Where There's a Will: Who Inherited What and Why

Where There's a Will: Who Inherited What and Why

by Stephen M Silverman

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Of whom was it said, "while her literary works can be characterized as creative genius, her will cannot?"

Who left $25,000 for sixty-six of his friends to go out and "have dinner on me"?

Who kept urns containing the ashes of her parents in the hall closet - and in turn willed them to her son-in-law?

Yes, the rich are different, not only in life but in death, too. In Where There's a Will, Stephen M. Silverman shows just how different with a peek at the wills of the richest, most celebrated people of all time, and he provides the intimate scoop on what their heirs had to say about it.

Discover what secret pact Clark Gable made in 1942 and took to his grave - only to be exposed when his will was read. Learn why it took more than a year for Liza Minnelli to raise the $37,500 needed to bury the ashes of her mother, Judy Garland, and what treasures were left to the heirs of Babe Ruth, James Dean, John Jacob Astor, Ernest Hemingway, and Ayn Rand once those wills cleared probate.

From Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol to John Lennon, Jim Morrison, John Steinbeck, Rita Hayworth, and Jack Dempsey, Where There's a Will . . . is an utterly engrossing read sure to captivate tycoons and gossip addicts alike with its fascinating tales of how the other half bequeaths.

"Breezy, fun, and informative." - The Hollywood Reporter

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161391280
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 03/06/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Stephen M. Silverman is the author of thirteen books, including The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them; The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America; and the critically acclaimed biographies of the filmmakers David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia) and Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain), featuring introductions by Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn, respectively. His work has appeared in Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, the Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Times of London, Smithsonian, Vogue, and The Washington Post. He is a twenty-year veteran of Time Inc., and for nine years taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. His first job was selling ice cream in Disneyland.

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