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American Prince - A Memoir

Tony Curtis

"All my life I had one dream and that was to be in the movies." 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. No 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 one's dreams. From the Hardcover edition.

"All my life I had one dream and that was to be in the movies." 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. No 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 one's dreams. From the Hardcover edition.
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"All my life I had one dream and that was to be in the movies." 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. No 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 one's dreams. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Golenbock, Mitchell Greenberg

Length:

5h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:22


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:48


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:35