Greg Archer: Robert Evans: 'I'm Still In The Picture'
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In the introduction to the new edition of "The Kid Stays in the Picture," Robert Evans' incendiary and candid memoir, the film industry legend writes: "Writing, like music or dancing, hungers for that certain rhythm, that beat, that sound. Without it, no matter how talented the artist, his or her efforts get heaped on top of a pile, and then that gets heaped atop another pile. And no matter how high the pile rises, invariably it slides into the world of the unremembered."
Evans should never worry about that. Writing aside, the man will always remain one of Hollywood's more alluring and unforgettable creatures. As the Paramount Studios chief in the 1960s and '70s, he stunned his detractors at the time, defied the odds and went on to produce some of the most critically acclaimed and successful films of all time--Rosemary's Baby, Marathon Man, Chinatown, The Godfather, Love Story. He had help, of course, most notably in the form of Peter Bart, who
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