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Of All the Gin Joints : Stumbling Through Hollywood History

Bailey, Mark

Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014
ISBN 10: 1565125932 / ISBN 13: 9781565125933
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Title: Of All the Gin Joints : Stumbling Through ...

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Hemingway, Edward

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing.

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SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR on half title page and inscribed to "P--" with an original drawing of a martini glass with olive. 324pp. Index. B/w illustrations. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Selling online since 1999. Quick shipping; Secure packing; Free tracking!. Bookseller Inventory # 048718

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True tales of celebrity hijinks are served up with an equal measure of Hollywood history, movie-star mayhem, and a frothy mix of forty cocktail recipes.

Humphrey Bogart got himself arrested for protecting his drinking buddies, who happened to be a pair of stuffed pandas. Ava Gardner would water-ski to the set of Night of the Iguana holding a towline in one hand and a cocktail in the other. Barely legal Natalie Wood would let Dennis Hopper seduce her if he provided a bathtub full of champagne. Bing Crosby?s ill-mannered antics earned him the nickname ?Binge Crosby.? And sweet Mary Pickford stashed liquor in hydrogen peroxide bottles during Prohibition. From the frontier days of silent film up to the wild auteur period of the 1970s, Mark Bailey has pillaged the vaults of Hollywood history and lore to dig up the true?and often surprising?stories of seventy of our most beloved actors, directors, and screenwriters at their most soused.

Bite-size biographies are followed by ribald anecdotes and memorable quotes. If a star had a favorite cocktail, the recipe is included. Films with the most outrageous booze-soaked stories, like Apocalypse Now, From Here to Eternity, and The Misfits, are featured, along with the legendary watering holes of the day (and the recipes for their signature drinks). Edward Hemingway?s portraits complete this spirited look at America?s most iconic silver-screen legends.

?This book is like being at the best dinner party in the world. And I thought I was the first person to put a bar in my closet. I was clearly born during the wrong era.? ?Chelsea Handler

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The good, the bad, and the ugly tales of celebrity drinking and hijinks, served up with delicious wit, a twist of scandal, and a frothy mix of recipes.

 

Humphrey Bogart got himself arrested for protecting his drinking buddies, who happened to be a pair of stuffed pandas. Barely legal Natalie Wood would only let Dennis Hopper seduce her if he provided a bathtub full of champagne. Bing Crosby?s ill-mannered antics earned him the nickname ?Binge Crosby.? And sweet Mary Pickford stashed liquor in hydrogen peroxide bottles during Prohibition. From the frontier days of silent film up to the wild auteur period of the 1970s, Mark Bailey has pillaged the Hollywood vaults of history and lore to dig up the true?and often surprising?stories of seventy-five of our most beloved actors, directors, and screenwriters at their most soused.

Their bite-size biographies are followed by ribald anecdotes and memorable quotes. If a star had a favorite cocktail, the recipe is included. Films with the most outrageous booze-soaked stories, like Trader Horn, From Here to Eternity, and The Misfits, are featured, along with the legendary watering holes of the day (and the recipes for their signature drinks). 

With Edward Hemingway?s two-color celebrity portraits, here?s a spirited package for anyone who wants to pull up a barstool and hear the stories, drink the drinks, watch the movies, visit the hotspots?and share some laughs.

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