|Plot Summary of In Sicilian Company|
|"98 year old, "It's a Wonderful Life" actress and journalist Argentina Brunetti's bio novel spanning three generations of her theatrical family, meeting some of the most famous and infamous personages of their time, including Emperors and Kings, Presidents and Dictators, Movie Moguls and Mafia Bosses, famous opera singers and renowned scientists, plus movie stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood and the present. Beginning in the late 1800s in Sicily, Argentina enthusiastically and colorfully recounts the fascinating, outrageous and sometimes perilous encounters of her garndmother and mother with Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, General Pancho Villa in Mexico, Enrico Caruso in New York, and Howard Hughes in Los Angeles. She tells all on many of the major Hollywood stars including Rudolph Valentino, Jerry Lewis and Ray Romano, as well as outlines her secrets to longevity, special diets and exercise. "
mario p. brunetti, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of In Sicilian Company|
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Subject of Biography
- long lived adults
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Very much smarter than other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
The Americas (not US):
- Fancy Mansion
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Is book humorous?
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- Some in color 1-5
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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Argentina Brunetti Resident Scholar Profiles|
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