The way we lived then: recollections of a well-known name dropper

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Mesmerizing, revelatory text combines with more than two hundred photographs -- most of them taken by the author -- in a startling illustrated memoir that will both astonish and move you. When Dominick Dunne lived and worked in Hollywood, he had it all: a beautiful family, a glamorous career, and the friendship of the talented and powerful. He also had a camera and loved to take pictures. These photographs, which Dunne carefully preserved in more than a dozen leatherbound scrapbooks -- along with invitations, telegrams, personal notes, and other memorabilia -- record the parties, the glittering receptions, the society weddings, and scenes from the everyday lives of the Dunnes and those they knew, including Jane Fonda, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Brooke Hayward, Jennifer Jones, and David Selznick. You'll meet them all in this fascinating book -- captured in snapshots as these celebrities relax at poolside barbecues, gossip at cozy get-togethers and dance at the Dunnes' dazzling black-and-white ball. And you will meet Dominick Dunne's beautiful wife, Lenny, and his children, Griffin, Alex, and Dominique, as they celebrate Christmases, birthdays, and graduations.  But, most of all, you will meet Dominick Dunne and learn about the peaks and valleys of his years in Hollywood, the disastrous turn his life took, and the long road back that led to his triumphant career as a writer. With its engaging photographs and candid text, The Way We Lived Then is a riveting and unvarnished account of a life among the stars and a life almost lost.
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Grouped Work ID70099c5d-d5b3-def9-415b-435ee3143e3f
Grouping Titleway we lived then recollections of a well known name dropper
Grouping Authordunne dominick
Grouping Categorybook
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authorDunne, Dominick.
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itype_bemisJuvenile Biography
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
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Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b59143393BookBooksEnglishCrown, 1999.218 pages : illustrations
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subject_facetAuthors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Dunne, Dominick -- Homes and haunts -- California -- Los Angeles
Dunne, Dominick. -- Friends and associates -- Pictorial works
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Illustrated works
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography
title_displayThe way we lived then : recollections of a well-known name dropper
title_fullThe way we lived then : recollections of a well-known name dropper / Dominick Dunne
title_shortThe way we lived then
title_subrecollections of a well-known name dropper
topic_facetAuthors, American
Dunne, Dominick
Friends and associates
Homes and haunts
Motion picture producers and directors
Social life and customs