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Tue, Feb 08


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Speaker: Nick Davis I Entertainer: Quinn Lemley

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Speaker: Nick Davis I Entertainer: Quinn Lemley
Speaker: Nick Davis I Entertainer: Quinn Lemley

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Feb 08, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

New York, 3 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA




Nick Davis, writer, director and producer talks to us about his current  biography “Competing with Idiots: Herman and Joe Mankiewicz, a Dual  Portrait.” A fascinating, complex dual biography of Hollywood’s most  dazzling, talented and famous brothers, with a dark, riveting portrait  of competition, love and enmity that ultimately undid them both. Herman  was famous for writing “Citizen Kane” with Orson Welles, and Joe for  writing “All about Eve”, with each writing the scripts of many other  noted films. Herman was the maternal grandfather of Nick Davis and the  book reflects a detailed knowledge of Hollywood personalities.


Quinn Lemley started her career when the illustrious Sidney Myer first booked her show, Rita Hayworth The Heat Is On! written & directed by Carter Inskeep to critical acclaim. The New York Post said, “You don’t even have to squint to see that Rita’s in the room.”  NY 1, Stephanie Simon,-“Quinn was born to play legend Hayworth” Known as “The Love Goddess” in the noir classic, Gilda, performing the iconic tease, "Put The Blame On Mame.” The hottest sex symbol of the ’40’s, courted by the world’s most powerful men, Orson Welles, Prince Aly Khan, Howard Hughes, co-stars Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly. 20 hits from her life & career, Long Ago & Far Away, Bewitched, Zip from iconic films, Pal Joey, Cover Girl, You Were Never Lovelier performed by Lemley, who has an uncanny resemblance to Hayworth.  

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