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Author Phillips, Stevie, 1936- author.

Title Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & me-- : a memoir / Stevie Phillips.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    792.0232 Phillips,S PHI    DUE 07-18-22
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 278 pages ; 25 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Contents Part 1: Beginnings. Who the hell is Stevie Phillips? ; What do you do with a Jewish princess? ; Girl on the bottom ; Can I tell you about "menial"? ; The new kids on the block ; How good is real? ; Have you heard of Haddonfield? ; Boston ; Reality checks ; Love--or something like it ; Vegas ; Back in New York ; A vacation ; One kind of husband ; Endings, beginnings, and endings ; A very sad day ; Sometimes -- Part 2: Success. The Liza start-up ; Flying solo ; Starring Liza ; What is an agent? ; Moving on ; Crazy ; Fun in the sun ; The success effect ; Betrayal -- Part 3: Maturity. A different kind of whorehouse ; Broadway gets a whorehouse ; Hollywood gets another whorehouse ; My last marriage ; The pieces ; TGIF (thank god it's finished)! ; Climbing the mountain.
Summary "No star burned more ferociously than Judy Garland. And nobody witnessed Garland's fierce talent at closer range than Stevie Phillips. During the Mad Men era, Stevie Philips was a young woman muscling her way into the manscape of Manhattan's glittering office towers. After a stint as a secretary, she began working for Freddie Fields and David Begelman at Music Corporation of America (MCA) under the glare of legendary ├╝ber-agent Lew Wasserman. When MCA blew apart, Fields and Begelman created Creative Management Associates (CMA), and Stevie went along. Fields convinced Garland to come on board, and Stevie became, as she puts it, "Garland's shadow," putting out fires-figurative and literal-in order to get her to the next concert in the next down-and-out town. Philips paints a portrait of Garland at the bitter end and although it was at times a nightmare, Philips says, "She became my teacher," showing her "how to" and "how not to" live. Stevie also represented Garland's fiercely talented daughter, Liza Minnelli, as well as Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, George Roy Hill, Bob Fosse, Cat Stevens, and David Bowie. She produced both films and Broadway shows and counted her colleague, the legendary agent Sue Mengers, among her closest confidantes. Now Stevie Phillips reveals all in Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me ..., a tough-talking memoir by a woman who worked with some of the biggest names in show business. It's a helluva ride"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Phillips, Stevie, 1936-
Theatrical agents -- United States -- Biography.
William D. Cunningham and Associates Agency -- History.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title Judy and Liza and Robert and Freddie and David and Sue and me--
ISBN 9781250065773 (hbk.)
1250065771 (hbk.)
9781466872776 (ebk.)

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