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The Resource The girl : a life in the shadow of Roman Polanski, Samantha Geimer and Lawrence Silver ; with Judith Newman

The girl : a life in the shadow of Roman Polanski, Samantha Geimer and Lawrence Silver ; with Judith Newman

Label
The girl : a life in the shadow of Roman Polanski
Title
The girl
Title remainder
a life in the shadow of Roman Polanski
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Geimer and Lawrence Silver ; with Judith Newman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this searing memoir, the author, "the girl" at the center of the infamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case, breaks a virtual thirty-five year silence to tell her story and reflect on the events of that day and their lifelong repercussions. March 1977, Southern California. Roman Polanski drives a rented Mercedes along Mulholland Drive to Jack Nicholson's house. Sitting next to him is an aspiring actress, Samantha Geimer, recently arrived from York, Pennsylvania. She is thirteen years old. The undisputed facts of what happened in the following hours appear in the court record: Polanski spent hours taking pictures of Samantha on a deck overlooking the Hollywood Hills, on a kitchen counter, topless in a Jacuzzi. Wine and Quaaludes were consumed, balance and innocence were lost, and a young girl's life was altered forever, eternally cast as a background player in her own story. For months on end, the Polanski case dominated the media in the U.S. and abroad. But even with the extensive coverage, much about that day and the girl at the center of it all remains a mystery. Just about everyone had an opinion about the renowned director and the girl he was accused of drugging and raping. Who was the predator? Who was the prey? Was the girl an innocent victim or a cunning Lolita artfully directed by her ambitious stage mother? How could the criminal justice system have failed all the parties concerned in such a spectacular fashion? Once Polanski fled the country, what became of Samantha, the young girl forever associated with one of Hollywood's most notorious episodes? Samantha, as much as Polanski, has been a fugitive since the events of that night more than thirty years ago. Taking us far beyond the headlines, this memoir reveals a thirteen-year-old who was simultaneously wise beyond her years and yet terribly vulnerable. By telling her story in full for the first time, Samantha reclaims her identity, and indelibly proves that it is possible to move forward from victim to survivor, from confusion to certainty, from shame to strength
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geimer, Samantha
Dewey number
  • 362.883092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6561.G45
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geimer, Samantha
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Rape victims
  • Sexually abused teenagers
Label
The girl : a life in the shadow of Roman Polanski, Samantha Geimer and Lawrence Silver ; with Judith Newman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn845234768
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781476716848
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013027264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)845234768
Label
The girl : a life in the shadow of Roman Polanski, Samantha Geimer and Lawrence Silver ; with Judith Newman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn845234768
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781476716848
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013027264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)845234768

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