Posts Tagged ‘model’

MEMOIRS: FIONA LEWIS MALACHY MCCOURT

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

 

memoirs“Memoirs are a well-known form of fiction,” or so said Irish writer Frank Harris. He was kidding, of course, right?! This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Halli brings you two delightful guests the always charming Irish-American actor, writer, politician and the author of a hilarious, smart and sassy, insightful new memoir DEATH NEED NOT BE FATAL, Malachy McCourt. And also joining Halli at her table model, actress, writer Fiona Lewis the author of a fun, fascinating and candid new memoir MISTAKES WERE MADE (some in French).

Model, actress, writer and raconteur, Fiona Lewis has led the life of which dreams are made. Smart, savvy beautiful, her acting credits include Roman Polanski’s ‘The Vampire Killers’, Ken Russell’s ‘Lisztomania’, and Brian de Palma’s ‘The Fury’. She is the author of the novel BETWEEN MEN, her writing appearing in the New Yorker, The Observer and the Los Angeles Times. And, she may be, which she candidly admits, the only woman in America who has written for the New Yorker and posed for Playboy. One marriage didn’t work, one has, and her list of friends is a Who’s Who of international royalty. But then, just when life seemed to be singing along just famously, Fiona Lewis woke up one morning, asking herself that proverbial question songstress Peggy Lee once asked: “Is that all there is?” And then she met a French chateau, and answers to her own questions came, chronicled in her new memoir MISTAKES WERE MADE (some in French).

memoirsBefore his brother Frank wrote ANGELA’S ASHES, Malachy was the famous McCourt. Malachy was a bon vivant actor, talk show host, saloon owner —  he practically invented the singles bar; was a pioneer in talk radio, a soap opera star, a best-selling author and a gold smuggler and he was once a candidate for governor of the state of New York. Known as a professional Irishman, he was a regular on the Tonight Show. Now he is the last of  Angela’s children, the others long dead and gone. That, and given that he is Irish, make Frank’s younger brother a bit of an expert on death, death the subject of his latest book, DEATH NEED NOT BE FATAL. But not to worry, no grim reaper here, DEATH NEED NOT BE FINAL is a hilarious, eye-opening, heretical, smart and sassy look at all things death and dying as only an Irishman could write that will take you from laughter to tears, brotherhood, poverty, history, the famous — Bill Clinton, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Merv Griffin are just a few names that crop up in this oh, so honest new memoir.

Memoirs, Hollywood, film, Angela’s Ashes, romance, wisdom, death and dying, humor, politics, living life to the fullest, we have it all on The Halli Caser-Jayne Show at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE CURSE OF BEAUTY and FOUR BROADS TALKING™

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A fascinating story about a fascinating woman, America’s First Supermodel Audrey Munson as told by James Bone in his book THE CURSE OF BEAUTY, and a fascinating conversation with four equally interesting women in our Four Broads Talking™ segment featuring journalists Sheila Weller, Lisa Schiffren, Thelma Adams, and host Halli Casser-Jayne are the focus of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 13, 3 pm ET.

james bone The Curse of Beauty

For over three-quarters of a century, key documents detailing the life of the most glorified, enigmatic, and exploited model in the history of America have been kept hidden from the public, leaving her legacy dormant – until now.

In the first-ever comprehensive investigation into the life of Audrey Munson, whose body was the pinnacle of sex appeal in the early twentieth century, acclaimed journalist James Bone dives into newly discovered details of Munson’s wild, devastating life with startling insight. He recreates Munson’s life from her birth in 1891, to her height of stardom in the glorious riot that was Greenwich Village in the Gilded Age, to her death in a mental institution in 1996.

FOUR BROADS TALKING

See what happens when you have FOUR BROADS TALKING™ politics, celebrity and whatever fuels their fancy when moderate liberal “gal-ographer,” the author of GIRLS LIKE US and THE NEWS SORORITY, Sheila Weller; Republican Lisa Schiffren, the former speechwriter for Vice President Dan Quayle who crafted Quayle’s enduringly famous takedown of Murphy Brown for being a single mom and sparked meaningful debate about welfare reform;

Thelma Adams, the fun and delightful author of the Kindle bestseller THE LAST WOMAN STANDING who has interviewed Mark Ruffalo and Diane Keaton among others for the New York Observer, twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle, sit down for a chat with our frank, fearless, feisty host Halli Casser-Jayne.

The scandalous and tragic life of America’s first supermodel Audrey Munson with the author of THE CURSE OF BEAUTY, James Bone and Four Broads Talking™, Wednesday, July 13, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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