A friend recently found this book at a church sale and recommended it I am a sucker for any behind the scenes stories that take place in Hollywood or Broadway and this book had both It s the fascinating tale of how Patrick Dennis beloved novel, Auntie Mame , became a star vehicle for both Rosalind Russell and Angela Lansbury and, ultimately, the career destruction of Lucille Ball The book actually peaks at the Mame movie section dishing all the dirt that happened as Lucille Ball attempted to make it an Oscar winning film for her Hilarious There are a couple chapters I skimmed towards the end, but all and all this is a terrific, fast paced read about the blood, sweat and tears behind a book, screen and stage legend. i received this as a gift from a friend who loves theater, movies, and the personalities behind the scenes he s always reading biographies and such about stars, etc i loved this biography of Auntie Mame s many incarnations i always wished for my very own madcap aunt. If you have a penchant for riding high horses, then trot on by This reads like one long People magazine article, but damn, it s fun. Gratuitous gossip aside, I was mesmerized by the telling of the complex and precarious journey of Mame the novel to Mame the stage play to Mame the Broadway musical.Richard Tyler Jordan completely glosses over the fact that Patrick Dennis was gay I thought we enlightened by 1998, but I guess not A harmless and amusing little read. Really only for Auntie Mame geeks If you re a fan of the Rosiland Russell film or even the horrible Lucille Ball version this book gives a great history of how Auntie Mame went from book to stage to screen back to stage and back to screen Very interesting, but again, only if you re a big Auntie Mame fan. fun interesting book but a TON of typos in the version I read Sad. Auntie Mame is one of my favorite characters in literature and if you re a fan of the theater movies, you ll enjoy this insider s look into how the play, movie, musicals were made from the book. This is a great overview of the Mame play, movies and musical Auntie Mame is one of my favorite all time films, and this gives a behind the scenes play by play of how it all came together. Best E Book, But Darling, I M Your Auntie Mame The Amazing History Of The World S Favorite Madcap Aunt By Richard Tyler Jordan This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book But Darling, I M Your Auntie Mame The Amazing History Of The World S Favorite Madcap Aunt, Essay By Richard Tyler Jordan Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Just reread and still a wonderfully delightful book to read I will have to reread in a couple of years.
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- But Darling, I'm Your Auntie Mame!: The Amazing History of the World's Favorite Madcap Aunt
- Richard Tyler Jordan
- 17 February 2019 Richard Tyler Jordan