The Friday Afternoon Club

The Friday Afternoon Club
Author: Griffin Dunne
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2024-06-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0593652827

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“Warm and perceptive.” —New York Times “Griffin Dunne knows how to tell a story." —Washington Post "Dunne is a prospector for the incandescent detail.” —Los Angeles Times “What a remarkable and moving story filled with twists and turns, the most famous of faces, and a complex family revealed with loving candor. I was blown away by Griffin Dunne’s life and his ability to capture so much of it in these beautifully written pages.” —Anderson Cooper Griffin Dunne’s memoir of growing up among larger-than-life characters in Hollywood and Manhattan finds wicked humor and glimmers of light in even the most painful of circumstances At eight, Sean Connery saved him from drowning. At thirteen, desperate to hook up with Janis Joplin, he attended his aunt Joan Didion and uncle John Gregory Dunne’s legendary LA launch party for Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. At sixteen, he got kicked out of boarding school, ending his institutional education for good. In his early twenties, he shared an apartment in Manhattan’s Hotel Des Artistes with his best friend and soulmate Carrie Fisher while she was filming some sci-fi movie called Star Wars and he was a struggling actor working as a popcorn concessionaire at Radio City Music Hall. A few years later, he produced and starred in the now-iconic film After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese. In the midst of it all, Griffin’s twenty-two-year-old sister, Dominique, a rising star in Hollywood, was brutally strangled to death by her ex-boyfriend, leading to one of the most infamous public trials of the 1980s. The outcome was a travesty of justice that marked the beginning of their father Dominick Dunne’s career as a crime reporter for Vanity Fair and a victims' rights activist. And yet, for all its boldface cast of characters and jaw-dropping scenes, The Friday Afternoon Club is no mere celebrity memoir. It is, down to its bones, a family story that embraces the poignant absurdities and best and worst efforts of its loveable, infuriating, funny, and moving characters—its author most of all.

Crime and Clutter

Crime and Clutter
Author: Cyndy Salzmann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2007-04-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1416560025

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A storage unit, a 1963 Volkswagen minibus, and tattered letters...reveal shattering secrets from the '60s. It's been a year since Mary Alice lost her father -- the father she never really knew. Now she's stuck cleaning out his rubbish from a storage unit. Just when she'd rather it all go away from her well-ordered life, her long-held secret is discovered by the feisty Marina, one of the six members of the Friday Afternoon Club. When these friends make it their mission to help Mary Alice tackle her stash, they arrive at the storage unit, prepared to clean. But what they discover takes them on a riotous ride through the crime and clutter of the sixties, the angst and betrayal of those caught in The Revolution, and the forgiveness that can only come through acceptance of a different kind of Cause. Includes fun, easy, and tantalizing recipes!

Who's who Among the Women of California

Who's who Among the Women of California
Total Pages: 666
Release: 1922
Genre: California

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Text consists of biographical entries for California women and women's clubs; essays on women in specific occupations; a state-wide register of approximately 60,000 representative women of California with names and addresses alphabetically and geographically arranged; a list of more than 790 women's organizations with an explanatory key indicating each woman's membership affiliation; and indexes to text, illustrations, and advertisers. Includes portraits of biographees and photographs of many of the buildings in which the clubs met.


Author: Larry Latimer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2010
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780738571645

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Pioneers traveling in the former Shoshonean lands that became the city of Downey in eastern Los Angeles County were drawn to the water sources of the San Gabriel River and Rio Hondo. In 1837, historian Hugo Reid described a village called Carpenters Farm along the banks of the Rio Hondo. Don Carpenter's Rancho Santa Gertrudes occupied a portion of the original 300,000-acre Nieto land grant of prime ranch and farmlands, a fertile "garden spot." In 1859, a year before becoming California's youngest governor at age 32, John Gately Downey and druggist James McFarland effectively closed the era of missions and ranchos by buying 17,600 acres of Rancho Santa Gertrudes at a sheriff's auction for $60,000. Downey offered land at $10 an acre with a low interest rate, claiming it "the best land for homesteads and vineyards in this section of the state." The community of Downey began shaping up in 1873 as the Southern Pacific Railroad connected the early settlements of Gallatin and College.

Connecticut at the World's Fair

Connecticut at the World's Fair
Author: Connecticut. Board of World's Fair Managers
Publisher: Hartford, Conn. : Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company
Total Pages: 472
Release: 1898
Genre: Connecticut

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Author: Michigan State Library
Total Pages: 900
Release: 1899

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