Award-winning documentary film maker, Leslie Zemeckis, wife of director Robert Zemeckis, has just sold her second book at auction via agent Eileen Cope at Mark Creative Management. The book is based on the story of legendary, but-little-known, burlesque queen Lili St. Cyr. Producers are kicking the tires for the dramatic rights about the sex symbol and mistress to Orson Welles, Yul Brynner, and Artie Shaw. Her tragic end included living as a recluse addicted to heroin, losing everything. Zemeckis’ current documentary, Bound by Flesh about circus Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, just debuted on Netflix.
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