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Synopsis: Reexamining his relationship with Hemingway and Huston, a former aspiring screenwriter describes how both men influenced him, Hemingway's tendency toward self-caricature, Huston's self-absorption, and more.
From Kirkus Reviews: Reserved but involving memoir of novelist/screenwriter Viertel's lifelong friendships with John Huston and Ernest Hemingway, among other fabulous folk. Viertel (American Skin, 1983, etc.), son of a European theater director and of Sasha Viertel, scenarist of six movies for her buddy Greta Garbo, attended his mother's Hollywood Sunday soirees for Thomas Mann and other refugee literati, and at 15 met John Huston. Viertel finished his first novel at 18, worked on screenplays, and married Budd Schulberg's ex-wife, Jigee. After a second unsuccessful novel, and years as a Marine officer in European Intelligence in WW II, he wrote a Broadway play with Irwin Shaw, which failed, and then met his idol, Hemingway, while skiing in Idaho. Friendships with Hemingway and Huston could be rocky. When Huston hired Viertel to co-write We Were Strangers, a Havana- based melodrama, Hemingway accepted Huston and Viertel as guests at his Cuban home and gave them testy advice about their picture. Viertel's roman ... clef White Hunter, Black Heart tells of hazarding the African jungle with Huston to film The African Queen. Viertel worked on many Hemingway scripts and followed the bulls with ``Papa'' for many years. Endless celebrities became deep friends: his agent Irving ``Swifty'' Lazar, Orson Welles, Ava Gardner, Robert Capa, Slim Hayward, Humphrey Bogart, Darryl Zanuck, Anatol Litvak, and a dozen more, who appear here in the flesh and full of obsessions. Viertel abandoned Jigee while she was pregnant, for a model who later abandoned him for Aly Khan. A marriage to Deborah Kerr has lasted about three decades. Not stylish, but honest. Viertel's most memorable book, and a likely big winner. (Forty b&w photographs--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: Dangerous Friends
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Book Description Nan A. Talese, 1992. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2499810
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0385260466I5N00
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0385260466I3N10
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0385260466I3N00
Book Description Nan A. Talese, 1992. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2784340240
Book Description Nan A. Talese, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0385260466
Book Description Nan A. Talese, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # D6540
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Book Description Nan A. Talese. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0385260466 This book has a clean hardback cover and dust jacket with minor shelf-wear on edges and corners. Binding is tight and square. Interior pages are clean and free from highlighting, pencil underlining, notes, or stains. Doubleday/Nan A. Talese, 1992, 406 pp. first edition, first printing, comlete number line. Book is in stock and ready to ship same or next business day. Thank you for buying from Wado Books!. Bookseller Inventory # 13252406505
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Dangerous Friends. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0441853