from the Silver Screen
stars are adored and admired all over. They are iconized
for beauty and glamour. However, Hollywood stars are called
as the 'all planet celebrities' for their overwhelming popularity
all over the world.
A. Scott Berg
Putnam Pub Group; June, 2003
a mere 13 days after the death of Katharine Hepburn, Kate
Remembered is best appreciated as a valentine of devoted
friendship. It's a moving study of mutual trust and admiration
between Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg
and legendary Hollywood icon Hepburn, who'd established
an instant rapport in 1983, beginning a 20-year conversation
that blossomed into this enchanting "biographical memoir."
As a casual but authoritative survey of Hepburn's career,
Berg's book offers little new information to anyone who's
read previous Hepburn biographies or Me: Stories of My Life,
Hepburn's bestselling 1991 memoir. But the duality of Berg's
title reinforces his purpose: "More than my remembrances,"
writes Berg in his author's note, "this book intends
to convey hers." As such, Kate Remembered offers a
rare, unvarnished portrait of one of the 20th century's
most influential women, achieving a personal intimacy while
making the reader feel welcomed in Hepburn's private world
Living & Loving: Her Own Story
(Sophia Loren: Tar Apon Kotha)
A. E. Hotchner
Translator: Khairul Alam Sabuj
Somoy Prakashan, Dhaka; February 2003
is a wonderful volume of the enchanting actress Sophia Loren,
who reigned the Hollywood Movie Town more than a decade.
Loren's character is reflected on every page, as she narrates
her life, starting with her family background all the way
to talking about her own children. Loren reflects her with
candor that would surely shock a reader, who is used to
reading polished and often pretentious autobiographies of
Hollywood stars. Loren, the speaker, does not shy away from
admitting to being the ugliest girl in town, while growing
up; to feeling such human emotions as rage, fear, jealousy,
and hate at various stages of her life. Yet, after finishing
this book, one will be amazed at the fact that Loren's greatest
emotions have invariably been that of a compassionate, forgiving,
and loving woman.
The translation done by eminent TV personnel Khairul Alam
Sabuj is simply mind blowing and the description equals
the simplicity of the English counterpart A. E. Hotchner.
The book is a must read.
A Life in Pictures
Metro Books; October 1997
is an absolutely beautiful collection of photos of the most
mesmerizing women ever to grace the silver screen. This
book tells the enchanting tale of Audrey Hepburn's wonderful
life. From her birth in Belgium to her tragic death, this
book tells all about Audrey herself and what was happening
through a fantastic collection of pictures. The pictures
show her natural grace and elegance that she maintained
throughout her life, even in her sixties.
Audrey Hepburn is a true lay of such natural beauty, femininity,
and poise and this photo collection really proves that.
In this book you get a brief bio complete with some beautiful
photographs of the legendary actress. There are photographs
of some of her best films “Roman Holiday”, “Breakfast at
Tiffany's”, etc. and intimate portraits with her family.
This is a great collector's item that every Audrey Hepburn
fan should own.