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- DescriptionA biography of Perico Vidal, one of the most important Spanish figures in film who is largely unkwn outside of Hollywood circles, Big Time tells the story of a man about town who never wanted to appear in photographs or the limelight. Vidal made his debut as Orson Welles s assistant on Mr. Arkadin ; he worked with Mankiewicz on Suddenly, Last Summer ; he met David Lean on the Lawrence of Arabia set and became an indispensable asset to him on Doctor Zhivago ; and Frank Sinatra himself introduced him as his friend, the man who saved his life in Spain. Everybody knew Vidal. At his penthouse in Madrid christened the Vidal Inn by Christian Marquand parties full of celebrities went on endlessly. He lived life on top in jazzy 1950s Barcelona and America 1960s Madrid, soaking up Harlem, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Cuernavaca along the way. Big Time both the book s title and Vidal s life motto is told by Perico Vidal and his daughter Alana, chronicling the life of a vivacious character and an incomparable era.
- Author BiographyMarcos Ordonez is a writer, a columnist, and a film and theater critic. He writes a weekly column and a weekly theater review for El Pais and is the author of the nonfiction books Beberse la vida: Ava Gardner en Espana and Telon de fondo. His fiction includes Comedia con fantasmas, Detras del hielo, Un jardin abandonado por los pajaros, Rancho aparte, and Una vuelta por el Rialto, among other books.
- Author(s)Marcos Ordaoanez,Marcos Ordonez
- PublisherLibros del Asteroide S.L.U.
- Date of Publication01/01/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: The Arts
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLibros del Asteroide S.L.U.
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight318 g
- Width124 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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