Great Hollywood Wit: A Glorious Cavalcade of Hollywood Wisecracks, Zingers, Japes, Quips, Slings, Jests, Snappers, & Sass from the Stars

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Macmillan, Nov 22, 2003 - Humor - 192 pages
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Great Hollywood Wit rollicks with hilarious movie lines and backstage zingers-smart, tart, and (in Sir John Gielgud's case) wicked: "Ingrid Bergman speaks five languages and can't act in any of them." Julia Roberts, fashion buff: "I only put clothes on so that I'm not naked when I go out shopping." Retiring Burt Reynolds: "You can only hold your stomach in for so many years."

Great Hollywood Wit is an unequaled cavalcade of hilarity that you'll laugh through again and again. A wonderful one-of-a-kind gift.

 

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Shalit, the longtime Today Show film critic with the unmistakable moustache, here serves up a goulash of Tinseltown's best witticisms. Many are familiar, like Groucho Marx's "I never forget a face ... Read full review

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Shooting Stars MOSTLY AT EACH OTHER
1
Samuel Goldwyn a King of Producers THE LORD OF APOCRYPHA
15
Groucho Lays Down the Law yers
26
Writers Producers Directors Take On The Stars
33
Jack Warner OH BROTHER
41
What Really Happened at the Party? Actress Sets Record Straight R
44
YDont SayI
46
Mae West THE ERA OF HER WAYS
57
Booray for Hollywood
94
Harry Cohn BUT SOME THERE WERE WHO LIKED HIM
99
SX Hollywoods Favorite 3Letter Word
103
Men vs Women vs Men
111
Oh Wad Some Power the Giftie Gie Us To See Oursels as Ithers See Us
121
YDont SayIII
128
Terms of Endearment
186
Woody Allen THE NONPAREIL
191

Hollywoods Life Is the Spice of VARIETY
63
Oscar Levant More Than a Smattering of Wit Music Movies and Pills
66
YDont SayII
72
George S Kaufman THE GREAT COLLABORATOR
84
The Sweet Bye and Bye
87
Michael Curtiz A DIRECTOR BEYOND WORDS
90
I Do Wish You Would Decline Alcohol Okay Drink Drank Drunk
196
We Need One at least New Oscar Category
201
Bibliography
203
Cant Do It Alone
211
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Gene Shalit is one of America's most popular movie critics and anthologists of humor. It would be difficult to find another personality who has appeared on the same daily network TV show for thirty straight years, which is Shalit's still-continuing record on NBC's Today. He lives in Western Massachusetts with Fellini D. Katt, named to resonate with feline, film, and Shalit's friend and hero, the late Italian director.

Shalit prefers pasta to popcorn but advocates eating neither at the movies.

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