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by Daniel Paisner er,Anthony Quinn

Category: Movies
Subcategory: Humour and Entertainment
Author: Daniel Paisner er,Anthony Quinn
ISBN: 0060183543
ISBN13: 978-0060183547
Language: English
Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (August 1, 1995)
Pages: 388
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Anthony Quinn (Author), Daniel Paisner (Author). While bicycling near his villa in Ceccina, Italy, veteran actor Anthony Quinn begins a remarkable journey of self-discovery through a varied and colorful past-and delivers one of the most fascinating star biographies ever written.

Anthony Quinn (Author), Daniel Paisner (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Resonating with Quinn's own passionate voice, an infectious zest for living, and a wealth of juicy anecdotes, One Man Tango is by turns resilient and caustic, daring and profound. It is a memoir as bold as the man who wrote it. Includes a 16-page photo insert.

Anthony Quinn's One Man Tango is about a day of reckoning unlike any other in the rich life of the legendary actor, a day that leaves him to confront a lifetime of memories, wrestle the lingering demons of his youth, and defy the passage of his time on this earth.

Anthony Quinn's One Man Tango is about a day of reckoning unlike any other in the rich life of the legendary actor, a day that leaves him to confront a lifetime of memories, wrestle the lingering demons of his youth, and defy the passage of his time on this earth

Anthony Quinn, Daniel Paisner.

Anthony Quinn, Daniel Paisner. New York: HarperCollins, 1995. The net result of One Man Tango-written by Quinn with the assistance of journalist Daniel Paisner-is an irritating mixture of significant historical material and tawdry anecdote, an autobiographical bumper car that careens wildly from such important questions as Hollywood's racial stereotyping to trivial matters like Quinn's own sexual peccadilloes. Perhaps what is most unfortunate is that Quinn's unquenchable egomania so dominates his book as to render suspect everything within its pages. One Man Tango could so easily have been different.

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Quinn follows up his first book, The Original Sin, with this deeper, more contemplative memoir recalling his varied careers before and beyond acting. Anthony Quinn, Daniel Paisner, Daniel Paisner er. Published by Harpercollins (1995). They include stints as one of Aimee Semple McPherson's street preachers working the East Los Angeles barrios, as a prelim fighter in local rings and as an acclaimed painter. ISBN 10: 0060183543 ISBN 13: 9780060183547.

Daniel Paisner (Goodreads Author). Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican actor, painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including La Strada, The Guns of Navarone, Zorba the Greek, Guns for San Sebastian, Lawrence of Arabia, The Shoes of the Fisherman, The Message, Lion of the Desert, Last Action Hero and A Walk in the Clouds. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove One Man Tango from your list? One Man Tango. Published August 1995 by Harper Audio. Internet Archive Wishlist.

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Continuing the memoir that began in The Original Sin, Anthony Quinn describes his life from age twenty-five to the present, discussing his Hollywood career, celebrity friendships, and his son's death. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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Dog_Uoll
Among his many other artistic talents, actor Anthony Quinn was also quite a poet. His use of metaphor, allusions, his well-seasoned way with words struck me (a fellow poet) almost immediately upon reading the first chapter of One Man Tango. He tells his story in a series of flashbacks, each so vivid, and the language so rich with experience that just reading the man's thoughts becomes a compelling experience.
Although some of his personal recall comes off as dubious as best. How many of us remember being mere tots, or conversations from a time when we were small children? Quinn claims to have, and that was one of the false moves in this book of otherwise entertaining stories.

He was endowed with a certain wisdom that could only come from years of living, making mistakes, and learning hard lessons from them. When he speaks of other famous people, he doesn't give away too many their secrets, and he was not a gossip. He only tells his side, his impressions, when you know he COULD HAVE said so much more. Despite some of the reviews of 'kissing and telling' on Mr. Quinn's part, in my opinion, he presents himself as quite a gentleman, here. Certainly NOT perfect, mistake-proof, or above anyone else; the man was very human. True, he was a bit of a name-dropper, yet when you travel in similar circles and live in the same time period as Hemingway, Aimee Semper MacPherson, John Barrymore, Gary Cooper, Fellini, Kazan, Marilyn Monroe, Brando, Sir Larry Olivier, Ingrid Bergman, and a host of others, you tend to mix and mingle along the Greats.

He definitely was not a boring person, nor did he ever lead a boring life. He came from dirt-poor beginnings, and through talent, luck, and perseverance, he made his life so much richer than the life he was born into. His many adventures, before, during and after his sustained period of mega-fame, make him sound like the life of any party, or, in later years, a Buddha figure who oozes wisdom and old world charm.

After all the movies, the Oscars (he won two), the off-set stories, the intrigues, the marriages, numerous affairs, children, the tragedies, and the triumphs, you realize Anthony Quinn's life would make for a long and rather fascinating film.

They don't make 'em like Quinn anymore, and reading this book made me wish I'd known him in my lifetime.
Shan
"While bicycling near his villa in Ceccina, Italy, veteran actor Anthony Quinn begins a remarkable journey of self-discovery through a varied and colorful past--and delivers one of the most fascinating star biographies ever written. Resonating with Quinn's own passionate voice, an infectious zest for living, and a wealth of juicy anecdotes, One Man Tango is by turns resilient and caustic, daring and profound. It is a memoir as bold as the man who wrote it. Includes a 16-page photo insert. HC: HarperCollins."

Anthony Quinn was a hero of many Latino's, being that he was a well known actor in the '40-'70's when few Latinos were on the big screen. Not only did he come from Mexico, but he grew up in East Los Angeles. He was associated with the Kennedy's, Catholics, Cesar Chavez, laborers, and California politics which further endeared him to the Mexican American community.

I couldn't help loving this book.When I read the memoir it was as if Anthony Quinn himself was in my family room recounting his memories. He lived as passionately as his many love affairs.

Remember Zorba the Greek? Well, Anthony Quinn had that enthusiasm for living. His early life was one of extreme poverty in Mexico, with his Mexican Irish father who fought in the Mexican Revolution, and his Mexican Indian mother.

The memoir is as fast paced as his bicycle ride through the hills of Ceccina, giving the reader an insight into the hills and valleys of the actor's life, which is fascinating. Besides being an actor he was a laborer, boxer, artist, vintner, writer and philanthropist.

His memory of the movie stars, producers, and directors that he worked with is fascinating, juicy and very entertaining. He worked with Marlon Brando, Laurence Olivier, Mickey Rooney, Carole Lombard, Maureen O'Hara, Rita Hayworth, and numerous other memorable actors. His memoir reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood and the world, with all the side dishes that go along with these characters.

Particularly interesting was his experiences and conflicts with mobsters, politicians, and movie moguls, including his father-in-law, Cecil B. De Mille. Their family dynamics were extremely interesting.

Anthony Quinn often reminisces about his poor choices, the emotional turmoil he put his wife and family through, and looking back it seems he regrets some of his decisions. But what also comes through the memoir is that he loved his family like a ferocious lion.

This memoir is one of the most well-written, insightful, and candid story I've ever read. There are many beautifully written phrases and visuals that make you feel you are on that bicycle ride through the towns and cities of Mexico, East Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Italy.
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