The Hollywood Book of Scandals

In The Hollywood Book of Scandals, bestselling showbiz author James Robert Parish takes us inside thirty-two of the most amazing scandals in Tinseltown history.

Author: James Robert Parish

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071421890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

View: 794


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.

Scandals of Classic Hollywood

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.

Author: Anne Helen Petersen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101635476

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 371


Celebrity gossip meets history in this compulsively readable collection from Buzzfeed reporter Anne Helen Peterson. This guide to film stars and their deepest secrets is sure to top your list for movie gifts and appeal to fans of classic cinema and hollywood history alike. Believe it or not, America’s fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ, Cardi B, Kanye's tweets, and the #metoo allegations that have gripped Hollywood. And the stars of yesteryear? They weren’t always the saints that we make them out to be. BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen, author of Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, is here to set the record straight. 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 beloved column on the Hairpin, but featuring 100% new content, Scandals of Classic Hollywood is sensationalism made smart.

Hollywood Scandals

HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS a Hollywood Headlines Mystery by GEMMA HALLIDAY * * * * * Copyright © 2009 by Gemma Halliday Formerly published under the title: Scandal Sheet All rights reserved.

Author: Gemma Halliday

Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing

ISBN: 9780984857463

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 610


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 Hollywood Holiday - holiday short story Hollywood Deception - book #4 Hollywood Homicide - book #5 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

The Mammoth Book of Hollywood Scandals

Anon Some people consider Hollywood a location; some an industry; others a state of mind. To me, andfor the purpose of thisbook, Hollywood isa combination of all three. Some of the scandals inthis book happened inCalifornia ...

Author: Michelle Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472100344

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 970


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.

Hollywood Secrets and Scandals

“Jimmy Stewart really was in love with me.” - Kim Novak “The police accused me of killing Sharon Tate.” - Cass Elliot “I want a vibrator for my birthday.” - Debbie Reynolds “I’m going to throw up.

Author: Sue Cameron

Publisher: BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts


View: 449


“Jimmy Stewart really was in love with me.” - Kim Novak “The police accused me of killing Sharon Tate.” - Cass Elliot “I want a vibrator for my birthday.” - Debbie Reynolds “I’m going to throw up. Keep Sonny away.” - Cher “Sue, you’re the terror of the west coast.” - Mario Puzo, Godfather author “I have your balls now, you Nazi, and you’re not gettingthem back.” - JoanRivers

Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites

My interest in their lives—and deaths—was the genesis of the original Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites, a collection of the more famous—and unknown— tales. As I was writing that first edition, it quickly became apparent that there was ...

Author: E.J. Fleming

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786496440

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

View: 791


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.

The Hollywood Scandal Almanac

Since then, he has turned out to be the most prolific author concerning Hollywood's scandals (see the bibliography). Jim has always been an influence and an inspiration, especially for this book. My wife, Joanne Mallillin, ...

Author: Jerry Roberts

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614237860

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 138


A “this day in Hollywood history” reference that recounts the scandals of the stars—from Charlie Chaplin to Charlie Sheen. The real-life scandals of Hollywood’s personalities rival any drama they bring to life on the silver screen. This book provides 365 daily doses of high and low crimes, fraud and deceit, culled from Tinseltown’s checkered past. Whether it’s the exploits of silent-era star Fatty Arbuckle, the midcentury misdeeds of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, or the modern excesses of Lindsay Lohan, this calendar of Hollywood transgressions has a sensational true tale for every day of the year. It’s an entertaining and sometimes shocking trip down memory lane filled with sneaky affairs, box-office bombs, and careers cut short—sometimes by murder. It shows that the drama doesn’t end when the credits roll.

Chilling Out

The third scandal for Hollywood was the drug-related death of the silent film idol Wallace Reid, a Paramount Pictures star, who appeared in a series of classic Hollywood silent films.5 The American public was shocked at the death of ...

Author: Blackman, Shane

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335200729

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 619


The author critically examines the assumptions underlying drug prohibition and explores the contradictions of drug prevention policies.

Cult Cinema

Fortunately for such fans, there are plenty of scandals to hit Hollywood, which has led some to view it as decadent and immoral rather than virtuous. This view of Hollywood was most infamously recorded in Kenneth Anger's Hollywood ...

Author: Ernest Mathijs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396430

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 966


Cult Cinema: an Introduction presents the first in-depth academic examination of all aspects of the field of cult cinema, including audiences, genres, and theoretical perspectives. Represents the first exhaustive introduction to cult cinema Offers a scholarly treatment of a hotly contested topic at the center of current academic debate Covers audience reactions, aesthetics, genres, theories of cult cinema, as well as historical insights into the topic

The Hollywood Sign

But somehow Hollywood scandal seemed more pervasive and more intriguing than scandal in other areas of American life, perhaps because Arbuckle—like Normand, Chaplin, Lloyd, Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, and others— had as comedians a patina ...

Author: Leo Braudy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300158786

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 378


The story behind the massive white block letters set into a steep Los Angeles hillside—and the city and culture they represent: “Terrific.”—San Francisco Chronicle To so many who see its image, the Hollywood sign represents the earthly home of that otherwise ethereal world of fame, stardom, celebrity—the American and worldwide aspiration to be in the limelight, to be, like the Hollywood sign itself, instantly recognizable. How an advertisement erected in 1923, touting the real estate development Hollywoodland, took on a life of its own is a story worthy of a movie itself. Leo Braudy traces the remarkable life of this distinctly American landmark, which has been saved over the years by a various fans and supporters, among them Alice Cooper and Hugh Hefner, who spearheaded its reconstruction in the 1970s. He also uses the sign’s history to offer an intriguing look at the rise of the film business from its earliest, silent days through the development of the studio system that helped define modern Hollywood. Mixing social history, urban studies, literature, and film, along with forays into such topics as the lure of Hollywood for utopian communities and the development of domestic architecture in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Sign is a fascinating account of how a temporary structure has become a permanent icon of American culture. “An entertaining tale.”—The Washington Post

An Outrageous Affair

But she had become, in a very modest way, quite knowledgeable about the place, which restaurants were where, and who went to them, who was with which studio and so on. Hollywood scandals sounded intriguing and fun.

Author: Penny Vincenzi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755351466

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 536


'I defy any reader, once they've taken the smallest nibble, not to gobble it all down' Sunday Express In wartime Suffolk, Caroline Hunterton fell in love. Now, decades on, that love becomes the only connection between a tragic Hollywood accident in the 1950s, and a terrible suicide twenty years later. Caroline has spent years trying to keep those secrets from her two daughters, Chloe and Fleur, who have been separated by the Atlantic and have grown up hating one another. But soon, their shared past may be all that can save the family... From rural England and Hollywood's glory days, to London's theatreland and New York's adland, An Outrageous Affair explores the many forms love takes, and how it can change us all.

Hollywood s Second Sex

London: Corgi, 1980. Jacobson, Laurie. Dishing Hollywood: The Real Scoop on Tinseltown's Most Notorious Scandals. Nashville: Cumberland House, 2003. Johns, Howard. Hollywood Celebrity Playground. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books, 2006.

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786479788

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

View: 433


"Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories," said director Otto Preminger. "One group was of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was of women who survived by acting like men." Beginning with silent film vamp Theda Bara and continuing with icons like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch, this study of film industry misogyny describes how female stars were maltreated by a sexist studio system--until women like Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis fought for parity. The careers of Doris Day, Brigitte Bardot, Carole Landis, Francis Farmer, Dorothy Dandridge, Inger Stevens and many others are examined, along with more recent actresses like Demi Moore and Sharon Stone. Women who worked behind the scenes, writing screenplays, producing and directing without due credit, are also covered.

Hollywood Scandals

Auburn Roseanne pergi ke Los Angeles dengan harapan dapat menjadi bintang besar seperti Maryln Monroe atau Audrey Hepburn.

Author: Rere

Publisher: Eternity Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 243

View: 169


Auburn Roseanne pergi ke Los Angeles dengan harapan dapat menjadi bintang besar seperti Maryln Monroe atau Audrey Hepburn. Auburn memiliki kemampuan untuk berkecimpung di dunia akting namun itu saja tidak cukup, aksen geordie-nya menjadi penghambat dan ia sama sekali tidak memiliki relasi dengan orang-orang yang ada di industri perfilman Hollywood. Harapan Auburn nyaris pupus saat seorang pria datang kepadanya dan menghancurkan prinsipnya untuk tidak melakukan seks satu malam dengan pria asing. Gadis malang dari Newcastle itu menyesali kecerobohannya, tapi siapa sangka kecerobohan itu justru membawa keberuntungan bagi kariernya. "When i've taken everything i want from you, i will let you go."

Hollywood Scandals Top Celebrity News of the Decade 2000 2010 Includes Bio

These are the actual words from the celebrities themselves. And video coverage of the scandal, when available. Plus it includes the celebrity bio information.Download Your Copy Now

Author: Info For All


ISBN: 1386991996



View: 622


Get The Book That Gives A Summary Of The Most Talked About, And Most Memorable, Hollywood Stories From The Decade Of The New Millennium (2000-2010)Do you remember where you were when you heard that Michael Jackson died? Everyone remembers that because it was huge. But can you believe that actually was from the last decade? It was in June of 2009.Well, what about all of the unbelievable hype surrounding the very start of that decade. Remember Y2K?2000 was also the start of a new millennium. And that is what makes the decade of 2000 through 2010 a significant period in life for many people. And is there any need to talk about what happened in 2001?Many people still have a difficult time watching any older TV re-run, or movie, that has scenes in it from New York with the World Trade Towers clearly showing in the background. Yet despite that… the Hollywood Scandals kept rolling on. And they continued, non stop, through the whole decade. Also, keep in mind that the internet was nothing like it is today. TMZ, all of the gossip websites, did not even exist at the start of that decade.This book is your fascinating trip down memory lane. It is your personal Hollywood reporter. Stories you will undoubtedly remember, and some you may have forgotten about. But all that you won’t believe where the time has gone by. In chronological order. Some survived the scandal and may be considered as even bigger celebrities now like Robert Downey Jr. Others, unfortunately, did not. And you hardly ever heard from them again.HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS – The Biggest Celebrity News Stories Of The Decade 2000 through 2010: * Hollywood Cheating Scandals* Celebrity Sex Scandals* Celebrity Drug Scandals * Celebrities Arrested * Famous Celebrities Trials* Celebrities Arrested For Murder* Quotes From The Celebrity When Available* Plus Video Clips When Available* And more This is a very unique book. At the time it was created there were no other books like it at all. However, it is a quick and easy read. It is not a 300 page novel with excess information, that will require a large commitment of time just to read through it all.And again, when available, it also includes some quotes. These are the actual words from the celebrities themselves. And video coverage of the scandal, when available. Plus it includes the celebrity bio information.Download Your Copy Now

Hollywood s Dark History

This book examines the forgotten scandals of Hollywood’s early years, featuring silent and silver screen stars like Jean Harlow, Mae West, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Errol Flynn.

Author: Matt MacNabb

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526740762

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 810


Thirteen sensational tales of sex, lies, violence, and murder from the early decades of Hollywood. The dawning of the nineteenth century brought with it a new era for entertainment. Vaudeville was the preferred form of entertainment, until the popularization of the silent film. This new medium proved to be a draw for many of the stars of the Vaudevillian stage and soon they migrated to the exciting possibilities that the movies had to offer. Audiences were instantly captivated by the stars of the silent screen. The early days of Hollywood were full of glamour and a newfound decadence. The stars in these films were catapulted to fame and fortune and the spotlight of the public eye. But the real people behind the glamour were far different from the characters that audiences knew and loved, and much like Hollywood today, the lives of the stars were often full of scandal and debauchery. This book examines the forgotten scandals of Hollywood’s early years, featuring silent and silver screen stars like Jean Harlow, Mae West, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Errol Flynn. Don’t let the romanticized black and white world of yesterday fool you. Their stories are rife with sex, drugs, and murder.

Hollywood Myths

The Shocking Truths Behind Film's Most Incredible Secrets and Scandals Joe Williams. received a call from RKO Pictures, which offered her a screen test. The studio was impressed by the blonde—haired, blue—eyed ingénue and signed her for ...

Author: Joe Williams

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760342411

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 727


"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.

Olive Thomas

Hollywood—the motion picture capital; a community of dissolute actors and actresses and others of the movie industry; ... Time may have now tempered the impact of the earliest Hollywood scandals but back when they occurred some of the ...

Author: Michelle Vogel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786455263

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

View: 328


Olive Thomas was one of Hollywood’s first true movie stars. Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, in 1894, she moved to New York at age sixteen and began to pursue an acting career. By 1915, she had landed a job as one of Ziegfeld’s famous “Follies” girls. Before long her beauty was discovered by Hollywood, where she quickly became one of the biggest names in motion pictures. Her marriage to film star Jack Pickford further enhanced her popularity. Olive’s death by poison on September 10, 1920, created a media circus. This biography begins with Olive’s birth, follows her trip to stardom, and covers in detail the circumstances surrounding her mysterious death at age 25. Rare and beautiful photographs and a complete filmography are included.

hollywood s greatest mysteries

One of the guests , the novelist , screen writer and social entrepreneur , Elinor Glyn , was very outspoken about other Hollywood scandals in her biography . She failed ( as mentioned in an earlier footnote ) to say anything about this ...

Author: John Austin

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 1561712582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 764


A veteran Hollywood columnist offers shocking and obscure tidbits about some of Tinseltown's greatest scandals, including unanswered questions about the deaths of Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe. Original.

Hedda Hopper s Hollywood

... 99; Adrienne L. McLean, “The Cinderella Princess and the Instrument of Evil: Surveying the Limits of Female Transgression in Two Postwar Hollywood Scandals,” Cinema Journal 34 (Spring 1995), 36–56. 4. Hopper, From Under My Hat, 294; ...

Author: Jennifer Frost

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814728239

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 514


The 1996 Welfare Reform Act promised to end welfare as we knew it. In Selling Welfare Reform, Frank Ridzi uses rich ethnographic detail to examine how new welfare-to-work policies, time limits, and citizenship documentation radically changed welfare, revealing what really goes on at the front lines of the reformed welfare system. Selling Welfare Reform chronicles how entrepreneurial efforts ranging from front-line caseworkers to high-level administrators set the pace for restructuring a resistant bureaucracy. At the heart of this remarkable institutional transformation is a market-centered approach to human services that re-framed the definition of success to include diversion from the present system, de-emphasis of legal protections and behavioral conditioning of poor parents to accommodate employers. Ridzi draws a compelling portrait of how welfare staff and their clients negotiate the complexities of the low wage labor market in an age of global competition, exposing the realities of how the new "common sense" of poverty is affecting the lives of poor and vulnerable Americans.

Hollywood Left and Right

The HollywoodWashington connection took a new turn in 1921, when, following a series of highly publicized Hollywood scandals, studio bigwigs moved to quell public cries for federal censorship by hiring Will Hays to lead the newly ...

Author: Steven J. Ross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199911431

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 385


In Hollywood Left and Right, Steven J. Ross tells a story that has escaped public attention: the emergence of Hollywood as a vital center of political life and the important role that movie stars have played in shaping the course of American politics. Ever since the film industry relocated to Hollywood early in the twentieth century, it has had an outsized influence on American politics. Through compelling larger-than-life figures in American cinema--Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Edward G. Robinson, George Murphy, Ronald Reagan, Harry Belafonte, Jane Fonda, Charlton Heston, Warren Beatty, and Arnold Schwarzenegger--Hollywood Left and Right reveals how the film industry's engagement in politics has been longer, deeper, and more varied than most people would imagine. As shown in alternating chapters, the Left and the Right each gained ascendancy in Tinseltown at different times. From Chaplin, whose movies almost always displayed his leftist convictions, to Schwarzenegger's nearly seamless transition from action blockbusters to the California governor's mansion, Steven J. Ross traces the intersection of Hollywood and political activism from the early twentieth century to the present. Hollywood Left and Right challenges the commonly held belief that Hollywood has always been a bastion of liberalism. The real story, as Ross shows in this passionate and entertaining work, is far more complicated. First, Hollywood has a longer history of conservatism than liberalism. Second, and most surprising, while the Hollywood Left was usually more vocal and visible, the Right had a greater impact on American political life, capturing a senate seat (Murphy), a governorship (Schwarzenegger), and the ultimate achievement, the Presidency (Reagan).