Been There, Done That - Eddie Fisher with David FisherLondon: Hutchinson, 1999, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: “When Eddie Fisher was four years old, he opened his mouth and a beautiful sound came out.
That sound changed his life forever.
Eddie sang at local fairs, talent contests, and barmitzvahs, until at age fourteen he got a job singing on Philadelphia radio shows for $25 a week. A few years later, a stint at the Copacabana launched him into Dreamland. Suddenly, the Jewish kid from Philly and his golden sound were sending millions of fans screaming to their feet. More than just the music, it was his personality, his great charm, the exuberance with which he lived his life, that attracted the very first hordes of screaming teenage girls, the bobby-soxers, a brand new American phenomenon. By the time he was twenty-one he was one of the most popular entertainers in America, bigger even than Frank Sinatra, with an income in the millions. His life quickly evolved into a whirl of women, money and fame. It was the quintessential American success story, the rise and rise of ‘The Coca-Cola Kid’. For the next two decades he ran with the best and brightest, seeing it all, doing it all, seeing it all done to everyone.
Eddie’s story is more than just an entertainer’s memoir: it’s the insider tale of two decades of American pop culture and celebrity royalty. Here is a man who romanced, charmed, seduced, and married Debbie Reynolds, Connie Stevens, and Elizabeth Taylor. He drank and caroused far into the night with the likes of Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. His affairs with women from Ann-Margret to Mamie Van Doren were legendary.
He shared mistresses with JFK, Sam Giancana, and Sinatra, and was welcomed everywhere from the White House to Las Vegas, back when such a thing actually meant something.
Eddie’s a natural storyteller, with a captivating story to tell, of beautiful women and fascinating men, wild parties and cool nightclubs, and the American dream seen through the blazing Technicolor lens of the ‘60s and ‘70s. It’s Eddie’s life, and for the first time, it’s all here.”