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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Michael Elihu Colby

Narrated By: Michael Elihu Colby

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: April 2017

Duration: 8 hours 34 minutes


Michael Elihu Colby's grandparents Mary and Ben B. Bodne had traded their southern oil fortune for the legendary but faded Algonquin Hotel in New York City 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.