You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age

You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age

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You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age by Robert J. Wagner

A New York Times bestseller and a “charming tribute” (Kirkus) to Hollywood’s most beloved era
 
Film and television star Robert Wagner has been delighting audiences for more than sixty years, and his many fans flocked to bookstores when he began to record his memories on the page. In his second New York Times bestseller, Wagner shares stories of Hollywood life behind the scenes from the 1930s through the 1950s. As poignant as it is revealing—and filled with magical moments like Judy Garland singing Gershwin at a dinner party thrown by Clifton Webb and golf games with Fred Astaire—You Must Remember This is Wagner’s tender farewell to a legendary era.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142181942
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert Wagner is married to actress Jill St. John and lives in Colorado and Los Angeles.

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You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Sicilian More than 1 year ago
Excellent walk through the beginning of Hollywood to the present. Robert Wagner and Scott Eyman have eloquently and warmly put together a fascinating look at what used to be. The old Hollywood and its star system has long been gone. However, I'm old enough to remember reading all the movie star magazines and the glamour they portrayed. I'm like Robert Wagner in the fact that I, too, don't think they make movies like they used to. I guess that's why I'm such a sucker for movies from the 30's, 40's and 50's. I was equally impressed by the fact that Robert Wagner didn't have a negative thing to say about any of the stars, producers, restaurant owners or others whose path he crossed. It was refreshing to read something without hate or anger being used to describe a person or situation. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to know what the "good old days" were like in the movies. I've been a fan of Robert Wagner for many years and thoroughly enjoy watching him on NCIS. The man's still got it!
MarylandShopper More than 1 year ago
An easy and entertaining read. Don't expect inside juicy gossip or revelations--there is a small amount of this but it is not holy cow stuff. Sometimes the details on restaurants, hotels, parties, clothing and such get a little too much--as do the many names dropped. Some comments made in passing scream out for further detail and there are sometimes vague comments based on events that you must already know about, as well as some insightful but perhaps incomplete observations. But the negatives aside I found this an enjoyable and fun book. Think of it as a collection of well-written quick thoughts and remembrances of Hollywood in the recent and older past---perhaps as might be contained in an informal personal journal with added historical factoids. Some items are revealing and worth talking about to others. Others are informative and interesting. Some are just plain fun as observations of a "different" world. If you don't expect some uber analysis of Hollywood life or behind the scenes blockbuster stuff you have a better chance of enjoying this generally fast-paced easy-to-take book for what it is--a light-hearted summary of movie life as observed by Wagner. And some of the included photos are great--or if you are picky then at least quite good..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who love at least the idea of the golden era of Hollywood, when movie stars - and for that matter, people in general - had style and good manners, this delightful book is a must. Robert Wager reminisces with humor and nostalgia (but not pathos) for a lost world of civility, elegance, wit and, well - class. His writing is breezy and warm, and his recollections of great houses, restaurants and characters are crystal clear and vivid. I will enjoy reading it again eventually. My only suggestion for improving it would have been stronger visuals, including some color pages of remarkable photographs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting book about the old Hollywood and the Golden Stars and the movies made then that are so superior to current movies that lack "class" and intelligence. Robert Wagner did a good job, but I wish the book would have contained even more information about the stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you do not know "Old Hollywood" then you might not enjoy it as much. Have not completed the book yet but so far it has been quite enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book for anyone looking for an inside look at the early days of Hollywood from someone who lived it. There are lots of fascinating details about street cars, bridle paths, hotels, restaurants and fabulous mansions and the people who frequented them. When I finished the last chapter, I found I wanted more. I would like to have read about RJ's reflections on the his TV times. Maybe that will be his next book. I sincerely hope so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Robert J. Wagner. Now he is an accomplished author as well as an actor. It was a good read. Did not get to read his first book. The first chapter in this book really caught the reader's attention.
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Excellent Review of how Hollywood was by an Insider who was there in the glory years. Intelligent and factual.
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Does he write about her death?