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By Tony Curtis

“All my lifestyles I had one dream and that used to be to be within the movies.”

He was once the Golden Boy of the Golden Age. A prince of the silver monitor. speeding and debonair, Tony Curtis arrived at the scene in a blaze of vibrant lighting fixtures and celluloid. His attractiveness, soft appeal, and traditional expertise earned him reputation, girls, and adulation—Elvis copied his glance and the Beatles positioned him on their Sgt. Pepper album conceal. however the Hollywood lifetime of his desires introduced either invincible highs and debilitating lows. Now, in his desirable, no-holds-barred autobiography, Tony Curtis stocks the suffering and ecstasy of a personal existence within the public eye.

No basic tell-all, American Prince chronicles Hollywood in the course of its heyday. Curtis revisits his massive physique of work—including the unforgettable classics Houdini, Spartacus, and Some love it Hot—and regales readers with tales of his institutions with Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, director Billy Wilder, and picture heavyweight Lew Wasserman, in addition to paramours Natalie wooden and Marilyn Monroe, between others.

As forthright as he's spell binding, Tony Curtis deals intimate glimpses into his succession of failed marriages (and the person who has endured), his harmful drug habit, and his ardour as a painter. Written with humor and charm, American Prince is a testomony to the ability of residing the lifetime of one’s dreams.

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