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Hollywood Babylon

Hollywood Babylon Author Kenneth Anger
ISBN-10 UOM:39015005905941
Release 1975
Pages 292
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From Chaplin to Garland, this shocking classic uncovers the film capital's history of sex, drugs, violence and tragedy. Hundreds of rare photos.



The Purple Diaries

The Purple Diaries Author Joseph Egan
ISBN-10 9781682302989
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 356
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One of Hollywood’s first scandals was nearly its last. 1936 looked like it would be a great year for the movie industry. With the economy picking up after the Great Depression, Americans everywhere were sitting in the dark watching the stars—and few stars shined as brightly as one of America’s most enduring screen favorites, Mary Astor. But Astor’s story wasn’t a happy one. She was born poor, and at the first sign that she could earn money, her parents grabbed the reins and the checks. Widowed at twenty-four, Mary Astor was looking for stability when she met and wed Dr. Franklyn Thorpe. But the marriage was rocky from the start; both were unfaithful, but they did not divorce until after Mary Astor gave birth to little Marylyn Thorpe. What followed was a custody battle that pushed The Spanish Civil War and Hitler’s 1936 Olympic Games off of the front pages all over America. Astor and Thorpe were both ruthless in their fight to gain custody of their daughter, but Thorpe held a trump card: the diaries that Mary Astor had been keeping for years. In these diaries, Astor detailed her own affairs as well as the myriad dalliances of some of Hollywood’s biggest names. The studio heads, longtime controllers of public perception, were desperate to keep such juicy details from leaking. With the complete support of the Astor family, including unlimited access to the photographs and memorabilia of Mary Astor’s estate, The Purples Diaries is a look at Hollywood’s Golden Age as it has never been seen before, as Egan spins a wildly absorbing yarn about a scandal that threatened to bring down the dream factory known as Hollywood.



The Hollywood Scandal Almanac

The Hollywood Scandal Almanac Author Jerry Roberts
ISBN-10 9781614237860
Release 2012-11-20
Pages 384
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The real-life scandals of Hollywood's personalities rival any drama they bring to life on the silver screen. The Hollywood Scandal Almanac provides daily doses of high and low crimes, fraud and deceit, culled from Tinseltown's checkered past. The exploits of silent-era stars Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle are recounted, along with the midcentury misdeeds of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and the modern excesses of Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. This calendar of Hollywood transgressions has a sensational true tale for every day of the year. Join author Jerry Roberts on a tongue-in-cheek trip down a stormy memory lane filled with sneaky affairs, box-office bombs and careers cut short--sometimes by murder. It's a collection that proves the drama doesn't end when the credits roll.



Scandals of Classic Hollywood

Scandals of Classic Hollywood Author Anne Helen Petersen
ISBN-10 9781101635476
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 304
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Gossip meets history—a compulsively readable collection of Hollywood's most notorious clashes and controversies in the spirit of Hollywood Babylon Believe it or not, America's fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ, Perez Hilton, Charlie Sheen's breakdown and allegations against Woody Allen. And the stars of yesteryear? They weren’t always the saints that we make them out to be. BuzzFeed columnist Anne Helen Petersen is here to set the record straight with Scandals of Classic Hollywood. Pulling little-known gems from the archives of film history, Petersen reveals eyebrow-raising information, including: The smear campaign against the original It Girl, Clara Bow, started by her best friend The heartbreaking story of Montgomery Clift’s rapid rise to fame, the car accident that destroyed his face, and the “long suicide” that followed Fatty Arbuckle's descent from Hollywood royalty, fueled by allegations of a boozy orgy turned violent assault Why Mae West was arrested and jailed for "indecency charges" And much more Part biography, part cultural history, these stories cover the stuff that films are made of: love, sex, drugs, illegitimate children, illicit affairs, and botched cover-ups. But it's not all just tawdry gossip in the pages of this book. The stories are all contextualized within the boundaries of film, cultural, political, and gender history, making for a read that will inform as it entertains. Based on Petersen's popular column on the Hairpin, but featuring 100% new content, Scandals of Classic Hollywood is sensationalism made smart.



Hollywood Scandal

Hollywood Scandal Author Julie Rowe
ISBN-10 9781622665754
Release 2014-05-27
Pages 275
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Dr. Calla Roberts has seen too much death, destruction and betrayal to ever believe in fairy tales or men who are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. Which is why LA Lawyer Alex Hardy irritates the crap out of her. He's a lawyer who practices radical honesty in a city famous for make believe. When an actor who thinks he can buy or cheat his way out of anything attempts to discredit Calla, Alex (with a crooked nose for trouble) champions her desperate cause. She slowly begins to think that good guys do exist, until she discovers Alex has lied about who he is, and who he loves.



Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites

Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites Author E.J. Fleming
ISBN-10 9781476618500
Release 2015-09-16
Pages 408
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Reviews of the first edition: "entertaining to browse"--ARBA; "fascinating"--Psychotronic; "provides directions for 16 driving tours that encompass famous graves, haunted celebrity homes, the locations of famous murders and deaths, and scandalous locations. A comprehensive index allows you to locate your favorite stars and their infamous activities"--C&RL News; "wonderfully detailed...one does not have to take his self-guided tours to enjoy reading the book"--Tourland; "you need this book"--Cult Movies; "many photos"--Today’s Librarian; "E.J. Fleming brings these dark and fascinating tales to life!"--John Burke, AMC Host. For more than a century, people have been drawn to sites of tragedy involving the rich, beautiful and notorious of Hollywood. Tourists at the center of the movie universe flock to Rudolph Valentino's grave, the house where Marilyn Monroe died, the "O.J. murders" condo, the hotel where John Belushi overdosed, a myriad of haunted mansions. In its extensively researched and enlarged second edition, this book tells the stories of these locations and makes finding them simple. Seventeen driving tours include more than 650 sites. Each tour covers a specific area, from Hollywood and the Sunset Strip to Brentwood and Malibu, covering the entire Los Angeles basin. Concise, easy-to-follow directions are given to each location with 145 photos and the fascinating story behind each stop.



Hollywood Scandal

Hollywood Scandal Author Louise Bay
ISBN-10 1910747475
Release 2017-08
Pages 286
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HE'S A HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR. SHE'S LITERALLY THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. One of Hollywood's A-listers, I have the movie industry in the palm of my hand. But if I'm going to stay at the top, my playboy image needs an overhaul. No more tabloid headlines. No more parties. And absolutely no more one night stands. Filming for my latest blockbuster takes place on the coast of Maine and I'm determined to stay out of trouble. But trouble finds me when I run into Lana Kelly. She doesn't recognize me, she's never heard of Matt Easton and my million dollar smile doesn't work on her. Ego shredded, I know I should keep my distance, but when I realize she's my neighbor I know I'm toast. There's no way I can resist temptation when it's ten yards away. She has a mouth designed for pleasure and legs that will wrap perfectly around my waist. She's movie star beautiful and her body is made to be mine. Getting Lana Kelly into my bed is harder than I'm used to. She's not interested in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but I'm determined to convince her the best place in the world is on the red carpet, holding my hand. I could have any woman in the world, but all I want is the girl next door.



Jake Clara

Jake   Clara Author David R. Stokes
ISBN-10 099698920X
Release 2015-11-23
Pages 350
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Jake Hamon, a rich oilman underwrites the successful Presidential campaign of Warren Harding. The President-elect intends to make Jake the most influential businessman in America. Only one thing stands in the millionaire's way. Her name is Clara-the proverbial woman scorned. Frankly, she would rather see Jake dead.



True Stories of Scandal and Hollywood Mysteries

True Stories of Scandal and Hollywood Mysteries Author Charles Nuetzel
ISBN-10 9780893704445
Release 2006-10-01
Pages 224
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If you have ever wondered what made Hollywood the Sin City of the world during the 1920s and how it finally cleaned itself up, this book will reveal some of the startling answers. Why is it that Hollywood stars, who seem to have everything -- money, fame, love -- find it necessary to take to the needle, booze, and the "dolls"? What is it about the "town" -- the industry -- that uses up talent as if it were some kind of stone object, without feelings, emotions, and driving ambitions, which finally is responsible for the destruction of its most important products? Is it the town or the touch of "talent" that drives the "beautiful people" towards escape through fast sex, wild parties, and the "happy pills"?



Headline Hollywood

Headline Hollywood Author Adrienne L. McLean
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049998811
Release 2001
Pages 313
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Headline Hollywood has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Headline Hollywood also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Headline Hollywood book for free.



Hollywood Myths

Hollywood Myths Author Joe Williams
ISBN-10 9780760342411
Release 2012-10-15
Pages 240
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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.



Passion and Scandal The Hollywood Nights Series Book 3

Passion and Scandal  The Hollywood Nights Series  Book 3 Author Candace Schuler
ISBN-10 9781614173014
Release 2012-07-16
Pages 224
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Gorgeous, no-nonsense Willow Ryan is ready to learn the truth about her father. In need of help, she hires Steve Hart, a hunky private detective who specializes in locating missing persons. Much to Steve's chagrin, Willow is determined to participate in the investigation and shadows his every move. Before long, the intrepid pair are entangled in more passion and scandal than either bargained for as mutual desire and the truth about Willow's father and her shadowed past comes eerily to light. AWARDS: RITA Finalist REVIEWS: "A fast-paced tale of love, betrayal, and murder... and delicious romantic tension to keep us turning those pages!" ~Romantic Times "A beautiful, heartwarming story with just enough mystery and other-worldly events to keep the story moving at a brisk pace." ~Rendezvous THE HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS, in series order Lovers & Strangers Seduced & Betrayed Passion & Scandal OTHER TITLES by Candace Schuler One Night With You (The Heart of the City, Book 1) The Night Remembers (Heart of the City, Book 2) All Night Long (Heart of the City, Book 3)



The Mammoth Book of Hollywood Scandals

The Mammoth Book of Hollywood Scandals Author Michelle Morgan
ISBN-10 9781472100344
Release 2013-10-17
Pages 160
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Murders, suicides, unexplained deaths, scandalous romances, illegitimate children, cover-ups, and more, from the 1920s to Hollywood's Golden Age in the 1960s and right up to the present day. It covers over 60 scandals including: The Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Scandal; Clark Gable's Baby Scandals; The Rape of Patricia Douglas; The Life and Death of Jean Harlow; The Sudden Death of James Dean; Marilyn Monroe's Mysterious Death; John Belushi Dies at the Chateau Marmont; Madonna's Hollywood Stalker; Hugh Grant's Hollywood Scandal; Winona Ryder Is Arrested For Shoplifting; The Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie Love Triangle; The Tragic Life and Death of Anna Nicole Smith; The Life and Death of Michael Jackson; Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child; The Very Public Melt-Down of Charlie Sheen; The Rise and Fall of Whitney Houston; The Marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and many, many more.



The Mammoth Book of Hollywood Scandals

The Mammoth Book of Hollywood Scandals Author Michelle Morgan
ISBN-10 9781472100344
Release 2013-10-17
Pages 160
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Murders, suicides, unexplained deaths, scandalous romances, illegitimate children, cover-ups, and more, from the 1920s to Hollywood's Golden Age in the 1960s and right up to the present day. It covers over 60 scandals including: The Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Scandal; Clark Gable's Baby Scandals; The Rape of Patricia Douglas; The Life and Death of Jean Harlow; The Sudden Death of James Dean; Marilyn Monroe's Mysterious Death; John Belushi Dies at the Chateau Marmont; Madonna's Hollywood Stalker; Hugh Grant's Hollywood Scandal; Winona Ryder Is Arrested For Shoplifting; The Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie Love Triangle; The Tragic Life and Death of Anna Nicole Smith; The Life and Death of Michael Jackson; Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child; The Very Public Melt-Down of Charlie Sheen; The Rise and Fall of Whitney Houston; The Marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and many, many more.



Scandals of Classic Hollywood

Scandals of Classic Hollywood Author Anne Helen Petersen
ISBN-10 9781101635476
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 304
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Gossip meets history—a compulsively readable collection of Hollywood's most notorious clashes and controversies in the spirit of Hollywood Babylon Believe it or not, America's fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ, Perez Hilton, Charlie Sheen's breakdown and allegations against Woody Allen. And the stars of yesteryear? They weren’t always the saints that we make them out to be. BuzzFeed columnist Anne Helen Petersen is here to set the record straight with Scandals of Classic Hollywood. Pulling little-known gems from the archives of film history, Petersen reveals eyebrow-raising information, including: The smear campaign against the original It Girl, Clara Bow, started by her best friend The heartbreaking story of Montgomery Clift’s rapid rise to fame, the car accident that destroyed his face, and the “long suicide” that followed Fatty Arbuckle's descent from Hollywood royalty, fueled by allegations of a boozy orgy turned violent assault Why Mae West was arrested and jailed for "indecency charges" And much more Part biography, part cultural history, these stories cover the stuff that films are made of: love, sex, drugs, illegitimate children, illicit affairs, and botched cover-ups. But it's not all just tawdry gossip in the pages of this book. The stories are all contextualized within the boundaries of film, cultural, political, and gender history, making for a read that will inform as it entertains. Based on Petersen's popular column on the Hairpin, but featuring 100% new content, Scandals of Classic Hollywood is sensationalism made smart.



Hollywood Scandals

Hollywood Scandals Author Gemma Halliday
ISBN-10 9780984857463
Release 2015-02-19
Pages 238
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From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Gemma Halliday... Tina Bender is the gossip columnist at the infamous L.A. Informer tabloid. She knows everything about everyone who's anyone. And she's not afraid to print it. That is, until she receives a threatening note, promising, "If you don't stop writing about me, you're dead." Now her managing editor, Felix Dunn (from the High Heels Mysteries), has her teaming with a built bodyguard, a bubbly blonde, and an alcoholic obituary writer to uncover just which juicy piece of Hollywood gossip is worth killing over. **RITA AWARD NOMINEE** The Hollywood Headlines books: Hollywood Scandals - book #1 Hollywood Secrets - book #2 Hollywood Confessions - book #3 Twelve's Drummer Dying - holiday short story REVIEWS: "This first book in Halliday's new Hollywood Headlines series is a fun story with intriguing characters and a good mystery. The action is fast paced, the hero is delightful and the heroine is spunky and independent but smart enough to know when she needs help." - Romantic Times “(HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS) is fresh, funny, and has just enough heart to balance the snark.” - All About Romance "Gemma Halliday's witty, entertaining writing style shines through in her new book! I look forward to seeing lots more of Tina as this series continues. A fun read!" - Fresh Fiction



Confidential Confidential

Confidential Confidential Author Samantha Barbas
ISBN-10 9780912777566
Release 2018-09-04
Pages 368
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In the 1950s, Confidential magazine, America's first celebrity scandal magazine, revealed Hollywood stars' secrets, misdeeds, and transgressions in gritty, unvarnished detail. Deploying a vast network of tipsters to root out scandalous facts about the stars, including their sexual affairs, drug use, and sexuality, publisher Robert Harrison destroyed celebrities' carefully constructed images and built a media empire. Confidential became the bestselling magazine on American newsstands, surpassing Time, Life, and the Saturday Evening Post. Confidential's spectacular rise was followed by an equally spectacular fall. Stars filed multimillion dollar libel suits against the magazine, and the state of California, prodded by the film studios, prosecuted its publisher for obscenity, culminating in a famous, star-studded Los Angeles trial in 1957. The lawsuits forced Confidential to end its scandalmongering, and it stopped printing its sleazy gossip in 1958. However, the magazine's legacy lives on in our culture's obsession with gossip and celebrity scandal. Confidential's success marked the end of an era of hush-hush—of secrets, closets, and sexual taboos—and the beginning of our age of tell-all exposure.