Headlong personal history with full store of sharp words and intimate revelations, this is the autobiography of the...

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ROSES AND BUCKSHOT

Headlong personal history with full store of sharp words and intimate revelations, this is the autobiography of the irrepressible illustrator and artist. For this reader, there could well have been more of his decorous father, his adored grandmother and uncle, his memories of their era -- but as soon as he sells his first drawing at 12 he is off on his own, high, wide and handsome. European travels, his first marriage to a frigid woman, alternately drinking or on the wagon, high jinks as his popularity and friendships grew, Monty Tells All unblushingly. Aversions, particular enemies, causes, affaires, holiday junkets, highlights and low of encounters with celebrities of all degrees, early moving picture experiences, writers, actors, artists, political figures --Monty speaks out with vehemence and sometimes with vitriol. This winds up as a parade rather than a progression -- using undraped model techniques. Lively confessional- for those that like it that way.

Pub Date: Sept. 20, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1946