Hollywood Godfather

Hollywood Godfather
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781250181411
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Hollywood Godfather is Gianni Russo's over-the-top memoir of a real-life mobster-turned-actor who helped make The Godfather a reality, and his story of life on the edge between danger and glamour. Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, the husband of Connie Corleone, who set her brother Sonny—played by James Caan—up for a hit. Russo didn't have to act—he knew the mob inside and out: from his childhood in Little Italy, where Mafia legend Frank Costello took him under his wing, to acting as a messenger for New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello during the Kennedy assassination, to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas club. Along the way, Russo befriended Frank Sinatra, who became his son's godfather, and Marlon Brando, who mentored his career as an actor after trying to get Francis Ford Coppola to fire him from The Godfather. Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minelli, and scores of other celebrities. He went on to become a producer and starred in The Godfather: Parts I and II, Seabiscuit, Any Given Sunday and Rush Hour 2, among many other films. Hollywood Godfather is a no-holds-barred account of a life filled with violence, glamour, sex—and fun.

Hollywood Godfather
  • Author : Gianni Russo,Patrick Picciarelli
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-12

Hollywood Godfather is Gianni Russo's over-the-top memoir of a real-life mobster-turned-actor who helped make The Godfather a reality, and his story of life on the edge between danger and glamour. Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather

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Hollywood Godfather
  • Author : Gianni Russo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-03-23

The rollicking adventures of a real-life mobster-turned-actor who helped make The Godfather a reality. Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, the husband of Connie Corleone, who set her

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Hollywood Godfather
  • Author : Gianni Russo,Patrick Picciarelli
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-12

Hollywood Godfather is Gianni Russo's over-the-top memoir of a real-life mobster-turned-actor who helped make The Godfather a reality, and his story of life on the edge between danger and glamour. Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather

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Hollywood Godfather
  • Author : W. R. Wilkerson
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04

This is the definitive biography of the most powerful man in Hollywood during the 1930s, '40s and '50s, the man who founded the Hollywood Reporter and the most storied nightspots of the Sunset Strip, introduced Clark Gable and Lana Turner to the world, invented Las Vegas, brought the

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Hollywood Godfather
  • Author : Gianni Russo
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-03

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The Godfather Effect
  • Author : Tom Santopietro
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-01-31

A brilliant examination of our forty year obsession with the classic film trilogy—and a personal reflection on what it means to be Italian-American Forty years and one billion dollars in gross box office receipts after the initial release of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola's masterful trilogy continues to fascinate

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Hollywood Godfather   My Life in the Mob and the Movies
  • Author : Gianni Russo
  • Publisher : John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21

Gianni Russo was a handsome twenty-five-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, the husband of Connie Corleone, who set up her brother Sonny, played by James Caan, for a hit. Russo didn't have to

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The Godfather Notebook
  • Author : Francis Ford Coppola
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-12-20

THE PUBLISHING SENSATION OF THE YEAR FOR EVERY FILM FAN The never-before-published edition of Francis Ford Coppola’s notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo reveals the story behind one of the world’s most iconic films. The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest

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The Godfather
  • Author : Mario Puzo,Chris Rice
  • Publisher : Penguin Longman
  • Release Date : 1998

Don Corleone is the Godfather, head of one of the richest families in New York and a gangster. His favourite son Michael is a lawyer who wants to lead a quiet life, but when Don Corleone is nearly killed by a rival Mafia family, Michael is soon drawn into the

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The Godfather Legacy
  • Author : Harlan Lebo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-10-25

Provides behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the three Godfather films, detailing the financial success of the films, the cooperation of the real Mafia with the makers of the films, and portraits of the cast and crew, accompanied by more than one hundred personal photographs.

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Easy Riders Raging Bulls
  • Author : Peter Biskind
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-12-13

In 1969, a low-budget biker movie, Easy Rider, shocked Hollywood with its stunning success. An unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (onscreen and off), Easy Rider heralded a heady decade in which a rebellious wave of talented young filmmakers invigorated the movie industry. In Easy Riders, Raging Bulls,

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Full Circle
  • Author : Andrea Barber
  • Publisher : Citadel Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12

Andrea Barber is known to millions worldwide as Kimmy Gibbler, star of the hit 90s sitcom Full House, and the Netflix sequel, Fuller House. In this funny, heartfelt book, Andrea takes readers behind the scenes of her odd Hollywood career and beyond. She shares how anxiety, particularly postpartum anxiety, derailed

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The Making of the Godfather
  • Author : Mario Puzo
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23

In this entertaining and insightful essay, Mario Puzo chronicles his rise from struggling writer to overnight success after the publication of The Godfather. With equal parts cynicism and humor, Puzo recounts the book deal and his experiences in Hollywood while writing the screenplay for the movie. Francis Ford Coppola, Robert

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Paperback   Hollywood Godfather
  • Author : Linda Holmes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25

This is a fantastic read! From the moment this book arrived on your doorstep, you could not put it down. And what a sense of humor! choice of words had Your laughing out loud, what a wonderful writer.You felt as though You were walking through history & some of the

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Handsome Johnny
  • Author : Lee Server
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13

A rich biography of the legendary figure at the center of the century’s darkest secrets: an untold story of golden age Hollywood, modern Las Vegas, JFK-era scandal and international intrigue from Lee Server, the New York Times bestselling author of Ava Gardner: Love is Nothing... A singular figure in

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