 6x9 Ppg 630