Don't Mind If I Do

Don't Mind If I Do

by George Hamilton, William Stadiem
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Don't Mind If I Do by George Hamilton, William Stadiem

Spend a few hours with George Hamilton?

Don't Mind If I Do

Don't let that tanned, handsome, charming surface fool you. Beneath the bronzed façade is a mischievous mind with a wicked wit. George Hamilton doesn't miss a thing. With a front row seat for classic Hollywood's biggest secrets and scandals, George has the intelligence, heart, and unflappable spirit to tell his story, and the story of Tinseltown's heyday, with great good humor and delicious candor -- as only he can. From Where the Boys Are to Dancing with the Stars; from Mary Pickford to Elizabeth Taylor; from smalltown Arkansas to the capitals of Europe -- it's all here, and George has lived to tell and to laugh about it.

As the child of a Dartmouth-educated bandleader father and a glamorous Southern debutante mother whose marriage crumbled early on, George had a childhood filled with misadventures and challenges that his mother always seemed able to turn from tragedy to comedy. Her idea of changing the family's fortunes involved a trip cross-country with three sons and a poodle in a Lincoln Continental, making stops along the way to search for husband/father number three. And she was quick to recognize that George's potential success lay in Hollywood.

George starved nobly for his art in the late 1950s, but was soon starring in major motion pictures directed by the likes of Vincente Minnelli and Louis Malle. He has forgotten more about Hollywood than most movie experts will ever know and shares intimate and hugely entertaining stories of his friendships with Cary Grant; Brigitte Bardot; Robert Mitchum; Merle Oberon; Mae West; Sammy Davis, Jr.; and Judy Garland -- not to mention Lyndon B. Johnson and Elvis's Colonel Tom Parker as well as the King himself -- among others. The world is Hamilton's oyster, and this ultimate insider is ready to share it with us. So fasten your seat belt. We'll tell you when it's safe to move about the cabin again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416545071
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,325,679
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

George Hamilton received a seven-year-contract from MGM in 1958 and went on to star with legends Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Olivia de Havilland, and Natalie Wood. He later starred in the classic comedy Love at First Bite as well as The Godfather: Part III and Broadway’s Chicago. He lives in Los Angeles and Palm Beach.

William Stadiem is the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Mr. S and Marilyn Monroe Confidential.

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descartes451 More than 1 year ago
I was a little surprised to find myself so fully engrossed in this book. George has forgotten more famous people than most people know. He went on to date president's daughters wined and dined the most powerful and amazing women in the world and through it all has kept a really good sense of humor about himself. It's nice to see someone who was successful no matter what level of success they reached. I found the book inspiring and funny and would especially recommend it to anyone who is interested in Hollywood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started really interesting and funny and was so like Mr Hamilton, but then I learned a lot more than I wanted to about his sexual history.
HollywoodBrat More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading this book by George Hamilton. I grew up in Los Angeles at the time he was becoming a big star and I can relate to the things he talks about in the book about L.A. and the movie stars. It was a delight to be taken on "his adventure"
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babygirl-27 More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read for me, as I have always loved George Hamilton. The chapters are a tad to long, but other than that, I would urge any book lover to buy this book.
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Minime More than 1 year ago
I think George Hamilton did an outstanding job with this book. It was funny as only he can be. His life was interesting & he treated the women he wrote about with respect concerning their privacy. That impressed me. He is a true Gentleman. I definately recommend reading this book.
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