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The Resource Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob, Gianni Russo with Patrick Picciarelli

Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob, Gianni Russo with Patrick Picciarelli

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Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob
Title
Hollywood godfather
Title remainder
my life in the movies and the mob
Statement of responsibility
Gianni Russo with Patrick Picciarelli
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The rollicking adventures of a real-life mobster-turned-actor who helped make The Godfather a reality. Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, the husband of Connie Corleone, who set her brother Sonny - played by James Caan - up for a mob hit, which led to one of the most unforgettable moments in cinema. Russo didn't have to act. He knew the mob inside and out: from his childhood in Little Italy, where Mafia legend Frank Costello took him under his wing, acting as messenger for New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello during the Kennedy assassination, to being forced on the lam after shooting a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas club. Along the way, Russo befriended Frank Sinatra, who became his son's godfather, and Marlon Brando, had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minelli and scores of other stars, all the while walking the tightrope of mob life. A no-holds-barred rollercoaster ride of life lived on the edge: shocking, thoroughly entertaining, full of glamour, sex, violence, cheek - and fun
Summary
The mobster-turned-actor best known for his performance in The Godfather describes the real-life Mafia experiences that informed his character, from his childhood in Little Italy to his role in the death of a Colombian drug cartel member
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10760096
Cataloging source
ANL
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1943-
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Russo, Gianni
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Picciarelli, Patrick
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True
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  • Russo, Gianni
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Actors
  • Mafia
Target audience
adult
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my life in the movies and the mob
Label
Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob, Gianni Russo with Patrick Picciarelli
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • First published in the United States in 2019 by St.Martin's Press, New York
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064845937
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925791952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plates
System control number
  • 7890807
  • (OCoLC)1082348559
Label
Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob, Gianni Russo with Patrick Picciarelli
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • First published in the United States in 2019 by St.Martin's Press, New York
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064845937
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925791952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plates
System control number
  • 7890807
  • (OCoLC)1082348559

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