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...Shipyard. Day. The voice of the Comentator begins to speak over a LONG SHOT of an empty shipyard. The year is 1937. Leslie Howard voice over This is the story of a ship… A giant crane swings the first section of a Destroyer’s keel across...

Watching Camels

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

Book chapter

...World War II was over, according to the rumor spread by those who never read the bloody pages of history. The Second (?) War achieved as much as the other wars before it, nothing – beyond sowing the seeds of new hatred and the fungus...

Monkeys, Tyrants and Slave-drivers

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...A gravely-ill Roosevelt in Yalta, against Churchill’s advice, accepted Stalin’s plan, and sowed the seeds of the Cold War. He lived just long enough to see the Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima’s Mt Suribachi. Within a month of Roosevelt’s...

The Great Dane from America

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Mussolini had three loves. The first, most sincere, all-engrossing love of his life was, naturally, himself. Aviation and voluptuous actresses were vying for second and third positions. Very much like Howard Hughes. With the passing years...

Guardian Angels

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Coincidence again put me on the top of the world on the tundra. My nickname, Bandi, and snow forced the coincidence. Except for being white, the snow on the Rothorn above Lenzerheide was quite different from the snow of the tundra, where...

Brief Encounter (1945)

Directed by

David Lean

Written by

Noël Coward

Screenplay

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...Milford Junction Station. Night. (Location) LONG SHOT, Number 1 Platform of Milford Junction Station. It is early evening. A local train is pulling into the station as a voice over the station loud speaker announces ‘MILFORD JUNCTION’ –...

A Cup of Cubby Coffee

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The Flying Scotsman from Edinburgh, shaking and rattling on the rails toward London, felt ridiculously stable after the roller-coaster of the North Sea. I wasn’t all that stable after the celebration of our return to HMS Pinewood....

Comedies of Error

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Leon O. Lance was one of the dozens of Hollywood agents who lived on inside information. Without it they would starve to death, taking with them hordes of the hopefuls. They gathered information from little people. They represented little...

Growing Up

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The normally well-balanced madness of Budapest went out of control while I was away. The laughter, genuine or forced, was louder in the packed nightclubs and cafés. Everybody played the violin while the world started to burn around us.I...

Rabbits Running

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Hitler’s cruel and powerful arm reached out and whipped up the South Atlantic to punish the ‘Flüchtlinge’ (fugitives, escapees). The tops of the smoking waves looked like the peaks of the Swiss Alps. Sea-mist crawled through the keyholes....