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1. Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated
2. Loitering With Intent: The Apprentice
3. Peter O'Toole: A Biography
4. Loitering With Intent: The Child
5. Peter O'Toole
6. Irish People of Scottish Descent:
7. Peter O'Toole : A Biography
9. Public Places: My Life in the
10. Loitering with Intent: The Child
11. Reach For The Ground: The Downhill
12. Paris Photos ~ Paris Walks (First
13. Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated
14. The Peter O'Toole Handbook - Everything
15. Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated
16. Alumni of the Royal Academy of
18. Best British Actor Bafta Award
19. PUBLIC PLACES my life in the theatre
20. Peter O'Toole: el leon en invierno.

1. Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed
by Robert Sellers
Hardcover: 304 Pages (2009-12-08)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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The Boozy Biography of the Four Greatest Actors to Ever Walk--Or Stagger--Into a Pub.
Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole, and Oliver Reed: On screen they were stars. Off screen they were legends!
Hellraisers is the story of drunken binges of near biblical proportions, parties and orgies, broken marriages, riots, and wanton sexual conquests. Indeed, acts so outrageous that if you or I had perpetrated them we could have ended up in jail. Their mercurial acting talent and love from the press and the public allowed them to get away with the kind of behaviour that today’s film stars could scarcely dream of. They were truly the last of a breed, the last of the movie hellraisers.
This book traces the intertwining lives and careers of Burton, Harris, O'Toole, and Reed, plus an assortment of other movie boozers who crossed their path. It's a celebratory catalogue of their miscreant deeds, a greatest-hits package, as it were, of their most breathtakingly outrageous behavior, told with humor and affection. You can’t help but enjoy it—after all, they bloody well did.

"God put me on this earth to raise sheer hell."--Richard Burton

"I don't have a drink problem. But if that was the case and doctors told me I had to stop I'd like to think that I would be brave enough to drink myself into the grave."--Oliver Reed

"I was a sinner. I slugged some people. I hurt many people. And it's true, I never looked back to see the casualties."--Richard Harris

"Booze is the most outrageous of drugs, which is why I chose it."--Peter O'Toole

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Entertaining !
I've been a Russell Crowe fan since 2000 and when I read just a few of the stories of debauchery in this book I thought, 'These guys make Russell look like a choir boy ! '
Also mentioned in the book was a comment that Elizabeth Taylor could drink them all under the table !...Oh my....

I do have to wonder had there been the internet and the instant media coverage during their heyday like we have now.... would these 4 have been more INfamous than famous ?
Would their acting careers have been adversely affected after they got raked over the coals with every bad behavior exposed like celebrities are subjected to today ?
Who knows.
At any rate, this is a highly entertaining book and I recommend it for some fun reading.

3-0 out of 5 stars One Hell Of A Last Word
This book essentially chronicles the lives of four celebrated anglo actors with the main focus on their addictive and destructive behavior fueled by drink and drugs.
The best aspect of this book was the biographical information that was provided about these actors because it provided a wealth of personal information. Obviously, drunken carousing was a certain component in those lives. Conversely, it was the emphasis on the excesses that I found interesting, but also a tad depressing. The drunken bingeing and general misbehavior which was the common thread in all of their lives seemed like overload times four. It left me wondering how they managed to function as they fried their brain cells with the addictive behavior.
End shot: this was an interesting book and it did what it promised and chronicled the lives of four legendary hellraising actors but it fell short because the primary focus was on their bad behavior.

3-0 out of 5 stars Don't try this at home
Here's a collection that lets us vicariously enjoy the most outrageous and salacious adventures of the best party animal actors that ever lived? Personally, I don't think my own constitution could have matched or survived any one of these incidents or activities of mass alcohol consumption, barroom destruction, or insatiable sexual conquest. But there were some memoroable times that I tried ... God knows I tried.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sloshed again, eh?
Almost immediately at the start of the book, author Sellers announces that his purpose here is not to cast judgment on or make excuses for the alcohol-fueled antics of his subjects. These four great actors lived and loved in a very different climate from the one that currently permeates Hollywood and the rest of society. Some people revered them for their commitment to "taking the piss," as the Brits call it, and some people claimed that the drink took amazing skills and subjected them to poor career choices.Like the author, I'm not going to cast judgment either.Were these four men (and the others glancingly mentioned) alcoholics?I'd say yes.But they were also brilliant, original, inspirational men.Three of the four were actors I still rever and wish I were a quarter as talented as.Burton and Harris -- I wanted to BE them when I was younger. O'Toole -- okay, I'll admit, I had a hard time watching Lawrence of Arabia as a kid, but I still looked up to him.Reed, I was scared of.Of course, the roles I was most familiar with Reed from was as The Wolfman in a Hammer Horror film I saw when I was very young, and as the evil Bill Sykes in "Oliver!"Of the four, he was the seriously dark and brooding one (by looks, at least) and I didn't follow him as closely.

The author's chosen format, dividing the book up into decades, keeps the book interesting and keeps the stories flowing. And while the focus is on the titular four hellraisers there are plenty of asides about actors like Robert Mitchum, Lee Marvin, Michael Caine and others. And of course, one cannot talk about Burton's career (and drinking) without talking about Elizabeth Taylor (who fueled the drinking, if not the best of Burton's performances).

The stories are by turns hysterical and heart-breaking, especially when Sellers recounts the last days of Burton, Reed and Harris. O'Toole, of course, is the "last man standing," as the final chapter is titled. I admit to crying when I read about Harris' final moments with his family, and I smiled a bit reading of Reed's death while filming Gladiator, because it seems he died doing exactly what he wanted to do.
Definitely a book worth reading, a glimpse at a different era of celebrity.Theirs is a mantle actors like Russell Crowe have tried (but not completely successfully) to inherit.

4-0 out of 5 stars Affectionate, entertaining tribute
Unlike the reviewer who thought that HELLRAISERS was a mean-spirited hatchet job, I found this book to be admiring, and affectionate toward its subjects, than otherwise.

The author makes no attempt at psychological analysis of these four actors - as to why they drank to excess and/or behaved so self-destructively at times - and frankly, I found that absolutely refreshing.The book just pulls the reader in with story after story of the outrageous exploits of these four men.I couldn't put it down.It also brought back all kinds of memories since I grew up reading about the wild marriage(s) of Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor; the bar room brawls of Oliver Reed {so wonderful as Athos in The Three Musketeers}, and the consistent comebacks of Peter O'Toole.(Just when you think he's finished as an actor, the man pulls another Oscar nomination.)

HELLRAISERS was simply fun to read.Light biographical sketches are provided, and the ups and downs of the actors' careers are charted, but really the focus here is on story after infamous story of the drinking; the brawls, and the newsprint spilled about them.

If, as a reader, you prefer to look at the whys and wherefore's of the choices these men made, or find it sad to think about the wasted talents of these actors, lost to alcoholism, then don't read HELLRAISERS - but, I think you'll be cheating yourself.(I agree that in many ways, it's sad these men didn't realize what they were doing to themselves, yet, each man LIVED the way he wanted to, and for the most part, enjoyed their lives, even if they couldn't remember much of it later.)

I found this book very entertaining.The author states in his Forward that this is what HELLRAISERS is meant to be, and he delivers. ... Read more

2. Loitering With Intent: The Apprentice (Vol 2)
by Peter O'Toole
Paperback: 256 Pages (1997-08)
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Isbn: 0330352083
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Covering his time as a drama student at RADA, the author writes about his student days in London in the 1950s, a time which coincided with significant moments in British theatre. Among the recollections are seeing Richard Burton in "King John" at the Old Vic, remembers Dame Sybil Thorndyke giving him elocution lessons and describing ballet lessons shared with fellow actor, Albert Finney.Amazon.com Review
Amazingly, this second volume of Peter O'Toole's memoirs (thefirst was Loitering withIntent: The Child, published in March 1995) covers only threeyears of the actor's life; even more amazingly, it's a wonderfulread. If he hadn't been such a prodigiously gifted actor, O'Toolecould have made it as a writer. His prose is discursive, freewheeling,multilayered, and fairly bursting with exuberantvitality. Loitering with Intent: The Apprenticecovers O'Toole's years in the early 1950s at London's Royal Academy ofDramatic Art, where he studied his craft, hobnobbed with fellow students(including Albert Finney, with whom he formed a lifelong friendship),and made rakish, footloose excursions around London. It's hard to saywhether he had more fun in the living of it or the retelling, but bothare a pleasure for the reader to behold. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Loitering with Intent: The Apprenticd
The Apprentice, volume the second of Peter O'Toole's autobiographical opus Loitering With Intent, affords a rambling view of London in the mid-50s as seen by a starving student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. As he makes clear from the start, reverence for the language is of paramount importance to O'Toole, and his writing style is terrifically engaging. We are joyfully swept along as he unstintingly shares both triumphs and embarrassments in finding his way as an actor and as a man. Abundant are the lessons for any would-be thesbian: the book is replete with tit-bits about the history of the theater, its leading figures, theory and practice (the section where he compares playwriting and acting techniques with the game of cricket is a delight). He gives us a glimpse, too, of a great heart in the throes of first love. All in all an enormously satisfying read, and reread. Highly recommended.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too Dense a Thicket for Me
I've admired O'Toole's acting for years, even had the privilege of seeing him live on stage in London, and I was interested in reading about how this great talent developed in the forge of traditional English theater training.But I couldn't get past page 40 of this book, which to me is almost unreadable, though I don't doubt there are people who will enjoy O'Toole's highly mannered style.A selection picked at random:

"Actor, author, audience, a trinity of indispensibles in the one heart one soul one body of a living playhouse.To be sure, cunning entrepreneur, a well-woven wig, a spangle shift, a glim properly spotted, consonance of setting and a muscular flyman, these and suchlike elements can bring ornament into our arena but don't confuse confection with practical pudding nor the fine spectacle of Mother Courage going one way while the set goes another, to be any more than a bright trick, a welcome and distractionary flapdoodle for a customer paying witness to our business of providing bare boards and a passion; our beginning and our end."

I can certainly hear O'Toole speaking these words, and they would be fit lines to be delivered by his lunatic character in "The Ruling Class".There, the long-winded, absurdist diatibes were wonderfully rambling and out of proportion to the subject matter at hand, which gave them great comic effect.Here, it gets tiresome after 20 pages or so, and you just wish O'Toole would get to the point, at least every once in a while.While this type of verbal embroidery may have some entertainment value in its own right, in a purported autobiography it was frustratingly oblique and just got in the way.

1-0 out of 5 stars Stick to the day job
I read this book because I enjoy O'Toole's superb acting, but it is not an easy read and it doesn't really say much, even though I am familiar with many of the characters.I dislike his rambling writing style which seems to follow that of the late Robin Smith of the Scottish Mountaineering Journal, but with notably less success.Could well have been half the length.

I don't recommend it if you expect his writing to be as entertaining as his acting.

5-0 out of 5 stars O'Toole Amazing life in His Own Delightful Words
I want Peter O'Toole to scrible my life story. One of our grandest actors turns out to be a remarkable writer. If he was writing about any other person than himself, this would be a great book; a most enjoyable reading experience; and a primer in how to tell the story of a larger than life person. As it happens, Peter O'Toole, the exceptional writer, is writing about Peter O'Toole, the peerless actor.

And this is Volume Two! Do grab the first book, "Loitering With Intent: The Child." It is not only a fascinating story of the very early years of O'Toole's boyhood in Ireland, it is also a personal account of the world plunging into the chaos of the 1930s that became World War II.

Read them both...preferasbly in order. And pray Mr O'Toole is with us long enough to craft volume three!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Peter (O'Toole) prescription for a life well lived!
Who says a great actor has to be a self-absorbed boor with no life or thoughts of his own offstage or off-camera?This second installment of noted actor O'Toole's autobiography brims over with vitality, quirky charm, and loving reminiscences of fellow drama school students, teachers, and a host of other fascinating souls.O'Toole is clearly one of those people who makes his own fun, and naturally finds kindred spirits wherever he goes in life. He doesn't choose his friends based on their status or what they can do for him, he just enjoys their company.And how!The myriad, unorthodox ways O'Toole and his palsdevise to obtain lodgings, food, semi-clean laundry and other of life's necessities will have you laughing out loud.One of many highlights concerns the delightful, party given to celebrate the final hours of leaky old houseboat, where guests take turns pumping the sea back out even as it sloshes at their ankles.A rip-roaring good time was had by the artist as a young apprentice, and his mates! ... Read more

3. Peter O'Toole: A Biography
by Nicholas Wapshott
 Hardcover: 239 Pages (1985-11)
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Asin: 0825301963
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Informative
This is an informative book, but it is marred by a typically British, bitchy, gossipy tone that colors the text in many spots. So PETER O'TOOLE: A BIOGRAPHY is a mixed bag. ... Read more

4. Loitering With Intent: The Child
by Peter O'Toole
Paperback: 2 Pages (1997-02)
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Asin: 0786881968
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In the first volume of his acclaimed memoirs, the actor narrates his childhood as the son of a bookmaker in a bleak industrial slum in England during World War II and his stints as a journalist and a sailor. Reprint. NYT. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very nice copy.
Great copy. Some fine black dog hairs in many of the pages, not so bad but I'm allergic and am not happy dealing with that.

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm between liking it and loving it
It is really something for a legendary actor to have such talents; he is an author too!Anyway, the book is very well written, interesting and informative about Peter's life as "The Child".I hadn't read it before because I was worried about being disappointed; after all I've put Peter O'Toole on such a high pedestal for so long that I didn't know what to expect! Guess I'm gravitating towards "The Apprentice" now.But, I must admit that I can't wait for the third one (maybe "The Adult" ?!?) and the great film career.Can't wait for all the info about Lawrence.One of the greatest (if not the greatest, which I think) performances in film history - and he was only 28-29 when it filmed.Wow!
p.s. Just my feelings: as far as that so-called "Academy" goes, noone can even count all of the rotten mistakes they've made and continue to make; they are and always have been a bunch of mean, stupid jerks.

3-0 out of 5 stars O'Toole First book
First in a series of autobiographies by the actor who also writes very well. Here's hoping he finishes the third volume.

5-0 out of 5 stars Loitering With Intent, The Best Autobiography, Ever!
I've always known Peter O'Toole is a great actor, but have been wonderfully surprised to learn he is also a great writer.His stories of his early life are priceless, and his use of the English language is poetic, humorous, and as descriptive as a master's painting.I had read this book when it first came out, delighted in re-reading it again recently, then went online and bought three additional copies to share my enjoyment with friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Avtor, Great Writer...Who Knew?
Peter O'Toole's early years, growing up in Ireland, are a remarkable beginning for one of our grandest theatre artists. This story fascinating story is set against the back drop of the chaos of the 1930s, the rise of Hitler, and the lead up to World War II.

As enthralling as this story is, the writing in this book are every syllable as deliscious and enjoyable as the life in these stories. The biggest surprise is that the subject of these pages, Peter O'Toole, is also the author! As it turns out, Mr O'Toole is as superlative a writer as he is gifted on the stage and screen as an actor. Who knew?

The best news of all: this is volume one. Read it and then rush out and grab volume II, "Lotering With Intent: The Apprentice." ... Read more

5. Peter O'Toole
by Michael Freedland
 Paperback: 240 Pages (1984-05-03)

Isbn: 086379016X
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6. Irish People of Scottish Descent: Peter O'toole, Liam Miller, Robert Anderson, Daniel Maclise, George Petrie, Seán Moncrieff, Harold Mahony
Paperback: 50 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Peter O'toole, Liam Miller, Robert Anderson, Daniel Maclise, George Petrie, Seán Moncrieff, Harold Mahony, Stanley Pettigrew, Erskine Nicol. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 49. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt:1857 Lithograph of Daniel MacliseDaniel Maclise (25 January 1806 25 April 1870), Irish painter , was the son of a Highland soldier and was born in Cork City , working for most of his life in London .Early life His education was of the plainest kind, but he was eager for culture, fond of reading, and anxious to become an artist. His father, however, placed him, in 1820, in Newenham's Bank, where he remained for two years, and then left to study in the Cork school of art. In 1825 it happened that Sir Walter Scott was travelling in Ireland, and young Maclise, having seen him in a bookseller's shop, made a surreptitious sketch of the great man, which he afterwards lithographed . It was exceedingly popular, and the artist became celebrated enough to receive many commissions for portraits, which he executed, in pencil, with very careful treatment of detail and accessory.Various influential friends perceived the genius and promise of the lad, and were anxious to furnish him with the means of studying in the metropolis; but with rare independence he refused all aid, and by careful economy saved a sufficient sum to enable him to leave for London. There he made a lucky hit by a sketch of the younger Kean , which, like his portrait of Scott, was lithographed and published. He entered the Academy schools in 1828, and carried off the highest prizes open to the students.A detail of the engraving of Maclise's 1842 painting The Play-scene in Hamlet , portraying the moment when the guilt of Claudius is revealed.Maclise's Spirit of Chivalry , Oil on canvas, 50 x 33 5/8 inches (127.00 x 85.60 cm), Private collection.C... ... Read more

7. Peter O'Toole : A Biography
by Michael Freedland
 Hardcover: 237 Pages (1985-05)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars 'O Toole is a fascinating subject and this bio keeps him that way !
However outdated this bio is (covers up to 1982), it makes for a fascinating reading about one of the all time great actors, not only because of the subject it covers, but also because it's very well written.
Additionally, there's plenty to look at as well:photos covering the whole spectrum (up to '82) of Peter 'O Toole's life and his illustrious and fascinating career. ... Read more

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Asin: B0041CRD4O
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9. Public Places: My Life in the Theater, with Peter O'Toole and Beyond
by Sian Phillips
Hardcover: 456 Pages (2003-05-29)
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Asin: B000H2NBUM
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Sian Phillips brings the remarkable honesty, personal insight and memorable writing that characterised "Private Faces" to this second volume of autobiography. "Public Places" tells the story of her second marriage to actor Peter O'Toole. They were one of the country's most glamorous couples but as O'Toole's career took off with "Lawrence Of Arabia" so Sian began to find her own increasingly sidelined. A famous hellraiser Sian describes the mad and wonderfully impulsive times alongside the tempestuous, insecure and often lonely periods in their marriage. Funny, moving and without bitterness it is a riveting account of life with one of the world's most famous actors as well as her subsequent and much publicised third marriage to younger actor Robin Sachs. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars My favorite celebrity bio
Sian Phillips is a great actress who managed to shine on stage, at the Old Vic or on one stage or another in London's West End but off-stage lived for years in the shadow of Peter O'Toole.

This is a fast read but a cautionary tale. Phillips always accepted second position to the more flamboyant personality of O'Toole and he wouldn't have it any other way. Phillip's finally comes to understand the error of her ways...as O'Toole's wife she was too accommodating, too forgiving and ultimately received none of those considerations in return.

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than commented on
Having seen her perform in Pal Joey in London and again in My Old Lady in Hollywood, I was quite interested to read her story. I was not disappointed. The book tells HER story, not the story of O'Toole and others. For the lady who wanted gossip, I suggest getting the scandal sheets at your local super market when you check out.

The book covers not only her stage career and O'Toole relationship, but her thoughts and feelings about both and many other aspects over about a 40 year period.It is an intimate commentary on what she was going through from day, week, month and year onward.

For the comment that O'Toole wrote a good book... that is rubbish. He can't hold a candle to her as a writer. His "style" is awful. A poor man's James Joyce! And Joyce was bad enough himself.

2-0 out of 5 stars I wanted more dirt
If you want to hear droning stories about British theatre life, then this is your baby. However, if you're hoping for some juicy revelations about Peter O'Toole, look someplace else. What a crushing disappointment this is. Sian was married to O'Toole for 20 years and during the height of his world-wide fame. She was with him during his breakthrough role as Lawrence of Arabia, in Becket, Goodbye Mr. Chips, and all his other stellar 60's roles. I expected gobs of gossip on Taylor and Burton, but Sian merely relates Peter's drinking binges with Burton and the fact Kate Hepburn referred to Liz and Richard as "fat pigs."

And what about O'Toole's drinking? As one of the most famous drunk actors of all time, in the league of Lee Marvin, Burton, Oliver Reed and Richard Harris, I expected some fireworks in this area. Forget it. Sian clinically describes Peter's addictions, his out of control lifestyle and racing cars, but it's all told in a desperately dry manner. All very disappointing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!
I loved this book!First of all because I think that Sian Phillips is an amazing actress who is terribly underappreciated -at least in this country. (I can't help but wonder what she would have achieved had Peter O'Toole allowed her to work more often.) I think her book is an honest, insightful picture of what her life was like - being married to a superstar, trying to juggle a career and a family, with less than no support from a husband who felt her only place was in the home - or at his beck and call - all pretty standard views at that time. Certainly the frustration she felt comes through very clearly, as does the turmoil she felt when she had to make the choice whether to stay in the marriage and go on the way they had been, or leave and find her own life.Obviously the success she has had (in Britain, anyway) since the marriage ended would indicate she made the right choice.But the stories of their life and adventures make for a fascinating and enjoyable read.

As for the reviewer who complained that there was nothing about her childhood in Wales - the reason is simple.This is the second part of her autobiography.Her life in Wales and her early days in London - up to the time she met Peter O'Toole - was beautifully told in the first book - "Private Faces" which was never released in this country, but which you can get through amazon.co.uk.It too is a fascinating story, since I doubt very many of us can even imagine what it would be like growing up in a very rural part of Wales.

I can't recommend this book highly enough - if only for more people to discover this amazinglybeautiful and talented woman.

5-0 out of 5 stars Delicious Stories of an Adventurous Life
I loved reading this book.Sian Phillips took me places I wouldn't dream of venturing.One ride with O'Toole as driver and I would have said, "Enough already!"But she seems to adore a daring life -- and it takes her places.I was thrilled to go along, sinking ever deeper into my armchair.I'm reading to others at a Christmas party for booklovers the sequence that starts with her arrival in Cambodia in a "little girl" Mary Quant outfit that enrages her husband through the Hong Kong roaming in a neighborhood too dangerous for the police to enter. ... Read more

10. Loitering with Intent: The Child
by Peter O'Toole
Paperback: 198 Pages (1993-08-01)
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Isbn: 0330331388
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This is Peter O'Toole's account of his early life, a childhood framed by "Captain Pat" O'Toole, itinerant bookmaker, and Constance Jane Eliot Ferguson. In all that he writes of the period, O'Toole reveals his deep understanding of the absurd, both comic and chilling, and how he touches on the tragic - most notably in his studies of Hitler and the effect the Fuhrer has had on his life. O'Toole's memories lead readers in leaps through time as we read of his early years and the war, National Service in the Navy, his short-lived career as a cub reporter and the almost accidental audition at RADA that launched his career. Peter O'Toole was born in 1932. After working on provincial newspapers, serving in the Navy, and attending RADA, he made his professional acting debut in 1955 at the Theatre Royal, Bristol. A Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, an honour awarded to him in 1989 by the Republic of France, Peter O'Toole lives in London. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Immensely enjoyable, if truncated, autobiography
You should know going in to Peter O'Toole's "Loitering with Intent" that it is intended less as a full autobiography (it ends with his teenage years shortly after the end of WWII) and more as an impressionistic canvas of growing up in Europe during 20th century wartime.Bearing this in mind, you will find this both immensely enjoyable and hauntingly well-written.

O'Toole's recollections of his parents--a gorgeous, flirtatious mother and a handsome, ne'er-do-well father--are rich with detail and emotion.He remembers also their friends, their tribulations (and pet mouse!) during WWII, and perhaps most vividly of all, his enforced sojourn in the English countryside when city life was deemed too dangerous for children.His account of going to church and going to a Protestant school (O'Toole was reared a good Irish Catholic boy) are especially hilarious, from the fights with bullies to the strict teachers to the sad family with whom he lodged.One especially funny tale has to do with a school picnic.When the Protestant teacher instructs the class to pray for good weather for the picnic, they all promise to.Of course picnic day arrives and is rainy.The teacher disapprovingly sniffs, "Well, I see God didn't answer our prayers."O'Toole, eight years old and astounded by this non-Catholic outlook, cries out, "Yes, He did!He said no!"

Young O'Toole is obsessed with Adolf Hitler, who makes an appearance every several dozen pages.O'Toole gets at the maniacal dictator's fascination for a young, feverishly imaginative boy with some extraordinary stream-of-consciousness writing:

"Hitler had been poison-gassed [in WWI].Daring despatch runner that he was, twice he was got.Shrapnel swept a bit of his shin away.After two years of carnage, fighting trench warfare at the front, he was got.Into beetroot fields. stream bottoms, slag heaps, pitheads, broken smoking juts of towns and villages, burning vanished woodlands, into downs and rides and hillsides, the trenches had been dug deep down into the mud and earth . . . hydra-headed, destroyed, constantly relocated, these barbarous earthworks moved and split the countrysides of France and Belgium.Six million soldiers hopped off sandbag parapets and were killed.Many miles of no man's lands ran between the Allied and the German trenchlines, they, too, dying and being reborn in other fields.Barbed-wire gardens to crouch in and be killed."

If only the book explored more of O'Toole's life as a world-renowned actor . . . but it doesn't.It stops shortly after the war and we must all hope that he soon writes a follow-up volume.Had he not been an actor, Peter O'Toole could have made a splendid career as a writer.Thoroughly enjoyable!

1-0 out of 5 stars disjointed
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11. Reach For The Ground: The Downhill Struggle of Jeffrey Bernard (Duckbacks)
by Jeffrey Bernard
Paperback: 176 Pages (2003-03-01)
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An irresistible collection of the best of Jeffrey Bernard’s celebrated Low Life contributions to the Spectator. The column was once described as ‘a suicide note in weekly installments and became a national institution whose passing was noted with great sorrow. Peter O’Toole’s affectionate introduction recalls a forty-year-old friendship, and three sparkling autobiographical essays encapsulate the defining experiences of Bernard’s life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great writing as always
As asways you get hooked when you read the smaltalks of the dayly life of the great Jeffrey Bernard. ... Read more

12. Paris Photos ~ Paris Walks (First Edition)
by Peter OToole
Hardcover: 176 Pages (2009-01-05)
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"Paris Photos/Paris Walks," is a fine-press tri-tone black & white photography book that presents work of the author, his images and maps together in a singular scenic guide through the historic urban terrain of Paris. The book represents an American in love with Paris; with tried and true walking excursions developed over ten years beginning in 1996. This is a portfolio of fine art photographs that capture the essence of one of the most popular destinations for people around the world. The book captures the essence of the city, its people, places and history, through a photographic essay divided among 14 chapters, each featuring a hand-illustrated map and narrative, in both English and French, revealing the well-traveled and lesser-known streets of the city. Each chapter explores familiar sites and uncovers their hidden details for other wanderers, or flaneurs, to discover and enjoy. This will provide a lifetime of enjoyment as a coffee table book and as a portable guide to take with you as you escape to the streets of Paris.

There is something about Paris that inspires artistic expression. It has been photographed countless times; in fact, the city has captivated photographers since the very origin of the medium. In this book, the goal of the photographer was to remain objective about the charm of the streets of Paris. With the philosophy that the photographer must not intervene, but rather document the activity like a casual spectator taking part in what writer Pierre MacOrlan called la fantastique sociale de la rue, or the social activity of the street. This respectful approach guided the photographer and his companion, two fellow flaneurs, whose fascination with Paris is revealed in the pages of "Paris Photos/Paris Walks,". Many images capture spontaneous moments, the souvenirs, or memories of the flaneur at a particular place and time. The fleeting light striking a quintessential French landscape, the illumination of an architectural attraction and the drama unfolding at a busy street cafe are all moments preserved for the reader of "Paris Photos/Paris Walks,". ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I see Paris from my couch
Peter J. O'Toole's book (like the city it celebrates) is a beauty.The black and white photographs truly capture the timelessness of Paris while taking the reader on an ephemeral journey.Mr. O'Toole has somehow given each statue, flower, doorway, and road sign the stature of citizen.And the writings, the history, and the maps will certainly come in handy during my next visit!In the meantime, the book makes a fantastic addition to my collection.I also plan on giving it to friends as a wedding present.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Paris I Remember
More than a decade ago I lived in Paris. Paging through Peter O'Toole's photographs made me feel like it's still right there where I left it.

It's not the iconic shots of familiar streets and landmarks that do it (though the authors deliver on these as well). It's the photographer's keen eye for the quintessentially Parisian moment: a man taking his coffee "au comptoir," a waiter clearing sidewalk tables in Le Marais, Polish women in track suits chatting on a park bench or a timeless sculpture watching over the garden, right there where it has always stood.

"Paris Photos - Paris Walks" captures the true spirit of the city, and it does so without any of the cloying, cliche imagery of old men in berets or children carrying baguettes. O'Toole and his co-authors deliver the real 21st Century Paris.

If you can't get to Paris, page through this book for an afternoon stroll. And if you can, study these routes and get ready to seethe Paris Frommer's just can't show you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tres Grand Photos et Promenades
To say you know exactly what it is about Paris is to say you know exactly what it is about love.Parisian scenes evoke everything you've ever desired love to be--passionate, curious, waiting, beautiful and alive.And then there is that unexplainable light, beautiful and golden.

Paris Photos ~ Paris Walks by Peter O'Toole reminds us of this mystery in fourteen photographic walks through the City of Light. If one could bottle what Paris feels like, this photographer makes a bold attempt and does so gracefully and with full reverence of his subject. Black and white photographic images and hand-drawn maps illustrate winding paths of various districts of Paris. Each scene is a setting for a fresh croissant, a picnic or a stolen kiss.

Whether you've traveled to Paris countless times or are longing one day to visit, this book guides you down the narrow cobblestone streets and grand boulevards. Walk the footsteps as millions have done over the centuries--as expressed by the lyrical musings of Proust or the lights and darks of Lautrec. This book documents, like tiny souvenirs, the memories one keeps close for a lifetime.

As Hemingway wrote, "There is never any ending to Paris..."It is true that you may not be able to walk the streets of Paris everyday; but you can turn the pages of this book.

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13. Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed
by Robert Sellers
 Paperback: 320 Pages (2011-04-26)
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14. The Peter O'Toole Handbook - Everything you need to know about Peter O'Toole
 Paperback: 130 Pages (2010-10-11)
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Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole (born 2 August 1932) is an Irish actor of stage and screen who achieved stardom in 1962 playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia. He went on to become a highly-honoured film and stage actor. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, and holds the record for most competitive Academy Award acting nominations without a win. He has won four Golden Globes, a BAFTA, an Emmy and was the recipient of an Honorary Academy Award in 2003 for his body of work.

This book is your ultimate resource for Peter O'Toole. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career, Personal life, TV- and Filmography right away: Filmography of Peter O'Toole, Lawrence of Arabia (film), Becket (film), The Lion in Winter (1968 film), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969 film), The Ruling Class, The Stunt Man, My Favorite Year, Venus (film), Cristiada (film), God's Spy, Thomas Kinkade's The Christmas Cottage, Dean Spanley, Stardust (2007 film), Ratatouille (film), One Night with the King, Lassie (2005 film), Troy (film), Bright Young Things, The Final Curtain (2002 film), Molokai: The Story of Father Damien, The Manor, Coming Home (TV serial), Phantoms (film), FairyTale: A True Story, The Seventh Coin, Isabelle Eberhardt, Rebecca's Daughters, King Ralph, The Nutcracker Prince, Wings of Fame

Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission. ... Read more

15. Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris & Oliver Reed
by Robert Sellers
Paperback: 288 Pages (2008-09-02)
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This highly entertaining biography of four charismatic and much loved actors follows them through five decades of boozing, brawling and braggadocio.

At their career peaks, these four controversial actors had the whole world at their feet and lived through some of the wildest exploits Hollywood has ever seen. But all that fame had a price; Richard Burton’s liver was shot by the time he was 50, Richard Harris’s film career stalled for over a decade. Peter O’Toole’s drinking almost put him in the grave before his 43rd birthday, and Oliver Reed ended up dying prematurely.

This is the story of four of the greatest thespian boozers who ever walked — or staggered — off a film set into a pub. It’s a story of drunken binges of near biblical proportions, parties and orgies, broken marriages, drugs, riots and wanton sexual conquests. And yet these piss-artists were seemingly immune from the law. They got away with it because of their extraordinary acting talent and because the public loved them. They were truly the last of a breed, the last of the movie hellraisers.

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16. Alumni of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: Kenneth Branagh, John Thaw, Peter O'toole, Alan Rickman, Albert Finney, Carol Cleveland, Joan Sims
Paperback: 746 Pages (2010-05-07)
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Kenneth Branagh, John Thaw, Peter O'toole, Alan Rickman, Albert Finney, Carol Cleveland, Joan Sims, Jonathan Pryce, Dorothy Tutin, Alan Bates, Bernard Bresslaw, Glenda Jackson, Ian Carmichael, John Gielgud, Michael Williams, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Ian Holm, Ralph Fiennes, David Warner, Nigel Kneale, David Morrissey, Laurence Fox, Sean Bean, Richard Attenborough, Imelda Staunton, Ioan Gruffudd, Bruce Payne, Edward Woodward, Michael Sheen, Habib Tanvir, Allison Janney, Maxine Peake, Stephanie Beacham, Douglas Hodge, Madhur Jaffrey, Timothy Spall, Jane Arden, Alec Mccowen, Juliet Stevenson, Michael Blakemore, Ted Lange, Georgina Hale, Fiona Shaw, Jamie Parker, Nora Swinburne, Ross Boatman, Robert Lindsay, Rosemary Harris, Amanda Drew, Rachel Roberts, Gemma Arterton, Andrew Lincoln, Stephen Mangan, Janet Mcteer, Brian Wilde, Sally Hawkins, Lionel Jeffries, Jill Bennett, Sheila Hancock, Robert Marsden, Peter Dennis, Indira Varma, Sherrie Hewson, Maggie Jones, Ben Whishaw, Stephen Beckett, List of Rada Alumni, Emma Lowndes, Lisa Dillon, Imogen Stubbs, Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh, Elliot Cowan, Kevin Mcnally, Priya Rajvansh, David Bamber, Rebecca Pidgeon, Peter Coke, Theodore J. Flicker, Tenniel Evans, Pippa Guard, Andrea Riseborough, Eve Best, Lauren Crace, Lisa Harrow, James Dreyfus, Bob Grant, Sian Brooke, Amanda Hale, Jimmy Perry, Alfred Burke, David Rintoul, Richard Digby Day, Shaun Parkes, Edward Bennett, Alex Wyndham, Barry England, Arnold Wilkerson, Hywel Bennett, Ronald Pickup, Pippa Scott, Michael Simkins, Tom Hiddleston, John D. Collins, Daniel Percival, Joanna Page, Wunmi Mosaku, James Hayter, Diane Parish, Aidan Mcardle, Jessica Capshaw, John Hopkins, Kathryn Hunter, Emma Hamilton, Lynsey Baxter, Leila Birch, Owain Yeoman, Bruno Barnabe, Zena Marshall, Gareth Thomas, Ri... ... Read more

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18. Best British Actor Bafta Award Winners: Peter Sellers, Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Peter O'toole, Paul Scofield, Trevor Howard
Paperback: 150 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Peter Sellers, Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Peter O'toole, Paul Scofield, Trevor Howard, Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Alec Guinness, Richard Attenborough, Kenneth More. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 149. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (pronounced ; 22 May 1907 11 July 1989) was an English actor, director, and producer. He was one of the most famous and revered British actors of the 20th century, along with his contemporaries Sir John Gielgud, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Sir Ralph Richardson. He married Jill Esmond, Vivien Leigh and Joan Plowright. Olivier played a wide variety of roles on stage and screen from Greek tragedy, Shakespeare and Restoration comedy to modern American and British drama. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his honour. He is generally regarded to be the greatest actor of the 20th century, in the same category as David Garrick, Richard Burbage, Edmund Kean and Henry Irving in their own centuries. Olivier's AMPAS acknowledgments are considerable fourteen Oscar nominations, with two wins (for Best Actor and Best Picture for the 1948 film Hamlet), and two honorary awards including a statuette and certificate. He was also awarded five Emmy awards from the nine nominations he received. Additionally, he was a three-time Golden Globe and BAFTA winner. Olivier's career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles, from the title role in Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Christian Szell in Marathon Man and the kindly but determined Nazi-hunter in The Boys from Brazil. A High church clergyman's son who found fame on the West End s...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=43675 ... Read more

19. PUBLIC PLACES my life in the theatre wit Peter O'Toole and beyond
by Sian Phillips
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20. Peter O'Toole: el leon en invierno. (La Cultura Retrato).(arte): An article from: Epoca
by Alfonso Basallo
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This digital document is an article from Epoca, published by Thomson Gale on March 28, 2003. The length of the article is 474 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Peter O'Toole: el leon en invierno. (La Cultura Retrato).(arte)
Author: Alfonso Basallo
Publication: Epoca (Magazine/Journal)
Date: March 28, 2003
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