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The Last Playboy : The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa (Paperback)

Author: Levy, Shawn

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At one gilded moment in history, his fame was so great that he was known the world over by his nickname alone: Rubi. Pop songs were written about him. Women whom he had never met offered to leave their husbands for him. He had an eye for feminine beauty, particularly when it came with great wealth: Barbara Hutton, Doris Duke, Eva Peró n, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. But he was a man's man as well, polo player and race-car driver, chumming around with the likes of Joe Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Oleg Cassini, Aly Khan, and King Farouk. He was also a jewel thief, and an intimate of one of the world's most bloodthirsty dictators. And when he died at the age of fifty-six— wrapping his sports car around a tree in the Bois de Boulogne— a glamorous era of white dinner jackets at El Morocco and celebrity for its own sake died along with him.

He was one of a kind, the last of his breed. And in The Last Playboy, author Shawn Levy brings the giddy, hedonistic, and utterly remarkable story of Porfirio Rubirosa to glorious Technicolor life.

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Publisher Perennial
Mfg Part# 9780007170609
SKU 202438017
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0007170602
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0356
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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