Astute, often riotously funny, open-hearted, Tina Brown's The Vanity Fair Diaries is a compulsively fascinating and intimate chronicle of a woman's life in a glittering era. In the diary's cinematic pages, the drama, the comedy, and the struggle of running an "it" magazine come to life. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood.
The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 - 1992 #ad - The vanity fair diaries is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who arrives in New York City with a dream. Summoned from london in hopes that she can save condé nast's troubled new flagship Vanity Fair, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media world and the backstabbing rivalries at the court of the planet's slickest, most glamour-focused magazine company.
She survives the politics, the intrigue, and the attempts to derail her by a simple stratagem: succeeding. In the face of rampant skepticism, she triumphantly reinvents a failing magazine. Here are the inside stories of vanity fair scoops and covers that sold millions—the Reagan kiss, the meltdown of Princess Diana's marriage to Prince Charles, the sensational Annie Leibovitz cover of a gloriously pregnant, naked Demi Moore.
The Diana ChroniclesAnchor #ad - Was she “the people’s princess, media-savvy neurotic who nearly brought down the monarchy?Only Tina Brown, ” who electrified the world with her beauty and humanitarian missions? Or was she a manipulative, former Editor-in-Chief of Tatler, England’s glossiest gossip magazine; Vanity Fair; and The New Yorker could possibly give us the truth.
Tina knew diana personally and has far-reaching insight into the royals and the Queen herself. In the diana chronicles, the stepmother she hated but finally came to terms with, her scheming grandmother, you will meet a formidable female cast and understand as never before the society that shaped them: Diana's sexually charged mother, and bad-girl Fergie, her sister-in-law, who concealed wounds of her own.
The Diana Chronicles #ad - Most formidable of them all was her mother-in-law, the Queen, whose admiration Diana sought till the day she died. . Years after her death, Princess Diana remains a mystery. Add camilla parker-bowles, and it's no wonder that Diana broke out of her royal cage into celebrity culture, the ultimate "other woman" into this combustible mix, where she found her own power and used it to devastating effect.
Money, Murder, and Dominick Dunne: A Life in Several ActsUniversity of Wisconsin Press #ad - His five best-selling novels, including The Two Mrs. As a vanity fair journalist covering the lives of the rich and powerful, he mesmerized readers with his detailed coverage of spectacular murder cases—O. J. Simpson, the menendez brothers, Phil Spector, Michael Skakel, and Claus von Bülow. Left out of that account, were his intense rivalry with his brother John Gregory, but brought to light here, the gay affairs and relationships he had throughout his marriage and beyond, and his fights with editors at Vanity Fair.
Dominick dunne seemed to live his entire adult life in the public eye, but in this biography Robert Hofler reveals a conflicted, enigmatic man who reinvented himself again and again. Dunne also had the ear of some of the world's most famous women, among them Princess Diana, Liz Smith, Barbara Walters, Nancy Reagan, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Money, Murder, and Dominick Dunne: A Life in Several Acts #ad - Dunne admitted to inventing himself, and it was that public persona he wrote about in his own memoir, The Way We Lived Then. He had his own television show, Privilege, Dominick Dunne's Power, and Justic. As a television and film producer in the 1950s–1970s, hobnobbing with Humphrey Bogart and Natalie Wood, he found success and crushing failure in a pitiless Hollywood.
Grenvilles, people like us, and An Inconvenient Woman, were inspired by real lives and scandals. Robert hofler also reveals the painful rift in the family after the murder of Dominick's daughter, Dominique—compounded by his coverage of her killer's trial, which launched his career as a reporter.
The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked ParisDutton #ad - But her gilded life took a dark yet fascinating turn in the past decade. Over the next two decades, Banier was given hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts, cash, and insurance policies by Liliane. What, françoise, was their relationship? it wasn’t clear, least of all to Liliane’s daughter and only child, exactly, who became suspicious of Banier’s motives and filed a lawsuit against him.
But banier has a far different story to tell. The bettencourt affair is part courtroom drama; part upstairs-downstairs tale; and part characterdriven story of a complex, fascinating family and the intruder who nearly tore it apart. At ninety-four, she was embroiled in what has been called the Bettencourt Affair, a scandal that dominated the headlines in France.
The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris #ad - Why? it’s a tangled web of hidden secrets, and fractured families, divided loyalties, frayed relationships, set in the most romantic city—and involving the most glamorous industry—in the world. The bettencourt affair started as a family drama but quickly became a massive scandal, uncovering L’Oréal’s shadowy corporate history and buried World War II secrets.
An npr best book of 2017heiress to the nearly forty-billion-dollar L’Oréal fortune, Liliane Bettencourt was the world’s richest woman and the fourteenth wealthiest person. From the right bank mansions to the left bank artist havens; and from the Bettencourts’ servant quarters to the office of President Nicolas Sarkozy; all of Paris was shaken by the blockbuster case, the shocking reversals, and the surprising final victim.
It all began when liliane met françois-marie banier, in his youth, an artist and photographer who was, the toast of Paris and a protégé of Salvador Dalí.
Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone MagazineVintage #ad - O’rourke and internecine office politics that accompanied the start-up; he animates the drug and sexual appetites of the era; and he reports on the politics of the last fifty years that were often chronicled in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine. Thompson, P. J. . Supplemented by a cache of extraordinary documents and letters from Wenner's personal archives, wide-eyed rock and roll fan of who exalts in youth and beauty and learns how to package it, mercurial, Sticky Fingers depicts an ambitious, marketing late sixties counterculture as a testament to the power of American youth.
The story of jann wenner, and the pioneering era he helped curate, Rolling Stone's founder, and publisher, editor, is told here for the first time in glittering, glorious detail. A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Bono, with candid look backs at the era from Mick Jagger, Elton John, and others.
Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine #ad - The result is a fascinating and complex portrait of man and era, music, and an irresistible biography of popular culture, celebrity, and politics in America. Joe hagan provides readers with a backstage pass to storied concert venues and rock-star hotel rooms; he tells never before heard stories about the lives of rock stars and their handlers; he details the daring journalism Tom Wolfe, Hunter S.
All That Glitters: Anna Wintour, Tina Brown, and the Rivalry Inside America's Richest Media EmpireSkyhorse #ad - From the bestselling author and television producer of Masters of Sex, a True Story ofthe Intrigue and Infighting of Condé Nast, Anna Wintour, S. Newhouse Jr. And tina brown, and optioned by sony Television Productions Inside the Condé Nast magazine world run by billionaire S. Ultimately, one of them won in their fascinating struggle for fame and fortune during the height of New York’s gilded age of print—a time before the internet, before 9/11, when the Reagans ruled the White House and Donald Trump was a mere local developer featured on the cover of Newhouse’s publications.
Newhouse Jr. Anna wintour and tina brown were bold and talented British women who fought their way to the top of this male-dominated American industry driven by greed and betrayal. They jockeyed for power in the hypercompetitive “off with their heads” atmosphere set up by Newhouse and his longtime creative guru Alex Liberman, dress, two men who for years controlled the glossy Condé Nast magazines that dictated how women should look, and feel.
All That Glitters: Anna Wintour, Tina Brown, and the Rivalry Inside America's Richest Media Empire #ad - Wintour became an icon of fashion and New York’s high society, while Brown helped define the intersection of literary culture and Hollywood celebrity. This book traces the careers of wintour and brown and shows how they and the Condé Nast media empire were major media enablers in the rise of Donald Trump and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Fatal Charms: And Other Tales of TodayCrown #ad - From posh park avenue duplexes to the extravagant mansions of Beverly Hills, from tasteful London town houses to the wild excesses of million-dollar European retreats, here are the movers and shakers--and the people who pretend to be. Dominick dunne has met them all--stars and slugs, criminals and victims, the innocent and the hideously guilty.
What happens when the ex-husband of a movie legend becomes president. And, in dunne's most personal story, how a lying murderer and a limelight-loving judge denied justice to his family after his daughter's life was brutally destroyed. Filled with pathos and wit, controversial volume gives you an extraordinary peek into the rarefied world of the rich, this candid, the royal, insight and sass, and the ruined.
Fatal Charms: And Other Tales of Today #ad - . Why a beautiful singer fell in with the mob. Among colorful profiles and revealing glimpses of Elizabeth Taylor, Claus von Bülow, and Aaron Spelling, Gloria Vanderbilt, discover who dumped an heiress the night before the wedding to run off with the best man . For dunne is the man who knows all their secrets--and now those secrets are out.
Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style LegendGrand Central Publishing #ad - Instant new york times bestselleran amazon best book of the month in biographies & memoirsa new biography of bunny mellon, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, diplomacy, art and fashion.
Bunny mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the co-operation of bunny mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon received access to thousands of pages of her letters, diaries and appointment calendars and has interviewed more than 175 people to capture the spirit of this talented American original.
Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess MargaretFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Jack nicholson offered her cocaine. Francis Bacon heckled her. Who swooned to netflix’s The Crown, this book will be manna from heaven. Hamish bowles, vogue“ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a brilliant, eccentric treat. Anna mundow, the wall street journal“I ripped through the book with the avidity of Margaret attacking her morning vodka and orange juice.
. Princess margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. Combining interviews, parodies, dreams, diaries, lists, craig brown’s Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, parallel lives, catalogues, announcements, and essays, bohemia and high society.
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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the CrownHachette Books #ad - International bestseller****the times uk memoir of the year****one of newsweek's Most Anticipated Books of 2020**An extraordinary memoir of drama, tragedy, and royal secrets by Anne Glenconner--a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. Through it all, and developing the caribbean island of mustique as a safe harbor for the rich and famous-hosting Mick Jagger, aristocrats, David Bowie, including visiting the White House, Anne has carried on, traveling the world with the royal family, Raquel Welch, and many other politicians, and celebrities.
As seen on Netflix's The Crown. Anne glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, the Princess Margaret. In lady in waiting, unfaithful colin tennant, lord glenconner, she will share many intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret's closest confidante as well as her own battle for survival: her broken-off first engagement on the basis of her "mad blood"; her 54-year marriage to the volatile, who left his fortune to a former servant; the death in adulthood of two of her sons; a third son she nursed back from a six-month coma following a horrific motorcycle accident.
Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown #ad - Since then she has needed all her resilience to survive the vipers of court life with her sense of humor intact. A unique witness to landmark moments in royal history, and a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret until her death in 2002, Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth's coronation, Anne's life has encompassed extraordinary drama and tragedy.
Though the firstborn child of the 5th earl of Leicester, who controlled one of the largest estates in England, as a daughter she was deemed "the greatest disappointment" and unable to inherit.
The Mansions of LimboBantam #ad - Bestselling author dominick dunne, who chronicles the escapades, excesses, and eccentricities of high society for Vanity Fair, offers fifteen provocative portraits of some of the most luminous figures of the decade . Profiles of the movie legend who remains the only divorced wife of a U. S. President; the pretty singing star who fell in love with a notorious mobster; the brilliant photographer who took Dunne's picture weeks before succumbing to AIDS.
Filled with pathos and wit and the twenty-four-carat insight of a society insider, The Mansions of Limbo offers a peek into a rarified world there nothing is ever enough. Sketches that detail the lavish wedding-that-never-was between an heiress and a counterfeit prince; the incarceration of a high-flying financier; and the brutal slaying of a film mogul and his sife, allegedly by their own two sons.