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Frank, Sammy, Marlon and Me: Adventures in Paradise with the Celebrity Set

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Eddie Sherman, the 40-year veteran columnist for The Honolulu Advertiser and MidWeek, has some stories to tell! In his fascinating memoir, Eddie takes you behind the scenes in the days when Hollywood's biggest stars made Hawaii their playground. What happened the day Frank Sinatra almost drowned in the Hawaiian surf? Why did Burgess Meredith stage a fake brawl in a Waikiki nightclub? Was Jack Lord really fired from Hawaii Five-0? Eddie Sherman knows-and tells all, in this ...
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Overview

Eddie Sherman, the 40-year veteran columnist for The Honolulu Advertiser and MidWeek, has some stories to tell! In his fascinating memoir, Eddie takes you behind the scenes in the days when Hollywood's biggest stars made Hawaii their playground. What happened the day Frank Sinatra almost drowned in the Hawaiian surf? Why did Burgess Meredith stage a fake brawl in a Waikiki nightclub? Was Jack Lord really fired from Hawaii Five-0? Eddie Sherman knows-and tells all, in this fascinating peek behind Hawaii's celebrity scene.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977914388
  • Publisher: Watermark Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 1,432,867
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     1
Introduction     3
Eddie: The Orphanage     6
Eddie: Hawaii     15
Arthur Godfrey     34
Albert Finney     39
Bette Midler     43
Bob Hope     50
Don Ho     53
Donald 0'Connor & Rocky Marciano     56
Elvis Presley & Colonel Tom Parker     76
Frank Sinatra     82
Henry J. Kaiser     91
Jack Lord     97
Jack Paar     107
Jack Soo     111
James Clavell     114
John Ford     118
Judy Garland     124
Kui Lee & Hal Wallis     128
Larry Mehau     134
Lenny Bruce     142
Marlon Brando     146
Marty Rackin     177
Max Winter     179
Mike Todd & Joe Resnick     185
Muhammad Ali & Angelo Dundee     188
Otto Preminger & Burgess Meredith     192
Peggy Ryan     196
Red Skelton     199
Richard Boone     204
Sammy Amalu     207
Sammy Davis, Jr.     211
Sophia Loren     215
Sugar Ray Robinson     217
Tommy Sands     220
Walter Dornberger     224
Walter Winchell     227
Short Takes     232
Epilogue     237
Index     242
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2006

    Celebrities as Real People You Feel You Know!

    This is a wonderful book consisting of fascinating personal portraits of the many celebrities the author got to know as the premiere 'three dot' columnist in Hawaii for several decades. In his unique position, Mr. Sherman worked, played, and even lived with some of the most famous people of the last fifty years. There are so many intriguing insights about these larger than life icons, that you turn the pages in an almost spellbound=like trance of surreal delight! The author has the gift for putting these amazing stories and celebrity insights into the context of the times in which they took place. As a result, each decade seems to come alive in a way that the reader will never forget. I just couldn't put the book down until I finished it, and then I read it again slowly to savor every page. This is one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read. Eddie Sherman's shining personality comes through so clearly that it is easy to understand why so many famous people trusted him and enjoyed being his friend and confidante.

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