Thank Heaven: an Interview with MGM Legend and Author Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron LA Books Examiner

Thank Heaven by Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron defined the Golden Age of Hollywood, appearing in classic MGM musicals like An American in Paris and Gigi. Her leading men included Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Cary Grant, to name just a few. No wonder men wanted her and women wanted to be her. She was the epitome of glamour and sophistication, an international movie star whose talent and beauty still burns brightly more than five decades later. 

From the outside, Caron seems to have lived a charmed life. And for the most part, she has. But in her new memoir, Thank Heaven, Caron reveals a darker side to the glitz and glamour that just might surprise you. Unlike many celebrity memoirists, Caron is an accomplished writer, and Thank Heaven truly benefits from her storytelling skills. Thank Heaven is an honest, no-holds-barred account of a life in Hollywood and Paris that you don’t want to miss – a great gift for the actors, dancers, and film buffs in your family.
Leslie Caron will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 8th at 11:30 am. You can also meet Leslie at the following events, where she is scheduled to appear:
Friday, December 4th : All Saints Church, 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena, 91101
(626) 796-1172. 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 5th: Borders Books & Music, 1360 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles,  90024. (310) 475.3444. 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 8th: Tagore Gallery, 9606 Santa Monica Blvd,
Beverly Hills, 90210. (310) 278-4520. 5:30 p.m.
I had the great opportunity to interview Leslie Caron about her life and her book. Please take a few more minutes to read this revealing interview with a true Hollywood legend. (Also check out the video below of Caron and Kelly in one of the sexiest dance numbers ever put on film in An American in Paris.)

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