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Charles Elton finds Mia Farrow's memoir follows the classic three-act structure of any Hollywood princess: dysfunctional family, bewildering marriages, messy splits

By Charles Elton   June 1997

Certain families in Hollywood are often described, with no hint of irony, as “Hollywood royalty.” The phrase brings with it dynastic implications -providing an heir is half the battle in any royal family. In Hollywood royalty, however, what is being passed down to the heirs is not a title or land (although Beverly Hills real estate may be part of the inheritance), but what is known in the movie business as “above-the-line talent”-so called because there is a line in a printed budget that divides the section relating to the fees paid to the writer, producer, director and key actors…

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