Ok, got it and loved it. However, if you're looking for new pix, well....there weren't really many that I could classify as new--except for the family photos, which were excellent! I will say that the quality of the photos is tremendous! Very high quality!
Some of my observations: I wish the article on page 61 was translated! Anyone?
page 88: This is a letter to Sharon's grandma while she was on location. It's a sweet letter except I noticed that Sharon wasn't exactly terrific at grammar and spelling. She uses "there" instead of "they're" in reference to some clippings she's sending to grandma. "since 'there' my first but 'there' special....I 'wated' (should be "waited") so long...." It's a very sweet letter and shows her closeness to her family. Her grandma loved her striped cap from "The Wrecking Crew" so Sharon later obtained it and gave it to her.
(I know I sound picky, but that's not it, I just thought it was cute that she'd have such errors.)
page 130: AHA, I was right!!!!!! A makeup guy (Ben Nye) did use Garbo's techniques!!!!!! (I said this in a previous thread about Sharon's eye makeup)
page 132: Debra and her dad 'discretely' exited....should be "discreet" (oh, editor????)
page 143: Ok, this is a totally new pic to me, I remember my mom using makeup mirrors like that!
pages 68 and 158: She's wearing the same sweater in both pix, just different colors, same photo session. Of course, the color could've been changed by the photographer, but she also had this sweater in yellow so I'm guessing that she just really liked the style and bought a few of them!
page 265: They would 'bare witness' (should be 'bear')
Now, let's do the math on something, ok? Sharon's winning baby pic, the "Tiny Tot" one...it's always been said that she won the prize at the age of 6 months. Ok. However, in the book, it has the photo and says she was 4 months old when it was taken. No big deal, I just figured that the photo didn't win until she was 6 months old, that Doris had sent it in right after she got it from the photographer. BUT! The award certificate is pictured in the book and it's dated April 27, 1943. Sharon was born in January so she would've only been 3 months old when the award was given out and probably only 2 months old when the photo was taken..
(Am I analytical or what?? LOL I can find an error of some sort in practically every book I read....)
There's a photo of her with Max Baer from "The Beverly Hillbillies," taken on Aug. 1, 1963 and my first thought was '"she had 6 more years to live." Things like that will really jump out at you.
I do recommend the book. Many of the comments are not new ones, but they're sweet. It's very clear that Sharon was loved!
One thing I did notice that really caught my attention. There are a couple of photos of Debra at Cielo in July of 1969, wearing a very low cut yellow dress. I'd love to know who took that, but can't look at the book right now to find out because someone else is reading it and won't give it back to me. (Did anyone hear that chuckle they just gave me due to the fact that I read the previous sentence out loud as I typed it?!)
All in all, I really did enjoy the book and will definitely look at it over and over again.
I enjoyed the fact that her death (and how she died) wasn't mentioned, this was just about her and that was wonderful.
Even though it's been said that she and Patti had problems, Debra didn't omit her from the book. There are photos of her (including one that was also in another book but cropped out Debra) and she mentions her where it's applicable. She also dedicates the book to her entire immediate family. Debra did a nice job honoring her sister and I think she deserves the compliments and rave reviews that she's getting.
(This thread is dedicated to Carol, who asked me if I was going to write one about the book. Come on, Carol, add your own thoughts!)