Dropped Names

av Frank Langella
Ljudbok
9t 58m Läses av Frank Langella

Förlagets beskrivning

Rita Hayworth dancing by candlelight in a small Mexican village; Elizabeth Taylor devouring homemade pasta and tenderly wrapping him in her pashmina scarf; streaking for Sir Laurence Olivier in a drafty English castle; terrifying a dozing Jackie Onassis; carrying an unconscious Montgomery Clift to safety on a dark New York City street. Captured forever in a unique memoir, Frank Langella's myriad encounters with some of the past century's most famous human beings are profoundly affecting, funny, wicked, sometimes shocking, and utterly irresistible. With sharp wit and a perceptive eye, Mr. Langella takes us with him into the private worlds and privileged lives of movie stars, presidents, royalty, literary lions, the social elite, and the greats of the Broadway stage. What, for instance, was Jack Kennedy doing on that coffee table? Why did the Queen Mother need Mr. Langella's help? When was Paul Mellon going to pay him money owed? How did Brooke Astor lose her virginity? Why was Robert Mitchum singing Gilbert & Sullivan patter songs at top volume, and what did Marilyn Monroe say to him that helped change the course of his life? Through these shared experiences, we learn something, too, of Mr. Langella's personal journey from the age of fifteen to the present day. Dropped Names is, like its subjects, riveting and unforgettable.

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Ani Nero

Thrilling true stories told by Frank, who seems to be a very sweet man.

Ytterligare information

Boktyp
Ljudbok
Förlag
HarperCollins
ISBN
9780062213266
Läses av
Frank Langella

Genrer
Biografi: allmänt
Självbiografi: allmänt
Memoarer
Biografi: konst & underhållning
Självbiografi: konst & underhållning
Dans & annan scenkonst