The Hollywood Book Of Death

Author: James Parish
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071784764
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Discover the tantalizing details of Hollywood's famous and infamous fatalities The death of a celebrity is often as fascinating as--and sometimes more fascinating than--a star's actual life. From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family and the mysterious demise of Bob Crane to the peaceful passings of Lucille Ball and George Burns, The Hollywood Book of Death is a captivating and appealingly packaged volume of more than 125 television and movie stars' final curtain calls. Arranged by manner of death, these well-researched accounts include details of celebrities' colorful lives and unusual deaths, their funerals, and the intriguing aftermath. With more than 100 rare photographs and a special "necrology" index of more than 6,000 stars and directors, along with a section revealing where Hollywood personalities are resting in eternal sleep, this enthralling reference promises to be on every film and television buff's "Top 10" gift list.

Star Struck An Encyclopedia Of Celebrity Culture

Author: Sam Riley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313358133
Size: 49.22 MB
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This balanced examination looks at America's pervasive celebrity culture, concentrating on the period from 1950 to the present day. • 86 entries by 30 contributors are alphabetically organized by topic • A timeline section covers events connected with the development of our celebrity culture and will be especially useful to younger readers who have not lived through the entire period covered by the book • An extensive bibliography of works dealing with celebrity is provided to encourage further reading and examination of the topic

Beverly Hills Confidential

Author: Barbara Schroeder
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781883318703
Size: 76.31 MB
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The very name Beverly Hills conjures images of glamour, wealth and success; in reality, the place has more than its share of malice, mayhem and even murder. In the breathtaking and sometimes macabre pages of Beverly Hills Confidential, the underbelly of the tummy-tucked gets exposed. Investigative reporter Barbara Schroeder and BHPD CSI inspector Clark Fogg re-examine the sensational stories of the past century, such as the Charlie Chaplin paternity trial and the mystery surrounding the death of Jean Harlow's MGM mogul husband.

Hollywood Myths

Author: Joe Williams
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760342415
Size: 28.96 MB
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"In Hollywood myths, veteran film critic Joe Williams dissects the film industry's biggest myths and rumors, from the dawn of the silver screen to the twenty-first century. Myths discussed pertain to superstars, power couples, groundbreaking films, and the industry itself"--Provided by publisher.

Memento Mori

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Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468925474
Size: 73.26 MB
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Gay Icons

Author: Georges-Claude Guilbert
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476674337
Size: 33.46 MB
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Who are the most significant gay icons and how did they develop? What influence do they have on gay individuals and communities? This book focuses on the superstars, femmes fatales and divas of the gay celebrity pantheon--May West, Julie Andrews, Britney Spears, RuPaul, Cher, Divine, Sharon Needles and many others--and their contributions to gay culture and the complications of sexual and gender identity. The author explores their allure along with the mechanisms of iconicity.

Hollywood Haunted

Author: Laurie Jacobson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781883318123
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Fully revised with totally new stories about the ghosts of Lucille Ball, Erroll Flynn, and Madonna's hanuted house. More than 100 vintage stunning photographs support the authors' amusingly spooky tales of spirits who haunt the world's most bizarre city. In this macabre and very entertaining tome, the ghost of Ozzie Nelson proves there is sex after death, Howard Hughes haunts a landmark movie palace and we discover celebrities who have lived with ghosts as well as those who are ghosts, Marilyn Monroe, Lon Chaney, Montgomery Clift and more.

The Hollywood Book Of Scandals

Author: James Parish
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071421898
Size: 76.16 MB
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A Hollywood insider dishes the dirt on some of the biggest names in the film industry, including Bob Crane, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Judy Garland, Errol Flynn, and Winona Ryder, to name just a few, covering thirty-two of the biggest scandals in tinseltown. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Hollywood S Hellfire Club

Author: Gregory William Mank
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 1932595678
Size: 68.88 MB
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They made fans go crazy and censors apoplectic, spent fortunes faster than they made them, forged Rembrandts and hung them in major museums, went on trial for committing statutory rape with necrophiliac teenage girls, reinterpreted Hamlet as an incestuous mama's boy,and swilled immeasurable quantities of spirits during week-long parties on wobbly yachts. They were "The Bundy Drive Boys," and they made the Rat Pack look like Cub Scouts. Their self-destructiveness was spectacular, the misanthropy profound, but behind the boozy bravado was a devoted mutual affection. The Bundy Drive Boys' un-bowdlerized stories have never been illustrated so well or told so completely as within Hollywood's Hellfire Club. Author Gregory William Mank also wrote It's Alive!: The Classic Cinema Saga of Frankenstein and Hollywood Cauldron.

Cut

Author: Andrew Brettell
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764158582
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This heavily illustrated book recounts the many tragic events that have haunted the Hollywood movie community from its early-20th-century beginnings to the present day. Here are accounts of the sudden, premature deaths of stars and celebrities, some of whom became more famous in death than in life.