Dancing at Ciro's: A Family's Love, Loss, and Scandal on the Sunset Strip



[EPUB] ✴ Dancing at Ciro's: A Family's Love, Loss, and Scandal on the Sunset Strip By Sheila Weller – E17streets4all.co.uk In 1958 young Sheila Weller was living a charmed life with her family in Beverly Hills Her father was a brilliant brain surgeon Her mother was a movie magazine writer whose brother owned Hollywood's m In Ciro's: A Family's Love, Epub / young Ciro's: A Epub â Sheila Weller was living a charmed life with her family in Beverly Hills Her father was a brilliant brain surgeon Her mother was a movie magazine writer whose brother owned Dancing at eBook Á Hollywood's most dazzling nightclub Ciro's Then her world exploded after she witnessed her uncle's brutal attempt to kill her fatherWeller has written a deeply felt memoir of her family's life contrasted with those most at Ciro's: A Epub à glamorous days of Hollywood's at Ciro's: A Family's Love, PDF \ forties and fifties While vividly describing Lana Turner's Frank Sinatra's and Sammy Davis Jr's evenings and breakdowns at Ciro's Weller casts a keen eye on her own family's turmoil and at Ciro's: A Family's Love, PDF \ loss.Dancing at Ciro's: A Family's Love, Loss, and Scandal on the Sunset Strip

Sheila Ciro's: A Family's Love, Epub / Weller is Ciro's: A Epub â a bestselling author and award winning magazine journalist specializing in women’s lives social issues cultural history and feminist investigativeHer seventh book The News Sorority Diane Sawyer Katie Couric Christiane Amanpour Dancing at eBook Á – and the Triumph of Women in TV News will be a major release from Penguin Random House on September Her sixth book was the critically acc.

Dancing at Ciro's: A Family's Love, Loss, and Scandal on
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Dancing at Ciro's: A Family's Love, Loss, and Scandal on the Sunset Strip
  • Sheila Weller
  • English
  • 04 March 2016
  • 9780312283018

10 thoughts on “Dancing at Ciro's: A Family's Love, Loss, and Scandal on the Sunset Strip

  1. says:

    A touching memoir about a horrible moment in one family's lifeby the incomparable Sheila Weller Every one of her books is a must read

  2. says:

    A harrowing read See page 312 desperate overcompensation

  3. says:

    Really really good book What fantastic writing I will read Ms Weller’s other books nowHighly recommend for folks who like this era in LA and Hollywood stories Very interesting

  4. says:

    Maybe it’s because I get it maybe it’s because I was a daughter seeking approval without success maybe it was the final goodbye and a vast gulf of silence that still separates this daughter from her father I’m not sure but I loved this book I absolutely loved this book “Dancing at Ciro’s” by Sheila Weller had me talking to myself and feeling every emotional gut punch as I turned those pages Aside from being a who’s who of 1940s 1950s Hollywood very dishy I might add Shelia shines a flashlight on the cast of characters she calls family and the father who made no secret of his lack of “enthusiasm” for his firstborn daughter “If this smiley ridiculous cheerleader wasn’t who I was then who am I?” When you spend you young life seeking the love and approval unsuccessfully from a parent who shapes and defines your being you fall behind learning who you are Read how Sheila’s seemingly fairytale world held dark secrets behind closed doors It’s a real life survival story made for Hollywood where in the end the heroine gets to head off into the sunrise

  5. says:

    This book is really a family history The author tries to make it into something first because her uncle owned Ciro's a popular 40s 50s nightclub in Hollywood and second because her family both paternal and maternal were first generation Jewish Americans who made the move from New York to the West Coast But it's much prosaic than that Just a story about a couple her parents who probably should never have married since they were not well suited to each other and who ended up divorced with her father eventually ending up with her uncle's wife Her mother's family was much oriented to the entertainment lifestyle and her mother wrote gossip columns Her father overcame some personal problems to become a neurological surgeon when neurology was still something of an infant specialty It's probably not a surprise that their marriage did not last and it's also not much of a surprise that it had a large impact on the author and her sister

  6. says:

    Love loss and scandal but most of all familyI always find Sheila Weller’s narrative style gripping whether in books or magazine articles and this book also hooked me in Yes it’s an engrossing story of a particular period in Hollywood but the family dynamics she lays out with painful tenderness are what carries the book along

  7. says:

    This book was ok I felt like you needed a lesson in early Hollywood history in order to understand all the people the author mentioned But she wove it in well and tried to make comparisons to modern day stars to help the reader out Her family story was interesting but presented in a boring manner at times They have a CRAZY family story and I felt she told it a bit too conservatively for my taste

  8. says:

    I was so bummed out with this book I loved Girls Like Us from Sheila Weller but this was just depressing I knew it was going to be a heavy topic to read about but I didn't realize how depressing it would be Also at times it went into too much detail of what kind of tumors her dad had studied as nuerosurgeon I also didn't like how it ended because it just ended there was no closure I feel like Total disappointment

  9. says:

    35 starsEnjoyed for its film Hollywood and Sunset Strip history The family memoir aspect was a bit muddled and lacked distance understandable considering the author was writing about her own family and was putting some old demons to rest Perhaps not the strongest biography but still an interesting read And if you are a student of human nature there is a lot of grist for the mill here

  10. says:

    I love Sheila Weller's style of writing and after reading Girls Like Us and seeing her speak it was fun to get insight into her own life growing up in Hollywood Her family is fascinating and it was SO interesting to read all the stories Definitely recommend it esp if you lived during the 40s and 50s

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