You Won’t Believe Your Eyes! Relentlessly Readable Insider Stories
HOLLYWOOD LOVE AFFAIRS
For the first time ever, NANCY BACON, famed gossip columnist and editor of Confidential Magazine, is telling her whole story of what it was like to have love affairs with the likes of Paul Newman, Errol Flynn, Tommy Smothers, Rod Taylor, Vince Edwards, and Hugh O’Brian, plus exciting friendships with the Rat Pack, Judy Garland, Bobby Kennedy, Jay Sebring, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, and Marilyn Monroe (to name only a few!).
BEVERLY HILLS, ROME, LONDON, PARIS
A young and gorgeous pinup model and starlet before she became a writer, Nancy dove right into the kids of parties found only in the glittering and glamourous playgrounds of Beverly Hills and Hollywood – and beyond to Rome, London, and Paris. Legends and Lipstick is an uncensored peep inside vintage showbiz, Jayne Mansfield’s horrible descent and death, The Manson Family murders, saucy sex romps, exclusive nightclubs and parties, and detailed, first-hand descriptions of where and how celebs played in the old days.
THE TARNISHED SIDE OF TINSELTOWN
Here is the untold story of Nancy’s courageous battles with breast cancer and alcoholism during a time when no one spoke openly about such things. The tarnished side of Tinseltown is the fascinating flipside to a tale that needs to be told. This is Nancy’s inside account from her humble beginnings as one of nine children growing up on a farm in Washington State, and what happened after all the fun and games in Hollywood were over – she went through divorce, depression, and a botched radical double-mastectomy… and she overcame it all. Her life is one of stunning extremes.
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WHY LEGENDS AND LIPSTICK IS A MUST-READ
For those who can’t get enough of candid, no-holds-barred memoirs like The Kid Stays in the Picture (Robert Evans), You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again (Julia Phillips), Shirley Jones: A Memoir, Watch Me (Angelica Houston), and I’m With the Band (Pamela Des Barres) – this book is for you.
Legends and Lipstick goes hand-in-hand with her daughter Staci Layne Wilson’s own tell-all memoir, So L.A. Take a look inside both books!
PRAISE “Hollywood has always been a boy’s town, but as Nancy Bacon’s heartfelt memoir reminds us, the girls were always there, and they were smart and sharp and taking notes. A lucid and eye-opening book.” – Shawn Levy, author of Paul Newman: A Life
“An unapologetic, often steamy memoir. Nancy Bacon shares her love and lust for life in Hollywood; and her successful navigation of that glittering, mine-laden playground. She never saw the punch coming that took her down and dragged her to the brink. How she handled it is a gritty tale of guts and glory. Definite E-ticket.” – Laurie Jacobson, Hollywood Writer & Historian
“Breezy, juicy, shocking.” – H’wood Confidential
“Wildly entertaining highlights – and lowlights – from her vividly colorful past, with no detail spared!” – Cheesecake on the Side
“A fresh (and how!) look between the sheets at your favorite Golden Era gods and goddesses.” – Los Angeles Readers & Writers
“Wild tales, tempered with a sobering look at the dark side of Tinseltown.” – Zee Buzz