You Must Remember This

  • by Robert J. Wagner, Scott Eyman
  • Narrated by Robert J. Wagner
  • 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With a career spanning more than five decades, few actors are more qualified to recount the glamorous Hollywood era of the late 1940s and early 1950s than Robert Wagner. You Must Remember This is Wagner's ode to a bygone age, to its incomparable style and how it was displayed, and to its legendary stars.
Wagner revisits the houses, restaurants, and other haunts of Hollywood's elite, offering an intimate view of their lives on and off screen. He fondly recounts mythic figures simply entertaining at home among friends, away from the publicity machine and public eye that morphed into today's paparazzi culture. Wagner also discusses the business of Hollywood and its evolution from an industry once dominated by moguls to one run by agents, and examines the career arcs of his peers, carefully considering why some survived and others faded.
Engaging and entertaining, You Must Remember This is a window into the splendors of an erstwhile era and an opportunity for listeners to live vicariously through one its most beloved leading men.

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Interesting But not what I thought

This is a book about the history of Hollywood buildings and people.
I thought it would be about Robert Wagner exclusively. But having said that it was all the more interesting. Well read and very entertaining I thought.
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- Trebor "nuttawut"

Incredible age of glamour

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A curates egg,good in parts


Who was your favorite character and why?

Hollywood itself was the star


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Going on a bit to far at the end


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from You Must Remember This?

The second half


Any additional comments?

The stories of how Hollywood came to exist were fascinating but the latter part of the book was boring to say the least,all those restaurants most of which I'd never heard of.Wagner was never a major star & the constant name dropping didn't convince me that he had been.

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- Love to read "Retired miner who enjoys gardening,reading & listening to music & audio books,but most of all enjoys time with his grandchildren."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio