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Levy, Shawn

Works: 8 works in 17 publications in 4 languages and 529 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F1938.5.R83, 327.72930092
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Publications about Shawn Levy
Publications by Shawn Levy
Most widely held works by Shawn Levy
The last playboy : the high life of Porfirio Rubirosa by Shawn Levy( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Porfirio Rubirosa was the last great playboy: a symbol of powerful masculinity, ubiquity, and easy-come-easy-go money. He had an eye for beautiful women, particularly when they came with great wealth: he managed to marry two of the richest women on the planet. Rumor had him bedding hundreds of others, including Christina Onassis, Eva Perón, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. But he was a man's man, too, chumming around with the likes of Joe Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Oleg Cassini, Aly Khan, and King Farouk. When above-board income was scarce, he diverted himself with jewel-thievery, shadowy diplomatic errands, and any other illicit scam that came his way. Whatever legitimate power he wielded came to him from Rafael Trujillo, one of the most power-mad dictators the New World has ever seen. When Rubi died at the age of 56, wrapping his sports car around a tree, an era went with him.--From publisher description
De Niro : a life by Shawn Levy( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, the Deer Hunter, and Raging Bull all dazzled moviegoers and critics alike, displaying a talent the likes of which had rarely--if ever--been seen. De Niro become known for his deep involvement in his characters, assuming that role completely into his own life, resulting in extraordinary, chameleonic performances. Yet little is known about the off-screen De Niro--he is an intensely private man, whose rare public appearances are often marked by inarticulateness and palpable awkwardness. It can be almost painful to watch at times, in powerful contrast to his confident movie personae. In this elegant and compelling biography, bestselling writer Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent. Following De Niro's roots as the child of artists (his father, the abstract painter Robert De Niro Sr., was widely celebrated) who encouraged him from an early age to be independent of vision and spirit, to his intense schooling as an actor, the rise of his career, his marriages, his life as a father, restauranteur, and businessman, and, of course, his current movie career, Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry. His many friendships with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, Shelley Winters, Francis Ford Coppola, among many others, are woven into this extraordinary portrait of DeNiro the man and the artist, also adding a depth of understanding not before seen
Paul Newman : biografia by Shawn Levy( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Polish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
In "Paul Newman: A Life," film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor's life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son's death from a drug overdose
Pōru nyūman : Amerikan dorīmā no eikō by Shawn Levy( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Giganci ze stali ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Fałszywa dwunastka = Cheaper by the dozen ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Paul Newman : životopis by Shawn Levy( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Czech and held by 1 library worldwide
Night at the musem 2: Battle of the Smithsonian = Noc w muzeum 2 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Alternative Names
レヴィ, ショーン
English (12)
Polish (2)
Japanese (2)
Czech (1)
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