Slim: Memories of a Rich and Imperfect Life

  • Title: Slim: Memories of a Rich and Imperfect Life
  • Author: Slim Keith Annette Tapert
  • ISBN: 9780671631642
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Slim Memories of a Rich and Imperfect Life The California beauty who became America a quintessential socialite recounts her life in the social circles of Hollywood and Broadway
    The California beauty who became America a quintessential socialite recounts her life in the social circles of Hollywood and Broadway.

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    1. This was a surprisingly quick, entertaining, lovely read. I have know about Slim Keith for years, as a glamorous woman who was married to the film director Howard Hawks, as well as Hollywood agent Leland Hayward. I was prompted to read her autobiography when she was mentioned as a style icon to designer Jenna Lyons, of J. Crew. Lady Keith comes across as a warm, accessible, humble woman. She makes no pretense to having anything other than a fabulous sense of style, and sheer luck to her credit. [...]

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    2. The subject of this memoir is often considered the real-life model for the smart-mouthed, sophisticated beauty often played on screen by Lauren Bacall. Slim Keith tells her glamorous life story candidly and with a refreshing perspective. Prior to her death I frequently saw her photo (as an anything-but-glamorous older woman) in fashion-oriented society columns and was curious. What was it about this woman that she was always in the "right place," with all the beautiful people, and being photogra [...]

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    3. We won't see their like again.

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    4. IQ "God blessed me with a happy spirit and many other gifts. What I was not blessed with I went out and got. Sometimes the price was too high, but I have never been much of a bargain hunter", pg. 307 I expected more of Nancy 'Slim' Keith's much revered wit to shine through in he autobiography but tales of her trademark wit were either greatly exaggerated or she toned it down considerably for her memoir. I didn't realize her life was so 'scandalous' until I read more about her on . I've wanted to [...]

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    5. For old-movie buffs, this backstage look at the incredible life of Slim Keith is as good as it gets. Slim rose from nothing to become the wife of one of old Hollywood's most prolific directors, only to leave him for one of Hollywood AND Broadway's most prolific producers. Along the way she became BFFs with luminaries such as Lauren Bacall, Ernest Hemingway, and Truman Capote. The name-dropping is second-to-none, but incredibly, she expects you to feel sorry for her after her second husband leave [...]

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    6. Good one for movie buffs.A fascinating inside look at that life style of the rich and famous most us will never experience. Slim Keith, on who the Lauren Bacall (a good friend of Slim's) character "You know how to whistle don't you?"in the old Bogart movie To Have and Have Not was based, got to know everyone who was anyone at the time but I was especially interested in her insights into one of my all time favorite authors Ernest Hemingway. In fact I wrote and published a non-fiction journal of a [...]

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    7. This woman reminded me of Bianca Jagger. Noted for her beauty and attraction to men, Slim Keith did not really seem to have much else to offer. She chummed around with Ernest Hemingway and Truman Capote. She lived a self absorbed life. A little of her goes a long way.

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    8. A slim and imperfect book but serves its purpose to entertain.

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    9. Love, love, love. Quick, entertaining read about a woman who, by way of her style & wit & ability to attract powerful men, became a member of the jet set. She writes at the very beginning of the memoir that she doesn't plan to have it published until she is dead and even then she has no intention to write a tell-all, quoting Voltaire "The secret of being boring is to say everything." Oh, if only current reality stars would take heed of this. So I did not go into this book thinking I'd ge [...]

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    10. I actually never finished this book because I realized about halfway through it that I was bored. Slim Keith was clearly a smart, stylish, and interesting person, and I took a voyeuristic pleasure in perusing the plentiful black and white photos chronicling her life, but her book is an egotistical slog through her multiple marriages and multitudinous flirtations, with the added irritation of realizing (at one point she came right out and said it) that the the woman never worked a day in her life [...]

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    11. Famous for her style, her husbands, and her friends, Slim Keith (maiden name Nancy Gross)shares highlights and lowlights of her life in this intriguing, easy-to-read autobiography. If you're interested at all in showbiz during the 30's to 60's, you'll enjoy this behind the scenes look. Slim was married first to Howard Hawks, top movie producer of his time, then to Leland Hayward, the first (and one of the best) Hollywood agent, and then to a titled Englishmen with the last name Keith. She's hone [...]

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    12. I searched out this rather old book after reading The Swans of New York and becoming mesmerized by some of the main characters in it (based on real people). This autobiography of Slim Hawks-Hayward-Keith, or “Big Mama,” as Truman Capote referred to her, drew my attention. It was an OK read but very superficial. She wrote the book in collaboration with someone else and you get the feeling she was dictating it to the primary writer, Annette Tapert. She talked in depth about some subjects and t [...]

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    13. Ultimately, an enjoyable and fun read. I loved hearing about her friendships with the rich and fanous and was fascinated by her relationship with Hemingway. I found the last part of the book about her life at an English country manor especially captivating. I might have found her to be a shallow person except that she plainly loved and cherished all the children and step children in her life and the admiration seemed mutual. A good, breezy read.

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    14. This was the first biography I ever read. I was 14 years old and it inspired me. I must re-read it some day. This is my fav kind of celebraty autobio. It is a not so famous person that was friends with lots of famous people. I love that point of view Just re-read this book and I totally get why I loved it. It is so nice when things live up to your memories.

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    15. The fictional account of Slim Keith in The Swans of Fifth Avenue wasn't very flattering. Her memoir, of course, paints a different picture. Fascinating life and, for the most part, led on her own terms--traveling with Cary Grant, hunting with Hemingway, serving as a role model to Lauren Bacall. A compelling read.

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    16. Slim Keith's memoir is packed with little details about the bold-faced names and rarefied circles of yesteryear - everything from reading scripts in Hollywood to the elaborate preparations for a shooting party in England. She manages to walk the fine line between her ease and familiarity with this world and self awareness that hers was an unusual lifestyle. Well played Lady Keith.

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    17. The beautiful people.

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    18. Very interesting

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