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Dancing at Ciro's

Dancing at Ciro's

A Family's Love, Loss, and Scandal on the Sunset Strip

Sheila Weller

St. Martin's Griffin

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"Poignant memoir of a not-so-typical New York Jewish family’s experiences in the midcentury Hollywood demimonde … Equal parts emotional tissue-party and shrewd cultural history." - Kirkus Reviews

In 1958, young Sheila Weller was living a charmed life with her family in Beverly Hills. Her father was a brilliant brain surgeon. Her mother was a movie-magazine writer whose brother owned Hollywood's most dazzling nightclub, Ciro's. Then her world exploded after she witnessed her uncle's brutal attempt to kill her father.

In Dancing at Ciro's, Weller has written a deeply felt memoir of her family's life contrasted with those most glamorous days of Hollywood's forties and fifties. While vividly describing Lana Turner's, Frank Sinatra's, and Sammy Davis Jr.'s evenings--and breakdowns--at Ciro's, Weller casts a keen eye on her own family's turmoil and loss.

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Sheila Weller

Sheila Weller is the author of many books, including Marrying the Hangman: A True Story of Privilege, Marriage, and Murder and The New York Times bestseller Raging Heart: The Intimate Story of the Tragic Marriage of O. J. and Nicole Brown Simpson. A Senior Contributing Editor at Glamour, she has written for New York, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Self, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Ms., and Rolling Stone. She lives in New York City.

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