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The Last Battle

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...It didn’t take us long to put the trial behind us. We had much to do: finishing the remodelling of the house, celebrating the births of more grandchildren, fulfilling our publicity commitments, making more movies — and of course, our yearly...

Keeping the Faith

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Lee was invited to the 58th Academy Awards presentations in March 1986.‘You’ll enjoy it,’ he said. ‘Let’s go.’We left the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in a good mood. There was no heat on: Lee was not nominated for anything or presenting...

Finishing My Course

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Shortly after The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission was finished, the Israeli producers Menachem Golan and Yorum Globus sent a script to Lee. The movie was Delta Force, and it was to co-star the popular martial arts professional and actor Chuck...

Fighting a Good Fight

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Two short months after the wrap of Gorky Park we were in Paris preparing for the film Canicule. ‘Mounted up’ again, as Lee would say.He particularly liked the idea of making a French film, ‘a French French film’. The actors and actresses...

Fishing

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Fishing was such an important and integral part of Lee’s life that it is difficult to know what it really represented to him. Even he likened it to a Jungian experience, a dream of some kind: ‘The magic of Moby Dick. Big game fishing...

The War

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...A few months after we were married, Lee took me to Hawaii for a ‘honeymoon,’ he said. I discovered it was really a fishing trip. (It turned out to be the start of my own obsession with big game fishing.) Big game fishing was the only type...

Tucson, Arizona

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...We moved from Malibu, California, to the desert foothills of Tucson, Arizona, in late summer of 1974. Lee liked the southwest desert very much and so did I. From the 1950s throughout his career he had filmed on location in Nevada, Arizona...

God, Australia!

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Australia – the people, the land and the fishing – evoked deep emotions in Lee and inspired him to concentrate on the next ‘beats’, or important years of his life. In his words, this was ‘Phase III’.Brazakka, the name given to Captain...

Life Without Lee

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...While Lee was finding fame and fortune, I was busy with my life and children. Mac and I moved to New Jersey. It was cheaper there; bigger apartments cost less and it was just a quick bus ride to the city. We spent the summers in Woodstock...

Marrying Lee

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...In the summer of 1970 my mother and I decided we would take a trip. My son was twenty-one years old and almost out of college, my oldest daughter was twenty. I didn’t even have a bar of sweet-smelling soap! My life had to change. My parents...