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by David Niven

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0440108241
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978-0440108245
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David Niven
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Dell (October 1, 1976)
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By David Niven Bring On The Empty Horses (Book Club (BCE/BOMC)) Niven is always a gentleman in his disclosures and never does he make anybody look bad, rather he shows the humor lurking just below the surface in just about any situation for anybody who was willing.

By David Niven Bring On The Empty Horses (Book Club (BCE/BOMC)). Niven is always a gentleman in his disclosures and never does he make anybody look bad, rather he shows the humor lurking just below the surface in just about any situation for anybody who was willing to look. If you are a film buff, David Niven's book will give you lots of ammunition for your cocktail party conversations with your fellow film fans.

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The British actor David Niven (1910–1983) performed in many genres of light entertainment, including film, radio and theatre. He was also the author of four books: two works of fiction and two autobiographies. Described by Brian McFarlane, writing for the British Film Institute (BFI), as being "of famously debonair manner", Niven's career spanned from 1932 until 1983.

David Niven recalls his time in Hollywood during its heyday.

Bring on the empty horses. About the Author David Niven was born in London in 1910 and died in 1983. He was seen as the quintessential English gent. 62. Published: a long time ago. The Moon’s a Balloon. 47. Reading now. Until Trevor.

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Niven brings us to Hollywood in its golden prime, from the early '30s to the age of TV. Above all, he brings us them - the .

An inspired mix of descriptions, impressions, and anecdotes. Publishers Weekly Might easily be the best book ever written about Hollywood. With shrewdness and warmth. Niven brings us to Hollywood in its golden prime, from the early '30s to the age of TV.

Inasmuch as what David Niven recalls is mostly what he saw, smelled and tasted, you wonder, after putting it down, how he managed to bring it off without making it sound like a book starring David Niven produced by David Niven directed by David Niven from an original a screenplay.

Inasmuch as what David Niven recalls is mostly what he saw, smelled and tasted, you wonder, after putting it down, how he managed to bring it off without making it sound like a book starring David Niven produced by David Niven directed by David Niven from an original a screenplay by David Niven. This does not happen because of a talent for selfeffacement, which is one of the many things Niven did not learn in Hollywood, the others being a resolute amiability and thoughtfulness. That talent serves him as a pillar supporting what might easily be the best book ever written about Hollywood.

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  • Golden Lama
Bring on the Empty Horses is David Niven's first-hand look into the world of Hollywood in the 1940s through the 1960s, when the word "star" meant something. The sketches show both the good and the bad not just among actors, but all of the other major and minor players in Hollywood, from producers, directors, cameramen, costume designers, makeup artists, and others directly involved in film, down to the army of more loosely connected players such as gossip writers, publicists, drivers and even comedy writers hanging out at hotel pools in Beverly Hills looking for good material. Having known his share of saints, sinners and scoundrels, Niven portrays it all with no rancor and a wistful good humor suggesting that, at least in some ways, it really was better back then.
  • Wooden Purple Romeo
Love, love, love this book! It's hilarious. I send it to people who need a lift, and it never fails to do its uplifting job. If one is interested in Hollywood in its "Golden Age," this is the perfect read. Niven is as good in print as he was on the silver screen.
  • Ydely
I have several copies of this book and buy it regularly for friends that like me love anecdotes of the Golden Years of Hollywood. An easy and great read that covers a gamut of emotions. Niven is a great storyteller.
  • Lemana
I love David Niven! He is a superb story teller, and just an all around nice man. Many funny stories about the stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, though from what I have read about Niven, he had a way of fabricating facts, or enhancing them, when he told a story. You will enjoy this book and want to read more of Niven.
  • Niwield
Nice anecdotes, he is kind of vague as a person and mostly interested in others, seems charming enough as in his pictures, if trying too hard. Real good guy in service during WWII, not what many actors did, and sad about his wife dying in accidental fall.
  • Yar
"Bring on the Empty Horses" is a memoir of the golden years of Hollywood c. 1930 - 1959 by actor David Niven who also proves he is no mean author with some marvelous anecdotes and stories that establish him as a raconteur of the first order.

The big stars like Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Vivien Leigh, Greta Garbo, Laurence Olivier, Marlene Dietrich, and Humphrey Bogart are all mentioned; the film directors and producers like Samuel Goldwyn, John Huston, Michael Curtiz, William Wellman, and all the other inhabitants that made Hollywood the magical place it was - while gossip columnists Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper intimidated many personalities with their "items" publicized in the scandal sheets.

The title is derived from Director Michael Curtiz's statement as recorded by Niven who said during the filming of "Charge of the Light Brigade" at the point when the wranglers were to release the riderless horses to indicate the carnage that had just been visited upon the 600 charging cavalrymen Curtiz raised up his megaphone and shouted "Bring on the empty horses!" delighting all who heard the malapropism.

Niven is always a gentleman in his disclosures and never does he make anybody look bad, rather he shows the humor lurking just below the surface in just about any situation for anybody who was willing to look. "Bring on the Empty Horses" is an insider's view into the movie bidness during the time when it was at its most fascinating with stars like you don't see any more.

If you are a film buff, David Niven's book will give you lots of ammunition for your cocktail party conversations with your fellow film fans. I personally like the 1930 - 59 era the best and strive to see all the films from that era that I can. Typically they are better than the later stuff by a large margin. Niven stated that the studios had name writers under contract to provide scripts for all their projects. With a good script, he said anybody can look good and I think he was right.
  • 6snake6
Good price.
Many years ago I read this book in it's first printing. As a lover of movies from The Golden Age Mr. Niven's up close and personal encounters and intimate friendships with some of the greatest legends of film are fascinating. Niven managed to become best buddies with Bogie, Gable and Errol Flynn, who's names adorn some of his chapter titles. While reading this book you can almost hear Niven's voice as he recounts his experiences with a pantheon of Hollywood's stars; if you love the movies you are amazed at how much these great actors played themselves in many ways when you hear their quotes. Mr. Niven never stoops to cheap gossip and when he harbors any feelings they are stated without any allusions, if he liked someone - you know it and if he didn't , well he's just honest without rancor. I enjoyed him as an actor and far from the aloof characters he played his excellent sense of easy going humor really shines through. If you want to get a real insider look at a time that will never happen again read this book and find yourself transported back to that wonderful time. A great look at the studio system and the moguls who ruled with iron fists along with laugh out loud moments are generously peppered throughout. There are some sad moments to be sure as life is certainly bittersweet for everyone at times.I read it 37 years ago and my copy was unreadable due to age.So get it and love it as I am sure you will!