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Book Signing/Discussion/Screening



 Run Time: 126 | Rating: PG-13 | Language: English

Melissa Newman will be discussing and signing copies of her new book, Head Over Heels: Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, A Love Affair in Words and Pictures. The event will feature never-before-seen family photos. Moderated by Author and Avon Co-Founder Deborah Goodrich Royce.

A screening of Mr. & Mrs. Bridge will follow the discussion.

Signed copies of the book will be available at the event through our partners at Barrett Bookstore.

An invitation to the private world of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, one of America’s most iconic couples, in a lavishly illustrated oversize photo book affectionately curated by their daughter Melissa Newman. 
Their love story is the stuff of Hollywood legend. Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman became not only movie stars and stage actors but also artistic collaborators, political activists, and philanthropists whose legacies are expansive and enduringly modern. 
This visually immersive book chronicles their romance through the photographs of an impressive list of contributors.  These striking images—many rare and some never before published—are accompanied by snapshots, letters, handwritten notes, and family treasures. Together, they beautifully illuminate the connection between two complex, passionate artists who opened their hearts and minds to each other for over half a century. This book is an homage to the possibility and power of love.

Melissa Newman was blessed to be born into an artistic family.  Primarily an artist and jazz vocalist, she is also a writer and third-generation teacher. She lucked into a lucrative career singing jingles and, around the same time, began assistant teaching in various disciplines at a women’s correctional facility in New York, a role she would continue in for almost twenty years. She has also continued to lead art and vocal workshops in other communities. As a visual artist, she has designed everything from packaging to theater posters to tattoos and has shown her porcelain sculptures and paintings in galleries in New York and Connecticut. She also continues to perform with her jazz trio and quartet.


Mon, Oct 23    7:00 PM

Ticket Prices:

Carte Blanche: Free

Avon Members: $15

General Public: $20



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