Stories my father told me : notes from "The Lyons Den"
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New York : Abbeville Press, 2011.
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Westover - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
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Book
Edition
1st ed.
Physical Desc
352 pages : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Street Date
1105
Language
English
ISBN
9780789211026, 0789211025

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"This amazing collection of choice anecdotes takes us right back to the Golden Age of New York City nightlife, when top restaurants like Toots Shor's, "21," and Sardi's, as well as glittering nightclubs like the Stork Club, The Latin Quarter, and El Morocco, were the nightly gathering spots for great figures of that era: movie and Broadway stars, baseball players, champion boxers, comedians, diplomats, British royalty, prize-winning authors, and famous painters. From Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill, from Ethel Barrymore to Sophia Loren, from George Burns to Ernest Hemingway, from Joe DiMaggio to the Duke of Windsor: Leonard Lyons knew them all. For forty glorious years, from 1934 to 1974, he made the daily rounds of Gotham nightspots, collecting the exclusive scoops and revelations that were at the core of his famous newspaper column, "The Lyons Den." In this entertaining volume Jeffrey Lyons has assembled a considerable compilation of anecdotes from his father's best columns, and has also contributed a selection of his own in-depth interviews conducted on his own TV shows with George Clooney, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, George Carlin, Dennis Hopper, Sir Michael Caine, Sir Ben Kingsley and other current stars. Organized chronologically by decade and subdivided by celebrity, "Stories my father told" me offers fascinating and amusing stories illustrated by some sixty archival photographs. He so captured the tenor of those exciting times that the great Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg said: "Imagine how much richer American history would have been had there been a Leonard Lyons in Lincoln's time."--,Provided by publisher.
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"For forty glorious years, from 1934 to 1974, Leonard Lyons made the daily rounds of New York City nightspots, collecting the exclusive scoops and revelations that were at the core of his famous newspaper column, "The Lyons Den." In this entertaining volume, author Jeffrey Lyons has lovingly assembled a considerable compilation of his father's best columns, and has also contributed a selection of his own interviews with stars of today, including Penelope Cruz and George Clooney, among others"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Lyons, J. (2011). Stories my father told me: notes from "The Lyons Den" . Abbeville Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lyons, Jeffrey. 2011. Stories My Father Told Me: Notes From "The Lyons Den". New York: Abbeville Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lyons, Jeffrey. Stories My Father Told Me: Notes From "The Lyons Den" New York: Abbeville Press, 2011.

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Lyons, Jeffrey. Stories My Father Told Me: Notes From "The Lyons Den" Abbeville Press, 2011.

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