"The word 'glamour' doesn't seem to mean much in the context of popular entertainment as it did in the Golden Age of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Happily there are exceptions, and the lovely women of the Gabor family certainly qualify. Gaborabilia
represents a remarkable job of research and affectionate commentary about a truly fascinating family."
-- Steve Allen
"Guts, glamour, and goulash!"
"Jolie Gabor, the Queen Mother, brought her daughters up to be rich and beautiful. I adored them all and often borrowed money and men."
-- Phyllis Diller
"The Gabors! What a dynasty. Green Acres changed my life, not to mention fueled my career."
-- Todd Oldham
"Mama Gabor taught her daughters to be perfection in femininity. And they graduated with honors to become legends of the twentieth century."
-- Mr. Blackwell
From the Inside Flap
A wry and sumptuous look into the world of celebrity . . .
For Gaboraholics everywhere, here is the story of Jolie, Zsa Zsa, Magda, and Eva, complemented by a glorious collection of personal photos, movie posters, press clippings, and other never-before-published Gaborabilia.
The Gabors! Could they be the most famous sisters in the world? Why, of course, dahlink. And now, in worshipful words and fabulous pictures, here they are in all their glory.
The Gabors! From their beginnings in Hungary, where Mama Jolie molded her daughters Zsa Zsa, Eva, and Magda to glow in the spotlight, conquer kings and millionaires, amass fortunes, break hearts, and become world famous in the process.
The Gabors! Their arrival on Broadway and in Hollywood, their twenty-three (!) combined husbands, their royal progression through movies, radio, nightclubs, television talk shows, and every possible avenue to fame and glamour.
The Gabors! Their names, long ago, became part of our descriptive lexicon. Their voices, as distinguishable as any since the invention of recorded sound. Their faces, recognizable as any captured on film. Revered and oft ridiculed, they evolved from parodies of glamour and luxury to ultimately become icons of endurance and style.
The Gabors! As extolled and exalted in a one-of-a-kind book based on the personal memorabilia collection of Anthony Turtu, arguably the world's biggest fan of the Budapest Bombshells. Along with creative director Donald F. Reuter, he has given us a once-in-a-lifetime, exquisitely produced treat, a lavish collection of Gaborabilia that secures the Gabors' rightful place at the top of the pop-culture registry.