Cover of: Dropped names | Frank Langella

Dropped names

famous men and women as I knew them

1st ed.

Published by Harper in New York .
Written in English.

About the Edition

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.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
792.028092
Library of Congress
PN2287.L2836 A3 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 356 p. ;
Number of pages
356

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25329452M
Internet Archive
droppednamesfamo00lang
ISBN 10
0062094475
ISBN 13
9780062094476
LC Control Number
2011278593
OCLC/WorldCat
769471041

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May 30, 2012 Created by LC Bot Initial record created, from Library of Congress MARC record.