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Stories my father told me

notes from "The Lyons Den"

1st ed.

Published by Abbeville Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This amazing collection of choice anecdotes takes us right back to the Golden Age of New York City nightlife, when top restaurants like Toots Shor's, "21," and Sardi's, as well as glittering nightclubs like the Stork Club, The Latin Quarter, and El Morocco, were the nightly gathering spots for great figures of that era: movie and Broadway stars, baseball players, champion boxers, comedians, diplomats, British royalty, prize-winning authors, and famous painters. From Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill, from Ethel Barrymore to Sophia Loren, from George Burns to Ernest Hemingway, from Joe DiMaggio to the Duke of Windsor: Leonard Lyons knew them all. For forty glorious years, from 1934 to 1974, he made the daily rounds of Gotham nightspots, collecting the exclusive scoops and revelations that were at the core of his famous newspaper column, "The Lyons Den." In this entertaining volume Jeffrey Lyons has assembled a considerable compilation of anecdotes from his father's best columns, and has also contributed a selection of his own in-depth interviews conducted on his own TV shows with George Clooney, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, George Carlin, Dennis Hopper, Sir Michael Caine, Sir Ben Kingsley and other current stars. Organized chronologically by decade and subdivided by celebrity, "Stories my father told" me offers fascinating and amusing stories illustrated by some sixty archival photographs. He so captured the tenor of those exciting times that the great Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg said: "Imagine how much richer American history would have been had there been a Leonard Lyons in Lincoln's time."--

"For forty glorious years, from 1934 to 1974, Leonard Lyons made the daily rounds of New York City nightspots, collecting the exclusive scoops and revelations that were at the core of his famous newspaper column, "The Lyons Den." In this entertaining volume, author Jeffrey Lyons has lovingly assembled a considerable compilation of his father's best columns, and has also contributed a selection of his own interviews with stars of today, including Penelope Cruz and George Clooney, among others"--

About the Edition

"This amazing collection of choice anecdotes takes us right back to the Golden Age of New York City nightlife, when top restaurants like Toots Shor's, "21," and Sardi's, as well as glittering nightclubs like the Stork Club, The Latin Quarter, and El Morocco, were the nightly gathering spots for great figures of that era: movie and Broadway stars, baseball players, champion boxers, comedians, diplomats, British royalty, prize-winning authors, and famous painters. From Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill, from Ethel Barrymore to Sophia Loren, from George Burns to Ernest Hemingway, from Joe DiMaggio to the Duke of Windsor: Leonard Lyons knew them all. For forty glorious years, from 1934 to 1974, he made the daily rounds of Gotham nightspots, collecting the exclusive scoops and revelations that were at the core of his famous newspaper column, "The Lyons Den." In this entertaining volume Jeffrey Lyons has assembled a considerable compilation of anecdotes from his father's best columns, and has also contributed a selection of his own in-depth interviews conducted on his own TV shows with George Clooney, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, George Carlin, Dennis Hopper, Sir Michael Caine, Sir Ben Kingsley and other current stars. Organized chronologically by decade and subdivided by celebrity, "Stories my father told" me offers fascinating and amusing stories illustrated by some sixty archival photographs. He so captured the tenor of those exciting times that the great Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg said: "Imagine how much richer American history would have been had there been a Leonard Lyons in Lincoln's time."--

"For forty glorious years, from 1934 to 1974, Leonard Lyons made the daily rounds of New York City nightspots, collecting the exclusive scoops and revelations that were at the core of his famous newspaper column, "The Lyons Den." In this entertaining volume, author Jeffrey Lyons has lovingly assembled a considerable compilation of his father's best columns, and has also contributed a selection of his own interviews with stars of today, including Penelope Cruz and George Clooney, among others"--

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: Stories my father told me: notes from "The Lyons Den"
Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgments
'The Thirties'
Irving Berlin
George Burns
Sir Charlie Chaplin
Ty Cobb
Gary Cooper
Sir Noel Coward
Albert Einstein
J. Edgar Hoover
Sinclair Lewis
Groucho and his brothers
Harpo
Chico
W. Somerset Maugham
Pablo Picasso
George Bernard Shaw
The Duke of Windsor
'The Forties'
Thomas Hart Benton
Ingrid Bergman
Milton Berle
Tallulah Bankhead
David Ben-Gurion
Humphrey Bogart
Charles Boyer
Sir Winston Churchill
Joe DiMaggio
John Garfield
Sam Goldwyn
Cary Grant
Howard Hughes
George S. Kaufman
Danny Kaye
Helen Keller
Charles Laughton
Gypsy Rose Lee
Oscar Levant
Gen. George S. Patton
Edward G. Robinson
Carl Sandburg
John Steinbeck
President Harry S. Truman
Orson Welles
'The Fifties'
Lauren Bacall
Marlon Brando
Yul Brynner
Dr. Ralph Bunche
Marc Chagall
Salvador Dali
Kirk Douglas
Jackie Gleason
Sir Rex Harrison
Ernest Hemingway
Audrey Hepburn
Sir Alfred Hitchcock
Judy Holliday
Grace Kelly
Ethel Merman
James Michener
Marilyn Monroe
Lord Laurence Olivier
Otto Preminger
Rocky Marciano
William Saroyan
Phil Silvers
Frank Sinatra
'The Sixties'
Brendan Behan
Richard Burton
Truman Capote
Dustin Hoffman
President Lyndon B. Johnson
President John F. Kennedy
Sophia Loren
Paul Newman
Barbra Streisand
Billy Wilder
Shelly Winters
Sir Peter Ustinov
The Next Generation
Antonio Banderas
Javier Bardem
Cate Blanchett
Sir Michael Caine
George Carlin
George Clooney
Penelope Cruz
Dame Judi Dench
Clint Eastwood
Ralph Fiennes
Dennis Hopper
Samuel L. Jackson
Sir Ben Kingsley
Jay Leno
William Shatner
Epilogue .

Edition Notes

Other Titles
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Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
920.71
Library of Congress
CT120 .L96 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25075063M
Internet Archive
storiesmyfathert00lyon
ISBN 13
9780789211026
LC Control Number
2010048256
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