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Bring On The Empty Horses

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The big stars like Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Vivien Leigh, Greta Garbo, Laurence Olivier, Marlene Dietrich, and Humphrey Bogart are all mentioned; the film directors and producers like Samuel Goldwyn, John Huston, Michael Curtiz, William Wellman, and all the other inhabitants that made Hollywood the magical place it was - while gossip columnists Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper intimidated many personalities with their "items" publicised in the scandal sheets. 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! This is the follow-up to David Niven's first memoir ( The Moon's a Balloon), but this book is centered on the stories of Niven's friends and co-stars and directors.

In fact, Niven set the benchmark for the Hollywood expose, after all he was there at the parties and in the beds of the glamorous stars and also in a lot of very unmemorable films. Even though you are bound to know much of this already, you'll rarely hear these tales recounted so suavely. In 1959, he became the host of his own TV drama series, The David Niven Show, which ran for 13 episodes that summer.

Here we learn that the "Goldwynisms" that Samuel Goldwyn is so famous for might have all been made-up.

He followed this with Bring On the Empty Horses in 1975, a collection of highly entertaining reminiscences from Hollywood's "Golden Age" in the 1940s. David Niven was also a very campionable sort of the chap, liked fishing, yatching, lots of drinking and making love to beatutiful women, as well as the power struggles of the studio tycoons.The first, Round the Rugged Rocks, was a novel which appeared in 1951 and was forgotten almost at once.

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. David Niven was a good storyteller giving you a glimpse of their character and what they were like privately.These stories run from tragic ("Our Missie" - about Vivien Leigh) to fanciful (adventures with Errol Flynn). Niven is never boring and often so charming that one is so lulled by his general tone, and you no longer care about anything save reading more of the same. Written in much the same lightly flippant, entertaining style, he focuses on personalities such as Louis B. 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 thoroughly enjoyed this book and miss all those fabulous old movies and those shining stars who made them.

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