American Prince: A Memoir

American Prince: A Memoir

by Tony Curtis, Peter Golenbock
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ProfessorMS More than 1 year ago
I grew up in love with Tony Curtis. As a child, I was attracted to men, not boys. I watched Houdini every time it was on televsion. My favorite comedy is Some Like it Hot, more to do with Billy Wilder's approach to humor as opposed to the characters, but Tony Curtis was the main reason I watched this time and time again. He was gorgeous as a man and adorable as a woman...see the movie. Reading this autobiography filled in the details of a man that was not expecting to become so famous. Much of his life makes sense, he was tantamount to a rock star due to his looks, and he certainly acted like the preoverbial kid in a candy store, and it cost him a marriage to Janet Leigh. The book is funny, scandalous at times, and enthralling since there is definitely more to the man than one would think. If you like Tony (Bernard Schwartz), you'll like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must-read!
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I know Tony Curtis to be quite a character in his senior years, but this memoir is quite tame and gives few details of his years as a lothario other than to mention a number of partners. On the whole, it was an interesting light read but very much on the surface.
Piters More than 1 year ago
This memoirs about Tony Curtis are very interesting. It a part of his life that I didn't know. It is a very good book for a Biography.
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asieslavida More than 1 year ago
This was a fascinating read about his life before stardom and his meteoric rise in Hollywood. His home life during childhood was very difficult. His early marriages weren't much better. He seems to have found the magic key to happiness in his last marriage. I liked this book!
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emmi331 More than 1 year ago
For many years, Tony Curtis ranked as one of the major cinematic heartthrobs. Now in his 80s, he tells the story of a career that hit its height in the 50s and 60s, then began a long downward spiral of hasty marriages, drugs, and endless empty affairs. His greatest regret seems to be that he was never taken seriously as an actor. This could be due to the fact that he took nearly any role that was offered - especially in the latter years when he had numerous ex-wives and children to support. From the start, Mr. Curtis's reaction to temptation was to give into it, and he had affairs with some of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood. Having a wife didn't stand in the way, though he was furious if a wife "betrayed" him by having her own affair, justifying his anger by saying that at least he was "discreet" about his own escapades. The book moves along easily, from his difficult childhood in a dysfunctional family to his success as a film actor to his recent years as a respected artist and philanthropist. It's not badly written, though I wish he and his ghost writer would have realized that there are many synonyms for the word "beautiful" - which he used to describe nearly every woman he bedded. I give Mr. Curtis credit for his honesty - often the reader is tempted not to like him much - but he is as tough on himself and his shortcomings as anyone else could possibly be. A highly entertaining book.
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CJS007 More than 1 year ago
As a long time fan this book was a TREAT to read !! Also a huge thank you for confirming that yes Marilyn Monroe and Jeanne Carmen were in fact friends !!

With much love and great respect ,
Cita Shepherd
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If you love Tony Curtis you will enjoy this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ipersonally met him when i was 11 he wason a telethon for easter seals what a guy even thogh i never read his book but he was very down to earth in person i didnt was my faceon the rt side for amonth iloved jamie lee though in the Halloween flicks and still watch them all every oct in tune with the holiday
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