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Bring On The Empty Horses

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Books with an ISBN number (this one included) are all offered for sale in a reasonable condition or better: some may be in very good, near fine, or fine condition. 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. 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. It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service. 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.

Hollywood at its best and at its worst - the movers and the skakers all captured in this fascinating look at 'Tinsel Town' .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. 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. All of these people, and many more, played an intricate part in David Niven's life and became lifelong friends. You lousy bums,” Curtiz shouted, “you and your stinking language…you think I know fuck nothing…well, let me tell you – I know FUCK ALL! We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child.

NOTE: The title is taken from an expression that Warner Bros' Michael Curtiz (an ace studio director, but English-impaired) used when he meant to convey "riderless horses" in a Western.In 1959, he became the host of his own TV drama series, The David Niven Show, which ran for 13 episodes that summer. The first, Round the Rugged Rocks, was a novel which appeared in 1951 and was forgotten almost at once. 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. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and miss all those fabulous old movies and those shining stars who made them. 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.

David Niven is charming and with his down-to-earth narration, he relates many stories of his friendships, trials, antics, tragedies and the day-to-day lives of some of the greatest stars of the silver screen. Mike Curtiz was the director of The Charge of the Light Brigade and his Hungarian-oriented English was a source of joy to us all.

David Niven wrote this book in Switzerland (where he then lived) when he was beginning to show the symptoms of the Motor Neurone Disease that would eventually take his life. Discover the joy of reading with us, your trusted source for affordable books that do not compromise on quality. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. 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). We hear an amusing story about Edward Goulding's funeral complete with the worst pallbearer casting in history.

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