My Cart

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Cart is Empty

Pre-loved Books | Why Pay More For New?

Product Details

Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988 by Michael Palin

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988 by Michael Palin

Only 8 left

$9.54

Quick Overview

Michael Palin's diaries of the 1980's including the filming of THE MEANING OF LIFE and A FISH CALLED WANDA.

Details

The second volume of Michael Palin's diaries covers the 1980s, a decade in which the ties that bound the Pythons loosened as they forged their separate careers. After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, they made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful Monty Python's Meaning of Life. Writing and acting in films and television then took over much of Michael's life, culminating in the smash hit A Fish Called Wanda, in which he played the hapless, stuttering Ken (for which he won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor), and the first of his seven celebrated television journeys for the BBC. He wrote much of the dialogue and acted in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits and acted in his next film, Brazil. He co-produced, wrote and played the lead in The Missionary opposite Maggie Smith, who also appeared with him in A Private Function, written by Alan Bennett. For television he wrote East of Ipswich, inspired by his links with Suffolk. Such was his fame in the US, he was enticed into once again hosting the enormously popular show Saturday Night Live, in one edition of which his mother makes a highly successful surprise guest appearance. He filmed several journeys for television and became chairman of the pressure group, Transport 2000. His family remains a constant as his and Helen's children enter their teens.

Additional Information

SKU GOR001466739
Title Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988
Author By (author) Michael Palin
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2009
Page Number 680
ISBN 0297844407
ISBN13 9780297844402
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.