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David Niven was also a very campionable sort of the chap, liked fishing, yatching, lots of drinking and making love to beatutiful women, as well as the power struggles of the studio tycoons. Through a combination of good fortune and good contacts Niven made his way to the top during Hollywood's golden era. At Books2Door, we believe that reading is a fundamental skill that every child should have to help improve their vocabulary, grammar, and critical thinking skills. 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'. These were times of legendary film stars and despotic producers, of tycoons, of oddballs, and of classic movies.

Dust Jackets are not guaranteed and when still present, they will have various degrees of tear and damage. In 1971, he published his autobiography, The Moon's a Balloon, which was well-received, selling over five million copies. His writing is so personable, skillful, and engaging, it's hard to believe he was primarily an actor. He won the 1958 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Major Pollock in Separate Tables, his only nomination for an Oscar.Actor David Niven's volume of autobiography (after "The Moon's A Balloon"), well-written and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and miss all those fabulous old movies and those shining stars who made them.

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. Niven is an excellent storyteller and he seems to have known most of the major personalities in Hollywood during that period. You spend an entire evening and talk into the night recounting their mis-adventures, hilarious scrapes and some deliciously engaging anecdotes whose veracity you can never be 100% certain about.By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. 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. 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.

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.Firstly, with working from home I was able to work and listen to David Niven read his own book to you, adding a great personal touch to his autobiography. The gratuitous sexualization of every single woman under the age of 40 (and often times under the age of 20! 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. Hollywood at its best and at its worst - the movers and the skakers all captured in this fascinating look at 'Tinsel Town' .

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. This autobiography read likes a desription of the classic Hollywood of the 30's to the 50's and is informative but most of all it is fun to read. We hear an amusing story about Edward Goulding's funeral complete with the worst pallbearer casting in history. Still well worth a read for the intimate insights into the lives of the stars of the wonderful age of Hollywood's prime. 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.

He followed this with Bring On the Empty Horses in 1975, a collection of highly entertaining reminiscences from Hollywood's "Golden Age" in the 1940s. His "Missy" revelation is startling, as it details the mental breakdown of Vivien Leigh (though he never mentions her name) and illustrates the high level of stress and expectations placed upon the studio stars of that era. 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.

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