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    Patricia Medina Cotten,Patricia Medina
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    0964963523
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    978-0964963528
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    Belle Pub (March 1, 1998)
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    230 pages
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Laid Back in Hollywood: – March 1, 1998. by. Patricia Medina (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Mrs. Cotten's writing is very conversational, but once I had warmed to it, reading her book was like listening to the rememberances of a close friend. Cotten tells all about her childhood with loving parents and an amazingly close relationship to her sisters, being in England during WWII, and her first marriage, all with candor and honesty.

Patricia Paz Maria Medina (19 July 1919 – 28 April 2012) was an English-American actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the films Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) and Mr. Arkadin (1955). Medina was the daughter of Ramón Medina Nebot, a Spanish lawyer and opera singer from the Canary Islands, and an English mother. Patricia had two sisters, Piti (Pepita) and Gloria. Born in Liverpool, she and her sisters grew up at a mansion in Stanmore.

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Laid Back in Hollywood book. Laid Back in Hollywood: Remembering. Autobiography of actress Patricia Medina Cotten, who was married to Joseph Cotten for 30 years until his death

Laid Back in Hollywood book. London-born Patricia Medina was established as a movie star by the. 0964963523 (ISBN13: 9780964963528). Autobiography of actress Patricia Medina Cotten, who was married to Joseph Cotten for 30 years until his death. I love Joseph Cotten so I was eager to read Ms. Cotten's book.

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Patricia Medina, English actress, married to actors Richard Greene and Joseph Cotten (Alkadin, Stranger at. .

Patricia Medina, English actress, married to actors Richard Greene and Joseph Cotten (Alkadin, Stranger at the Door). Horror Movie Posters Horror Films Cinema Posters Film Posters Horror Books Italian Posters Vintage Horror Vintage Films Vintage Posters. By Dennis McLellan Los Angeles Times May 2012 Patricia Medina, a British-born actress whose Hollywood career as a leading lady in the spanned the talking mule comedy Francis and Orson Welles’ crime-thriller Mr. Arkadin, has died. Patricia Medina born as Patricia Paz Maria Medina in Liverpool, England on 19 July She died 28 April 2012 in Los Angeles.

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Patricia Medina Cotten. Richard Greene (m. 1941; div. 1951) Personal. Medina married British actor Richard Greene, 24 December 1941, in St. James's Church, Spanish Place, London; they divorced in 1951. Medina married Joseph Cotten on 20 October 1960, in Beverly Hills at the home of David O. Selznick and Jennifer Jones. No children were born from either marriage.


Dammy
Patricia Medina was a movie and television actress that some people may not remember. When she married actor Joseph Cotten (who is well-remembered), she concluded that her marriage was more important than her career, and this memoir is a candid, funny, and loving account of her and Cotten's life together. It is fun to read about two celebrities whose grace, manners, and enjoyment of family life--far from today's version. We had the pleasure of meeting Cotten and Medina some years ago, and we can verify that the people you'll read about here are just as described--two very gracious people! If you are a movie fan, or even not, you'll find the book enjoyable.
Corgustari
A nice read by a nice lady; quietly enjoyable.
Steamy Ibis
If you were a movie fan of more than a half-century, it is undoubtedly recommendable. You could trip to a confortable past without fail
NiceOne
When I first started reading Patricia Medina Cotten's book, I found her writing style took some getting used to. Mrs. Cotten's writing is very conversational, but once I had warmed to it, reading her book was like listening to the rememberances of a close friend. Mrs. Cotten tells all about her childhood with loving parents and an amazingly close relationship to her sisters, being in England during WWII, and her first marriage, all with candor and honesty. We follow her to Hollywood as she tells of her adventures as a divorcee who never planned to remarry. Enter Joseph Cotten. When she is writing about him the reader cannot help but be enthralled by the beauty of their relationship. They marry and enjoy many happy healthy years together until illness intervenes. In the last half of the book "Only When I Cry" Patricia recounts her many years nursing the man she loved so deeply as he valiantly struggled back from a stroke and fought cancer. The heartbreak she felt watching the love of her life in such condition while struggling to keep him fighting is movingly conveyed. You sense that Mr. Cotten, though he had to be in tremendous pain and discomfort during his final years, fought so courageously so that he could be with Patricia for as long as he could. Ultimately he passed away in 1994 with Patricia at his side and she wrote these memoirs as a sort of therapy. I came into this book not knowing much about Mr. or Mrs. Cotten and came away from it in awe. Mrs. Cotten's life was exciting and adventurous, but she never lost sight of the importance of love or family (she even refused several large film roles because she would not havebeen able to go home for Christmas)and worked tirelessly to see that Mr. Cottens last days were as he wished and preserved his dignity. Mr. Cotten's capacity for love and generosity are overwhelming. I was also left with added respect for Jennifer Jones, who proved to be the best friend to the Cottens and Robert Wagner for his gracious last encounter with Mr. Cotten, among several others who helped keep Mr. Cotten's spirits up. All in all a wonderful book from a wonderful woman about a life with an amazing man!
Hanad
As someone who has collected every film, book & magazine about Jennifer Jones, I am casting my net wider and reading biographies of people who knew her, i.e.Paticia Cotton nee, Medina.She wrote this book in 1998 as a suggested therapy by a friend, following the death of her famous husband Joesph Cotton from throat cancer in 1994.
Born in Liverpool, England in 1920 of middle class parents, her mother was quintissentially English while her father was Spanish - hence - Medina.She attended an all girls' boarding school and eventually "got into movies".Of her first husband, Richard Greene (of the 1950's British tv series: "Adventures of Robin Hood" fame), she alikened to her "twin brother".There was evidentally no real passion, just friendship, and an amicable divorce soon followed.
Her initial film career was in European films since she was fluent in French, Italian and Spanish.I must say she is very frank about her first sexual experiences sur la Continent!Eventually she moved her base to Hollywood but did not let the star system blind her to her family.She was not averse to giving up a chance of a film part if she wished to go back to England especially to see her mother to whom she was especially close.I wanted to see an example of her acting after reading this book, especially in the 1940's when she was at her most attractive.I found "They Met In The Dark (1943) with James Mason, still in print which I obtained through Blackstar.co.uk.In this film she played Mary a manacurist but unfortunatly not being the principal female star (it was Joyce Howard), she got bumped off after the first reel.With her good looks, black hair and perfect shoulders, she was often csst in the "femme fatale" roles and rarely saw her part to the end of the film.Certainly her work seems mainly undistinguished, what we would call today a "Hollywood starlet".
The services of a professional literary editor whould have improved the style and content since the chapters and sentences a rather "punchy".
The greater part of the second half of her autobiography is taken up with being Mrs Joseph Cotton and sublimating her career to his, then nursing him through the disease which finally killed him.There are some interesting vignettes of famous Hollywood stars e.g.Rex Harrison giving intimate sketches to which the gossip columnists of the day were not privy.Jennifer Jones was a life-long friend in the genuine sense to her husband (and to her) as they did four films together.