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Bob Evans Reveals Limited Edition of His New Book

The legendary producer tells a Soho House crowd about the "very expensive" limited-edition volume of sayings like "money buys justice."
Evans at Soho House with Ashley Lent, Soho's creative programming director.

This story first appeared in the Dec. 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Robert Evans, the 82-year-old Hollywood legend given to piquant musings about life in the film business, will release a book of his collected aphorisms in 2013.

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During a short Q&A following a private screening Dec. 1 of a new documentary about the making of Rosemary's Baby under his aegis as Paramount boss, Evans revealed that the volume of "one-liners," as he called them, would be published in a "very expensive," extremely limited edition.

At the event -- held as part of an ongoing film series program at Soho House, where he's the sole honorary member ("I sleep here every so often, perhaps twice a week," he joked) -- he even read a few of the bob mots. So what wizened wisdom can we expect?

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How about: "Once branded, always branded." Or: "Money buys justice." And: "Continued silence is your best insurance policy for continued breathing."