The Celluloid Circus: the Heyday of the New Zealand Picture Theatre, 1925-1970 by Wayne Brittenden

The Moon's a Balloon by David Niven

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DAVID NIVEN - humorist, athlete, actor and gentleman extraordinary, a gay buccaneer who has painted his portrait in hilarious colour. He has had one of the most varied lives, as well as one of the most spectacular film careers, of our time. Expelled from school, baptized by the Army and a London whore, David amusingly recounts his early adventures. In America, where he was treated with endearing hospitality, he became a bootlegger, an organizer of Indoor Pony Races, and finally, through a piece of luck which would seem impossible if it were not true, he sailed his way into Hollywood studios and stardom. His wartime experiences (he served with the legendary ‘Phantom’) are treated with characteristic modesty; and thereafter his return to Hollywood leads to a rather chequered career (including being fired by Goldwyn and winning an Oscar) and also to the greatest tragedy of his life - the death of his beautiful first wife. This is one of the most amusing, outspoken, self- revealing, warm-hearted and touching autobiographies ever to be published. This 1973 Coronet Books Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 340158174 SKU: 1314052 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.