The Elephant to Hollywood

The Elephant to Hollywood My Autobiography

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Uproarious and unflinching'
Mail on Sunday

'A truly incredible life story'
The Sun

'Most memorable . . . told in a voice as distinctive as his spoken one'

'Brims with his gift for genial anecdote'
The Sunday Times

One of 'the top 25 most compelling Hollywood autobiographies' -Guardian

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From the author of the bestselling Blowing the Bloody Doors Off, the original,
definitive autobiography of British screen icon and legend Sir Michael Caine.

It's been a long journey for Maurice Micklewhite - born with rickets in London's poverty-stricken Elephant & Castle - to the bright lights of Hollywood. With a glittering career spanning more than five decades and starring roles which have earned him two Oscars, a knighthood, and an iconic place in the Hollywood pantheon, the man now known to us as Michael Caine looks back over it all. Funny, warm, honest, Caine brings us his insider's view of Hollywood (where there's neither holly nor woods). He recalls the films, the legendary stars, the off-screen moments with a gift for story-telling only equalled by David Niven.

Hollywood has been his home and his playground. But England is where his heart lies. And where he blames the French for the abundance of snails in his garden. A plaque now celebrates him at the Elephant in London. His handprint is one of only 200 since 1927 to decorate the hallowed pavement outside that mecca of Hollywood stars, Grauman's Chinese Theatre. A very British star, The Elephant to Hollywood is the remarkable full circle of Michael Caine's life.

Book information

ISBN: 9781444700039
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Hodder
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.43028092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 310g
Height: 197mm
Width: 151mm
Spine width: 34mm