Fun While It Lasted

Fun While It Lasted

My Rise and Fall in the Land of Fame and Fortune

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Bruce McNall became obsessed with coin collecting at the age of 10. At 16, his collection was worth $60,000. During college, he traveled the world buying coins stolen from ancient sites and tombs. McNall's first major sale was to Sy Weintraub, the head of Panavision, who bought $500,000 worth of coins in one sitting. Soon, McNall branched out into horse racing, movie making (The Fabulous Baker Boys), and owning the L.A. Kings hockey team.

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A high-stakes coin collector recounts how he amassed a fortune in rare and ancient coins before branching out into business deals with celebrities and major companies, involvements that led to his incarceration for fraud.

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Now out of prison and back in Los Angeles, McNall recounts his career in the ancient coin business, horse racing, movies, and major league sports. He describes the giddy ascent and the wrenching fall when the bills came due. Michael D'Antonio, a journalist based in New York, lends a hand with the prose. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
Description: viii, 296 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780786868643
Branch Call Number: 364.168 McN
Additional Contributors: D'Antonio, Michael.


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