The Algonquin Kid - Adventures Growing Up at New York's Legendary Hotel

The Algonquin Kid - Adventures Growing Up at New York's Legendary Hotel

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Overview

The true life story of Michael Elihu Colby and his childhood days at Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel. His grandparents Mary and Ben B. Bodne had traded their southern oil fortune for the legendary but faded Algonquin and restored the hotel's former glory. Their efforts led to a remarkable renaissance and attracted an overflow of celebrities from the ridiculous to the sublime.

Michael weaves a vivid tapestry of encounters with glittering Broadway and Hollywood celebrities in a kaleidoscopic memoir of illustrious figures-some on a meteoric rise, some in tragic decline-while he found his own place in the topsy turvy world of the Broadway theatre and musicals. Nearly 200 rare photographs and illustrations, a Bibliography, Appendixes, and an Index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593937928
Publisher: BearManor Media
Publication date: 03/04/2015
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 378,935
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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