WorldCat Identities

Eells, George

Overview
Works: 21 works in 129 publications in 2 languages and 4,980 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Commentator
Classifications: PN2287.W4566, B
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Most widely held works about George Eells
 
Most widely held works by George Eells
Mae West : a biography by George Eells( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life that late he led : a biography of Cole Porter by George Eells( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merman by Ethel Merman( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ethel Merman, a living legend who was long Broadway's undisputed queen of musical comedy, tells about her fascinating life in this fast-moving autobiography packed with surprising anecdotes and brimming with humor. 'If you are interested in hearing about me, my career, my ups, my downs and some of my mistakes, ' she says early on in the book, 'I think you'll get it straight from the shoulder because that's the kind of woman I am.' Born Ethel Zimmermann in Astoria, Queens, and once a secretary for a vacuum booster brake firm, she rose to fame in such unforgettable musicals as Girl Crazy, Panama Hattie, Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Madam and Gypsy. She became the favorite singer of the Gershwins and of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter; they wrote for her such songs as 'I Got Rhythm, ' 'You're the Top' and 'There's No Business like Show Business.' 'You'd better not write a bad lyric for Merman, ' said Irving Berlin, 'because people will hear it in the second balcony.' Her unique personality brought her such glamorous friends as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Mary Martin, Judy Garland, Joshua Logan, Tallulah Bankhead, Jimmy Durante, Mike Todd, Stephen Sondheim and Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. But Merman tells not only of her triumphs on and off the stage, but also of the touching devotion that existed between her and her parents and of the lifelong religious underpinning that helped her through the tragedy of losing the daughter she cherished. She also discusses her four tempestuous marriages. Her first one, to agent Bill Smith, was short-lived, but her second one, to newspaperman Bob Levitt, was made in heaven, while it lasted. The following one, to airline executive Robert Six, turned into a costly mistake; and the last one, to Ernest Borgnine, was a headlined fiasco, about which she talks uniquely and freely here for the first time. Here is her personal view of a great glittering world, where today she still reigns supreme, doing television shows and concerts throughout the world. A very special, very honest lady."--Jacket
High times, hard times by Anita O'Day( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of a big band singer who struggled back from a heroin addiction, unlike her friend Charlie Parker
Hedda and Louella by George Eells( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons, famous feuding gossip columnists during the Golden Age of Hollywood
Robert Mitchum : a biography by George Eells( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a competent run through of the sleepy-eyed film star's career--heavy on anecdotes about his brawling, boozing, rebellious ways. Raised by his determined, plucky widowed mother Ann, Bob was later sent--with sister Julie--to his grandfather's farm in Delaware, while his mother worked and remarried. Some of his family and friends feel these traumas produced a feeling of abandonment and loneliness that has haunted him all his life. Mitchum adopted a crude, insolent stance, and became a freewheeling rover--but did wed quiet, lovely young Dorothy, to whom he's been married ever since. A variety of Hollywood jobs led to small parts in Hopalong Cassidy films, then on to "The Story of G.I. Joe." His snow-balling career was threatened, but not really impeded, by his arrest and conviction on a 1948 pot-smoking charge. After feuding with and leaving RKO, his stardom soared in the 1950s, with offbeat winner "Night of the Hunter"; wife Dorothy's solid loyalty outlasted a serious affair with Shirley MacLaine; and "Ryan's Daughter" paved the way for his middle-aged career. At 67, the end isn't in sight for this film noir star with the beguiling bedroom eyes
Ginger, Loretta, and Irene who? by George Eells( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final Gig : the man behind the murder by George Eells( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Gig Young, from his early years as a shy boy growing up in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to his Hollywood success in films such as "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", to his murder of his wife and his suicide
Malice in Wonderland by George Eells( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life that he led; a biography of Cole Porter by George Eells( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Mitchum : a biography by George Eells( Recording )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author looks at the actor's rough-and-tumble youth, his notorious marijuana arrest in 1948 and the behind-the-scenes antics of the movie star. 1984
Mae West : a biography by George Eells( Recording )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the famous Hollywood sex symbol and movie star, based on her own stories, and on interviews with celebrities and friends who knew her. Accentuates her ribald exploits, bawdy wit, and quarrels with censors, and the unrelenting force of personality that kept her in the limelight. 1982
Symphony Space presents Wall to Wall : Cole Porter( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Symphony Space's artistic director Isaiah Sheffer hosts the 18th Wall to wall 12-hour marathon tribute [Symphony Space's 10th anniversary] to Cole Porter's life, words and music, along with hosts Robert Kimball (1st segment, 11 am-1:45 pm), Leonard Fleischer (2nd segment, 2-4:30 pm), and Kitty Carlisle Hart (3rd segment, 5-7:30 pm), ending the evening with a concert of Cole Porter songs (John McGlinn, music director, 8-11 pm). Audio clips, discussions and performances of various performers are also featured on the recordings
Merman by Ethel Zimmermann( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The third Saint Joan by George Eells( )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Method of testing room air conditioner heating capacity by George Eells( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The show that money couldn't buy : a milliondollar line-up of stars sang and danced and reminisced about their friend Cole Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A biography of Cole Porter by George Eells( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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George Eells American screenwriter

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Languages
English (120)

German (1)