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Bring on the Empty Horses | [David Niven]

Bring on the Empty Horses

David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers. In this second volume, David Niven turns his attention to 'The Great Days of Hollywood' between 1935 and 1960. These were times of legendary film stars and despotic producers, of tycoons, of oddballs, and of classic movies.
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Publisher's Summary

David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers. In this second volume, David Niven turns his attention to 'The Great Days of Hollywood' between 1935 and 1960. These were times of legendary film stars and despotic producers, of tycoons, of oddballs, and of classic movies. Rich in anecdote, and written in his inimitable humorous style, Bring on the Empty Horses is perhaps the most acclaimed sequel to an autobiography ever written.

©1975 David Niven (P)2012 Headline Digital

What the Critics Say

"Might easily be the best book ever written about Hollywood." (New York Times)

"As blissfully enlivening as champagne before lunch." (Cosmopolitan)

"A delight from start to finish." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Alison St Pierre Lancashire 08/10/2013
    Alison St Pierre Lancashire 08/10/2013 Member Since 2010

    Local Government Officer, listens to audiobooks whilst commuting, loves Biographies of quintessentially English eccentrics.

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    "Delightful, Witty, Fascinating!"

    Beautifully written, Niven in his element, sharing anecdotes and behind the scenes glimpses into Hollywood in the 30s and 40s. Photographs of some of the old supporting Actors would have been useful. I found myself googling images to prompt my memory at times. He manages to talk his way through some of the most glamorous periods in film history without ever being unkind or salacious. I loved this book and will now be ordering some of the films he beautifully brings to life.

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    Dinah United Kingdom 11/10/2013
    Dinah United Kingdom 11/10/2013 Member Since 2013

    Dr Dinah Parums. I am now retired and have always been an avid reader of fiction, non-fiction and biography. Audible have widened my range.

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    If you could sum up Bring on the Empty Horses in three words, what would they be?

    Charming, Funny, Informative.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration of his own words by David Niven.


    What about David Niven’s performance did you like?

    David Niven allows himself to enjoy his own book and gives the book even more of a sense of fun.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Bring On the Empty Horses - and Take Away the Empty Bottles !


    Any additional comments?

    Such a treat to listen to. This would make an ideal gift for any film lover or film historian.

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