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