Kirk and Anne (Turner Classic Movies): Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood
Kirk Douglas is one of the greatest actors ever to grace American cinema, appearing in iconic movies and roles that would make him and his director famous. And, in a rarity among Hollywood stars, he has been married to the same women, Anne Douglas, for over sixty years. Now that Kirk Douglas has turned 100 and is still going strong, we get the story of how they met, fell in love, and stayed together all those years of being in Hollywood and being famous. It is a road down memory lane as both Kirk and Anne share their stories, observations, and letters that they wrote to each other when they were not together (especially when Kirk was shooting on location). You can see through their memories and letters that they loved each other through the ups and downs of a marriage.
This is a wonderful book, and, for a fan of classic movies (and Kirk Douglas is in a lot of them), it is a fascinating look into how Hollywood used to work and how a couple like this made their lives in that type of world.
Kirk Douglas • Anne Douglas • Michael Douglas, Foreword