Hollywood or Bust!
Author: June Wilkinson
Genre: Hollywood Memoir
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Stage and screen actress June Wilkinson, born in England in 1940, pulls back the curtain on her long career and tells it like it was. She began as a teenager performing at the famed London Windmill Theater, her American debut in Playboy Magazine, and her successful American film and stage career. With exceptional candor, June relates the unvarnished story behind her appearances in Playboy Magazine, her successful film and stage stardom in America, the many men in her life, her failed marriage to Houston quarterback Dan Pastorini, to the many films and stage stars she worked with.
Wilkinson appeared in such films La Rabia, The Rage, The Private Lives of Adam and Eve, Career Girl, Weed Keeton’s Cops, Weed, Too Late Blues, and many others. Her TV appearances included 77 Sunset Strip Batman, The Doris Day show, Hellzapoppin’, and she co-produced and hosted the Starz/Encore series The Directors. As a successful stage actress, June was the female lead in such famous plays Pajama Tops, “Three in a Bedroom, The Ninety-Day Mistress, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? The Marriage-Go-Round, Come Blow Your Horn and Norman, Is That You? In 1999 Playboy published its list of the “100 Sexiest Stars of the Century”, and June was #30.
To this day, she remains one of the most photographed women in the world.