By Shirley MacLaine
A humorous, fierce, resourceful memoir chronicling New York occasions bestselling writer and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine’s impressive reviews filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extreme thoughts her time there introduced forth of a previous existence at the misplaced continent of Atlantis.
Her agent advised her to not get at the aircraft. The male leads weren’t even forged. The financing was once shaky at most sensible. The script have been re-written numerous instances. And but whatever approximately Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film’s position shoot within the distant Canary Islands—and directly to the heart of 1 of the main exciting and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life.
The making of the movie reads like a screwball comedy, because the solid and workforce face unpredictable day-by-day hindrances with ingenuity, grit, and private sacrifice. but the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new knowing of the death of 1 of history’s such a lot elusive but ceaselessly fascinating areas. students have lengthy theorized that Spain’s Canary Islands are the remnants of the robust misplaced continent of Atlantis. because the motion picture set descends into pandemonium, Shirley unearths interesting corollaries among the island’s cataclysmic destiny and our personal risky trajectory. will we study the teachings the electorate of Atlantis did not comprehend?
The resolution is borne out of recovered stories from Shirley’s prior lifestyles on Atlantis and during a sequence of meditations that demonstrate the need of unfettered mind's eye whilst trying to find daring new truths, rendering this evocative memoir crucial examining for a person looking a broader figuring out of what it ability to be human—both the place we got here from and the place we're going.
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