Bring On The Empty Horses

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Bring On The Empty Horses

Bring On The Empty Horses

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This book is just a literary form of an evening spent over drinks with your larger-than-life uncle or your slightly conman type friend/friendly neighbourhood raconteur/story-teller. There are very few villains here (except of course, the newspaper columnists and the committee hunting communists- I forget its name), and all the stories are told with understated wit and humour. Much more a memoir, than a biography… we get to read what David Niven thinks of, and his dealings with extras, castings, starlets, directors, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Warner, Fred Astaire etc. All the women were 'stunningly beautiful' and all the men were 'everyone's favourite fellow', and every story involved vast quantities of scotch or gin.A big name-dropping bitch of a book written with a wit as sharp as a dagger - and more than one famous personality gets it right between the shoulder blades . We take pride in offering a wide selection of used books, from classics to hidden gems, ensuring there is something for every literary palate. These were times of legendary film stars and despotic producers, of tycoons, of oddballs, and of classic movies. i definitely have the feeling of being let in on the secrets of old hollywood whenever i read it, though i do tend to skip past the sections about "missy" a pseudonymous starlet that niven uses to highlight the frailty of a star like marilyn monroe, or judy garland because i'm very familiar with it now, and it's a strange little narrative in the midst of a most fascinating memoir of the golden age.

Discover the joy of reading with us, your trusted source for affordable books that do not compromise on quality.In it, Niven focuses not on his life arc but his experiences in Hollywood from the mid-Thirties to around 1960, with a sizable interruption due to his soldiering in World War Two. It is equally as entertaining to read about the early days of Hollywood and learn more about the behind the scenes lives of some of the biggest stars and legends of the day.

p>The data controller is Headline Publishing Group Limited.Niven is an excellent storyteller and he seems to have known most of the major personalities in Hollywood during that period. Appena arrivato ho iniziato a leggerlo avidamente, una visione dall'interno del clima che si viveva negli Studios negli anni d'oro del cinema americano. We hear an amusing story about Edward Goulding's funeral complete with the worst pallbearer casting in history.



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