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Stadiem, William

Overview
Works: 50 works in 174 publications in 7 languages and 8,749 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Fiction  Autobiographies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: E748.T58, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Stadiem
Dear senator : a memoir by the daughter of Strom Thurmond by Essie Mae Washington-Williams( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illegitimate daughter of the late Senator Strom Thurmond breaks her lifelong silence. Her father, the longtime senator from South Carolina, was once the nation's leading voice for racial segregation; he mounted a filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 -- in the name of saving the South from "mongrelization." Her mother was Carrie Butler, a black teenager who worked as a maid on the Thurmond family's South Carolina plantation. The memoir reveals a brave young woman who struggled with the discrepancy between the father she knew -- financially generous, supportive of her education, even affectionate -- and the old Southern politician who refused to acknowledge their relationship in public
Don't mind if I do by George Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate behind-the-scenes assessment of Hollywood, presented from the perspective of a long-time film, television, and stage performer recounts his witness to such events as Richard Burton's proclamation of love to Elizabeth Taylor and one of Judy Garland's suicide attempts, in an account that also describes his relationships with high-profile politicians
Mr. S : my life with Frank Sinatra by George Jacobs( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former valet and confidant of Frank Sinatra reveals never-before-told exploits, friendships, political connections, and love affairs, citing Sinatra's relationships with Sam Giancana, Ava Gardner, and others as he witnessed them
Lullaby and good night : a novel inspired by the true story of Vivian Gordon by Vincent Bugliosi( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robbed of her daughter and her career, Emily Stanton, a beautiful 1920s actress seeks vindication, a quest that leads her through the illicit world of New York speakeasies and ultimately to a courtroom trial for murder
Marilyn Monroe confidential : an intimate personal account by Lena Pepitone( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughter of the king by Sandra Lansky( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only daughter of the gangster legend Meyer Lansky opens up about her life as a wild child of the 1950s, her heartbreak and tragedy-- including the insanity of her mother and the crippling handicap of her eldest brother-- and her father's unexpected tenderness
Too rich : the high life and tragic death of King Farouk by William Stadiem( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tale of ... oriental despotism, British imperialism, and American duplicity."
A class by themselves : the untold story of the great southern families by William Stadiem( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jet set : the people, the planes, the glamour, and the romance in aviation's glory years by William Stadiem( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for thousands of ordinary Americans who longed to emulate the "jet set" lifestyle. Bestselling author and Vanity Fair contributor William Stadiem brings that Jet Age dream to life again in the first-ever book about the glamorous decade when Americans took to the skies in massive numbers as never before, with the rich and famous elbowing their way to the front of the line. Dishy anecdotes and finely rendered character sketches re-create the world of luxurious airplanes, exclusive destinations, and beautiful, wealthy trendsetters who turned transatlantic travel into an inalienable right. It was the age of Camelot and "Come Fly with Me," Grace Kelly at the Prince's Palace in Monaco, and Mary Quant miniskirts on the streets of Swinging London. Men still wore hats, stewardesses showed plenty of leg, and the beach at Saint-Tropez was just a seven-hour flight away. Jet Set reads like a who's who of the fabulous and well connected, from the swashbuckling "skycoons" who launched the jet fleet to the playboys, moguls, and financiers who kept it flying. Among the bold-face names on the passenger manifest: Juan Trippe, the Yale-educated WASP with the Spanish-sounding name who parlayed his fraternity contacts into a tiny airmail route that became the world's largest airline, Pan Am; couturier to the stars Oleg Cassini, the Kennedy administration's "Secretary of Style," and his social climbing brother Igor, who became the most powerful gossip columnist in America--then lost it all in one of the juiciest scandals of the century; Temple Fielding, the high-rolling high priest of travel guides, and his budget-conscious rival Arthur Frommer; Conrad Hilton, the New Mexico cowboy who built the most powerful luxury hotel chain on earth; and Mary Wells Lawrence, the queen bee of Madison Avenue whose suggestive ads for Braniff and other airlines brought sex appeal to the skies. Like a superfueled episode of Mad Men, Jet Set evokes a time long gone but still vibrant in American memory. This is a rollicking, sexy romp through the ring-a-ding glory years of air travel, when escape was the ultimate aphrodisiac and the smiles were as wide as the aisles. Advance praise for Jet Set "An interesting, entertaining read, full of colorful characters and the author's thoughtful contemplation of the world of aviation."--Publishers Weekly "What a book! The Kennedys, the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra himself, and early financiers like Eddie Gilbert are dealt with in depth. It was the beginning of the frenetic, desperate world we now seem to be living in. I lived intimately through it all in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, and I have yet to find a mistake in William Stadiem's amazing book. All the players are here: Bobby Kennedy, as a menace to much of the fun; Joe Kennedy, his father, having young ladies procured for him; lawyers making millions getting 'socialites' out of hot water. And the changes: the creation of disco and rock and roll, the rise of Great Britain's popular music and fashion appeal, plus New York as the so-called 'Four Hundred' became the four million, and on and on."--Liz Smith, gossip columnist"--
The auctioneer : adventures in the art trade by Simon De Pury( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just as William Goldman, the ultimate screenwriter, took us inside Hollywood, Simon de Pury, the ultimate art player, will take us inside an even more secretive business, whose staggering prices, famous collectors, and high crimes are front page news almost every day. The former Chairman of Sotheby's Europe, the former owner of Sotheby's rival Phillips de Pury, and currently a London-based dealer and advisor to great collectors around the world, Simon has one of the highest profiles of any non-artist in the art world. Even though he has an ancient title and the aura of an elegant Swiss banker, Simon is famous as an iconoclast and is known as "The Mick Jagger of Auctions" for his showmanship and exuberance. His whole life in art has been devoted to bringing art to the public and to the juxtaposition of high and low. Movie stars, musicians, and athletes compete with hedge funders and billionaires for the great art, and Simon is their pied piper; he wants to turn the world to art and this book will be his message"
Madam 90210 : my life as madam to the rich and famous by Alex Adams( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moneywood : Hollywood in its last age of excess by William Stadiem( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Top Gun to Howard the Duck, Hollywood was never more excessive than it was in the 1980s. In the Moneywood era, the purse strings were not controlled by adults, but by pop culture cowboys who couldn't balance their own checkbooks but could fast talk the talent, snowball the Japanese, and explain their way out of Dodge when the grosses came in. Their know-nothing raging narcissistic personalities make Sam Goldwyn look professorial and some of the biggest flops the industry has ever seen (Days of Heaven, Howard the Duck) were released on their watch. They were the producers. Out to line their pockets, trash each other, and never forget to look out for #1, the Moneywood cast of characters includes: Don Simpson, the Flashdance and Top Gun producer whose big-swinging-dick swagger and bigger drug habit only made him more desirable in studio boardrooms Ronald Betts, the Silver Screen Partners founder and former frat-mate of George W. Bush at Yale who milked that connection for all it was worth (and with Ronald Reagan in the White House it was worth a lot) David Begelman, the embezzler and womanizer who was president of MGM Ray Stark, Jon Peters, Peter Guber, Michael Eisner, Mike Ovitz, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and the other careerists who bent the industry, and their enemies, to their wills This is a meaty exposé of the real hit men of Hollywood's last go-go decade"--
Mr. S : the last word on Frank Sinatra by George Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody eats there by William Stadiem( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a witty, insightful, meticulously researched romp through the most celebrity-packed restaruants in the world. Plus what to order (and not what to wear), if you ever find yourself seated in a banquet along the Wall of Fame at Spago
Daughter of the king : growing up in gangland by Sandra Lansky( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandra Lansky recounts for the first time the grandeur--and heartbreak--of her life as the daughter of one of the most powerful mobsters in America
The auctioneer : a memoir of great art, legendary collectors and record-breaking auctions by Simon De Pury( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon de Pury is the art world's ultimate insider. His roles have included curator of the world-famous Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Chairman of Sotheby's Europe, and founder and owner of Sotheby's rival Phillips de Pury. His exuberant style, showmanship and iconoclasm in a highly conservative profession saw him described as 'the Mick Jagger of auctions'. His memoir of a life lived within the world's greatest collections and auction houses is a truly eye-opening insight into the highest reaches of art, where movie stars, musicians and athletes compete with hedge funders and billionaires to fuel record-breaking prices. Throughout this compelling and revealing journey into a world discretely hidden to all but a few insiders, Simon's passion for art in all its forms, and his extraordinary depth of knowledge shine through
The auctioneer : adventures in the art trade by Simon De Pury( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just as William Goldman, the ultimate screenwriter, took us inside Hollywood, Simon de Pury, the ultimate art player, will take us inside an even more secretive business, whose staggering prices, famous collectors, and high crimes are front page news almost every day. The former Chairman of Sotheby's Europe, the former owner of Sotheby's rival Phillips de Pury, and currently a London-based dealer and advisor to great collectors around the world, Simon has one of the highest profiles of any non-artist in the art world. Even though he has an ancient title and the aura of an elegant Swiss banker, Simon is famous as an iconoclast and is known as "The Mick Jagger of Auctions" for his showmanship and exuberance. His whole life in art has been devoted to bringing art to the public and to the juxtaposition of high and low. Movie stars, musicians, and athletes compete with hedge funders and billionaires for the great art, and Simon is their pied piper; he wants to turn the world to art and this book will be his message
Hollywood madam by Alex Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughter of the king : growing up in gangland by Sandra Lansky( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of one of the most powerful mobsters in America describes growing up amidst the glamour and tragedy of 1940s, '50s, and '60s Las Vegas and recounts knowing Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano, and Frank Sinatra during her childhood
Jet set : the people, the planes, the glamour, and the sex in aviation's glory years by William Stadiem( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like a superfueled season of Mad Men, William Stadiem's Jet Set evokes a time long gone but still vibrant in American memory: the glamorous decade when people took to the skies in massive numbers as never before, with the rich and famous elbowing their way to the front of the line. Bestselling author and Vanity Fair contributor Stadiem has written the first book about the Jet Age'in a rollicking, sexy romp through the ring-a-ding glory years of air travel, when escape was the ultimate aphrodisiac and the aisles were as wide as the smiles
 
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Dear senator : a memoir by the daughter of Strom Thurmond
Alternative Names
Stādīm, Wilyam

وليم ستاديم، 1947-

ステイディエム, ウィリアム

Languages
English (111)

Italian (7)

Spanish (4)

German (3)

French (3)

Arabic (2)

Czech (1)

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Don't mind if I doMr. S : my life with Frank SinatraToo rich : the high life and tragic death of King FaroukMr. S : the last word on Frank SinatraEverybody eats thereHollywood madam