It takes Peter Bogdanovich precisely six words before he drops Orson Welles’ name in his new tome, Who the Hell’s in It, a doorstop-size collection of essays on old film stars like Cary Grant, Jack Lemmon, and Dean Martin. But name-dropping is the book’s conceit. Almost every one of these profiles — more like remembrances, really — is inspired by the veteran filmmaker’s own encounters with the star in question. Whether the encounters are blinkingly brief (glimpsing Lillian Gish at a 1958 screening) or much more involved (a long Q&A with Jerry Lewis, circa 2000), they usually give Bogdanovich just enough material to make this volume worth a skim. Especially for the four people left on the planet who remember who Lillian Gish was.
Who the Hell's in It It takes Peter Bogdanovich precisely six words before he drops Orson Welles' name in his new tome, Who the Hell's in It, a doorstop...Who the Hell's in ItNonfictionPeter Bogdanovich It takes Peter Bogdanovich precisely six words before he drops Orson Welles' name in his new tome, Who the Hell's in It, a doorstop...2004-10-08Knopf
Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Peter Bogdanovich; Publisher: Knopf
Posted October 8 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
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