Saturday, June 29, 2013
RITA MORENO a memoir
RITA MORENO, is best heard as read by the author in her own inimitable style. What makes this biography special (and especially on audio) is that you can hear Moreno's descriptive memories come to life in real time, told chronologically from her earliest recollections of childhood in Puerto Rico to her journey to Brooklyn, and then to Hollywood. She seems unafraid to reveal herself fully, both emotionally and in thoughts and actions, and she talks at length about Marlon and about Hollywood's studio system in a way that is always personal and engaging. By the end you feel that you know Rita, an actress whose stage show is appropriately titled Life Without Makeup.