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The Resource Stories my father told me : notes from "The Lyons Den", Jeffrey Lyons ; foreword by Charles Osgood

Stories my father told me : notes from "The Lyons Den", Jeffrey Lyons ; foreword by Charles Osgood

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Stories my father told me : notes from "The Lyons Den"
Title
Stories my father told me
Title remainder
notes from "The Lyons Den"
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Lyons ; foreword by Charles Osgood
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Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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920.71
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Stories my father told me : notes from "The Lyons Den", Jeffrey Lyons ; foreword by Charles Osgood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780789211026
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010048256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)671704370
Label
Stories my father told me : notes from "The Lyons Den", Jeffrey Lyons ; foreword by Charles Osgood
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780789211026
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010048256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)671704370

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