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Let Me Entertain You

Brown, David

Published by William Morrow & Co, New York, 1990
ISBN 10: 0688080480 / ISBN 13: 9780688080488
/ Condition: Fine / Hardcover
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Title: Let Me Entertain You

Publisher: William Morrow & Co, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing


Signed by Author 0688080480 This STATED FIRST EDITION is a FIRST PRINTING, an ASSOCIATION copy, INSCRIBED and DATED BY AUTHOR in FINE condition. Book's copyright page has "First Edition" followed by "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" at bottom of page notating First Printing. Book's title page has the following inscription in blue ink "4/21/90 Pon Sandra With affection and admiration - my gifted friend. David Brown." Book is in FINE condition with 1/4 black cloth binding with bold silver gilt lettering on spine over black paper boards. Book's spine tips and bottom corners are true with top corners lightly bumped and with binding and insides tight, bright, clean and unmarked. NO previous owner's or library markings. DW is covered by Brodart with price point still intact in NEAR FINE condition. DW is glossy black with bold silver gilt large script lettering of title, red subtitle and silver gilt of author's name. DW's spine tips and corners are very lightly bumped and there is rubbing to boards. "Jaws and The Sting are among his films, but his life is an even more astonishing production, bursting with surprising stories, superstars, and their secrets?" - subtitle from book's cover. This autobiography portrays Hollywood from the vantage point of David Brown, the producer of Jaws, Sting, The Verdict and Cocoon among others. Brown writes of his friendships with Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Robert Kennedy, Robert Redford and others. Brown's wife is Helen Gurley Brown, once the editor of Cosmopolitan. Book is illustrated by 16 glossy pages of black & white photos. Hardcover, 6.5" x 9.5", 272pp including index. Bookseller Inventory # 002614

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Synopsis: This is the self portrait, in selective memory, of a man who led many lives, all of them full of risk, accomplishment and above all humanity.

There is David Brown of Zanuck/Brown, there is David Brown, raconteur extraordinary with astonishing stories about his encounters with the famous and notorious and the all-powerful-including Mafia chieftains, presidents, the reclusive Howard hughes, the super-rich J. Paul Getty, William Randolph Hearst, and the super-famous Marilyn Monroe, Robert Kennedy, Irving Berlin, Paul Newman, Orson Welles, Steven Spielberg, Robert Redforn, Darryl Zanuck, David O. Selznick, John O'Hara, Carl Sandburg, Nikita Khrushchev, Frank Sinatra, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Salvador Dali, Irving Lazar, John Belushi and scores of others.

There is David Brown the journalist, author, film mogul, veteran of the corporate jungle, and-yes-one-time astrologer. There is David Brown, husband and intellectual companion to publishing phenomenon, an event in human form, the former Helen Gurley.

Finally there is David Brown, friend, acquaintance, even confidant of the world's rich, famous, and infamous.

From the Author: David Brown has produced Broadway plays,k films and television. He was educated at Stanford and Columbia School of Journalism. His film credits include the recently released Chocolat, Angela's Ashes, Deep Impact, and Kiss the Girls. He also produced A Few Good Men, and the Player, Enigma, and Along Came a Spider.

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