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A Front Row Seat Nancy Olson Livingston

A Front Row Seat By Nancy Olson Livingston

A Front Row Seat by Nancy Olson Livingston

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Deftly interweaves Livingston's life with her observations of the artists, celebrities, and luminaries with whom she came in contact.

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A Front Row Seat by Nancy Olson Livingston

From her idyllic childhood in the American midwest, to her Oscar-nominated performance in Sunset Boulevard (1950) and the social circles of New York and Los Angeles, actress Nancy Olson Livingston has lived abundantly. In her memoir, A Front Row Seat, Livingston treats readers to an intimate, charming chronicle of her life as an actress, wife, and mother, and her memories of many of the most notable figures and moments of her time.

Livingston shares reminiscences of her marriages to lyricist and librettist Alan Jay Lerner, creator of award-winning musicals Paint Your Wagon, Gigi, and My Fair Lady (which was dedicated to her), and Alan Wendell Livingston, former president of Capitol Records, who created Bozo the Clown and signed legendary musical artists including Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Band and Don McLean. One of the last living actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Livingston shares memorable encounters with countless celebrities
face=Calibri>- William Holden, Billy Wilder, Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, and John Wayne to name a few
face=Calibri>- and less pleasant experiences with Howard Hughes and John F. Kennedy that act as reminders of women's long struggle for equality and dignity.

Entertaining and engrossing, A Front Row Seat deftly interweaves Livingston's life with her observations of the artists, celebrities, and luminaries with whom she came in contact - a paean to the 20th century and a treasure for readers enamored with a bygone era.

About Nancy Olson Livingston

Nancy Olson Livingston was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Sunset Boulevard (1950). She has appeared in several films, including Union Station, Battle Cry, Pollyanna, The Absent-Minded Professor (1961), and Airport 1975 (1974). She has also starred in three plays on Broadway, Tunnel of Love, Send Me No Flowers, and Mary, Mary, and guest-starred in a number of television shows. She lives in Beverly Hills, CA.

Table of Contents

Book I Introduction Rockland County, September 1950 The Beginning My Ancestors Growing Up in Milwaukee The Lake World War II Theatrical Dreams My First New York Adventure Paramount Pictures - The Beginning of a Career Sunset Boulevard Hollywood Marilyn Monroe Courtship The Dance Lee and Ira Gershwin The Dance Continues Marriage Frederick Lowe Rockland County Plane Crash Liza and Me John Wayne Starting Over Alan Lerner's Family and Growing Up Joe Lerner My Fair Lady Battle Cry Journey to Broadway Gigi The Music Stops Divorce Sidney Chaplin Emmet Hughes Nelson Rockefellar Life as a Single Parent Disney The Inauguration of JFK Mrs. Kemeny A Special Memory A Shocking Story A New Beginning A Christmas Gift Mary Mary A Rainbow Emerging My Second Wedding Book II Introduction Mr. and Mrs. Alan W. Livingston Moving A Sad Story My Second Husband Laurie and Peter and Alan Jay Life in a Whirlwind on Camden Drive Dad Capitol Records Nat Cole Up the Ladder Frank Sinatra NBC and Bonanza An Ex-Girlfriend and an Ex-Wife Judy Garland, Oscar Levant, and the 2000 Year Old Man Enlarging the Family and JFK The Beatles The Beatles in My Mother's Garden Christopher Another Beatle Party Russia Share Jennifer Jones The Band A Miracle The End of an Era MediaArts and Don McLean EST On Board at the Music Center A New Challenge Grace Kelly and the Heimlich Maneuver Natalie Wood My Mother A New Path for Alan Livingston An Escape New York Life Again An Unexpected Offer from Blue Ribbon Changing Traditions Four Weddings and Two Funerals LA Politics Nancy and Ronnie 25th Anniversary Chairman Another 25th Anniversary with Jack Lemmon, Gregory Peck, and Michael Feinstein Billy Wilder Tribute Andrew Lloyd Weber An Unforgettable Moment China Another Challenge for Alan Completion Expanding Our Family Again Goodbye La Dolce Vita Laura Family Updates Ending this Book Stories I Hesitate to Tell Ending this Book Again

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A Front Row Seat by Nancy Olson Livingston
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The University Press of Kentucky
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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