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The Resource Dropped names : famous men and women as I knew them, Frank Langella

Dropped names : famous men and women as I knew them, Frank Langella

Label
Dropped names : famous men and women as I knew them
Title
Dropped names
Title remainder
famous men and women as I knew them
Statement of responsibility
Frank Langella
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Citation location within source
  • April 13, 2012
  • March 15, 2012
  • September 19, 2011
  • April 22, 2012
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert
  • New York Times Book Review
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langella, Frank
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Langella, Frank
  • Actors
  • Actors
  • Celebrities
Target audience
adult
Label
Dropped names : famous men and women as I knew them, Frank Langella
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BD11319062
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780062094476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062094476
  • (OCoLC)769471041
Label
Dropped names : famous men and women as I knew them, Frank Langella
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BD11319062
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780062094476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062094476
  • (OCoLC)769471041

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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