By Shirley MacLaine
A humorous, fierce, imaginitive memoir chronicling New York instances bestselling writer and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine’s extraordinary reviews filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extreme stories her time there introduced forth of a previous existence at the misplaced continent of Atlantis.
Her agent informed her to not get at the airplane. The male leads weren’t even forged. The financing used to be shaky at most sensible. The script were re-written numerous occasions. And but anything approximately Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film’s situation shoot within the far away Canary Islands—and immediately to the heart of 1 of the main exciting and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life.
The making of the movie reads like a screwball comedy, because the solid and staff face unpredictable day-by-day hindrances with ingenuity, grit, and private sacrifice. but the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new figuring out of the loss of life of 1 of history’s so much elusive but eternally exciting areas. students have lengthy theorized that Spain’s Canary Islands are the remnants of the amazing misplaced continent of Atlantis. because the motion picture set descends into pandemonium, Shirley reveals attention-grabbing corollaries among the island’s cataclysmic destiny and our personal harmful trajectory. will we study the teachings the electorate of Atlantis didn't comprehend?
The resolution is borne out of recovered stories from Shirley’s previous existence on Atlantis and during a chain of meditations that demonstrate the need of unfettered mind's eye whilst trying to find daring new truths, rendering this evocative memoir crucial studying for somebody looking a broader figuring out of what it ability to be human—both the place we got here from and the place we're going.
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What Else Have I Got to Do for the Next Six Weeks? 18. "On Your Marks, Get Set. " 19. Aftermath 20. The Quest for Moolah -- Part II 21. The First Picture Show 22. Birth of a Salesman 23. La-La-Land 24. Beware the Spores 25. Playing Kick the Cannes 26. The Downside of the Upside 27. Working in the Industry 28. The First "Hollywood" Film 29. Back to Basics 30. Go West, Young Man 31. Ca$hing in on the Cult 32. The Dark Side of Ambition 33. Second Time is the Charm 34. A Fly on the Darkman Wall 35.
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Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure by Shirley MacLaine