"One of the snappiest writers around."--Liz Smith, New York Daily News.
From the author of the best-selling People Like Us and The Two Mrs. Grenviles comes this unvarnished look at the gilded world of the real-life rich and famous. Here are the highly colorful and highly provocative look at the gilded world of the real-life rich of famous. Here are the highly colorful and highly provocative close-up interviews Dominick Dunne has written for Vanity Fair. In them, Dunne tells all about today's creme de la creme as only as insider can tell it. Here is his engaging profile of the everlasting regal Elizabeth Taylor; a bizarre encounter with Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos exiled in Hawaii; a revealing, behind-the-scenes portrait of the great poseur Claus von Bulow; an inquiry into the squalid life and mysterious death of Alfred Bloomingdale's mistress, Vicki Morgan; Dunne's moving account of his daughter's violent death and the man who got away with her murder; as well as revealing glimpses of Ivan Boesky, Ava Gardner, Diane Keaton, Gloria Vanderbilt, Candy and Aron Spelling, and others-plus a look inside the exclusive Mortimer's restaurant and the real Palm Beach. Sassy and stirring, candid and controversial, Fatal Charms is a startling expose of charm-in all its guises-both fatal and benign. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I always tried to watch the late Mr. Dunne on TV and enjoyed the stories he commented on. This book is much the same and truthful and not sensational like many writers like to... Read morePublished 18 days ago by avid reader U.S.
I know there were a lot of famous people that the author met and knew but it seemed at times as though he was just as guilty of dropping names with more than necessary background... Read morePublished 1 month ago by goodperson
I found this to be boring and finished the book despite of this...so sorry about his daughter which was beautifully writtenPublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Thoroughly enjoyed Dominick's writing! Hated to see the book end, wanted more volumes!Published 4 months ago by mikie
More information on the rich and famous. I miss Dominick Dunne who had everyones' number when it came to the private lives and public lives of those in party circles. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer