Hollywood godfather : my life in the movies and the mob
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
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Book
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First edition.
ISBN
9781250181398, 1250181399
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294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
791.4302 Rus
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Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781250181398, 1250181399

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Includes index.
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"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 hit. 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, to acting as a messenger for New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello during the Kennedy assassination, to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing 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, who mentored his career as an actor after trying to get Francis Ford Coppola to fire him from The Godfather. Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minelli, and scores of other celebrities. He went on to become a producer and starred in The Godfather: Parts I and II, Seabiscuit, Any Given Sunday and Rush Hour 2, among many other films. Hollywood Godfather is a no-holds-barred account of a life filled with violence, glamour, sex--and fun." -- Amazon.com.
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Russo was a 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 up for a hit. 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, to acting as a messenger for New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello during the Kennedy assassination, to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas club. This is Russo's no-holds-barred account of a life filled with violence, glamour, sex-- and fun. -- adapted from jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Russo, G., & Picciarelli, P. (2019). Hollywood godfather: my life in the movies and the mob (First edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Russo, Gianni, 1943- and Patrick, Picciarelli. 2019. Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob. St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Russo, Gianni, 1943- and Patrick, Picciarelli. Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob St. Martin's Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Russo, Gianni, and Patrick Picciarelli. Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob First edition., St. Martin's Press, 2019.

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