138. Six Degrees of Robert Evans | The Kid to 1956

For the next few weeks, we are leaving Newport to visit the West Coast, to investigate the incredible life, times, and connections of Robert Evans, a film legend, who was already getting around long before he made his entrance in Hollywood.

This first episode of this ‘Six Degrees’ series focuses on Evans’ early years, including appearances from Mike Todd, Dick van Patten, and John F. Kennedy, among other surprise guests.

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Sources

The Kid Stays in the Picture, by Robert Evans (Amazon)

The Fat Lady Sang, by Robert Evans (Amazon)

Restoring a Hollywood Legend in Beverly Hills (beverlyhillscourier.com)

Beverly Hills Home Where Robert Evans Screened His Movies Sells for $16 Million (wsj.com)

Famed Beverly Hills Estate of Robert Evans Sells to Discovery CEO for $16M (hollywoodreporter.com)

Auction: Property From The Estate of Robert Evans (juliensauctions.com)

Auction of Legendary Producer Robert Evans’s Estate Delivers Big Numbers (vanityfair.com)

5 Wild Robert Evans Stories You Should Devour After The Offer | Vanity Fair

The Profane Originality of Robert Evans, Hollywood’s Most Unapologetic Gatsby (townandcountrymag.com)

Before He Died, Legendary Producer Robert Evans Made One Final Push to Stay in the Picture (lamag.com)

The Reason Ali MacGraw’s Three Marriages Ended in Divorce – Video (oprah.com)

How Robert Evans Really Got His Paramount Job – The Hollywood Reporter

Robert Evans: The Late Movie Producer was Married 7 Times | Heavy.com

Legendary Chinatown Producer Robert Evans Dies at 89 | PEOPLE.com

Divorce No. 7 for Producer Robert Evans | PEOPLE.com

Before He Died, Legendary Producer Robert Evans Made One Final Push to Stay in the Picture (lamag.com)

Robert Evans’ Beverly Hills mansion being restored by David Zaslav (pagesix.com)

Inside the wild life of Hollywood movie maestro Robert Evans (pagesix.com)

A Tribute to Robert Evans: The Producer Who Stayed in the Picture (variety.com)

Robert Evans, Famed Producer of ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 89 | Fortune (fortune.com)

Evans, Oxenberg marriage is over – Variety

Millionaire movie producer Robert Evans, who pleaded guilty to… – UPI Archives

‘The Fat Lady Sang,’ a Robert Evans Memoir – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Evans Gate | Vanity Fair | September 1994 (archive.vanityfair.com)

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