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The Resource Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob, Gianni Russo with Patrick W. Picciarelli

Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob, Gianni Russo with Patrick W. Picciarelli

Label
Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob
Title
Hollywood godfather
Title remainder
my life in the movies and the mob
Statement of responsibility
Gianni Russo with Patrick W. Picciarelli
Title variation
My life in the movies and the mob
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hollywood Godfather is Gianni Russo's over-the-top memoir of a real-life mobster-turned-actor who helped make The Godfather a reality, and his story of life on the edge between danger and glamour. Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, the husband of Connie Corleone, who set her brother Sonny―played by James Caan―up for a hit. Russo didn't have to act―he knew the mob inside and out: from his childhood in Little Italy, where Mafia legend Frank Costello took him under his wing, to acting as a messenger for New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello during the Kennedy assassination, to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas club. Along the way, Russo befriended Frank Sinatra, who became his son's godfather, and Marlon Brando, who mentored his career as an actor after trying to get Francis Ford Coppola to fire him from The Godfather. Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minelli, and scores of other celebrities. He went on to become a producer and starred in The Godfather: Parts I and II, Seabiscuit, Any Given Sunday and Rush Hour 2, among many other films. Hollywood Godfather is a no-holds-barred account of a life filled with violence, glamour, sex―and fun
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Russo, Gianni
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.R863
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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Picciarelli, Patrick
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  • Russo, Gianni
  • Actors
Label
Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob, Gianni Russo with Patrick W. Picciarelli
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky293753963
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781250181398
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018030147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 03/19
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob, Gianni Russo with Patrick W. Picciarelli
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky293753963
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781250181398
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018030147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 03/19
Other physical details
illustrations

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