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Let Me Entertain You

Quick Cuts and Slow Fades From a Life Among the Stars
Written by: David Brown
Narrated by: David Brown
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Seldom has the world seen a man with the grace, style, and intellect of David Brown. Known in his lifetime as a journalist (The Saturday Evening Post, Harper's, and Collier's), a publisher (Cosmpolitan), an Academy Award winning film producer (Jaws, The Sting, The Verdict, Cocoon, Driving Miss Daisy), a Broadway producer (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sweet Smell of Success, A Few Good Men), an author, a one-time astrologer, and husband to long-time Cosmopolitan head Helen Gurley Brown. Throughout his remarkable life he was a friend, acquaintance, and confidant of the world's most powerful, most famous, and most notorious. With his remarkably perfect memory, this raconteur extraordinaire shares in intimate detail his personal encounters and experiences with a cavalcade of world famous personalities - from Mafia chieftains to world leaders, the reclusive Howard Hughes, the super-rich J. Paul Getty, William Randolph Hearst, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Kennedy, Irving Berlin, Paul Newman, Orson Welles, Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, Darryl Zanuck, David, O. Selznick, John O'Hara, Carl Sandburg, Nikita Khrushchev, Frank Sinatra, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Salvador Dali, Irving Lazar, John Belushi, and scores of others.

©1990, 2002 David Brown (P)2002. 2014 New Millennium Entertainment, Phoenix Books

Critic Reviews

"Arrives like a perfect guest at a formal occasion: worldly, witty and armed with anecdotes." ( Chicago Tribune

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  • 29-09-17


David Brown's stories of legendary personalities and tales of his exploits in the publishing and entertainment business are priceless. He and his wife, Helen Gurley Brown, were iconic in the 60s and 70s. Anyone looking to get a glimpse of mid-century high society will surely enjoy this audio. I did not even notice any repetition of stories as the other review indicated. LOVED THIS!!!

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  • 04-12-16


What did you like best about Let Me Entertain You? What did you like least?

Excellent profiles of players both onscreen and off in old, and not so old Hollywood.

Least: Could have been cut in half. Desperately needs editing. Some stories were repeated verbatim.

What did you like best about this story?

Personal insights into the world of movie making.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes, if edited

Any additional comments?

Truly a shame that more care was not taken in the production of this audiobook. Ironic, since the author is an editor and producer.