The Resource Finding Zsa Zsa : the Gabors behind the legend, Sam Staggs

Finding Zsa Zsa : the Gabors behind the legend, Sam Staggs

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Finding Zsa Zsa : the Gabors behind the legend
Title
Finding Zsa Zsa
Title remainder
the Gabors behind the legend
Statement of responsibility
Sam Staggs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1945, after barely escaping Hitler's invasion of Hungary followed by "liberation" of the country by the Red Army, three members of the Gabor family--Jolie, her ex-husband Vilmos, and their daughter Magda--arrived in New York City. In Hollywood, their other daughters, Zsa Zsa and Eva, had worked feverishly throughout the war years to secure their rescue from the Nazis' plan to exterminate the Jews. Stepping off the boat, Jolie, the iron-willed matriarch, already had a golden future mapped out for her sharp-witted, cosmopolitan beauties. Over the next six decades, with twenty-three husbands between them (suave All About Eve star George Sanders would wed both Zsa Zsa and Magda), scores of lovers, and roller-coaster rides in film, television, theater, and business, the elegant yet gloriously bawdy, addictively watchable Gabors carved a niche in the entertainment industry that made them world-famous pop-culture icons. But beneath the artifice of Dior and diamonds was another side to the story they never revealed: the whole truth. This first verifiable history of the Gabors casts a startling new light on these extraordinary women. Finding Zsa Zsa reveals the tumultuous and often unforgiven battles between mother and daughter, sister and sister, wife and husband; Eva's "bearded" romance with Merv Griffin that allowed them both to seek same-sex lovers; Zsa Zsa's involuntary confinement in a mental hospital; her life-long struggle with bipolar disorder; and her last--unconsummated--marriage to the manipulating faux prince Frederic von Anhalt. Here too is the untold story of Zsa Zsa's daughter, Francesca Hilton, a gifted photographer who eschewed the Gabor lifestyle and paid a sad price for her independence. The story of family patriarch Vilmos Gabor, who returned to Hungary only to be trapped behind the Iron Curtain, reads like a Cold War spy thriller. Culled from new interviews with family, colleagues, and confidantes, and the unpublished memoirs of the author's friend Francesca Hilton, Finding Zsa Zsa finally introduces fans to the Gabor family they never knew, including many never-before-seen photos. It's a riveting, outrageously funny, bittersweet, and affectionately honest read of four women who were vulnerable, tough, charitable, endlessly fascinating, and always glamorous to a fault.--
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Publisher's description
Biography type
collective biography
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NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Staggs, Sam
Dewey number
  • 791.092/273
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2285
LC item number
.S63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gabor family
  • Gabor, Zsa Zsa
  • Gabor, Eva
  • Gabor, Magda
  • Gabor, Jolie
  • Actors
Target audience
adult
Label
Finding Zsa Zsa : the Gabors behind the legend, Sam Staggs
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223134916304
  • 31223127614718
  • 31223134916320
  • 31223134916338
  • 31223134916346
  • 31223134916353
  • 31223134916361
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-399) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496719591
Lccn
bl2019017569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1109843853
Label
Finding Zsa Zsa : the Gabors behind the legend, Sam Staggs
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223134916304
  • 31223127614718
  • 31223134916320
  • 31223134916338
  • 31223134916346
  • 31223134916353
  • 31223134916361
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-399) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496719591
Lccn
bl2019017569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1109843853

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