Sunday, December 17, 2017

Nine Hollywood memoirs that reveal the industry's dark side

At Bustle, Sadie Trombetta tagged nine memoirs that reveal the dark side of Hollywood, including:
The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski by Samantha Geimer

Samantha Geimer was a 13-year-old aspiring model when, in 1977, Hollywood hotshot Roman Polanski drugged, assaulted, and raped her in the home of actor Jack Nicholson. In The Girl, Geimer reveals in stark detail the events of that night and, more importantly, what came after: a global media frenzy, a public trial and conviction that lead to Polanski fleeing the country. With stark emotion and clarity, Geimer recounts the years of pain and struggle she suffered from as a result of her attack, while Polanski continued to find success and acclaim in the industry. A powerful and important story that is as relevant today as it was when it happened 50 years ago.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue