Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Memories of Harold ROBBINS

HAVE YOU READ any of these novels by Harold Robbins (1916-1997), the man who gave birth to the modern best-seller as we know it? These are merely some of his best-sellers I read back in the 1970s.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read most of them (including Goodbye, Janette) but not Danny Fisher, Never Leave Me, Dream Merchants...Carpetbaggers was good, as was The Adventurers. Good to see they're being reprinted.

- Poppadumdum

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 2:37:00 AM  
Blogger Chet said...

I remember quite a few of his books were made into movies, maybe not for the big screen but for television. I think Carpetbaggers was one of them.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 6:33:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Around 10 of his books were made into movies, for the big screen and later shown on telly. The Carpetbaggers is definitely one of them. It had George Peppard in it. The Betsy had Laurence Olivier. There was one with Elvis Presley! They retitled it King Creole! The Lonely Lady had Pia Zadora. Candice Bergen acted in one. I can't remember which one though. Maybe The Adventurers. The movies weren't as good as the books. Most of the movies were rather bad, I think.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nevada Smith, a chapter and character from Carpetbaggers was also made into movie...

- Poppadumdum

Friday, April 24, 2009 7:56:00 AM  

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