Forever Young

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Hayley Mills’ teenage decade in Hollywood produced some of the era’s greatest coming-of-age family movies: Pollyanna, The Parent Trap and In Search of the Castaways. Now, and for the first time, Hayley wants to tell the story of those years, and in her own words. The trigger was being taken back to see Walt Disney’s restored office – rather like the scene from Saving Mr Banks – and having the Disney archives opened up to her. There she discovered for the first time all the machinations that had gone into shaping – and arguably arresting – her career. As one of the era’s great teen idols, she realised she spent a decade not being allowed to grow up, with the world changing around her just as she was changing herself. This is a story Hayley tells up to the age of 21, ‘because that’s when my life became my own – it’s the bit that went before that I want to take back’.

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What happens when a girl tries to grow up in a world where everyone wants her to remain a child?

Hayley Mills’ teenage decade in Hollywood produced some of the era’s greatest coming-of-age family movies: classics like Pollyanna, The Parent Trap and In Search of the Castaways, and in Britain the acclaimed Whistle Down the Wind. These films made Hayley a genuine teen idol and a household name. Now and for the first time, Hayley reveals the truth of her own coming-of-age story, in her own words – a story of incredible twists of fate and fortune, but also mismanagement, bankruptcy, family crisis and dislocation.

Told with characteristic warmth, honesty and humour, Hayley takes us back in time to a bygone era, charting a journey from her carefree childhood innocence in post-war Britain, growing up in the shadow of her famous theatrical family, to being propelled into the Technicolor boomtown of 1960s Hollywood, where she is mentored to stardom by Walt Disney himself.

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Weight 0.663 kg
Dimensions 23.6 × 16.2 × 3.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

392 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

791.43028092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K