The Algonquin Kid: Adventures Growing Up at New York’s Legendary Hotel

By Michael Elihu Colby
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04/11/2017 unabridged
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The true life story of Michael Elihu Colby and his childhood days at Manhattan’s Algonquin Hotel. His grandparents Mary and Ben B. Bodne had traded their southern oil fortune for the legendary but faded Algonquin and restored the hotel’s former glory. Their efforts led to a remarkable renaissance and attracted an overflow of celebrities from the ridiculous to the sublime. Michael weaves a vivid tapestry of encounters with glittering Broadway and Hollywood celebrities in a kaleidoscopic memoir of illustrious figures—some on a meteoric rise, some in tragic decline—while he found his own place in the topsy turvy world of the Broadway theatre and musicals.

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The true life story of Michael Elihu Colby and his childhood days at Manhattan’s Algonquin Hotel. His grandparents Mary and Ben B. Bodne had traded their southern oil fortune for the legendary but faded Algonquin and restored the hotel’s former glory. Their efforts led to a remarkable renaissance and attracted an overflow of celebrities from the ridiculous to the sublime.

Michael weaves a vivid tapestry of encounters with glittering Broadway and Hollywood celebrities in a kaleidoscopic memoir of illustrious figures—some on a meteoric rise, some in tragic decline—while he found his own place in the topsy turvy world of the Broadway theatre and musicals.

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Author Bio: Michael Elihu Colby

Michael Elihu Colby virtually grew up at New York’s legendary Algonquin Hotel, which his grandparents, Ben and Mary Bodne, owned from 1946–1987. His adventures there are portrayed in the book The Algonquin Kid. In theater circles, he is the librettist/lyricist of a number of musicals. A member of BMI and the Dramatists Guild, he lives in Metuchen, New Jersey, with his wife Andrea and son Steven.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Edition: English