Fun While It Lasted

Fun While It Lasted

My Rise and Fall in the Land of Fame and Fortune

Book - 2003
Rate this:
Grand Central Pub
Bruce McNall became obsessed with coin collecting at the age of 10. At 16, his collection was worth $60,000. During college, he traveled the world buying coins stolen from ancient sites and tombs. McNall's first major sale was to Sy Weintraub, the head of Panavision, who bought $500,000 worth of coins in one sitting. Soon, McNall branched out into horse racing, movie making (The Fabulous Baker Boys), and owning the L.A. Kings hockey team.

Baker & Taylor
A high-stakes coin collector recounts how he amassed a fortune in rare and ancient coins before branching out into business deals with celebrities and major companies, involvements that led to his incarceration for fraud.

HARPERCOLL
ruce McNall became obsessed with coin collecting at the age of 10. At 16, his collection was worth $60,000. During college, he traveled the world buying coins stolen from ancient sites and tombs. McNall's first major sale was to Sy Weintraub, the head of Panavision, who bought $500,000 worth of coins in one sitting. Soon, McNall branched out into horse racing, movie making (The Fabulous Baker Boys), and owning the L.A. Kings hockey team.

Book News
Now out of prison and back in Los Angeles, McNall recounts his career in the ancient coin business, horse racing, movies, and major league sports. He describes the giddy ascent and the wrenching fall when the bills came due. Michael D'Antonio, a journalist based in New York, lends a hand with the prose. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786868643
0786868643
Characteristics: 296 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: D'Antonio, Michael

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at WPL.

Try searching for Fun While It Lasted to see if WPL owns related versions of the work.


  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top