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