You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again


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Julia Phillips became a Hollywood player in the freewheeling 1970s, the first woman to win the Best Picture Oscar as co-producer of The Sting. She went on to work with two of the hottest young directorial talents of the era: Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) and Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind). Phillips blazed a trail as one of the very few females to break into the upper echelons of a notoriously chauvinistic industry. But for all her success, Phillips remained an outsider in the all-male Hollywood club. ...

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Oct 4, 2007

Inside Hollywood

This is pretty old now, published in 1991, but it could have been written yesterday. Often profane and very very opinionated, author Julia Phillips, who produced both THE STING and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, knew everyone who was anyone at the time and lived to tell about them (after a deep descent into drug addiction). The book is great fun and you will recognize the names of many people who no doubt did not ever invite the author to lunch again.

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