The Moon's A Balloon

The Moon's A Balloon

Book - 1994
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One of the bestselling memoirs of all time, David Niven's The Moon's a Balloon is an account of one of the most remarkable lives Hollywood has ever seen.

Beginning with the tragic early loss of his aristocratic father, then regaling us with tales of school, army and wartime hi-jinx, Niven shows how, even as an unknown young man, he knew how to live the good life.

But it is his astonishing stories of life in Hollywood and his accounts of working and partying with the legends of the silver screen - Lawrence Oliver, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, Noel Coward and dozens of others, while making some of the most acclaimed films of the last century - which turn David Niven's memoir into an outright masterpiece.

An intimate, gossipy, heartfelt and above all charming account of life inside Hollywood's dream factory, The Moon is a Balloon is a classic to be read and enjoyed time and again. .

Publisher: London : 1994. Penguin,
ISBN: 9780140239249
0140239243
Branch Call Number: B 791.43092 NIVE
Characteristics: 336 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ports ; 18 cm

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Nov 26, 2015

Selected for the Logan Central Monday Book Club in 2016. For a full list of 2016 selections, see the Logan Central Monday Book Club list.

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ravensview
Feb 23, 2011

I read good reviews of this. It started off well, with Niven's dry wit, but halfway through was just name-dropping and gossip. So I didn't finish.

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