Sunday, January 04, 2009

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"But he was only a weakling and a bully and a near-murderer, scumbag, self-pitier, miser, liar, ass and oaf on the outside - who isn't? Somewhere on the inside there was a decent human being. Oh, all right: Rex Harrison was an absolutely irredeemable cunt who tried to murder me - but still, you have to try to forgive people, no matter what. Otherwise we'd be back in the jungle.
I forgive you, Rex."


So, come on, that extract is from which autobiography published last year?


* The Teardrop Explodes

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Blogger Darren said...

I believe that it's from the posthumous autobiography of Audrey Hepburn's that was published last year around about April time.

It was the "Rex Harrison was an absolutely irredeemable cunt who tried to murder me . . . " line that gave it away. I recognise the late Audrey's prose anywhere.

You really must try harder next time if you want to trip us up. Some of us are quite tasty when it comes to hollywood memoirs. ;-)

11:25 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

good try, but you're wrong Darren.

10:47 am  
Blogger Darren said...

Paul Weller on the bevy?

3:02 pm  
Anonymous marc said...

That would probably be Julie Andrews. Also noted that Rex once clocked Frank Sinatra because he thought Frank was hitting on his then wife Lili Palmer. Now that's a bad-ass.

4:58 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

Here's another quote cos you guys are off the mark:

"To be honest what changed everything for me on Forest Lawn was a fruit ... I had a similar feeling years later, sipping my first properly mixed martini in Chasen's - a pulse of surprise that it was legal. Same as my first snort of cocaine off Constance Bennett's breasts ..."

I'm loving this book!

7:59 pm  
Blogger J.J said...

I know! I know!

Only I am not allowed to say....bums.

11:48 am  
Blogger timesnewroman said...

Darren's first commnet was soooo funny. Must be worth loadsa points

7:53 pm  
Blogger Darren said...

Errol Flynn?

10:03 am  
Blogger John said...

Is it Barack Obama?

10:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it Alan Jay Lerner, and the book 'Musical Theatre: A Celebration'? Aw c'mon, Reidski, share! It reminds me of the book about Fatty Arbuckle I read last year. I like that fictionalised fact stuff.

Messalina

11:07 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

Just read a section in which the author was in the driving seat of a rolls royce, with two dwarves on the pedals, David Niven and Douglas Fairbanks jr in the back, when the car crashed into Johnny Weismuller's chevvy!

And that is a clue!

11:46 am  
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12:21 pm  
Blogger Darren said...

So it was Paul Weller.

The two dwarves on the pedals clue gave it away. Whatever did happen to Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler?

12:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it the chimpanzee in the Tarzan films?

Yours enquiringly

Messalina

9:27 am  
Blogger Prenderghast said...

Now there's a coincidence, Reidski. Why not try my Friday quiz!!!

11:20 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

Messalina wins. The book is Me Cheeta, by, erm, Cheeta. It's fantastic!

12:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! What's my prize? A lend of the book in question? (or answer, in my case, hem hem).

You can bring it when you next come by for lunch ... which is when?

Messalina

2:05 pm  
Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg said...

And that's a REAL book?!

1:59 pm  

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