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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

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"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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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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Excellent.

A very funny and interesting story. Perfect book for bedtime. David Niven at his best.

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Joy !!

More, more,more,more,
more, more,more,more,more.more.more, more, more, more, more, more,more, more, more, more, more.
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Brilliant narration, such an amazing era

Golden years of Hollywood with true film stars , unmissable stories and anecdotes from one of England's great actors

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amazing

such a great story teller and amazing actor, you hang onto every word spoken

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enjoyed stories

really enjoyed good to listen to author tell the stories very good and entertaining listen

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No where near as good as his first book,but, it was enjoyable all the same.

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Follow up anecdotes

This book, while not as meaty and strong as its predecessor- is a lovely collection of anecdotes not featured in the full biography. Worth the purchase - wish there was more.

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Highly recommended

Beautifully written and narrated. Enjoyed every word. I feel I've read everything out there that's a worthy read and struggling to find something new. So glad I came across this (and The Moon's a Balloon). Highly recommend both.

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Fascinating

A fascinating insight into old Hollywood and David Niven's friendships. Brilliantly witty and listening to David Niven's beautiful voice was a joy. Loved it!

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Masterful story teller.

I enjoyed this audiobook, but a twinge of sadness listening as Niven's Parkinson's disease was slowly muffling his distinct British accent. His other book is also recommended (The Moon is a Balloon).