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Niven later appeared in The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), The Toast of New Orleans (1950), Happy Go Lovely (1951), Happy Ever After (1954) and Carrington V.

I hope they went to someone who appreciated them, and that they brought as much enjoyment to them as they did to me and my sister-in-law. This is David Niven's follow-up to The Moon's a Balloon and is a series of wonderful stories (with a few heartbreaking ones)about the culture of Hollywood between 1935 and 1960. If the book is very heavy, we will may need to contact you before completion of purchase to advise you of extra postage costs. I loved this book but am only giving it 4 stars because I like his autobiography The Moon's A Balloon sightly better and would give that one the extra star. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged.

We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child. Overall a great read of a book and recommended for anyone who loves to learn about the early days of Hollywood and the film industry. The big stars like Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Vivien Leigh, Greta Garbo, Laurence Olivier, Marlene Dietrich, and Humphrey Bogart are all mentioned; the film directors and producers like Samuel Goldwyn, John Huston, Michael Curtiz, William Wellman, and all the other inhabitants that made Hollywood the magical place it was - while gossip columnists Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper intimidated many personalities with their "items" publicised in the scandal sheets. C. (1955) before scoring a big success as Phileas Fogg in Michael Todd's production of Around the World in 80 Days (1956). Niven was part of the Hollywood Raj, that group of ex-pat Englishmen who played cricket at the park off Sunset Boulevard and ate roast beef on Sundays, regardless of the California heat.

If the condition is critical to your decision to purchase, then please contact us and we will let you know our view of its condition. Trading Address (Warehouse) Unit E, Vulcan Business Complex, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EB. Niven, above all things, is a storyteller; and his recountment of the Hollywood heyday (essentially the '30s through the 50's) is magical exploration of an era that was at once special and something impossible to mimic. Though certain stories are doubtless exaggerated, Niven manages to convey the essence of what it meant to be a player in the Hollywood of the 30's.Tape shadow marks to the end papers where the dust wrapper was protected in brown paper, now removed.

Its all there to make this book an entertaining delight for the reader that I think will grab and hold your attention from start to finish. Actor David Niven's volume of autobiography (after "The Moon's A Balloon"), well-written and entertaining. Still well worth a read for the intimate insights into the lives of the stars of the wonderful age of Hollywood's prime. In 1971, he published his autobiography, The Moon's a Balloon, which was well-received, selling over five million copies. In 1959, he became the host of his own TV drama series, The David Niven Show, which ran for 13 episodes that summer.Niven is an excellent storyteller and he seems to have known most of the major personalities in Hollywood during that period. Through a combination of good fortune and good contacts Niven made his way to the top during Hollywood's golden era. He and Errol Flynn were filming The Charge of the Light Brigade for a director, Michael Curtiz, ‘whose Hungarian-orientated English was a joy to us all’. All used books might have various degrees of writing, highliting and wear and tear and possibly be an ex-library with the usual stickers and stamps.

This is the follow-up to David Niven's first memoir ( The Moon's a Balloon), but this book is centered on the stories of Niven's friends and co-stars and directors. So bring on the empty horses and fill their saddles with shades of Cooper, Gable, Fairbanks and Flynn. Personally, I wish there had been more about the filming of THE MOON IS BLUE (1953) and PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES (1960, of which not a word is said). My favourite biographies are always the ones that give good stories on their co-stars, their friends, the great gossip of the real Hollywood in the heyday of Hollywood.We hear an amusing story about Edward Goulding's funeral complete with the worst pallbearer casting in history. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. He discusses many different people and scenarios in this book, the title of which is derived from an amusing incident on a film set. In fact, Niven set the benchmark for the Hollywood expose, after all he was there at the parties and in the beds of the glamorous stars and also in a lot of very unmemorable films. Niven is never boring and often so charming that one is so lulled by his general tone, and you no longer care about anything save reading more of the same.

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