Inside InsideBook - 2007
An intimate portrait of the award-winning TV show Inside the Actors Studio and James Liptons life as its founder and host, this irresistible memoir offers behind-the-scenes close-ups of hundreds of celebrated artists. Taking viewers behind the curtain at the world-renowned theatrical institution that has given America and the world two generations of legends, from Brando, Monroe, Dean, and Newman to Pacino, De Niro, Burstyn, Hoffman, and Nicholson, Inside the Actors Studiohas delivered more than two hundred compelling craft interviews. Receiving twelve Emmy nominations in twelve years, and seen on the Bravo Network in more than 80 million homes and around the world in 125 countries, the series owes its reputation to the unique insights it offers into the celebrated skills and often intimate revelations of its guests, under the knowledgeable prodding of its host James Lipton. Now, with Inside Inside,Lipton hands all of us a backstage pass. Youll witness Christopher Reevess courage as he confronts the obstacles of his first television appearance after his accident; glimpse Harrison Ford, aka Indiana Jones, with a serious case of stage fright; and discover how Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese came up with the historic mirror scene in Taxi Driver. Youll laugh out loud as Lipton squares off with his Saturday Night Livedoppelgänger Will Ferrell, and then laugh even harder as Robin Williams and Mike Myers bring their rapier-sharp humor to the Insidestage. Woven throughout are the events and adventures of Liptons own life, including a childhood role on The Lone Ranger; acting classes with the legendary teachers Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, and Robert Lewis; and a flourishing career as a producer working with the likes of Bob Hope and the President of the United States. From his marriage to Kedakai Lipton (whose picture graces the Miss Scarlet card in the game of Clue), to celebrity-filled days and nights in New York, Paris, and London, this is the story of a life spent in the world of art and artists, and dedicated to the wide-ranging crafts of writing, acting, directing, and producing. Inside Insideis a unique glimpse into a star-bedecked world. Its a sincere and passionate tribute to the arts and artists we admire. Its an invaluable primer for students of the theatrical arts. And its an utterly irresistible read.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2007.
Characteristics: 492 p.,  p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,25 cm.