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The Chiffon Trenches

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New York Times Best Seller From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments. “The Chiffon Trenches honestly and candidly captures 50 sublime years of fashion.” (Manolo Blahnik) Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Fortune, and Garden & Gun During André Leon Talley’s first magazine job, alongside Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship with the enigmatic, often caustic designer. Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adoration of fashion, André moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild’s Women’s Wear Daily, befriending fashion’s most important designers (Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta). But as André made friends, he also made enemies. A racially tinged encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of Vogue under Grace Mirabella. There, he eventually became creative director, developing an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour. As she rose to the top of Vogue’s masthead, André also ascended and soon became the most influential man in fashion. The Chiffon Trenches offers a candid look at the who’s who of the last 50 years of fashion. At once ruthless and empathetic, this engaging memoir tells with raw honesty the story of how André not only survived the brutal style landscape but thrived - despite racism, illicit rumors, and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry - to become one of the most renowned voices and faces in fashion. Woven throughout the audiobook are also André’s own personal struggles that have impacted him over the decades, along with intimate stories of those he has turned to for inspiration (Diana Vreeland, Diane von Fürstenberg, Lee Radziwill, to name a few), and of course his Southern roots and ongoing faith, which have guided him since childhood. The result is a highly compelling listen that captures the essence of a world few of us will ever have real access to, but one that we all want to know oh so much more about.

©2020 André Leon Talley (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Classic Radio's Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 1

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This collection contains 12 of the greatest mystery shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio! You'll hear Richard Widmark starring in Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Orson Welles in The Black Museum, Peter Lorre in Mystery in the Air, William Conrad in The Whistler, Ernest Chappell in Quiet, Please, Everett Clarke in Lights Out, Harry Bartell in Escape, and Fredric Marchin a tale well calculated to keep you in Suspense, plus such others as The Weird Circle, Molle Mystery Theatre, The Hall of Fantasy, and Crime Classics. Pull the covers up close and relive twelve of the best classic radio mystery shows from yesterday and the legendary stars who made them great in this incredible collection. Contents include: The Black Museum, "A Lady's Shoe," starring Orson Welles Crime Classics, "Blackbeard's Fourteenth Wife and Why She Was No Good for Him," starring Lou Merrill Escape,"The Second Class Passenger," starring Harry Bartell The Hall of Fantasy, "Death in the Bayous," starring Richard Thorne Inner Sanctum Mysteries, "The Shadow of Death," starring Richard Widmark, with Paul McGrath (host) Lights Out,"The Battle of the Magicians," starring Everett Clarke, written and directed by Wyllis Cooper Molle Mystery Theatre, "Female of the Species," starring Lizabeth Scott Mystery in the Air, "Beyond Good and Evil," starring Peter Lorre Quiet, Please, "The Thing on the Fourble Board," starring Ernest Chappell Suspense,"Actor's Blood," starring Fredric March and Hans Conried The Weird Circle, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," by Edgar Allan Poe The Whistler, "Whirlpool," starring William Conrad

©2014 Hollywood 360 Radio (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Suspense

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Radio Spirits is pleased to present 20 classic episodes of Suspense, one of radio's longest running and best mystery anthology series. This collection features programs from the early 1950's as produced and directed by Elliott Lewis. Suspense was well known for its guest star performers and the shows presented here are no exception, featuring appearances by Dana Andrews, Joseph Cotton, Richard Widmark, Ozzie & Harriett Nelson, Alan Ladd, Dennis Day, Fred MacMurray, Agnes Moorehead, William Bendix, Ronald Colman, Joan Crawford, Phil Harris & Alice Faye, Deborah Kerr and more. We invite you to once more experience "tales well calculated to keep you in… Suspense!" The programs in this collection have been digitally remastered and restored for your listening enjoyment. Episodes Included: Over the Bounding Main 09-14-50, The Crowd 9-21-50, Fly by Night 09-28-50, The Rose Garden 10-05-50, Too Hot to Live 10-26-50, Going, Going Gone 11-23-50, A Killing in Abilene 12-14-50, Christmas for Carol 12-21-50, The Windy City Six 02-08-51, The Death Parade 02-15-51, The Gift of Jumbo Brannigan 03-01-51, A Vision of Death 03-08-51, Three Lethal Words 03-22-51, Death on My Hands 05-10-51, The Case for Dr. Singer 06-28-51, The Report of the Jolly Dead Riders 08-27-51, The Evil of Adelaide Winters 09-10-51, The Hunting of Bob Lee 10-29-51, Rogue Male 12-31-51, Lady Pamela 03-31-52.

©2008 RSPT LLC (P)2008 RSPT LLC

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Suspense at Work

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It's on-the-job training for your nerves as Radio's Outstanding Theatre of Thrills takes a look at crimes and calamites in the workplace! Listen to the "Man in Black" as he introduces you to corrupt colleagues who are responsible for more than the bottom line. But don't worry. You're in the hands of professionals with Van Heflin, Ronald Colman, Joseph Cotten, Elliott Lewis, Joseph Kearns, William Conrad, and Richard Widmark. Episodes include: Bank Holiday 07-19-45; This Will Kill You 08-23-45; Three Blind Mice 01-30-47; Three Faces at Midnight 02-27-47; Muddy Track 11-11-48; Noose of Coincidence 04-07-49; Murder in Black and White 04-14-49; Lunch Kit 06-09-49; The Day I Died 06-30-49; Experiment 6-R 09-22-49; Account Payable 10-13-49; Tell You Why I Shouldn't Die 06-07-51; A Murderous Revision 12-03-51; The Operation 01-27-55; To None a Deadly Drug 10-25-55; End of the String 01-17-56; Fragile - Contents Death 05-22-56; A Matter of Timing 06-12-56; Double Identity 08-08-56; Headshrinker 10-26-58.

©2015 RSPT LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2015 RSPT LLC. All rights reserved.

Author: CBS Radio
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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Suspense: Tales Well Calculated

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Radio Spirits is pleased to present 20 classic episodes of Suspense, one of radio's longest running and best mystery anthology series. This collection features programs from the early 1950s as produced and directed by Elliott Lewis. Suspense was well known for its guest star performers and the shows presented here are no exception, featuring appearances by Dana Andrews, Joseph Cotton, Richard Widmark, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, Alan Ladd, Dennis Day, Fred MacMurray, Agnes Moorehead, William Bendix, Ronald Colman, Joan Crawford, Phil Harris and Alice Faye, Deborah Kerr and more.  We invite you to once more experience "tales well calculated to keep you in...Suspense!" The programs in this collection have been digitally remastered and restored for your listening enjoyment.   Episodes Included: Over the Bounding Main 09-14-50; The Crowd 9-21-50; Fly by Night 09-28-50; The Rose Garden 10-05-50; Too Hot to Live 10-26-50; Going, Going Gone 11-23-50; A Killing in Abilene 12-14-50; Christmas for Carol 12-21-50; The Windy City Six 02-08-51; The Death Parade 02-15-51; The Gift of Jumbo Brannigan 03-01-51; A Vision of Death 03-08-51; Three Lethal Words 03-22-51; Death on My Hands 05-10-51; The Case for Dr. Singer 06-28-51; The Report of the Jolly Dead Riders 08-27-51; The Evil of Adelaide Winters 09-10-51; The Hunting of Bob Lee 10-29-51; Rogue Male 12-31-51; Lady Pamela 03-31-52. Copyright information: 2008 - RSPT LLC. All Rights Reserved. Audio programming is manufactured under exclusive license from series rights holders. Unauthoritzed duplication prohibited. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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