Halfway To Hollywood

Halfway To Hollywood: Diaries 1980-1988 (Volume Two)

Non-Fiction, Screen & Performing Arts, Film, TV & Radio, Film, Film, TV & Radio Biographies
Paperback Published on: 11/09/2014
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Michael Palin's bestselling diaries of the 1980s.

After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, The Pythons made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful MONTY PYTHON'S MEANING OF LIFE. Writing and acting in films and television then took over much of Michael's life, culminating in the smash hit A FISH CALLED WANDA (for which he won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor), and the first of his seven celebrated television journeys for the BBC. He co-produced, wrote and played the lead in THE MISSIONARY opposite Maggie Smith, who also appeared with him in A PRIVATE FUNCTION, written by Alan Bennett.

Such was his fame in the US, he was enticed into once again hosting the enormously popular show Saturday Night Live, in one edition of which his mother makes a highly successful surprise guest appearance. He filmed several journeys for television and became chairman of the pressure group, Transport 2000. His family remains a constant as his and Helen's children enter their teens.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781780229027
  • Number of pages: 704
  • Weight: 550g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 54 mm

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Halfway To Hollywood
Excellent read, funny and moving
I missed the first run of Monty Python and didn’t catch up with them until the early 80s, instantly falling in love with “The Life Of Brian”. A while late... READ MORE