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You won’t believe your ears! Relentlessly listenable insider stories. 

Hollywood love affairs

For the first time ever, Nancy Bacon, famed gossip columnist and editor of Confidential Magazine, is telling her whole story of what it was like to have love affairs with the likes of Paul Newman, Errol Flynn, Tommy Smothers, Rod Taylor, Vince Edwards, and Hugh O’Brian, plus exciting friendships with the Rat Pack, Judy Garland, Bobby Kennedy, Jay Sebring, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, and Marilyn Monroe (to name only a few!). 

Beverly Hills, Rome, London, Paris 

A young and gorgeous pinup model and starlet before she became a writer, Nancy dove right into the kinds of parties found only in the glittering and glamorous playgrounds of Beverly Hills and Hollywood - and beyond to Rome, London, and Paris. Legends and Lipstick is an uncensored peep inside vintage showbiz, Jayne Mansfield’s horrible descent and death, the Manson family murders, saucy sex romps, exclusive nightclubs and parties, and detailed, firsthand descriptions of where and how celebs played in the old days. 

The tarnished side of Tinseltown 

Here is the untold story of Nancy’s courageous battles with breast cancer and alcoholism during a time when no one spoke openly about such things. The tarnished side of Tinseltown is the fascinating flipside to a tale that needs to be told. This is Nancy’s inside account from her humble beginnings as one of nine children growing up on a farm in Washington state and what happened after all the fun and games in Hollywood were over - she went through divorce, depression, and a botched radical double mastectomy...and she overcame it all. Her life is one of stunning extremes. 

Why Legends and Lipstick is a must-hear

For those who can’t get enough of candid, no-holds-barred memoirs like The Kid Stays in the Picture (Robert Evans), You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again (Julia Phillips), Shirley Jones: A Memoir, Watch Me (Anjelica Houston), and I’m With the Band (Pamela Des Barres) - this audiobook is for you.

Legends and Lipstick goes hand-in-hand with her daughter Staci Layne Wilson’s own tell-all memoir, So L.A. Take a listen to both audiobooks! 

©2017 Staci L. Wilson (P)2018 Staci L. Wilson

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The Golden Era of Hollywood!

To be honest, when I bought this book, I had no idea who Nancy Bacon was. I'm a sucker for anything about old Hollywood, so I decided to buy it. I found Bacon's account of her time in Hollywood to be a cautionary tale, but still very interesting and sad. I really enjoyed this book and would suggest it to friends to read.