A declared roman à chef with a principal character named Jonas Cord – a thinly disguised Howard Hughes – and his exploits in Hollywood. Included are flaming . With reported worldwide sales of m, Harold Robbins sold more books than ‘ It is not quite proper to have printed The Carpetbaggers between the covers of. A LEGENDARY MASTERPIECE A STORY OF MONEY AND POWER, SEX AND DEATH Jonas Cord coveted his father’s fame, fortune, even his young, beautiful.
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Declan Hughes Declan Hughes was born in Dublin, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His first robbbins, Never Love a Strangercaused controversy with its graphic sexuality.
The real-life robbisn who did make her screen debut as a star, was famous for her large bust, and for whom Hughes really did have an engineer design a special brassiere, was Hughes’ later discovery and model for the character “Jennie Denton” Jane Russellwho starred in The Outlaw in Inwhile it may have been just within bounds in the United States, it was still one of books prohibited from import into Australia, along with Vladimir Nabokov ‘s LolitaD.
I did not get drawn in by him or the other 4 or so sort of main characters in the background. It is divided into eight sections: The Carpetbaggers Harold Robbins Snippet view – Bad Soldier Chris Ryan.
Well, there are a couple who have flat chests — they are the Lesbians. Account Options Sign in.
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From what my dad has told me, this book is based on the life of howard h I thought the book was a great read. Declan Hughes was born in Dublin, where he lives with his wife and daughters.
The main character is a Howard Hughes type tycoon named Jonas Cord with all sorts of business interests but most especially aircraft development and Hollywood pictures. There’s never any attempt made to use the book medium to advantage.
And then our hero has to design a new type of bra robbina the leading lady to tone down her uncontrollable breastfulness, like what Howard Hughes did for Jane Russell early 40s.
It was really a scandal in it’s day. Jonas Cord sort of a Bruce Patman 1. But he’s always talked about how i should read it.
The Carpetbaggers – Harold Robbins – Google Books
He grew up harld Edinburgh and until recently lived in Los Angeles, before moving back to the UK in spring Harold Robbins wrote many bestsellers over his long career and this one was the 4 bestseller in I don’t know if that’s really true but certainly it has been a widely read story for more than 40 years so obviously a carprtbaggers of people have read it.
This another book I read in 5 days loved it.
I have to say this, i watched the movie while i was in the middle of reading rina’s story, and i have to say, it may be an ok movie, but it has nothing on the book. Books by Harold Robbins.
I would sneak down and grab one and then read it under the covers upstairs with flashlight in hand. Postmaster General had banned D.
Others say that Smith was based on cowboy actor Ken Maynard. Cottam has two children. Ian Parker and others identify the character Rina Marlowe with Jean Harlowwhom Howard Hughes had under personal contract for a few years and who many believe had an affair with Hughes; although actual evidence of such an affair is patchy at best, and Harlow often complained about Hughes making a fortune loaning her to other studios and paying her a paltry salary her contract with Hughes was eventually bought out by MGM.
Duncan Sarkies has written several plays, film scripts and live shows as well as two novels including Two Little Boys. Feb 23, Kat rated it it was ok Shelves: Black Box Thinking Matthew Syed. The Carpetbaggers was published at the onset of the sexual revolution. Not a Member Yet? The women are all beautiful and sexy, the men ruthless and violent, and everyone has something in the past making them act the way they do.
It should have been inscribed on the walls of a public lavatory.