Every Frenchman Has One

Every Frenchman Has One

Every Frenchman Has One

Back in print for the first time in decades, the delectable escapades of Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland, who fell in love with a Frenchman and then became a Parisian. In 1953, Olivia de Havilland already an Academy Award-winning actress for her roles in "To Each His Own" and "The Heiress" became the heroine of her own real-life love affair. She married a Frenchman, moved to Paris, and planted her standard on the Left Bank of the River Seine. It has been fluttering on both Left and Right Banks with considerable joy and gaiety from that moment on.

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Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Author : Olivia De Havilland
Publisher :
Release : 2016-06
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9780451497390


Every Frenchman Has One

Every Frenchman Has One

Back in print for the first time in decades—and featuring a new interview with the author, in celebration of her centennial birthday—the delectable escapades of Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland, who fell in love with a Frenchman—and then became a Parisian In 1953, Olivia de Havilland—already an Academy Award-winning actress for her roles in To Each His Own and The Heiress—became the heroine of her own real-life love affair. She married a Frenchman, moved to Paris, and planted her standard on the Left Bank of the River Seine. It has been fluttering on both Left and Right Banks with considerable joy and gaiety from that moment on. Still, her transition from Hollywood celebrity to parisienne was anything but easy. And in Every Frenchman Has One, her skirmishes with French customs, French maids, French salesladies, French holidays, French law, French doctors, and above all, the French language, are here set forth in a delightful and amusing memoir of her early years in the “City of Light.” Paraphrasing Caesar, Ms. de Havilland says, “I came. I saw. I was conquered.”

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Olivia de Havilland
Publisher : Crown Archetype
Release : 2016-06-28
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9780451497406


Olivia De Havilland And The Golden Age Of Hollywood

Olivia De Havilland And The Golden Age Of Hollywood

"Here is a riveting, life-size portrait of a bold, courageous, and infinitely talented woman, brought vividly to life in her first full-scale biography--a life as turbulent, moving, and sometimes as harrowing as her celebrated films Hush ... hush, sweet Charlotte, The adventures of Robin Hood, The snake pit, To each his own, The heiress, and, of course, Gone with the wind. The book benefits tremendously from the author's wide personal acquaintance with many of the key figures in Olivia de Havilland's life and career. Olivia's story is the history of American moviemaking from the 1930s to the 1960s, and this book is rich in anecdotes involving the glittering personalities of Hollywood's Golden Age, including Vivien Leigh, Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Mickey Rooney, James Cagney, and Victor Fleming. Celebrated as a beauty ever since her debut as a teenager in Max Reinhardt's spectacular stage production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Hollywood Bowl, Olivia attracted some of the most powerful and desirable men of her time, including future U.S. presidents, actors, and directors. The great love of her life was Errol Flynn, her dashing costar in eight films, but perhaps her most fulfilling love was John Huston, the gifted, mercurial, enigmatic, and ruthless director of her film In This Our Life. Both of her marriages--to writers Marcus Goodrich and Pierre Galante--are detailed, including Goodrich's brutal attacks, which made her fear for her life and that of their young son Benjamin. The dark side of Hollywood's Golden Age is laid bare, including the abusive working conditions, the Communist witch hunt, and the big studios' murky backroom maneuverings that robbed stars of their rightful share of huge loan-out fees, and reduced them to virtual slavery by unfairly extending seven-year contracts. Olivia was the only star who fought back and won, successfully suing Warner Brothers. From the instant one begins this biography and experiences the author's relationship with Olivia de Havilland, it is clear that the book will be a unique, you-are there, compelling read, one that brilliantly portrays the incandescent star of Gone with the Wind, whose personal life was marked by triumph--two best-actress Oscars--as well as tragedy."--Jacket.

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Genre : Actors
Author : Ellis Amburn
Publisher :
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 440 Pages
ISBN : 149303409X


Seven Letters From Paris

Seven Letters From Paris

Twenty years, seven letters, and one long-lost love of a lifetime At age 40, Samantha Verant's life is falling apart-she's jobless, in debt, and feeling stuck... until she stumbles upon seven old love letters from Jean-Luc, the sexy Frenchman she'd met in Paris when she was 19. With a quick Google search, she finds him, and both are quick to realize that the passion they felt 20 years prior hasn't faded with time and distance. Samantha knows that jetting off to France to reconnect with a man that she only knew for one sun-drenched, passion-filled day is crazy-but it's the kind of crazy she's been waiting for her whole life.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Samantha Vérant
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2014-10-07
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781402297236


Errol Olivia

Errol Olivia

IPPY Award Bronze Medalist for Performing Arts Digging deep into the vaults of Warner Brothers and the collections of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as other private archives, this book explores the complex personal and professional relationship of Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Flynn, even 50 years after his death, continues to conjure up images to the prototypical handsome, charismatic ladies' man; while de Havilland, a two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner, is the last surviving star of Gone with the Wind. Richly illustrated with both color and black-and-white photos, most previously unpublished, this detailed history tells the sexy story of these two massive stars, both together and apart.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Robert Matzen
Publisher : Paladin Communications
Release : 2017-03-27
Total Pages : 219 Pages
ISBN : 9780998376363


Olivia De Havilland

Olivia De Havilland

Legendary actress and two-time Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland is best known for her role as Melanie Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939). She often inhabited characters who were delicate, elegant, and refined. At the same time, she was a survivor with a fierce desire to direct her own destiny on and off the screen. She fought and won a lawsuit against Warner Bros. over a contract dispute that changed the studio contract system forever. She is also noted for her long feud with her fellow actress and sister Joan Fontaine -- a feud that lasted from 1975 until Fontaine's death in 2013. Victoria Amador utilizes extensive interviews and forty years of personal correspondence with de Havilland to present an in-depth look at the life and career of this celebrated actress . Amador begins with de Havilland's early life -- she was born in Japan in 1916 to affluent British parents who had aspirations of success and fortune in faraway countries -- and her theatrical ambitions at a young age. The book then follows her career as she skyrocketed to star status, becoming one of the most well-known starlets in Tinseltown. Readers are given an inside look at her love affairs with iconic cinema figures such as James Stewart and John Huston, and her onscreen partnership with Errol Flynn, with whom she starred in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and Dodge City (1939 ). After she moved to Europe in the mid-1950s, de Havilland became the first woman to serve as the president of the Cannes Film Festival in 1965, and remained active but selective in film and television until 1988. Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant is a tribute to one of Hollywood's greatest legends, who has evolved from a gentle heroine to a strong-willed, respected, and admired artist.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Victoria Amador
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release : 2019-05-31
Total Pages : 406 Pages
ISBN : 9780813177298


One Year To A Writing Life

One Year To A Writing Life

Whether you are a writer of fiction or essays, or want to explore poetry or memoir, Tiberghien's twelve fundamental lessons will help you discover and develop your own distinct voice. Tiberghien's inventive exercises focus on the processes unique to each genre, while also offering skills applicable to any kind of writing, from authentic dialogue to masterful short-shorts. With vivid examples from literary masters such as Rainer Maria Rilke, Eduardo Galeano, May Sarton, Terry Tempest Williams, and Orhan Pamuk, One Year to a Writing Life is an essential guidebook of exercises, practical advice, and wisdom for anyone looking to embrace, explore, and implement creativity in everyday life.

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Genre : Reference
Author : Susan M. Tiberghien
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Release : 2007-09-07
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780786750429


The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

A celebration of the liberating power of consciousness—a triumphant book that lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book. By turns wistful, mischievous, angry, and witty, Bauby bears witness to his determination to live as fully in his mind as he had been able to do in his body. He explains the joy, and deep sadness, of seeing his children and of hearing his aged father's voice on the phone. In magical sequences, he imagines traveling to other places and times and of lying next to the woman he loves. Fed only intravenously, he imagines preparing and tasting the full flavor of delectable dishes. Again and again he returns to an "inexhaustible reservoir of sensations," keeping in touch with himself and the life around him. Jean-Dominique Bauby died two days after the French publication of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. This book is a lasting testament to his life.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jean-Dominique Bauby
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2008-03-06
Total Pages : 146 Pages
ISBN : 9780307454836


Sixty Million Frenchmen Can T Be Wrong

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can T Be Wrong

"Sixty Million Frenchmen does its job marvelously well. After reading it, you may still think the French are arrogant, aloof, and high-handed, but you will know why." --Wall Street Journal

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jean-Benoit Nadeau
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2003-05
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781402230578


A Year In Provence

A Year In Provence

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Peter Mayle
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-05-19
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780307755490