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by Jim Mydlach,Louis Mydlach,Henrietta Tiefenthaler,Jimmy Lavery

  • ISBN: 1597775606
  • Author: Jim Mydlach,Louis Mydlach,Henrietta Tiefenthaler,Jimmy Lavery
  • ePub ver: 1679 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 247
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books; First Edition edition (June 1, 2008)
  • Formats: lrf lrf lit lrf
  • Category: Art
  • Subcategory: Performing Arts
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Occasionally, they include actual Siegfried and Roy gossip, but it's in a coy, wink-wink voice: Insiders say beefcakes, not cupcakes, trigger their sexual appetites. While the authors try for a balanced narrative, it comes to light at the end that two of the authors have significant problems with their subjects.

Xxii, 247 pages : 24 cm. Key players in the duo's inner circle unravel the untold story of how two youngsters founded a friendship, a franchise, and a tempestuous on-and-off love affair that would last a lifetime. From their humble beginnings in war-torn Germany, Tiger Kings Siegfried & Roy roared into Las Vegas and tamed Sin City like no act before them. Their illusions broke box-office records. In just one decade at The Mirage, their magical extravaganza, featuring rare white tigers, lions and elephants, grossed an astounding half a billion dollars.

by Jimmy Lavery (Author), Jim Mydiach (Author), Louis Mydiach (Author), Henrietta Tiefenthaler (Author) & 1 more. A little disappointing, probably my fault, not the fault of the book. Thought the subject matter would be/could be more interesting.

Key players in the duo's inner circle unravel the untold story of how two youngsters founded a friendship, a franchise, and a tempestuous on-and-off love affair that would last a lifetime. Most aggravating is when the book would stop and go into the history of Las Vegas or the history of white tigers in India, pages of material that have nothing to do with Siegfried and Roy. Even the photos in the book are pretty weak and only cover a certain time period of the duo's life. The author of this book also wrote the Anna Nicole Smith biography Train Wreck and that would have been an appropriate title for the writing of this book.

Siegfried purchased a magic book as a child and began practicing tricks. a b Mydlach, Jim; Lavery, Jimmy; Mydlach, Louis (June 1, 2008). The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy: How the Tiger Kings Tamed Las Vegas.

Siegfried purchased a magic book as a child and began practicing tricks He eventually found work performing magic on the ship the TS Bremen under the stage name Delmare.

Jimmy Lavery, Jim Mydlach, Louis Mydlach and. People questioned "whether the animals were sedated. About to hit bookstores is "The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy: How the Tiger Kings Tamed Las Vegas" by - ready? - Jimmy Lavery, Jim Mydlach, Louis Mydlach and Henrietta Tiefenthaler People questioned "whether the animals were sedated. the cats allegedly had to be zapped with electric prods to get them to look animated onstage. Page 195: To Roy "The attack actually came as a relief.

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Jimmy Lavery Jim Mydlach Louis Mydlach Henrietta Tiefenthaler. In the spotlight as never before, the mauling triggered the relentless press investigation into the secret world of these Las Vegas icons. new books · special offers · used books. For the first time ever, author details Roys traumatic recovery and details the agonies of rehabilitating the partially paralyzed performer.

The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy: How the Tiger Kings Tamed Las Vegas by Jimmy Lavery, Jim Mydlach and Louis Mydlach as told to Henrietta Tiefenthaler, offers a peek behind the curtain of the lives of Siegfried, master magician and Roy, expert animal handler. They both had similar childhoods with fathers who were often absent, and abusive when they were around

The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy reveals the touching, little-known story of how two youngsters founded a friendship, a franchise, and a tempestuous on-and-off love affair that would last a lifetime.On October 3, 2003, animal lover Roy Horn was savagely attacked on stage by his 600-pound white tiger, Montecore. Beating back death after he literally died on the operating table, dark-haired Roy fought for survival. Suddenly the show was over, or was it?In the spotlight as never before, the mauling triggered the relentless press investigation into the secret world of these Las Vegas icons. For the first time ever, the authors detail Roy's traumatic recovery and the agonies of rehabilitating the partially paralyzed performer.
Comments (7)

riki
A little disappointing, probably my fault, not the fault of the book. Thought the subject matter would be/could be more interesting. Simply isn't.
Hulis
Oh my Biondi....I hope you liked the book by your friend! Happy you rec'd it.
betelgeuze
My respect and faith in the accuracy of the authors is nonexistant. Most of the book is paraphrased from "Mastering the Impossible" written by Siegfried and Roy, not to mention the relience on tabloid quotes, and the fact that claims made my Mydlach in a lawsuit several years back are altered in the book.... apparently he can't keep his lies straight. The book is an utter waste of money.
Flarik
I was lucky enough to see Siegfried and Roy's show at the Mirage, from a seat right in front of the stage. It was totally awesome, one of the most memorable shows I've ever seen. Curious about the duo, I purchased this book. Well...The first thing that must be said, is that it was written by former employees, who would seem to have an axe to grind. The second thing that must be said, is that former employees know where all the bodies are buried; in this case, literally. So how much of this book is true? Hard to say. What can be said is that it is almost as fascinating as their show. Lots of "dirt" about lots of people, everyone from Steve Wynn to Liberace. Eccentric behavior in full measure (and beyond). And what really did happen the night Montecore attacked Roy? It's all a bit creepy at times, but it's sure a page-turner. Take it to the beach, this summer.
Ricep
I chose this rating because it is part of their biology.
It seems very interesting and accurate.
I know someone who worked for them and he did not deny what the book says.
I would recommend it to everybody.
Those people have a very deep secret life that nobody knows.
There should be more "added" to their biography.
Kigabar
Amazing book. Filled with lots of information
Via
This is a poorly-written tabloid-style book about Siegfried and Roy, written by an editor based on interviews with three of the magicians' employees. Many of the stories are taken straight from Siegfried and Roy's autobiography.

It's a pretty big mess--timelines jump all over the place, whole years are left out, and then about 2/3's of the way through the author starts slamming the stars for the craze they started over white tigers. A lot of it is confusing and the team's sexual issues are alluded to but never detailed in a significant way. Most aggravating is when the book would stop and go into the history of Las Vegas or the history of white tigers in India, pages of material that have nothing to do with Siegfried and Roy.

Even the photos in the book are pretty weak and only cover a certain time period of the duo's life.

The author of this book also wrote the Anna Nicole Smith biography Train Wreck and that would have been an appropriate title for the writing of this book. You may learn a few things you didn't know before but it is pieced together poorly.
I really should have read the reviews before I wasted money on this book. It is basically about three disgruntled former employees who came together to make money off of an unfortunate incident involving their ex-boss. This trashy book can be compared to tabloid publications at best. The "authors" frequently slam S&R by mocking their accents, their names, their childhood dreams and Roy's love of animals. It seemed like every third page there would be a reference to S&R being homosexuals. If they are or if they are not, it is none of my business. However, I found myself rolling my eyes to their constant mocking of the "love" the two men have for each other. What I found even more disturbing were two pages filled with color photos of Roy in therapy sessions. The most disturbing one was a photo of Roy's pain medications. Who takes a photo of their boss' prescription medication? Who does that? The two pages of photos are something that would be seen in a tabloid like `The Enquirer'. These "authors" should be ashamed of themselves for taking financial advantage of an unfortunate incident as well as taking part in such a horribly written book. I truly hope Roy Horn never reads this trash.

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