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[Ebook] ➤ The Moon's a Balloon ➪ David Niven – Tushna-hram.ru 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 seenBeginning with the tragic early loss of his aristR 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 masterpieceAn 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 agai

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Od has ever seenBeginning 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 lifeBut it is his astonishing stories of life in Hollywood and his accounts of working and partying with the The Moon's PDFEPUB or legends of the silver screen Lawrence Olive

Reader À The Moon's a Balloon ✓ Paperback Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name This is David^^NivenJames David Graham Niven known as David Niven was an Oscar winning English actor and novelist Niven wrote four books The first Round the Rugged Rocks was a novel which appeared in and was forgotten almost at once In he published his autobiography The Moon's a Balloon whi.

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  • W

    Reader À The Moon's a Balloon ✓ Paperback The Moon's a BalloonDavid Niven might not necessarily have been a great actorbut he was a terrific writerHis friend Roger Moore wrote that he told splendid storiesbut he also embellished themI had earlier read his other bookBring on the Empty Horsesand found it immensely enjoyableHis gift for embellishment is apparent there and it is absolutely hilariousThe Moon's a Balloon is the story of his lifeIt is a bit seriousas he encountered plenty of hardship in the course of that lifeBut stillthere is plenty of humourHe served in the armybecame a bootleggerworked as a movie extrafought in World War II and finally became a major international movie starThe saddest part is the death of his young first wifeHe had survived World War II and married herbringing her to the US with himbut she met an accidentNiven later wrote a novel as wellGo Slowly Come Back uicklyand seems to h


  • Petra-X

    Reader À The Moon's a Balloon ✓ Paperback The Moon's a Balloonuintessentially English Niven was a Hollywood star in the time when an English accent and formal manners were in vogue Successful as he was as soon as war against Germany was


  • ALLEN

    Reader À The Moon's a Balloon ✓ Paperback The Moon's a BalloonBritish soldier actor wit ranconteur David Niven took as his personal life myth that once everything is smooth sailing for him something comes along to louse it up These vicissitudes are well in evidence in this his first set of memoirs that was a huge bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic From a dodgy childhood bordered with neglect he was kicked out of one school and wound up in a worse one until a better one surprisingly pres


  • BrokenTune

    Reader À The Moon's a Balloon ✓ Paperback The Moon's a BalloonCharming Absolutely charming This isn't the greatest of memoirs I have read but Niven's rather down to earth narration makes it worthwhile For someone so well known he could have been much arrogant but it is one of the aspects that makes this book so readable that he does not mind telling of his failures And yet I would have hoped for insights and opinions rather than a or less straight run down of his life and career


  • Terence M (Restored Disposition ;)

    Reader À The Moon's a Balloon ✓ Paperback The Moon's a BalloonI read this book nearly fifty years ago and again about twenty years ago As one who almost never can find the humour or cause for side splitting laughter in books that are supposed to be funny I can cite The Moon's a Balloon as a book that made me truly laugh


  • Robyn

    Reader À The Moon's a Balloon ✓ Paperback The Moon's a BalloonThis is the greatest autobiography I've ever picked off the shelf Rather than have me go on and on about it's awesomeness I'll give


  • Dave Powell

    Reader À The Moon's a Balloon ✓ Paperback The Moon's a BalloonIts easy to see why this is considered one of the greatest Hollywood biographies Through a combination of good fortune and good contacts Niven made his way to the top during Holywood's golden era maybe not the greatest actor as John Mortimer commented I don't think his acting ever uite achieved the brilliance or the polish of his dinner party conversations he still managed to win an Oscar for Separate Tables in 1958 Friends with the rich and famous from Marilyn Monroe who he slept with to JFK who his wife slept with and caught chlamydia Niven came to epitomise the suave and sophisticated Englishmen words that seem like they were invented for him Serial adulterer he may have been but then you wouldn't want to read the book if he'd lived the life o


  • Ellie

    Reader À The Moon's a Balloon ✓ Paperback The Moon's a BalloonDavid Niven is not just an actor who writes he is an actor with something to say who says it well in written form The combination of all 3 ualities is not so easily found He is as is said witty urbane and sophisticated; he has moved in exciting glamorous circles; he has known tragedy and he has witnessed it in others lives and he has been present for it all His gift to us is his ability to articulate memory and insight What a surprise it was to me I opened the door of this book because he was an actor whose work and presence I loved who knew other actors I was curious about I stayed in his world for the stories and the voice I only closed the door because I knew I would come back I'm sorry he's gone; I'm glad he was here; I'm most glad he


  • Jane

    Reader À The Moon's a Balloon ✓ Paperback The Moon's a BalloonI love David Niven I read Bring on the Empty Horses a long time ago and he cracked me up then so I was excited to read his autobiography His pre Hollywood life is pretty fascinating especially his army friends I did enjoy all the name dropping especially from his first days in Hollywood but he started losing me after his Oscar win and the last few pages just felt strange I guess it's what he was living through at the time but the transition from the classic film era to his brushes with counterculture was an odd note to end on and one that detracted from my enjoyment of his other stories Or maybe it just felt rushed Or maybe I just think the '60s and onward are boring Oh wellIn al


  • Carol She&

    Reader À The Moon's a Balloon ✓ Paperback The Moon's a BalloonI read this book many years ago absolutely loved itThis time around my enjoyment is slightly clouded by knowing that Niven didn't let facts get in the way of a good story that he would have been unable to write that his second marriage