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American Prince: A Memoir


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ISBN10: 0307408493
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“All my life I had one dream and that was to be in the movies.”

He was the Golden Boy of the Golden Age. A prince of the silver screen. Dashing and debonair, Tony Curtis arrived on the scene in a blaze of bright lights and celluloid. His good looks, smooth charm, and natural talent earned him fame, women, and adulation—Elvis copied his look and the Beatles put him on their Sgt. Pepper album cover. But the Hollywood life of his dreams brought both invincible highs and debilitating lows. Now, in his captivating, no-holds-barred autobiography, Tony Curtis shares the agony and ecstasy of a private life in the public eye.

No simple tell-all, American Prince chronicles Hollywood during its heyday. Curtis revisits his immense body of work—including the unforgettable classics Houdini, Spartacus, and Some Like It Hot—and regales readers with stories of his associations with Frank Sinatra, Laurence Olivier, director Billy Wilder, and film industry heavyweight Lew Wasserman, as well as paramours Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe, among others.

As forthright as he is enthralling, Tony Curtis offers intimate glimpses into his succession of failed marriages (and the one that has endured), his destructive drug addiction, and his passion as a painter. Written with humor and grace, American Prince is a testament to the power of living the life of one’s dreams.


Sparing no detail, no name, and no ego, Curtis pens the true record of his life with humor and grace. Some like it hot, and they will not be disappointed.

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TONY CURTIS is one of Hollywoods greatest stars. Today, he lives with his wife, Jill, outside of Las Vegas, where he continues to create paintings that have made him newly famous as a visual artist the world over. They are the founders of the Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, a nonprofit foundation that rehabilitates abused and neglected horses for adoption.

PETER GOLENBOCK has written six New York Times bestsellers over a thirty-year career. In 2006 he cowrote the bestselling Idiot with then-Boston Red Sox, now-New York Yankee outfielder Johnny Damon. His book Seven, about Mickey Mantle, was published in 2007.

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lovewriter, February 26, 2009 (view all comments by lovewriter)
Before I read Tony Curtis' autobiography, I hardly knew anything about him.After finishing the book, I know more about him than I ever cared to know. He's extremely open and honest and doesn't hold anything back.
The most interesting chapters are those at the beginning where he discusses his childhood and the chapter on "Some Like It Hot".
He's a wonderful actor, but what most people aren't aware of is his tattered childhood, which seemed to mold him into what he became.I started to feel sorry for him, but then he seemed determined to let the world know about his infidelities and relationships with numerous women. I could have done without a lot of the coarse language, but all in all it's a must-read for any Tony Curtis fan!
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A Memoir
Curtis, Tony
Golenbock, Peter
Tony Curtis with Peter Golenbock
Golenbock, Peter
Crown Archetype
Personal Memoirs
Motion picture actors and actresses
United states
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Curtis, Tony
Biography - General
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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