|Plot Summary of Natalie: A Memoir By Her Sister|
|" Growing up the sister of Natalie Wood, Lana Wood was exposed at an early age to fame and fortune. Lana, the daughter of a domineering mother, and a submissive father, she was expected to follow her sister Natalie into showbusiness. Although she worked with Natalie on the classic John Wayne film, "The Searchers", and starred in the sixties television show, "Peyton Place", she never really enjoyed acting as much as Natalie did. Lana was married several times, and had a daughter named Evan. Evan's father was a failed actor who abused Lana during the marriage.
Lana witnessed Natalie's self-destructive behavior, and mentions a suicide attempt made by Natalie. She watched in amazement as Natalie dated a string of the most famous men in Hollywood, men like Warren Beatty, and Steve McQueen. Lana and Natalie had a falling out in the 1970s, and many friends of Natalie claim that Lana was always jealous of Natalie's success. "
Nathaniel Ford, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Natalie: A Memoir By Her Sister|
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Special relationship with
Story of entertainer?
- Movie Drama Actor
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A lot 11-15 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- mostly dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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