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Books
· The Mexican Swimmer's Final Dive

· McKnight's Memory - Kindle / Audio

· The Mexican Swimmer - Book Noir

· My Casino Caper on CDs

· Wicked Players

· 3 Wild Thrillers

· Live the James Bond Lifestyle - KINDLE

· Attract Your Ideal Bond Girl - FREE Audio Download

· The King, McQueen and the Love Machine

· My Casino Caper


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· The Mexican Swimmer - Book-Noir

· My Movie Career


Articles
· Directing Adam West in 'Omega Cop'

· Gambler Returns Million Dollar Win

· Lucy Can Empower Freelancers

· The Man who Killed 'The Thing'

· Always Win in the Casino Like 007

· John Carradine and Me

· The Ultimate Book for Freelancers

· Why Jimmy Fallon Lost Nicole Kidman

· Michael Caine Stops Bigot by Using Humor

· SPECTRE James Bond Info Revealed


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· Rock Star Rising Trailer with 7 Movie Stars

· Rock Star Rising released on Kindle / Audio Today

· Directing Rod Taylor who passed today.

· James Bond Lifestyle Now Taught in India

· Trailer for Frank Sinatra Jr McKnight's Memory Arrives

· 007 Lifestyle on TV News

· Comic Book Trailer for The Mexican Swimmer

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Raft was a big star of the '30s and '40s, appearing in 'Oceans 11' with Sinatra in the '60s.

In 1931, actor George Raft was working in the MGM movie 'Palmy Days' with Eddie Cantor. One day on the set he saw a beautiful red head chorus girl crying.  
 
"What's wrong?" he asked.
 
"I'm broke, I can't pay my rent, and worse my mother is coming in from the east for a visit. I don't know what to do."
 
Raft gave her a hundred dollar bill ($1,500 today) and use of his limousine and driver. The girl said, "I'll take it as a loan."
 
She picked up her mother at the Pasadena train station in the limousine who was overwhelmed.The driver took them to a fancy restaurant and they had a great time.
 
Several years later, Lucille Ball surprised Raft by repaying the $100.
 
Over the years Lucy made many efforts to help Raft, in appreciation for his generosity.
 
This story was told by Lucille Ball herself.
 
Raft was known as the 'the softest touch' in Hollywood. Helping both the famous and unknown. However, he never wanted anyone to help him. He loved to be self-reliant.
 
But when he got into a back tax problem that was publiscized, he received a blank check in the mail from Frank Sinatra with a note saying: "Just fill in any amount you need, George."
 
Later Sinatra hired Raft to appear in 'Ocean's 11'.
 
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Reviewed by John Domino 8/9/2013
Fantastic!!
Reviewed by Michael Charles Messineo 4/3/2011
Paul,
Great story!!!
...Michael

Books by
Paul Kyriazi



The Mexican Swimmer - Book Noir

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The Mexican Swimmer's Final Dive

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McKnight's Memory

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Rock Star Rising

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The Complete James Bond Lifestyle Seminar

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Live the James Bond Lifestyle - KINDLE

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McKnight's Memory - Kindle / Audio

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