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The empress of Ireland : a chronicle of an unusual friendship

Author: Christopher Robbins
Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Thunder's Mouth Press ed
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"Christopher Robbins was a struggling journalist in London when an ex-pat American hipster masquerading as a German count introduced him to an elderly Irishman, purportedly the "greatest Irish filmmaker ever."" "Brian Desmond Hurst had made some thirty films in his long career (including A Christmas Carol, Tom Brown's Schooldays, Simba, and Playboy of the Western World), and was close friends with people such as
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Brian Desmond Hurst; Brian Desmond Hurst; Christopher Robbins; Christopher Robbins; Brian Desmond Hurst; Christopher Robbins
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Robbins
ISBN: 1560257091 9781560257097
OCLC Number: 59554500
Notes: Originally published: London : Scribner, 2004.
Description: 343 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Christopher Robbins.
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"Christopher Robbins was a struggling journalist in London when an ex-pat American hipster masquerading as a German count introduced him to an elderly Irishman, purportedly the "greatest Irish filmmaker ever."" "Brian Desmond Hurst had made some thirty films in his long career (including A Christmas Carol, Tom Brown's Schooldays, Simba, and Playboy of the Western World), and was close friends with people such as John Ford, Noel Coward, Sean O'Casey, William Butler Yeats, and a slew of other notables - from the exalted, such as Lord Mountbatten, to rather less exalted Guardsmen and rent boys."

"When the eighty-year-old, gay Irishman Hurst hired the young, straight Englishman Robbins as a screenwriter, an unlikely but profound friendship formed. The hilarious adventures of one of the world's ultimate Odd Couples is described here with humor and insight, tinged with heartbreak."--Jacket.

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