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Riassunto: Candice Bergen’s bestselling 1984 memoir: an “engaging, intelligent, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The New York Times).
Candice Bergen was born into the heady Hollywood of the 1950s. Before she became a celebrity in her own right and wrote her memoir, A Fine Romance, she wrote this book about being the “celebrity offspring” of Edgar Bergen, vaudeville and radio’s greatest dignitary/comedian. Her “sibling” was Charlie McCarthy, the impudent dummy beloved of millions. Bergen, much as he loved his daughter, was a man who “kept his emotions pressed and neatly hung,” and was more comfortable speaking to—and through—his brainchild. Charlie always had an answer. Charlie couldn’t let anyone down. Above all, Charlie never had to leave the paradise that was childhood.
Knock Wood is a book about growing up—about the comedy of expectations that ruled Candice Bergen’s early life, about the ironies that attended her exotic rites of passage. The world offered her a wealth of options: adolescence in Swiss boarding schools; at nineteen, a plum role in Sidney Lumet’s The Group; quick entry into the profession of photojournalism; automatic acceptance among the esteemed company of the moment—be it the international jet set, Bel Air in the 1960s, or the world of radical politics in the 1970s. But always she carried the conviction that her gifts were untested, her luck unearned.
Told with wit, self-deprecation, and a rare degree of courage, Knock Wood is the extraordinary record of Candice Bergen’s coming of age. It is at once the moving fable of the love between a father and a daughter, of a woman’s triumph over self-doubt, and a dazzling journal of American life and times over the past four decades.
From the Inside Flap: She was born blonde and beautiful, raised like a princess in the magical world of Hollywood, an instant star. But such easy victories weren't enough for Candy Bergen. With great wit, style, and exceptional honesty, the daughter of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and the "sister" of famed talking dummy Charlie McCarthy tells the story of her struggle to come to terms with herself.
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Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, London, 1984. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Photographs (illustratore). First Edition. Dust jacket creasing to top edge. Cloth bright silver lettering on the spine. No inscription. 225 pages clean and tight. Candice Bergen was born into the heady Hollywood of the 1950s. She played dressing up with Liza Minnelli who had racks at child's eye level filled with miniature gowns: Vivien Leigh's riding habit from Gone with the Wind, Leslie Caron's ballerina costume, Deborah Kerr's ball dress from The King and I. One year David Niven was Father Christmas, the next it was Charlton Heston. Playmates were the Ronald Reagans, the Jimmy Stewarts, the Walt Disneys; guests included Fred Astaire, who danced with her mother, and Rex Harrison who sang accompanied by Henry Mancini at the piano. An intimate family occasion was one at which only the Saturday Evening Post was represented. Candy was one of the 'celebrity offspring'. And, as the daughter of a world-famous vaudeville star, she was sister, partner and rival to a doll. For her father (whom she worshipped) was the ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, whose dummy, the cheeky Charlie McCarthy, was as lifelike and characterful in his creator's eyes as he was to his millions of fans. Size: 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 112750
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR002536593
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR002705296
Descrizione libro London Hamilton, 1984. 1st edn. H/b. 8vo. 225pp. Illus. Grey boards. Silver titles to spine. Protected pictorial d/w. VG/VG. Codice libro della libreria 14883
Descrizione libro BCA First VG/VG 356pp 59 b/w photos 9 5 x 6 595g, 1984. Told with the wit, self-deprecation, and a rare degree of courage, "Knock Wood" is the extraordinary record of Candice Bergen’s coming of age. It is at once the moving fable of the love between a father and daughter, of a woman’s triumph over self-doubt and a dazzling journal of America’s life and times over the past three decades. Codice libro della libreria 10528
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, UK, 1984. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st.Edition. Codice libro della libreria 024767
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, 1984. Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st. First edition hardback, 1984, with unclipped jacket. In overall very good condition with only slight signs of handling and storage - dj slightly rubbed to edges. Internally very clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; slight toning to page-ends but text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. From a private collection, not an old library book. Photograph available. Codice libro della libreria 122302
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1984. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P02024111358X
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2740024457
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2768094188