By Tony Curtis, Peter Golenbock
"All my lifestyles I had one dream and that was once to be within the movies."
He was once the Golden Boy of the Golden Age. A prince of the silver monitor. rushing and debonair, Tony Curtis arrived at the scene in a blaze of vibrant lighting and celluloid. His beauty, delicate appeal, and normal expertise earned him repute, ladies, and adulation--Elvis copied his glance and the Beatles placed him on their Sgt. Pepper album hide. however the Hollywood lifetime of his goals introduced either invincible highs and debilitating lows. Now, in his desirable, no-holds-barred autobiography, Tony Curtis stocks the ache and ecstasy of a personal lifestyles within the public eye.
No uncomplicated tell-all, American Prince chronicles Hollywood in the course of its heyday. Curtis revisits his massive physique of work--including the unforgettable classics Houdini, Spartacus, and a few love it Hot--and regales readers with tales of his institutions with Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, director Billy Wilder, and movie heavyweight Lew Wasserman, in addition to paramours Natalie wooden and Marilyn Monroe, between others.
As forthright as he's mesmerizing, Tony Curtis bargains intimate glimpses into his succession of failed marriages (and the person who has endured), his harmful drug habit, and his ardour as a painter. Written with humor and charm, American Prince is a testomony to the facility of dwelling the lifetime of one's desires.
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