Exclusive Portrait: Anjelica Huston at the Chicago Humanities Festival

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CHICAGO – The famed Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston comes from a lineage of Hollywood royalty – her father John was a legendary director and her grandfather Walter was a noted actor. She brought all of that history to the Chicago Humanities Festival, where she was featured at the Closing Event on November 14th, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple.

Huston was there to discuss her second memoir, “Watch Me,” her followup to “A Story Told Lately.” Through both books she chronicles her rise from enchanted childhood to model and actress. “Watch Me” focuses on her stardom years, including her relationship with Jack Nicholson and her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Prizzi’s Honor” – directed by her father John Huston. After that honor, Huston made several memorable films, including “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” “The Addams Family,” “The Witches” and “The Darjeeling Limited.” She also recently was a featured cast member in the TV show, “Smash.”

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) celebrated its 25th Anniversary Fall Festival, which explored the theme of “Journeys.” The CHF provides year-round programming and events that provides interaction with some of the world’s most brilliant minds – featuring scholars, artists, thinkers and policy makers that change the way we see the world. In the spring of 2015, they will be presenting the “Stages, Sights & Sounds” international children’s theater festival.

Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com took this Exclusive Portrait of Anjelica Huston at the Chicago Humanities Fall Festival Closing Event.

Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston at the Chicago Humanities Festival, November 14th, 2014
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

For more information about the Chicago Humanities Festival, click here. “Watch Me,” by Anjelica Huston, is available wherever books are sold.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Writer, Editorial Coordinator

© 2014 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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