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Kidnapped : the tragic life of J. Paul Getty III, Charles Fox

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Kidnapped : the tragic life of J. Paul Getty III
Title
Kidnapped
Title remainder
the tragic life of J. Paul Getty III
Statement of responsibility
Charles Fox
Title variation
Tragic life of J. Paul Getty III
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The true account behind the glamorous life and tragic times of J. Paul Getty III, whose kidnapping made headlines in 1973, as seen in Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World and Danny Boyle's Trust J. Paul ("Little Paul") Getty III, the grandson of Getty Oil founder J. Paul Getty, may have been cursed by money and privilege from the moment he was born. Falling in with the wrong people and practically abandoned by his famous family, Getty was a child of his international jet set era, moving from Marrakesh to Rome, nightclubs to well-appointed drug dens. His high-profile kidnapping defined the decade--and was permanently memorable for the ear that was mailed to his mother as evidence of the kidnappers' intentions. Kidnapped is richly reported, and includes many interviews with Getty himself conducted from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, that raise new angles about the case. How much did Getty acquiesce to the kidnappers? Why wouldn't his rich-as-Croesus grandfather pay the ransom, which began at the equivalent of $550,000 in lire and bulged to 3.6 million as the months dragged on? Charles Fox began following and researching this story since the days shortly after Getty's disappearance. Fox's writing captures the voices of models and maids, mistresses and mothers, carabinieri and club-owners, drug dealers and drivers, alongside the Getty family members themselves to paint an evocative portrait of an era and one of its most misunderstood participants
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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1942-2012
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Fox, Charles
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6604.I82
LC item number
G484 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Getty, Paul
  • Getty, J. Paul
  • Getty, J. Paul
  • Getty, Paul
  • Kidnapping
  • Children of the rich
  • Children of the rich
  • Families
  • Kidnapping
  • Italy
  • United States
Label
Kidnapped : the tragic life of J. Paul Getty III, Charles Fox
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published as Uncommon youth
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1007077397
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition: January 2018.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781250199522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1007077397
Label
Kidnapped : the tragic life of J. Paul Getty III, Charles Fox
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published as Uncommon youth
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1007077397
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition: January 2018.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781250199522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1007077397

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