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Bring On The Empty Horses

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Niven, above all things, is a storyteller; and his recountment of the Hollywood heyday (essentially the '30s through the 50's) is magical exploration of an era that was at once special and something impossible to mimic.

He followed this with Bring On the Empty Horses in 1975, a collection of highly entertaining reminiscences from Hollywood's "Golden Age" in the 1940s. David Niven wrote this book in Switzerland (where he then lived) when he was beginning to show the symptoms of the Motor Neurone Disease that would eventually take his life. Who knew David Niven was so present during the Golden Age, I thought as I was reading it; turns out he inserted himself into many other people's stories to 'protect their privacy', which somewhat lessens the resonance of a memoir. David Niven was in Hollywood from the 30's, mixing with the stars in heyday, lived and shared a home with Errol Flynn, parties all the time, playing tennis, go fishing with Clark Gable. He won the 1958 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Major Pollock in Separate Tables, his only nomination for an Oscar.In this second volume, David Niven turns his attention to ‘The Great Days of Hollywood’ between 1935 and 1960. Niven is an excellent storyteller and he seems to have known most of the major personalities in Hollywood during that period. At Books2Door, we believe that reading is a fundamental skill that every child should have to help improve their vocabulary, grammar, and critical thinking skills.

He discusses many different people and scenarios in this book, the title of which is derived from an amusing incident on a film set. You lousy bums,” Curtiz shouted, “you and your stinking language…you think I know fuck nothing…well, let me tell you – I know FUCK ALL! In 1971, he published his autobiography, The Moon's a Balloon, which was well-received, selling over five million copies. We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child. It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service.The first part of his biography, The Moon in a Balloon, was a best seller as was the second part - Bring On The Empty Horses. There are very few villains here (except of course, the newspaper columnists and the committee hunting communists- I forget its name), and all the stories are told with understated wit and humour. David Niven is charming and with his down-to-earth narration, he relates many stories of his friendships, trials, antics, tragedies and the day-to-day lives of some of the greatest stars of the silver screen.

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