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He subsequently appeared in another 30 films, including The Guns of Navarone (1961) The Pink Panther (1963), Murder by Death (1976), Death on the Nile (1978), and The Sea Wolves (1980). 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. Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page. Otherwise you miss out on a great and funny book that has been written by one of the humble and funniest men in cinema ever.

He depicts the heartbreaks, the dreams and eccentricities of various characters and manages to cast a very human eye on their stories. A big name-dropping bitch of a book written with a wit as sharp as a dagger - and more than one famous personality gets it right between the shoulder blades . We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child.BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES is the second part of David Niven's internationally bestselling autobiography, following the superbly entertaining THE MOON'S A BALLOON. I hope they went to someone who appreciated them, and that they brought as much enjoyment to them as they did to me and my sister-in-law. But they did feel rather disconnected, especially the segments at the end that went for just a few pages each, again and again. Niven was part of the Hollywood Raj, that group of ex-pat Englishmen who played cricket at the park off Sunset Boulevard and ate roast beef on Sundays, regardless of the California heat.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Written in much the same lightly flippant, entertaining style, he focuses on personalities such as Louis B. There are very few villains here (except of course, the newspaper columnists and the committee hunting communists- I forget its name), and all the stories are told with understated wit and humour. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. i definitely have the feeling of being let in on the secrets of old hollywood whenever i read it, though i do tend to skip past the sections about "missy" a pseudonymous starlet that niven uses to highlight the frailty of a star like marilyn monroe, or judy garland because i'm very familiar with it now, and it's a strange little narrative in the midst of a most fascinating memoir of the golden age. Used books have different signs of use and might not include supplemental materials such as CDs, Dvds, Access Codes, charts or any other extra material. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. 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.

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.NOTE: The title is taken from an expression that Warner Bros' Michael Curtiz (an ace studio director, but English-impaired) used when he meant to convey "riderless horses" in a Western. Niven is an excellent storyteller and he seems to have known most of the major personalities in Hollywood during that period. Much more a memoir, than a biography… we get to read what David Niven thinks of, and his dealings with extras, castings, starlets, directors, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Warner, Fred Astaire etc. You lousy bums,” Curtiz shouted, “you and your stinking language…you think I know fuck nothing…well, let me tell you – I know FUCK ALL! In other words, it's a wonderful recollection of the Golden Age of Hollywood but told in a gentlemanly fashion.

Rich in anecdote, and written in his inimitable humorous style, BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES is perhaps the most acclaimed sequel to an autobiography ever written. Here we learn that the "Goldwynisms" that Samuel Goldwyn is so famous for might have all been made-up. All the women were 'stunningly beautiful' and all the men were 'everyone's favourite fellow', and every story involved vast quantities of scotch or gin. All of our books are 100% brand new, unread and purchased directly from the publishers in bulk allowing us to pass the huge savings on to you!Niven later appeared in The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), The Toast of New Orleans (1950), Happy Go Lovely (1951), Happy Ever After (1954) and Carrington V. 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. 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. 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. It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service.

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