Swifty by Annette Tapert
My Life and Good Times By Irving Lazar

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Lazar describes the developments of his annual Oscar party, his friendships with such figures as Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon, and how he rose from Brooklyn poverty to Hollywood fame. 100,000 first printing.

About Annette Tapert

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Jeffrey Bilhuber's unique interpretation of "American Classicism" has been featured in such publications as "Architectural Digest, Vogue, In Style, the New York Times," as well as on CNN, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and HGTV. His clients include Iman and David Bowie, Peter Jennings, Anna Wintour, and Halston, among others. He lives in New York. Annette Tapert, a long-time writer on style, fashion, and beauty, is author of nine books, including "The Power of Style."
Published March 23, 1995 by Simon & Schuster. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Collaborator Tapert's clear-eyed epilogue stands in pronounced counterpoint to Lazar's breathless litany of aspiration and achievement: She recounts his emotional breakdown after the death of his wife and the isolation of his final year.

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This breezy, star-studded, wisecracking and hugely entertaining autobiographical memoir, completed by freelance writer Tapert after Lazar's death, is filled with sly self-revelations and golden anecdotes about Lazar's clients, among them Cole Porter, Moss Hart, Ira Gershwin, Irwin Shaw, Truman Ca...

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While he lived, Irving Lazar tried to strong-arm the content of Swifty: my life and good times (Simon & Schuster, $24), his autobiography concocted with the collaboration of Annette Tapert, the way he corralled everything else in his life: through sheer force of will.

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$ 22.50 top)David Brown and Annette Tapert present a play in two acts by Christopher Hart, based on the book "Swifty --- An Autobiography" by Irving Lazar in collaboration with Annette Tapert.

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