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Featuring: Tony Curtis
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“All my life I had one dream and that was to be in the
He was the Golden Boy of the Golden Age. A
prince of the silver screen. Dashing and debonair, Tony
Curtis arrived on the scene in a blaze of bright lights and
celluloid. His good looks, smooth charm, and natural talent
earned him fame, women, and adulation—Elvis copied his look
and the Beatles put him on their Sgt. Pepper album cover.
But the Hollywood life of his dreams brought both invincible
highs and debilitating lows. Now, in his captivating,
no-holds-barred autobiography, Tony Curtis shares the agony
and ecstasy of a private life in the public eye.
simple tell-all, American Prince chronicles Hollywood
during its heyday. Curtis revisits his immense body of
work—including the unforgettable classics Houdini,
Spartacus, and Some Like It Hot—and regales readers with
stories of his associations with Frank Sinatra, Laurence
Olivier, director Billy Wilder, and film industry
heavyweight Lew Wasserman, as well as paramours Natalie Wood
and Marilyn Monroe, among others.
As forthright as
he is enthralling, Tony Curtis offers intimate glimpses into
his succession of failed marriages (and the one that has
endured), his destructive drug addiction, and his passion as
a painter. Written with humor and grace, American
Prince is a testament to the power of living the life of
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