Fatal Charms and The Mansions of Limbo

Fatal Charms and The Mansions of Limbo

From posh Park Avenue duplexes to the extravagant mansions of Beverly Hills, from tasteful London town houses to the wild excesses of million-dollar European retreats, here are the movers and shakers--and the people who pretend to be.

Author: Dominick Dunne

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780345430595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

View: 388

Dominick Dunne has met them all--stars and slugs, criminals and victims, the innocent and the hideously guilty--and now his two provocative collections of Vanity Fair portraits are in one irresistible volume. From posh Park Avenue duplexes to the extravagant mansions of Beverly Hills, from tasteful London town houses to the wild excesses of million-dollar European retreats, here are the movers and shakers--and the people who pretend to be. Among colorful profiles and revealing glimpses of Elizabeth Taylor, Claus von Bülow, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Aaron Spelling, discover who dumped an heiress the night before the wedding to run off with the best man . . . what happens when the ex-husband of a movie legend becomes president . . . why a beautiful singer fell in with the mob . . . and, in Dunne's most personal story, how a lying murderer and a limelight-loving judge denied justice to his family after his daughter's life was brutally destroyed. Filled with pathos and wit, insight and sass, this candid, controversial volume gives you an extraordinary peek into the rarefied world of the rich, the royal, and the ruined. For Dunne is the man who knows all their secrets--and now those secrets are out.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

She Who Dares

She Who Dares

Dunne, Fatal Charms and the Mansions of Limbo, p.316. 7. Truth, 28 June 1942. 8. Whistler, Laurence, The Laughter and the Urn: The Life of Rex Whistler (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1985), p.221. Cavendish O'Neill, A Lion in the ...

Author: Lyndsy Spence

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750991704

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 773

HISTORY has seen many women make their mark by defying the limits set against them, stepping out of the boxes they had been put in and forging their own path. She Who Dares is a collection of pen portraits of ten extraordinary women who dared to defy the norm. They were often witnesses to or participants in key events in the last 100 years, including abdications, the rise of fascism and two world wars. Their lives were dramatic and vibrant, usually involving tangled webs of relationships, heartbreak and scandal. From influencing politics to being accused of witchcraft, from glamorous society beauties to nonconformist tom-boys, each of these women deserves to be described as trailblazing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Mansions of Limbo

The Mansions of Limbo

Dominick Dunne. Bantam Books by Dominick Dunne Ask your bookseller for the books you have missed Fatal Charms An Inconvenient Woman People Like Us The Two Mrs. Grenvilles.

Author: Dominick Dunne

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307815019

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

View: 454

Bestselling author Dominick Dunne, who chronicles the escapades, excesses, and eccentricities of high society for Vanity Fair, offers fifteen provocative portraits of some of the most luminous figures of the decade . . . profiles of the movie legend who remains the only divorced wife of a U.S. president; the pretty singing star who fell in love with a notorious mobster; the brilliant photographer who took Dunne's picture weeks before succumbing to AIDS . . . sketches that detail the lavish wedding-that-never-was between an heiress and a counterfeit prince; the incarceration of a high-flying financier; and the brutal slaying of a film mogul and his sife, allegedly by their own two sons. Filled with pathos and wit and the twenty-four-carat insight of a society insider, The Mansions of Limbo offers a peek into a rarified world there nothing is ever enough.
Categories: Literary Collections

Homicide by the Rich and Famous

Homicide by the Rich and Famous

Dominick Dunne , Fatal Charms and the Mansions of Limbo ( New York : Bal- lantine Books , 1999 ) , p . xiii . 2. Norman Zierold , Three Sisters in Black ( Boston : Little , Brown and Com- pany , 1968 ) , pp . 4-5 . 3. Zierold , p . 5 .

Author: Gini Graham Scott

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275983463

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 300

Profiles the crimes of the rich and famous, from the beginnings of the 20th century to the present, and argues that the "rules" are different for the rich and famous.
Categories: Social Science

A Season in Purgatory

A Season in Purgatory

... WOMAN* PEOPLE LIKE US* A SEASON IN PURGATORY* THE TWO MRS. GRENVILLES* THE WINNERS Nonfiction FATAL CHARMS* THE MANSIONS OF LIMBO* * Published by The Ballantine Publishing Group Look for the latest New York Times bestseller by DOMINICK.

Author: Dominick Dunne

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307815125

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 808

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER They were the family with everything. Money. Influence. Glamour. Power. The power to halt a police investigation in its tracks. The power to spin a story, concoct a lie, and believe it was the truth. The power to murder without guilt, without shame, and without ever paying the price. They were the Bradleys, America's royalty. But an outsider refuses to play his part. And now, the day of reckoning has arrived. Praise for A Season in Purgatory “Highly entertaining.”—Entertainment Weekly “Stunning.”—Liz Smith “Compelling.”—New York Daily News “Mesmerizing.”—The New York Times “Potent characterization and deftly crafted plotting.”—Publishers Weekly
Categories: Fiction

An Inconvenient Woman

An Inconvenient Woman

... WOMAN* PEOPLE LIKE US* A SEASON IN PURGATORY* THE TWO MRS. GRENVILLES* THE WINNERS Nonfiction FATAL CHARMS* THE MANSIONS OF LIMBO* *Published by The Ballantine Publishing Group Look for the latest New York Times bestseller by DOMINICK.

Author: Dominick Dunne

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307815101

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 194

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Good unclean fun . . . [a] convoluted, scandal-greased, exposed-backsides-of-the-rich-and-famous story . . . told in a confiding, breathless undertone.”—Entertainment Weekly Jules Mendelson is wealthy. Astronomically so. He and his wife lead the kind of charity-giving, art-filled, high-society life for which each has been carefully groomed. Until Jules falls in love with Flo March, a beautiful actress/waitress. What Flo discovers about the superrich is not a pretty sight. And in the end, she wants no more than what she was promised. But when Flo begins to share the true story of her life among the Mendelsons, not everyone is in a listening mood. And some cold shoulders have very sharp edges. . . .
Categories: Fiction

The Queen Mother

The Queen Mother

My late friend Dominick Dunne recounted in Fatal Charms and the Mansions of Limbo (Ballantine, 1999) her niece Gloria Vanderbilt's recollection of how the proof of this statement surfaced: 'She dropped dead on Seventy-third and ...

Author: Lady Colin Campbell

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250018960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 270

Packed with stunning revelations, this is the inside story of The Queen Mother from the New York Times bestselling author who first revealed the truth about Princess Diana Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother has been called the "most successful queen since Cleopatra." Her personality was so captivating that even her arch-enemy Wallis Simpson wrote about "her legendary charm." Portrayed as a selfless partner to the King in the Oscar-winning movie The King's Speech, The Queen Mother is most often remembered from her later years as the smiling granny with the pastel hats. When she died in 2002, just short of her 102nd birthday, she was praised for a long life well lived. But there was another side to her story. For the first time, Lady Colin Campbell shows us that the untold life of the Queen Mother is far more fascinating and moving than the official version that has been peddled ever since she became royal in 1923. With unparalleled sources--including members of the Royal Family, aristocrats, and friends and relatives of Elizabeth herself—this mesmerizing account takes us inside the real and sometimes astonishing world of the royal family.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Justice

Justice

... Tugboat design are registered trademarks of Random House , Inc. Originally published in hardcover by Crown in 2001 Essays in this book were originally published in the books Fatal Charms and The Mansions of Limbo by Dominick Dunne .

Author: Dominick Dunne

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307557223

Category: True Crime

Page: 448

View: 523

Dominick Dunne's mesmerizing tales of justice denied and justice affirmed. For more than two decades, Vanity Fair published Dominick Dunne’s brilliant, revelatory chronicles of the most famous crimes, trials, and punishments of our time. Whether writing of Claus von Bülow’s romp through two trials; the Los Angeles media frenzy surrounding O.J. Simpson; the death by fire of multibillionaire banker Edmond Safra; or the Greenwich, Connecticut, murder of Martha Moxley and the indictment—decades later—of Michael Skakel, Dominick Dunne tells it honestly and tells it from his unique perspective. His search for the truth is relentless.
Categories: True Crime

Enid

Enid

... 2012 Cavendish O'Neill, P., A Lion in the Bedroom, Jonathan Ball: Johannesburg, 2004 Chisholm, A. and Davie, M., Beaverbrook: A life, London: Hutchinson, 1992 Dunne, D., Fatal Charms and the Mansions of Limbo, New York: Ballantine ...

Author: Robert Wainwright

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781760874308

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

View: 765

Enid Lindeman stood almost six feet tall, with silver hair and flashing turquoise eyes. She stopped traffic in Manhattan, silenced gamblers in Monte Carlo and walked her pet cheetah through Hyde Park on a diamond collar. In early twentieth century society, where women were expected to be demure and obedient, Enid Lindeman gallivanted through life accumulating four husbands and numerous lovers, her high-jinks dominating British gossip columns during the inter-war years. She drove an ambulance in World War I and hid escaped Allied airmen behind enemy lines in World War II, played bridge with Somerset Maugham and entertained Hollywood royalty in the world's most expensive private home on the Riviera, allegedly won in a game of cards. Enid bedazzled men with her beauty, outlived four husbands-two shipping magnates, a war hero and a larger-than-life Irish Earl-spent two great fortunes and earned the nickname 'Lady Killmore'. From Sydney to New York, London to Paris and Cairo to Kenya, Robert Wainwright's biography restores the remarkable Enid to thrilling, vivid life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Another City Not My Own

Another City  Not My Own

GRENVILLES* THE WINNERS Nonfiction FATAL CHARMS* THE MANSIONS OF LIMBO* ANOTHER CITY, NOT MY OWN A Novel in the Form. *Published by The Random House Publishing Group are available at quantity discounts on bulk purchases for premium ...

Author: Dominick Dunne

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307815095

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 172

This is the story of the Trial of the Century as only Dominick Dunne can write it. Told from the point of view of one of Dunne's most familiar fictional characters-Gus Bailey-Another City, Not My Own tells how Gus, the movers and shakers of Los Angeles, and the city itself are drawn into the vortex of the O.J. Simpson trial. We have met Gus Bailey in previous novels by Dominick Dunne. He is a writer and journalist, father of a murdered child, and chronicler of justice-served or denied-as it relates to the rich and famous. Now back in Los Angeles, a city that once adored him and later shunned him, Gus is caught up in what soon becomes a national obsession. Using real names and places, Dunne interweaves the story of the trial with the personal trials Gus endures as he faces his own mortality. By day, Gus is at the courthouse, the confidant of the Goldman and Simpson families, the lawyers, the journalists, the hangers-on, even the judge; at night he is the honored guest at the most dazzling gatherings in town as everyone-from Kirk Douglas to Heidi Fleiss, from Elizabeth Taylor to Nancy Reagan-delights in the latest news from the corridors of the courthouse. Another City, Not My Own does what no other book on this sensational case has been able to do because of Dominick Dunne's unique ability to probe the sensibilities of participants and observers. This book illuminates the meaning of guilt and innocence in America today. A vivid, revealing achievement, Another City, Not My Own is Dominick Dunne at his best.
Categories: Fiction