Natural Blonde / Edition 1

Natural Blonde / Edition 1

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by Liz Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0786863250

ISBN-13: 9780786863259

Pub. Date: 09/19/2000

Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Liz Smith, the "Grande Dame of Dish," has been covering the comings and goings of the rich and infamous for more than four decades from her privileged front-row perch on the front lines of celebrity journalism.

From Tallulah Bankhead to Truman Capote, from Joan Crawford to Rock Hudson to the Kennedys, from Frank Sinatra to Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise...Liz, the

Overview

Liz Smith, the "Grande Dame of Dish," has been covering the comings and goings of the rich and infamous for more than four decades from her privileged front-row perch on the front lines of celebrity journalism.

From Tallulah Bankhead to Truman Capote, from Joan Crawford to Rock Hudson to the Kennedys, from Frank Sinatra to Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise...Liz, the ultimate insider, has hobnobbed, air-kissed and lunched with just about everybody who's been anybody over the last half-century -- and then rushed back on deadline to tell the world all about it.

Now -- with the kind of humor, warmth and sense of fair play that made her one of the most widely read columnists in history -- comes the sensationally candid and down-to-earth memoir of a starstruck little tomboy from Fort Worth, Texas, named Mary Elizabeth Smith, who grew up to become the highest-paid print journalist in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786863259
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
09/19/2000
Pages:
516
Sales rank:
1,279,823
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introductionxiii
Prologuexv
Part 1
Frozen Justice in Texas3
Daddy/Sloan11
My Life with the Japanese16
Hemphill Street20
Lower Education31
That Old-Time Religion44
Part 2
The Cowboy College59
War and Marriage64
Higher and Higher Education71
Part 3
Which Way's Town?????89
Top and Bottom Bananas101
Hooray for Hollywood113
Lena Mary Calhoun124
Radio Days and TV, Too130
The Cowardly Lion143
The Gloryfier146
When in Rome152
Peacock's End161
Part 4
Igor/Cholly/Ghighi167
A Tiny Little Lady177
Marry Freddie?182
High and Low Society187
"Go Fuck Yourself!"191
Smile! You're on Candid Camera202
Part 5
The Cosmo Years213
Shrunk by Mildred226
The Sporting Life231
"Eat Your Heart Out!"242
Elizabeth the Queen246
Readin' ... Writin' ... No Arithmetic!253
First Class to Russia257
My Leading Men266
Loving Lee271
The Sexual Outlaw276
Christian Soldiers286
Part 6
What's in the Daily News? (I'll Tell Ya What's in the Daily News)293
Magic XX298
The Truman Show304
To Sir, with Love311
How I Really Got Into TV and the Charity Rat Race315
Kennedys Forever323
Scooping the World While Eating a Snickers328
My Love Affair with Frank Sinatra333
Fasten Your Seat Belt340
The Towering Trumps344
The Chairman of Capitalism361
Indians and Chiefs371
But Please Don't Print It!381
The Bad, the Bad and the Ugly384
A Few Fascinating Women393
A Few Fascinating Men400
To Be or Not to Be409
Part 7
Double Duty417
The Sinking Ship419
Great Tits426
Why Did Barry Diller Give Me $600,000?431
Unbind My Asparagus435
The Dancer Dies439
Part 8
Off the Back of Trains445
What's Typical?447
Just Bragging452
My Modern Women460
The Greatest Star467
I Think...I Believe475
A Happy Ending?479
Index485

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