It Books has announced plans to publish this summer a new memoir by Hollywood producer Robert Evans, and to republish his autobiography, The Kid Stays in the Picture. The books will be published both in print and in a digital multimedia edition, including rare and previously unreleased visual and audio material. The deal was negotiated by Cal Morgan, publisher of It Books, and Helen Breitwieser of Cornerstone Literary Agency.
The new memoir, titled The Fat Lady Sang, chronicles Evans’s recovery from a devastating series of strokes, with the aid of neurologists, physical therapists and old friends like Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Sumner Redstone, and Beverly D’Angelo. The Kid Stays in the Picture will be available in electronic form in an enhanced edition featuring clips from the audio edition, the award-winning documentary 2002 film adaptation, and other film clips from throughout Evans’s tumultuous career. The new editions of The Kid Stays in the Picture will be published in June 2013.