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The Resource What a time it was! : Leonard Lyons and the golden age of New York nightlife, Jeffrey Lyons

What a time it was! : Leonard Lyons and the golden age of New York nightlife, Jeffrey Lyons

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What a time it was! : Leonard Lyons and the golden age of New York nightlife
Title
What a time it was!
Title remainder
Leonard Lyons and the golden age of New York nightlife
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Lyons
Title variation
Leonard Lyons and the golden age of New York nightlife
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Language
eng
Summary
"A star-studded follow-up to Stories My Father Told Me, with hundreds of new anecdotes about celebrities from Garbo to Gore Vidal. This remarkable collection of stories, hand-picked from the archive of legendary New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons by his son, film critic Jeffrey Lyons, will transport readers back to the sparkling peak of New York City nightlife. This was the time when notables of every sort--film producers and stars, writers, politicians, comedians, athletes, and artists--gathered nightly at such famed restaurants and nightclubs as Sardi's, the Stork Club, and the Copacabana. From 1934 to 1974, Leonard Lyons was a fixture at these clubs, befriending celebrities of all stripes and gathering exclusive tidbits for his syndicated newspaper column, The Lyons Den. What a Time It Was! offers candid portraits of stars and statesmen at work and at play--especially at play--but still, effortlessly, larger than life. Illustrated with snapshots and glamour shots, it offers a unique window onto the lives of iconic figures from Ethel Barrymore and Muhammad Ali to Tennessee Williams and Jackie Kennedy, as well as their favorite haunts. Here are four decades of popular culture seen from the front row, by a man who said, 'Give me lights and sound and people, and music into the night. Late into the night!' If you thought you knew everything about Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, the Roosevelts, and some of New York's most famous nightclubs, hotels, and gin joints, guess again. No one knew these people and places better than Leonard Lyons"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
974.7/043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.5
LC item number
.L966 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
What a time it was! : Leonard Lyons and the golden age of New York nightlife, Jeffrey Lyons
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
5766816
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
480 pages
Isbn
9780789212351
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015017462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910085717
  • (OCoLC)910085717
Label
What a time it was! : Leonard Lyons and the golden age of New York nightlife, Jeffrey Lyons
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
5766816
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
480 pages
Isbn
9780789212351
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015017462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910085717
  • (OCoLC)910085717

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