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American Prince A Memoir

characters ↠ American Prince A Memoir 106 Er director Billy Wilder and film industry heavyweight Lew Wasserman as well as paramours Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe among others As forthright as he is enthralling Tony Curtis offers intimate glimpses into his succession of failed marriages and the one that has endured his destructive drug addiction and his passion as a painter Written with humor and grace American Prince is a testament to the power of living the life of one’s dream Many years ago I read a ghost written autobiography of Shelley Winters in which she claimed Tony Curtis was her first cousin and that he was instrumental in her breaking into Hollywood She even included a long Hollywood story about being with him at a party and accidentally getting into a producer s home office while looking for a bathroom and finding a portrait of Hitler on the wall Uh huh Sure Interestingly enough in his own memoir Curtis makes no such claim of kinship with Ms Winters he apparently never met her until they worked together on a film found her difficult to work with and disliked her most profoundly No partying nor even an attempt to seduce her and that says a lotThe first half of this book was interesting the rags to riches story of a New York inner city boy who like Danny Wilde in the Persuaders made good In fact they used some of Curtis personal photos for the montage at the beginning of that series Like many actors of the time Curtis had a family history of mental illness his father suffered from depression his mother was extreme and violent his much younger brother was schizophrenic and he himself dealt with bouts of black depression Movies were an escape and what better escape than to act in those movies and be someone else for the weeks of filmingAfter he made good however things started to slide There are plenty of Hollywood moments of the type that sound wish fulfillment than reality such as his budding romance with Marylin Monroe and Natalie Wood both of whom were deceased at the time of writing and therefore could niether confirm nor deny His much mentioned sensitivity was all on his own side as so often happens he was sensitive to his own needs his own problems but used people particularly women in the most cavalier manner No wonder he went through so many marriages in his world it was okay to engage in one night stands while he was married because they didn t mean anything Meaningless sex with a stranger is apparently acceptable as long as you re discreet However when he discovers that one of his many wives is playing the field in his absence he is upset because after all he wasn t going to be cuckolded and stand idly by Ah yes The good old double standard Hardly surprising that he ran out of friends and jobs by the late 70s In dealing with the reasons behind his cocaine addiction at Betty Ford he apparently never adressed his inability to keep his fly zipped and his trouser snake under control As a kid I fell hard for Curtis when watching The Persuaders Of course in those days we always had a black and white TV usually second hand Not until the new millenium did I see it in colour on DVD and you could have knocked me over with a piece of spaghetti when I learned he had blue eyes On BW TV they showed up dark and I had assumed since Roger Moore was blonde they had found a dark foil to play Wilde Not only that but in that series Curtis hair colour varied not just from one episode to the next but often from one shot to the next This memoir took a bit of the shine off my childhood memories of that series but that s what happens when you grow upOne thing I did notice which made me aware that this memoir was ghost written the preponderance of British turns of phrase that jarred with his uintessentially profane New Yorker style One moment he d be calling someone an MF and the next he d speak of something being spot on or of chatting up a girl instead of being right on or flirting much natural for a New Yorker of his age Pius 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characters ↠ American Prince A Memoir 106 “All my life I had one dream and that was to be in the movies”He was the Golden Boy of the Golden Age A prince of the silver screen Dashing and debonair Tony Curtis arrived on the scene in a blaze of bright lights and celluloid His good looks smooth charm and natural talent earned him fame women and adulation Elvis copied his look and the Beatles put him on their Sgt Pepper album cover But the Hollywood life of his dreams brought both i Tom Emory Jr Review Tony Curtis never escaped his roots The fame and success were not enough He wanted everyone to love him and bow to him and his way of demeaning people in his autobiography is indicative of his lack of upbringing education refinement and love A suitable subtitle for this work could have been It was everybody else s fault I d recommend this book but as an education piece of what success and overindulgence does to a person who likely doesn t deserve the rewards he gets I ve always liked Tony Curtis but this does take some gloss off his performances It reveals a shallow man with shallower attitudes towards women success fame business and the profession that created him Introduction to Practical Biochemistry upbringing education refinement and love A suitable subtitle for this work could have been It was everybody else s fault I d recommend this book but as an education piece of what success and overindulgence does to a person who likely doesn t deserve the rewards he gets I ve always liked Tony Curtis but this does take some gloss off his performances It reveals a shallow man with shallower attitudes towards women success fame business and the profession that created him

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characters ↠ American Prince A Memoir 106 Nvincible highs and debilitating lows Now in his captivating no holds barred autobiography Tony Curtis shares the agony and ecstasy of a private life in the public eyeNo simple tell all American Prince chronicles Hollywood during its heyday Curtis revisits his immense body of work including the unforgettable classics Houdini Spartacus and Some Like It Hot and regales readers with stories of his associations with Frank Sinatra Laurence Olivi A bombastic narcissist womanizer and highly entertaining Curtis was a terrible son brother husband and father I enjoyed parts of this reading about old Hollywood actors but I wanted to spank him He would have loved it


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  1. says: (E–pub READ) [American Prince A Memoir] Tony Curtis õ 6 review

    (E–pub READ) [American Prince A Memoir] having now read the book I can honestly say that it was a hard book to put down curtis is so brash and bombasti

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    Tony Curtis õ 6 review Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Tony Curtis characters American Prince A Memoir Tom Emory Jr Review Tony Curtis never escaped his roots The fame and success were not enough He wanted everyone to love him and bow to him and his way of demeaning people in his autobiography is indicative of his lack of upbringing education refinement and love A suitable subtitle for this work could have been It was everybody else's fault I'd recommend this book but as an education piece of what success and overindulgen

  3. says: (E–pub READ) [American Prince A Memoir] Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Tony Curtis Tony Curtis õ 6 review

    (E–pub READ) [American Prince A Memoir] It was hard to like this book because Tony Curtis comes across as such a macho pig egotist He certainly had a tough childhood but he's way too boastful about his conuests You sorta wonder if he's all talk but not really that much action He hardly ever mentions his children as if they didn't matter You find out that he had his first daughter only when he describes Janet Leigh's problems having his second Jamie Lee Anyway

  4. says: (E–pub READ) [American Prince A Memoir] Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Tony Curtis Tony Curtis õ 6 review

    Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Tony Curtis Tony Curtis õ 6 review characters American Prince A Memoir What this book boils down to is this paraphraseYou guys Tony Curtis may be troubled but he's really really handsome and he totally slept with Marilyn Monroe Tony CurtisI found Curtis a bit pompous although he di

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    characters American Prince A Memoir (E–pub READ) [American Prince A Memoir] Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Tony Curtis American Prince A Memoir 2008 by Tony Curtis Peter Golenbock Mitch Greenberg Narrator Added 92311I listened to the audio v

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    (E–pub READ) [American Prince A Memoir] A bombastic narcissist womanizer and highly entertaining Curtis was a terrible son brother husband and father I enjoyed parts of this

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    (E–pub READ) [American Prince A Memoir] I thoroughly enjoyed reading Mr Curtis' autobiography I appreciated his candor and loved all the stories After reading this book I had a sense

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    Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Tony Curtis (E–pub READ) [American Prince A Memoir] Tony Curtis õ 6 review I have always thought that Tony Curtis was one of the most beautiful males ever created This was a great insight into the man behind the pretty face He took a lot of things in stride such as always being thought of as gay he was not I loved the parts when he first broke into Hollywood Running around town free and easy A typical go

  9. says: (E–pub READ) [American Prince A Memoir] Tony Curtis õ 6 review Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Tony Curtis

    Tony Curtis õ 6 review Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Tony Curtis characters American Prince A Memoir Many years ago I read a ghost written autobiography of Shelley Winters in which she claimed Tony Curtis was her first cousin and that he was instrumental in her breaking into Hollywood She even included a long Hollywood story about being with him at a party and accidentally getting into a producer's home office while looking for a bathroom and finding a portrait of Hitler on the wall Uh huh Sure Interestingly

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    (E–pub READ) [American Prince A Memoir] When I first saw Ray Liotta I thought of Tony Curtis I haven't read a book on Liotta yet so I can't compare the two except in looks The dark hair light eyes and pouty lip seem to have become a look Anyways who cares Looks are looks and substance is a bit deeper I always thought of Curtis as a fop Not much substance but pretty to look at This

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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • American Prince A Memoir
  • Tony Curtis
  • English
  • 26 July 2018
  • 9780307408495