Zoolander: 5 I'll get you my pretty and. I like reading gossip about famous people. I did, however, expect more stories coming from actual barkeeps and waitresses themselves regarding the outlandish, and sometimes absurd behavior of film's king and queens of the era. But notice this — If the line had been said when she first walked in, it would have been meaningless. This is a perfect book if you can travel inside your head. Lady: Will I see you tonight? Although most of the stories are funny, I'm not saying they are not tragic in a way, as well. If you ask people their favorite movie of all time, many will say Casablanca.
Entertaining but like the alcohol that is the focus of this book it needs to be taken in short sips. The stories, anecdotes, quotes and drink recipes - a few I plan on trying - keep the book flowing nicely. Do you know who I am? Stories of the stars and their favorite beverages as well as their hangouts. Hang on lovers of old and new Hollywood, it's going to be a bumpy ride! Comment below for a chance to win a copy of The Moroccan Girl by Charles Cumming! The Usual Suspects: 6 I'm not bad; I'm just. It was kind of fun and interesting at first, but I was quite depressed by the end of the book and slogged a bit to finish it.
How he got in my pajamas, I don't know. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D. It's not exactly the type of book you'd read cover to cover in one go but more of a pick up and A collection of short bios on seventy film stars: actors, directors and screenwriters. It seemed like everyone was drinking with everyone and they were all sleeping with each other. However, after we have experienced all the set up for the relationship, and the total despair that Rick is in, it is a perfect summation line. What did you do and what did you think, huh? Remaining in character Hoffman yells at the driver and the scene made the cut in the film. An extra story or two drawn from the exploits of the bigger stars would be welcome; some of the lesser lights could conceivably have been sacrificed in order to make that happen.
His face is entirely expressionless. Seriously — so many names. There is no Hollywood Hotel anymore; the Coconut Grove is now the footprint of a high school auditorium. He fills his glass and drinks it quickly. If you like Hollywood history, drinks recipes, celebrity gossip or just a cheerful itemizing of public urination, you'll enjoy this book.
Marvin Acme I remember every detail. It's divided into four parts: The Silent Era 1898-1929 - Fatty Arbuckle, John Barrymore, Clara Bow, Marion Davies, W. You'll even find out how Beverly Hills got to be Beverly Hills. I don't understand why some people think this book is so funny, yes, it has its moments, but overall it's kind of sad and pathetic. Reminiscent of the evolution of Hollywood where the one common factor in the lives of the stars, the has beens and the wannabes seems to have been booze. Okay, so Casablanca—it's one of those movies everybody says you should watch. The little boy was allowed to play in the hallway of their apartment building at 2 Prince Street, but he was not permitted outside without his mother.
And on the inside, the actual content of the book, is full of depressing stories of people destroying themselves with drugs and alcohol. It would take a miracle to get you out of Casablanca. Graham Greene did it brilliantly in The Quiet American; John le Carré pulled off a similar feat with The Constant Gardener. The book devotes a brief chapter to each of the chosen stars, directors or whatever, then ends with perhaps an additional anecdote and a story about a selected watering hole and a recipe for a drink of the period. I was the latest lucky recipient of the legacy of this cinematic masterpiece. I'd recommend it to anyone who has a passion for fun stories from Hollywood.
But because being a huge cla I wanted to read this book because I am a huge fan of the Golden Era of Hollywood. It's stories about actors, directors, writers, etc. Yet the city has also become a byword for glamour, excitement, and intrigue. Rick has heard about Laszlo. What made those lines so memorable? Sam begins to play it very softly.
I received a free copy in return for an honest review, but this in no way influenced it. The drinks recipes were also quite interesting, as some were created by the stars or the restaurants as a specialty. Of All the Gin Joints is a trip through Hollywood history featuring some of the more illustrious drinkers from its past. We would like to thank all members for submitting quotes to make this site possible. It would never do for the cheif of police to be found drinking after hours and have to fine himself. Context This line is spoken by Rick Blaine, played by Humphrey Bogart, in the movie , directed by Michael Curtiz 1942.
Still, there is nothing glamorous about this book. Enough to get the story across but short enough to keep the stories flowing. Casablanca was on my mind as I was writing The Moroccan Girl, my new spy thriller published in the U. I found this book to have an odd dichotomy between the physical presentation of the book and it's actual content. On a more general point, just what is the connection between excess and creativity? That is not to say Casablanca is without charm—the food is good and cheap , the people are friendly, and there are scarcely any tourists. Now this book was different: it took me longer to read than others because every so often I would find myself curious - not about the anecdotes involved, for I believe everything Mr.