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Namedropping: Tales from My Barbary Coast Saloon
     

Namedropping: Tales from My Barbary Coast Saloon

by Barnaby Conrad
 

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William Styron called Barnaby Conrad's "Name Dropping" one of the most enjoyable books he had ever read. This is an entertaining book, witty, filled with great anecdotes and a blast to read. And Conrad's sketches of John Steinbeck, Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, William f. Buckley Jr., Alex Haley, Robert Mitchum and many of his other friends are a wonderful bonus.

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William Styron called Barnaby Conrad's "Name Dropping" one of the most enjoyable books he had ever read. This is an entertaining book, witty, filled with great anecdotes and a blast to read. And Conrad's sketches of John Steinbeck, Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, William f. Buckley Jr., Alex Haley, Robert Mitchum and many of his other friends are a wonderful bonus.

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Mike Tribby
It's refreshing to find a book whose title accurately conveys its contents. In delightfully witty style, Conrad ushers us into the world of his hip 1950s literary salon, the Barbary Coast Saloon. Guest stars include authors, singers, musicians, and actors too numerous to mention but all of them popular culture luminaries and icons. The sections on Alex Haley and Bing Crosby--to drop just a couple of the names Conrad does--are incredibly juicy both for tidbits of gossip and for what they reveal about two well-known media stars. Never catty, just damned informative throughout, this is one well-crafted, entertaining little volume, the kind of thing that shows what gossip can be in the hands of an artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982478219
Publisher:
Titans of Fortune Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Writer and artist Barnaby Conrad is the author of more than 27 books including "How to Fight a Bull," "Famous Last Words," "Hemingway's Spain," and "Matador." The native San Franciscan is also a former vice counsul to Spain, amateur bullfighter, art teacher, and onetime secretary to novelist Sinclair Lewis. His art hangs in worldwide collections, from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., to Bing Crosby's family mansion in Hillsborough, California. He lives with his wife Mary in Santa Barbara.

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