Category: Biographies Of The Rich Famous

By Fabio De Nunzio,Vittorio Graziosi

Con los angeles forza del sorriso e del buonumore
si può superare ogni difficoltà
e raggiungere l. a. felicità.
Fabio De Nunzio

Cosa significa consistent with un obeso salire su un autobus affollato, prendere posto in aereo o al cinema, o entrare in un negozio di abbigliamento?
Il buon Fabio lo racconta, con leggerezza e ironia, ripercorrendo los angeles sua vita: dall’infanzia resa difficile dall’asma bronchiale all’adolescenza, dal primo amore fino al successo nel mondo dello spettacolo e alla pubblicazione della prima edizione di questo libro, due anni fa. Da allora ha incontrato tantissime persone e realtà che sono entrate in questa nuova edizione con le loro storie ed esperienze.
Con il sorriso e il contributo di alcuni esperti, Fabio ci fa scoprire tutti i piccoli accorgimenti quotidiani che deve adottare chi è “oversize” in un mondo disegnato a misura di magro. Con l. a. speranza che si diffonda una maggiore attenzione verso chi è “diversamente magro”.

Fabio De Nunzio è conosciuto dal grande pubblico di Striscia l. a. notizia con il suo nome d’arte “Il buon Fabio”.
Dallo spettacolo al reportage, alla denuncia sociale e alla cultura, il suo percorso artistico è costellato da molteplici e variegate esperienze: capo animatore nei più importanti villaggi turistici, conduttore radiofonico, presentatore di spettacoli, attore in programmi televisivi di word emittenti del Sud quali Telenorba e Antenna Sud.
Il più alto riconoscimento arriva nel 1997 quando Antonio Ricci lo sceglie, insieme a Mingo, come inviato del noto tg satirico: è da allora che Il buon Fabio è entrato nelle case degli italiani.

Vittorio Graziosi ha esordito in campo letterario nel 1998 con L’ombra delle onde e da allora ha pubblicato sette romanzi. È docente in diversi laboratori di scrittura creativa, anche presso l’Università statale di Beirut e l’Università nazionale Taras Schevchenko di Kiev.

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By Claudine Burnett

all through the United States cocktail events sparkled defiantly during the dreaded first mins of January 20, 1920. With morning could come the authentic commence of Prohibition. It was once effortless, besides the fact that, to maintain the get together entering into lengthy seashore, California. even though lengthy seashore have been ""dry"" all through so much of its historical past, unlawful liquor distribution through the urban was once already perfected by the point the 18th modification, banning the sale of so much alcoholic drinks, grew to become legislation. Already in position have been underground booze operations, secretive speakeasies and bootlegging, the suitable staging flooring for crime, corruption AND murder.

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Oil - the single discovery that made lengthy seashore varied from the remainder of 1920's and 30's the USA and could swap the lifetime of town in lots of unexpected ways.

Good vs. Evil - Murders, gun battles, lawlessness ...the urban used to be a battleground among the affects of excellent and evil. enthusiastic about the conflict used to be the Ku Klux Klan, Communists, rum runners, bootleggers, gangsters, and corrupt politicians.

MEET:
Hollywood celebrities William Desmond Taylor, Fatty Arbuckle and different recognized figures who ended up useless, or their careers ruined, due to rampant corruption and illicit booze.

Gangsters comparable to Al Capone's henchman Ralph Sheldon, who gunned down lengthy seashore policeman William Waggoner, and acquired away with it.

Bootleggers like Thomas Johnstone, murdered via his spouse whilst he refused to renounce his nefarious profession.

Oil swindlers, many prompted via C.C. Julian and his Ponzi scheme that bilked millions out in their existence savings.

Murderers reminiscent of Bluebeard Watson, who killed so much of his 15 other halves until eventually considered one of them grew to become suspicious.

These are only the various members and concerns mentioned during this eye starting account of lengthy seashore and Southern California through the 1920's and 30's.

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By Brent D. Taylor

Discover the x-factor—the driver in the back of striking success.

What bills for the adaptation among the mega-success of Madonna and one thousand different wannabees ready within the wings? Why did JK Rowling be successful the place such a lot of others aspiring writers have failed? And what used to be it in regards to the a little neurotic and mediocre schoolboy Sigmund Freud that ensured his place as some of the most awesome and unique thinkers in history?

In this engrossing new ebook, Taylor builds on his conception that feeling like an ‘outsider’ from an early age, even if consciously or subconsciously now not becoming into the norm, creates an facet which may force striking luck in later existence. To this middle philosophy Taylor provides a brand new aspect: that of creativity, and he explores the interaction of those factors—a loss of belonging and creativity—in the lives of a glowing forged of people. transcend the glitz and glamour to find how inventive strength, harnessed to provide lives and works of impressive genius, can usually exist opposed to a backdrop of non-public fight and despair.

From youth outsider to grownup icon, comprehend the adventure of the subsequent celebrities:
Brad Pitt • Elvis Presley • Frieda Kahlo • Walt Disney • Sigmund Freud • Albert Einstein • Andy Warhol • Coco Chanel • David Beckham • Dan Brown • John Lennon • Sir Edmund Hillary • JK Rowling • Angelina Jolie • Tiger Woods • Amelia Earhart • Madonna

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By Thomas Anders,Tanja May

Humorvoll, charmant und gelegentlich sarkastisch

Er ist einer der beiden erfolgreichsten Popmusiker Deutschlands. Mit glossy speaking verkaufte Thomas Anders mehr als one hundred twenty Millionen CDs. Im Sommer 2003 trennte sich das Duo - doch während seither nur andere über Thomas Anders schrieben und redeten, schwieg der Sänger – und machte Musik: Allein im letzten Jahr erntete er Gold und Platin. Mehr als eine halbe Million fanatics kauften allein in Russland das neue Thomas-Anders-Album Strong.

Nun hat Thomas Anders seine Erinnerungen (mit Unterstützung von Tanja could) aufgeschrieben:
»100 PROZENT ANDERS Mein Leben - und die Wahrheit über smooth speaking, Nora und Dieter Bohlen«, (Edition KOCH, 320 Seiten, zahlreiche teils deepest und bisher unveröffentlichte Fotos, erscheint am 21. September). Offen und ohne falsche Eitelkeit erzählt Anders in seiner Autobiografie über seine Kindheit (»Ich conflict wohl ein extrem liebes und pflegeleichtes type, ich battle nie die Wildsau, die sich mit anderen Jungs im Dreck wälzte...ich warfare viel mehr auf meinen way of life bedacht...gepflegtes Aussehen, schicke Kleidung und stilvolles Benehmen waren mir schon als type unheimlich wichtig«) über erste Konflikte mit der Presse (»Als die Bravo im Handel struggle, habe ich sofort überschlagen, wie viel Geld ich auf meinem Konto habe. Ich wollte die gesamte Bravo-Auflage aufkaufen, so sehr habe ich mich für den Artikel geschämt. Die Überschrift lautete: ›Ich habe noch nie ein lady geküsst!‹ – Hat jemand eine Ahnung, wie demütigend das mit sixteen ist?«) und wie es dann doch noch zu frühen Berührungen mit dem anderen Geschlecht kam (»Meine Eltern hatten einen Partykeller. Dort traf sich meine Clique oft an den Wochenenden. Ende der 70-er Jahre warfare bei uns die heiße part der Flaschendreh-Partys. Das conflict herrlich. guy konnte so viel knutschen, wie guy wollte, ohne ernste Absichten zu haben.«).

Den größten Raum in seinem Buch nimmt die Erinnerung an die Zeit mit glossy conversing ein: »Dieter Bohlen tritt in mein Leben – und der Wahnsinn hat einen Namen«. Ohne aber je den Anschein zu erwecken, auf billige Weise Revanche nehmen zu wollen, schildert Anders auf 320 Seiten amüsant und offen, wie smooth speaking das wurde, was once es battle und wer hinter dem Menschen Dieter Bohlen steckt: »Er ist einfach ein totaler Macho. In seinen Augen, so mein Eindruck, müssen Frauen schön und schlank sein, ansonsten haben sie die Klappe zu halten. Er ist ein „Wiederholungstäter“, jedes Mal warfare es das gleiche Schema: erst empfiehlt er den Mädchen, den Umgang mit ihren Eltern und Freunden einzuschränken, dann rät er ihnen, das alte convenient abzugeben. Sie erhalten dann ein neues, das er kontrolliert und dann sind die Brüste dran …«

Als Insider vermittelt Thomas Anders dem Leser einen ehrlichen Blick hinter die Kulissen des bunten, glitzernden Musikbusiness und der methods und Fußangeln, die das Showgeschäft beherrschen. Er erinnert sich an die zahlreichen Anekdoten, die er im Laufe seiner Karriere sammelte und erzählt zum ersten Mal auch schonungslos über Hintergründe und Skandale, die den Erfolgsweg begleiteten.

Natürlich spielt in dem Buch auch seine Ex-Frau Nora eine wichtige Rolle: »Die wohl nachhaltigste Duftmarke, die Nora gesetzt hat, warfare die goldene Kette mit Nora-Anhänger, die ich zu glossy speaking Zeiten trug. Heute noch, additionally mehr als 25 Jahre später, werde ich immer wieder darauf angesprochen. Dabei struggle das von uns nur als Gag gedacht, um Dieter zu ärgern. Zu der Kette inspiriert hatte uns ursprünglich Udo Lindenberg, der damals mit seinem überdimensionalen Gürtel Furore machte. Der Gürtel conflict aus schwarzem Leder, auf der Schnalle stand in großen, silbernen Buchstaben „PANIK“. Nora und ich überlegten uns, einen NORA-Gürtel zu entwerfen. Doch als wir bei Freunden in Südfrankreich zu Besuch waren und gemeinsam am Pool lagen, meinte mein Kumpel: ›Gürtel ist doof. Du musst Dir eine Kette machen lassen, auf der Nora steht.‹ Die Idee fanden wir witzig.« Der relaxation ist neue deutsche Popgeschichte.

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By Catherine James

Catherine James’s dating along with her younger, appealing, and wickedly irresponsible mom educated her l. a. adolescence. Neglected—she will be strapped to a chair at evening whereas her mom cavorted at the sundown Strip—Catherine longed no longer for normalcy, yet only for the opportunity to break out. To escape to her cherished grandmother Mimi or to her glamorous Aunt Claire’s, a Hollywood model of gray Gardens stuff with racks of the previous attractiveness queen’s Thirties ball robes and thoughts of grand events with Claire’s ex-husband, Busby Berkeley. To escape to her father, a rushing race-car motive force who were out of her existence nearly because the day she was once born. or perhaps to break out to varsity, the place she may not less than be treated. in its place, Catherine used to be deserted through her livid mom to turn into a ward of the nation ahead of she reached her teens.

It wasn’t till an opportunity assembly with a truly younger Bob Dylan that Catherine used to be encouraged to make her escape—as a true runaway, breaking out of the California orphanage with just one objective: to get to Greenwich Village in New York.

Dandelion then turns into a glance in the course of the eye of a needle, as Catherine experiments with Eric Clapton; a peek throughout the viewfinder of a Polaroid, as Catherine is taken up by means of the gorgeous humans in Andy Warhol’s manufacturing facility; and a glimpse via a haze of smoke, as she starts romances with rockers like Jackson Browne and Jimmy Page.

While elevating her son, whose father was once Denny Laine of the Moody Blues, Catherine ultimately returns to her West Coast roots, reconnects along with her relatives, and discovers that her mom hasn’t replaced yet her father has: He’s develop into a heartbreakingly garish transsexual.

Moving and surprising via turns, Dandelion is a totally assorted view of a celebrated popular culture scene and of a dramatic mother-daughter relationship.

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By Jerry London,Rhonda Collier

From award-winning director Jerry London—behind-the-scenes stories of recognized actors, manufacturers, tv indicates, and miniseries written in his inimitably funny style.

If you’ve ever questioned what occurs on a suite after the director calls, “Cut!” this e-book is for you. Jerry takes the reader into the guts and soul of the tv company, revealing escapades of celebrities comparable to Lucille Ball, Rock Hudson, Mary Tyler Moore, Liam Neeson, Jane Seymour, etc. Richly illustrated with greater than seventy-five pictures, this e-book will take you right into a global of unique destinations, competing egos, and massive funds stakes that just a infrequent few ever get to experience.

“Thanks to Director Jerry London, enjoying John Blackthorn in James Clavell's Shõgun was once might be the excessive element in my lengthy career. In his new ebook, From i admire Lucy to Shõgun . . . and past, Jerry brings again a deluge of fascinating stories of our six-and-a-half-month shoot in Japan, and what an impressive time it was! Jerry not just created one of many most interesting exhibits ever to grace television, he now writes approximately that amazing adventure with wit and charm.”—Richard Chamberlain, celebrity of Shogun

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By André Klopmann

Plongée dans l'ambiance des eighties

Ces années-là ont commencé le eight décembre 1980 quand Mark Chapman a tué John Lennon au coin de los angeles 72e rue, à New York.
Ces années-là, l’auteur a commencé de ciseler quatre-vingt nouvelles originales et brèves au fil de rencontres avec Barbara, Léo, Cohen, Lino, Johnny, Ringo... Autant de récits jusqu’ici inédits.
Des photos mais pas seulement. Des tranches de vie. Gainsbourg, Montand, Delon, Dylan, Reagan, Simenon…
Chaque histoire éclaire l’époque, toutes confirment un style.

Un florilège de récits inédits sur les stars qui ont marqué les années eighty, à ne manquer sous aucun prétexte !

EXTRAIT

Dans l’antichambre, de jeunes attachées de presse courent dans tous les sens, l’air sérieux, préoccupé même, dossiers sous le bras et tailleur impeccable – de marque. On se croirait dans un movie de Woody Allen. Symbiose et mimétisme. Effectivement, le hérisson binoclard qui attend dans ce palace londonien, Allan Stewart Königsberg, est connu sous le nom de Woody Allen.
Le cinéaste de big apple s’est construit un personnage mythique comme peu ont su le faire. Dali, ses moustaches, son regard allumé, sa gare de Perpignan. Picasso, ses femmes, sa marinière, ses photographes énamourés. Elvis, ses rouflaquettes, sa Gomina, ses bijoux de pacotille. Mick Jagger, sa moue, sa taille de guêpe, ses fringues. Mais des cinéastes! Son humour, ses lunettes, son air de chien battu composent une marque. Woody, c’est Tati. Allen, c’est Chaplin. Woody Allen, tout le monde le veut. Madonna, Von Sydow, Firth, Rampling et même Godard.

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

André Klopmann a publié de nombreux ouvrages. Il avait gardé jusqu’ici ces histoires secrètes.

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By Paul Kennedy

'This background of the Waterhouse dynasty is a reduce above the sphere of racing books that burst from the boundaries this time of 12 months' - Sydney Morning Herald

Drama, glamour, scandal, luck - and extremely excessive stakes. the tale of Australia's most sensible identified horse racing kinfolk has it all.

When it involves racing, the identify so much Australians go along with the racetrack is Waterhouse. this can be their compelling story.

High Stakes takes us from invoice Waterhouse's advent to the area as a sixteen-year-old, operating as a bookmaker for his father within the overdue thirties - happening to become profitable either off and on the song - to the headlines because of his involvement within the infamous high quality Cotton affair within the eighties.

It examines his son Robbie's upward thrust as a revered bookie and a educated pass judgement on of horses, to his dazzling fall, due to that very same wonderful Cotton affair, which resulted in a existence ban from involvement within the racing undefined. whereas the ban was once lifted in 2001, he retains a low profile nowadays. As Kennedy unearths, a similar can't be stated of Robbie's spouse, Gai, daughter of the mythical horse coach TJ Smith. In a male-dominated global, she has long past directly to rival her father as one among Australia's most sensible running shoes, education horses for a star-studded customers that has ranged from John Singleton to the Queen of England.

Yet as High Stakes exhibits, the scandal apart, the wedding among Gai and Robbie was once constantly going to be frustrating. because the Sydney Morning Herald placed it: 'It's now not that the Smiths and the Waterhouses have been inevitably the Capulets and the Montagues however the country's major coach and the world's greatest bookmaker have been hardly ever typical kinsfolk either.'

Despite an already vibrant historical past, whilst their son, Tom, stepped into the relations company and have become one of many best-known and such a lot arguable bookies the rustic had ever visible, Kennedy describes how the dramas for the Waterhouse dynasty have been merely simply beginning...

This is the publication for an individual who desires to be aware of the interior tale of latest Australian horse racing, an international the place premiers and millionaires rub shoulders with gangsters and ladies with fancy hats. it is a global of ardour, motion - and intensely excessive stakes.

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By Ben Costello,Sue DeFabis,Jim Byrnes,Jon Voight

beginning on September 10, 1955, and carrying on with for greater than six hundred episodes over the following two decades, Gunsmoke governed the airwaves. by no means within the heritage of tv had a express so captured the hearts of either young ones and adults. every one week, Marshal Matt Dillon and his acquaintances might face a brand new risk to the peace and lawfulness in their frontier domestic of ward off urban, Kansas—and every one week, goodness and backbone prevailed. It was once the suitable antidote for a rustic nonetheless rising from the darkness of global battle II.

In attractiveness of this, the show’s golden anniversary, writer Ben Costello has produced a notable testomony to the on-screen characters and off-screen people who made the tale strains come alive. With lead performer biographies, enormous quantities of episode and behind-the-scenes photos, entire episode logs, updates on the entire surviving solid contributors, and interviews with the show’s luminaries, GUNSMOKE: An American establishment may be a favourite for lovers and historians alike.

Great reward!

Bought this as a present for my dad for Christmas. He enjoyed it! cannot cease thanking me for it.
January 30, 2010
J. J. Green
Amazon.com

Five kilos of enjoyment

Fellow Festus fanciers, glance no additional! the right Christmas present is the following. Gunsmoke: An American establishment through Ben Costello is the last word, be-all, end-all, definitive paintings in this tv vintage.

Ben was once my visitor on "Topeka Talks" this present day and that i used to be upset that the ebook had now not arrived in time for the interview. Lo and behold, during this season of miracles, the promised sweets arrived throughout the interview and that i excitedly ripped into the field at the air. it is a hefty volume--5 kilos and never an oz. of fats. each web page is a treasure. there's a synopsis of every episode in addition to the forged of site visitors for that exhibit, in addition to interviews, narrative, rates, and hundreds of thousands of pictures. There are never-ending hours of delight during this quantity. stopover at www.50yearsofgunsmoke.com to reserve and inform Ben that Deb despatched you.
Deb Topeka Talks

A sure to be renowned addition to any neighborhood library American pop culture assortment, "Gunsmoke: An American establishment" is a 'must read...

"In "Gunsmoke: An American Institution", writer Ben Costello has supplied the legions of fanatics for America's preferred and long-running tv western sequence with an exhaustive compendium showcasing and celebrating all twenty seasons (comprising a complete of 635 episodes) of Matt Dillion and his many buddies and foes. Profusely illustrated with actually hundreds and hundreds of pictures approximately what went on either in entrance and in again of the cameras, "Gunsmoke" covers the main forged participants, in addition to the manufacturers, writers and administrators, and contours a particularly insightful interviews with Dennis Weaver, dollar Taylor, and Burt Reynolds. There are even sections that includes Dean Martin megastar Roast Highlights; reminisces of specific visitor stars; Gunsmoke memorabilia, the post-television sequence Gunsmoke movies, and so greatly extra. a definite to be well known addition to any neighborhood library American pop culture assortment, "Gunsmoke: An American establishment" is a 'must learn' for a person who grew up with Matt Dillion, pass over Kitty, document, Chester, Festus, and all of the different denizens of steer clear of urban and the previous West."
The Midwest booklet overview, MBR BOOKWATCH

"Although there were different books in regards to the mythical Western sequence, not anything released prior to has ever come just about Ben Costello's extraordinary accomplishment. Costello's 576-page chronicle is a full of life and punctiliously researched paintings that does honor to its subject."
C. Courtney Joyner
Wild Westerns Magazine

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By Marti Rulli,Dennis Davern

Instrumental in getting the case reopened in 2011, Goodbye Natalie, so long Splendour is the long-awaited, targeted account of occasions that ended in the mysterious dying of Hollywood legend Natalie wooden off the coast of Catalina Island on November 28, 1981. it's a tale instructed by way of a haunted witness to that fateful night: Dennis Davern, the younger captain of Splendour, the yacht belonging to wooden and husband Robert Wagner. Davern at first subsidized up Wagner’s model of that evening’s occasions via a signed assertion ready through lawyers. yet Davern’s guilt over failing Natalie tormented him.

Davern reached out to his previous buddy Marti Rulli, and bit by bit, at his personal emotional speed, he printed the main points of his years in Wood’s hire, of the fateful weekend that Natalie died, and of the occasions following her dying that avoided him from telling the complete story—until now.

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