The Last Playboy: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa

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Price
$15.99  $14.87
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.34 X 7.94 X 0.93 inches | 0.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780007170609

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About the Author

Shawn Levy is the author of King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis, Ready, Steady, Go! and Rat Pack Confidential. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Movieline, Film Comment and Pulse!. He is a former senior editor of American Film.

Reviews

"Levy goes beyond the glitz to see Rubirosa as a product of a particular time and place...a perfect tribute."--Publishers Weekly
"Fascinating . . . A compulsive read. Shawn Levy is one of our best popular culture journalist-historians."--Lewis MacAdams, author of Birth of the Cool: Beat, Bebop and the American Avant Garde
"A terrific story about a fascinating character."--John Malkovich
"As Shawn Levy amply documents in his bubbly, breathless and appropriately inconsequential biography, Rubirosa worked hard at having fun."--New York Times
"A fitting elegy for a forgotten boldfaced name and a thoughtful study of mid-20th-century Pan-American politics."--Entertainment Weekly
"Shawn Levy has written more than a good book--this is an irresistible read. Hollywood will soon come knocking."--Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History and Director of the Roosevelt Center at Rulane University
"A compelling piece of social history...written in a breezy style perfectly suitable for conjuring Rubirosa's seductive personality."--Booklist