Books: Imperial Alex

CHARMED LIVES:

A FAMILY ROMANCE by Michael Korda Random House; 498 pages; $15 ''Always go to the best hotel and eat at the best restaurants—and sooner or later someone will appear who will give you money.'' —Alexander Korda

It worked for him in Budapest, in Vienna, in Berlin—each of which he was forced to leave because of either politics or economic conditions just as he was establishing his film career. It worked for him most spectacularly hi London, where, with films like The Private Life of Henry VIII and The Four Feathers, he singlehanded, and...

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