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The Hollywood Book Of Death

Author : James Parish
ISBN : 9780071784764
Genre : Reference
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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.
Category: Reference

Hollywood Celebrity Death Book

Author : James Robert Parish
ISBN : 1556983697
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 80.53 MB
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This revised edition documents over 130 deaths of famous stars, categorized by the way they died: untimely accidents, alcohol and drug overdoses, murders, natural causes, unresolved deaths, suicides, and relative obscurity. Includes a biography of each individual. 80 photos.
Category: Performing Arts

Death By Hollywood

Author : Steven Bochco
ISBN : 9781408806715
Genre : Fiction
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One evening, spying on his Hollywood Hills neighbours through his $4,000 electronic telescope, Bobby witnesses a beautiful woman making love to a handsome Latin actor called Ramon. As their pillow talk turns ugly, Bobby watches in horror as the woman appears to bludgeon her lover to death with his own acting trophy. Instead of rushing to the cops, Bobby decides to find out more about the events that led up to the crime, and to use the material for his next movie screenplay. However, when he sneaks into the actor's apartment, the discovery he makes changes his life forever. Empowered by his secret knowledge, Bobby is able to seduce the beautiful woman, while forging a unique friendship with Detective Dennis Farentino, the cop in charge of the investigation. Before long Bobby has dragged the detective, his wife, his lover, and his agent into a Hollywood fun-house hall of mirrors, where only the most manipulative player will survive.
Category: Fiction

Hollywood Death And Scandal Sites

Author : E.J. Fleming
ISBN : 9780786496440
Genre : Performing Arts
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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 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.
Category: Performing Arts

Hollywood Wants To Kill You

Author : Michael Brooks
ISBN : 9781786496942
Genre : Science
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'A wonderful book... Delightfully varied... As with all the best science writing, this book doesn't just give answers, it also asks interesting questions.' Daily Mail 'Captivating and intelligent! Who knew death could be this much fun?' Richard Osman Asteroids, killer sharks, nuclear bombs, viruses, deadly robots, climate change, the apocalypse - why is Hollywood so obsessed with death and the end of the world? And how seriously should we take the dystopian visions of our favourite films? With wit, intelligence and irreverence, Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks explore the science of death and mass destruction through some of our best-loved Hollywood blockbusters. From Armageddon and Dr Strangelove to The Terminator and Contagion, they investigate everything from astrophysics to AI, with hilarious and captivating consequences. Packed with illustrations, fascinating facts and numerous spoilers, Hollywood Wants to Kill You is the perfect way into the science of our inevitable demise.
Category: Science

Hollywood Death Scenes

Author : Corey Mitchell
ISBN : 158754010X
Genre : True Crime
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Hollywood Death Scenes is the first book in a series of true crime and tragedy tour guides. With over 150 addresses, 200 detailed maps, 50 pictures of Hollywood's tragic figures, and more than 200 photographs of crime scenes as they appear today, Hollywood Death Scenes will transport the reader to the locations of Los Angeles's greatest tragedies. The reader will be able to peer inside the dark underbelly of this glamorous city from the safety and comfort of his or her own home. Hollywood Death Scenes will also give the adventurous explorer the necessary tools to experience firsthand some of Hollywood's most notorious landmarks. Whether for the armchair detective or the extreme thrill seeker, Hollywood Death Scenes will take the reader to the other side of the yellow crime scene tape. See the sties where such famous Hollywood luminaries as Marilyn Monroe, Phil Hartman, and River Phoenix met their untimely deaths. Witness the atrocities committed by some of the world's most infamous mass murderers. Stare in horror at extended looks into the country's most twisted serial killers such as The Night Stalker and The Hillside Stranglers. Understand the chaos wrought on an entire city by madman Charles Manson. Delve into the unsolved mysteries of the deaths of celebrities from Natalie Wood to The Black Dahlia. Hollywood Death Scenes lets the reader experience an important part of our culture's violent history, without the fear of being harmed.
Category: True Crime

A Perfect Death For Hollywood

Author : Richard Nehrbass
ISBN : 0060166363
Genre : Fiction
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When the body of a young Latina prostitute is discovered at the foot of the famous Hollywood sign, freelance studio detective Vic Eton encounters mobsters, record company executives, film legends, and porn entrepreneurs in his attempts to catch the killer
Category: Fiction

Death Over Hollywood

Author : Charles Saxby
ISBN : UCAL:$B312455
Genre : Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

The Hollywood Book Of Love

Author : James Robert Parish
ISBN : 153772696X
Genre :
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Part of the Encore Film Book Classics series, this is a reprint of the original text to The Hollywood Book of Love: An Irreverent Guide to the Films That Raised Our Romantic Expectations by James Robert Parish. If you're still waiting for bells to ring and sparks to fly, for fireworks to explode, and waves to crash upon the shore every time you kiss that special someone, don't hold your breath: you've been bitten-and brainwashed-by the Hollywood love bug! From start-up to breakup, only on the big screen is romance so unreal, and in this expansive, cheery, and amusing study you'll find enough smooches and schmaltz to take you from here ... to eternity From Bonnie and Clyde to Harold and Maude and from The African Queen to Titanic, this detailed-filled volume gives you all the steam from the screen in its entertaining exploration of Tinseltown's obsession with love, romance, and heartbreak. Inside this unique volume you'll find:* A guide to Hollywood's top tales of romance from "Young Love" to "Marriages on the Rocks" * Funny, fact-filled plot scenarios of a slew of Hollywood's great love stories over the decades* Spirited sidebars that reveal the reality behind the reel* Behind-the-scenes peeks at the love lives of Hollywood's sexiest stars, from Gary Cooper, Charles Boyer, Don Johnson, and Josh Hartnett, to Lupe Velez, Lana Turner, and Madonna

Death In Classical Hollywood Cinema

Author : Boaz Hagin
ISBN : 0230236227
Genre : Performing Arts
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Boaz Hagin carries out a philosophical examination of the issue of death as it is represented and problematized in Hollywood cinema of the classical era (1920s-1950s) and in later mainstream films, looking at four major genres: the Western, the gangster film, melodrama and the war film.
Category: Performing Arts

Hollywood Divas

Author : James Robert Parish
ISBN : 0071408193
Genre : Performing Arts
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A tantalizing peek behind Hollywood's most hard-tohandle leading ladies From the birth of the silver screen, "It Girls" laid down a sequined trail of self-indulgence and scandalous bad behavior. The stars in this exclusive sorority are both loved and loathed by the press, the fans, and even by each other. Bette Davis once said of Joan Crawford, "I wouldn't sit on her toilet!" Crawford and Davis raised the bar for the women who followed them into Diva-dom. Hollywood Divas traces that glittering path­­from legendary icons to today's most high-maintenance celebrities of film and TV. Includes such stars as: Gloria Swanson Joan Crawford Judy Garland Marilyn Monroe Cher Madonna Julia Roberts Jennifer Lopez Britney Spears Bestselling showbiz author James Robert Parish delivers an eye-popping behind-thescenes peek into the wild private lives of 70 rampaging bad girls of Hollywood.
Category: Performing Arts

Hollywood S Hard Luck Ladies

Author : Laura Wagner
ISBN : 9781476638331
Genre : Performing Arts
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In the era of Hollywood now considered its Golden Age, there was no shortage of hard-luck stories--movie stars succumbed to mental illness, addiction, accidents, suicide, early death and more. This book profiles 23 actresses who achieved a measure of success before fate dealt them losing hands--in full public view. Overviews of their lives and careers provide a wealth of previously unpublished information and set the record straight on long-standing inaccuracies. Actresses covered include Lynne Baggett, Suzan Ball, Helen Burgess, Susan Cabot, Mary Castle, Mae Clarke, Dorothy Comingore, Patricia Dane, Dorothy Dell, Sidney Fox, Charlotte Henry, Rita Johnson, Mayo Methot, Marjie Millar, Mary Nolan, Susan Peters, Lyda Roberti, Peggy Shannon, Rosa Stradner, Judy Tyler, Karen Verne, Helen Walker and Constance Worth.
Category: Performing Arts

Wallace Reid

Author : E.J. Fleming
ISBN : 0786482664
Genre : Performing Arts
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For a decade Wallace Reid was the most recognized face in Hollywood, the most universally beloved actor in silent film. Today all that is widely remembered of “Wally” Reid is that he died in a padded sanitarium cell, the victim of a fatal morphine addiction. Of all the actors who have enjoyed great fame only to vanish from the public eye, Reid perhaps fell the fastest and the hardest. This first full biography recounts Reid’s complicated childhood, his disrupted family history and his rise to film stardom despite these restricting factors. It documents his myriad talents and accomplishments, most notably his gift for brilliant onscreen acting. The text explores in depth how the modern studio, however unconsciously, turned the popular star, a well-adjusted man with a loving family, into a drug-dependent mental patient within three years. His death rocked the foundations of Hollywood, and the huge new industry that he helped build nearly died with “Dashing Wally Reid.”
Category: Performing Arts

The Hollywood Book Of Scandals

Author : James Robert Parish
ISBN : 0071421890
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Hollywood Kid

Author : Oscar Martinez
ISBN : 9781786634924
Genre : Political Science
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The compelling story of the life and death of a Salvadoran gangster As a boy, Miguel Ángel Tobar’s small town in El Salvador was torn apart by guerrillas and US- backed death squads. Still a preteen, he joined a different kind of death squad—the Hollywood Locos Salvatrucha—a clique of the Mara Salvatruchas, better known as MS-13. This international criminal organization began on the streets of Los Angeles in the 1980s, as Salvadoran children, whose families had fled their country’s civil war, banded together to defend themselves from LA gangs. Denied refugee status, the Salvadorans found themselves pushed into the shadows and besieged by violence, and MS-13 itself mutated into a gang. When large-scale US deportations began, violence was exported from the United States to El Salvador, helping make it one of the world’s deadliest countries and in turn propelling new waves of refugees northward. The Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martinez and his anthropologist brother Juan José Martínez got to know the Hollywood Kid when he informed on MS-13. In his hideaway shack, he recounted a life of killing—a death toll of more than fifty rival gang members—until his own murder ended the story. Vivid and violent, The Hollywood Kid brings a brutal world to life, illustrating the geopolitical forces propelling a country toward ever more vicious extremes.
Category: Political Science

Death At The Movies

Author : Lyn Davis Genelli
ISBN : 9780835630856
Genre : Performing Arts
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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), Resurrection (1980), Poltergeist (1982), Beetlejuice (1988), Ghost (1990), Groundhog Day (1993), The Sixth Sense (1999) — these are only a few of the influential movies in recent decades dealing with the afterlife. But beyond entertainment, do they mean anything? The authors of this wise and well-informed guide believe so. They explore how popular motion pictures, from Outward Bound (1930) to Hereafter, play a perhaps unconscious role in guiding humanity toward its evolutionary comprehension of the meaning and purpose of death. They draw on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Buddhism, and depth psychology to review some of the most spiritually powerful films ever made. Death is, say the authors, at once the most immediate locked door and the ultimate frontier, a staggering paradox that invites us to search for deeper understanding based upon a level of consciousness beyond thought. After reading this book, you’ll never view Casablanca or The Wizard of Oz the same way again.
Category: Performing Arts

A Deed Of Death

Author : Robert Giroux
ISBN : STANFORD:36105034376355
Genre : Social Science
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An analysis of the 1922 unsolved murder of film director William Desmond Taylor focuses on the two actresses in Taylor's life--ingenue Mary Miles Minter and Mabel Normand, a star and a drug addict
Category: Social Science

Southerners At Rest

Author : Chris Ferguson
ISBN : WISC:89082317512
Genre : History
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This work corrects many errors contained within the 1869 register and publication by the Ladies Hollywood Memorial Association originally published in booklet form as: Register of the Confederate Dead.
Category: History

The Life And Death Of Thelma Todd

Author : William Donati
ISBN : 9780786488179
Genre : Performing Arts
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American film favorite Thelma Todd was much more than the beautiful blonde of the 1930s who played opposite Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers. Todd’s tragic death transformed her into an icon of Hollywood mystery: The photograph of the 29-year-old actress slumped in her luxurious Lincoln Phaeton shocked fans in 1935. How did she die? Was it murder, suicide, or an accident? This definitive biography covers a fascinating era in Hollywood history. In the course of his exhaustive research, the author interviewed Todd’s cousins Bill and Edna Todd, as well as such friends and coworkers as Ida Lupino, Lina Basquette, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Granger, William Bakewell and Greg Blackton. Also examined is Hollywood’s first major sex scandal of 1913, involving Jewel Carmen, the future spouse of director Roland West—the man Thelma Todd loved.
Category: Performing Arts