- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Michael O'Mara; First Edition, First Impression edition (4 Sept. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782432078
- ISBN-13: 978-1782432074
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.7 x 23.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (319 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown Hardcover – 4 Sep 2014
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Memorable behind-the-scenes movie anecdotes from the veteran actor Bookseller
About the Author
Sir Roger Moore KBE has had an extraordinary career that has spanned seven decades, from early television to the golden age of Hollywood and on to international superstardom. Dashing, handsome and every inch the archetypal English gentleman, he was unforgettable as The Saint, as Lord Brett Sinclair in "The Persuaders" and, of course, as James Bond, making seven blockbusting films as arguably the most debonair of the 007s.
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This is his third literary offering. He is now 86 years old but as he quotes the legendary Bette Davis, 'Old age ain't no place for sissies'. He has been around, it seems, forever, and the number of actors, directors, writers and producers, films and television shows he has been involved with are legion. They are fortunately listed in a most helpful referenced index. His chapters are titled as follows:
1) The Fun - and Feisty - Leading Ladies
2) The Pinewood Years
4) On-set Tales
5) The Good Guys (and a Few Rascals)
6) The Rat Pack
7) The Creative Geniuses
8) The Producers
These are packed with fun anecdotes, stories, tales and adventures. It is a tremendously enjoyable read covering just about every aspect of the industry including amusingly poking fun at his own career. The contents are never anything other than revealing. They are full of surprises, some shocking, but all delivered in a straightforward humorous and honest manner, typical of this most likeable gentleman. It is lavishly illustrated adding to the entertainment. They are listed with sources after the index.
This is a marvellous book that will provide hours of enjoyment and interest. Roger Moore is to be congratulated.
When I grew up in the 1970s and 80s Moore was a huge star; in between making the Bond movies (which I grew up watching) he also made some excellent actions movies, specially designed to watch with your Dad: Gold, Sea Wolves, North Sea Hijack, Wild Geese and Cannonball Run for example, not to mention TV series such as The Saint and my personal favourite, The Persuaders.
In his third outing as an author “Tales from Tinseltown” its clear that his off screen life was almost as interesting as what happened to him while on set. The book lives up to its title (sub-title: Last Man Standing; a quote from Frank Sinatra, 'Who's going to be left to turn the light off?', Roger hopes it will be him) as its essentially Rodge relaying decades worth of anecdotes to Gareth Owen. He’s never nasty or malicious when he name checks practically every movie star from the 1950s onwards. The tales are all relayed in a lighthearted manner, along with some candid photographs. These snaps highlight Rodge modelling high fashion over the decades along with him clowning around: my personal favourite is Peter Sellers painting Rogers toenails for some forgotten reason.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this book very much lots of bits of information about the stars, he didnt dwell to long on any one story which was good, I would recomend it highly,Published 1 month ago by anneb
If you enjoy tales of legends of the golden scene, this is the book for you. Told in a light and very gentlemanly way by Roger, an ideal read.Published 2 months ago by Trav
Great book, love his books so down to earth makes a great read, also his other book My Word is my Bond great, and the pictures he has drawn in this book of his children are... Read morePublished 2 months ago by pam
Sir Roger opens up about his life and brings it to life with amusing stories. Love hearing about his encounters with legends such such as Frank Sinatra and Rex Harrison. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
From Bond to The Saint with hints of Ivanhoe some really great yarns and some great tales of the many people Sir Roger has encountered on his journey through life.Published 4 months ago by Dave H
Really entertaining read, love all the stories about the old film Stars (when Stars really were Stars). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sukiesue