The Moon's a Balloon

The Moon's a Balloon

Paperback (27 Oct 1994) | English

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Synopsis

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..

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Book information

ISBN: 9780140239249
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.43028092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 2989
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 260g
Height: 127mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 20mm