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Hollywood Book Of Scandals : The Shocking, Often Disgraceful Deeds and Affairs of More Than 100 American Movie and TV Idols - James Parish

Hollywood Book Of Scandals

The Shocking, Often Disgraceful Deeds and Affairs of More Than 100 American Movie and TV Idols

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Published: 14th June 2004
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Popular cult author and show business insider James Parish exposes the scandals that rocked Tinseltown

Nothing intrigues the public more than a good, juicy scandal. Add a famous Hollywood star or two to the mix and the nation is hooked. The Hollywood Book of Scandals provides the full account of 32 big, provocative scandals--complete with all the sexy, scintillating, and often shocking details. Written by veteran show business chronicler James Robert Parish, this book dishes the full dirt on: Bob Crane's mysterious death Elizabeth Taylor's seduction of Eddie Fisher Robert Mitchum's arrest for drug possession Judy Garland's public meltdown Errol Flynn's trial for statutory rape Winona Ryder's shoplifting trial

More than 100 black-and-white celebrity photos offer readers a close-up look at the leading players in these sordid dramas.

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. vii
1900-1929p. 1
Rudolph Valentino: Hollywood's "Greatest" Loverp. 2
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle: Tinseltown's Big Loserp. 10
William Desmond Taylor: The Man No One Really Knewp. 18
Wallace Reid: The Tragic Matinee Idolp. 26
1930-1949p. 33
The Mob: Taking on Hollywoodp. 34
Clara Bow: When Being "It" Was No Longer Enoughp. 42
Jean Harlow and Paul Bern: A Deadly Marriagep. 50
Thelma Todd: The Tragic Ice Cream Blondep. 58
Loretta Young and Clark Gable: The Baby That "Wasn't"p. 66
Joan Crawford: The Demon Motherp. 74
Errol Flynn: The Relentless Swordsmanp. 83
The Blacklist: Shame of a Nationp. 92
Robert Mitchum: Hollywood's Literate Rebelp. 101
Ingrid Bergman: Tarnished Saintp. 110
1950-1979p. 121
Lana Turner: One Man Too Manyp. 122
Liberace: Playing the Hollywood Gamep. 130
Elizabeth Taylor vs. Debbie Reynolds: Hollywood's Messy Circle of Lovep. 138
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton: A Love Not for the Agesp. 146
Marilyn Monroe: The Tragic Sirenp. 155
Judy Garland: The Public Meltdownp. 163
Roman Polanski: The Exiled Oscar Winnerp. 173
Bob Crane: The Lustful Photographerp. 181
1980-Presentp. 189
Natalie Wood: Tragic Goddessp. 190
Rock Hudson: The Reluctant Good Samaritanp. 198
Saturday Night Live: The Cursep. 205
Rob Lowe: Surviving His Candid Camera Escapadep. 214
Woody Allen and Mia Farrow: The Warring Lovebirdsp. 219
Heidi Fleiss: Ex-Madam to the Starsp. 228
O.J. Simpson: The Trial of the Centuryp. 236
Tupac Shakur: Dying Too Youngp. 244
Robert Blake: Baretta on the Loosep. 252
Winona Ryder: Shopping Till It Hurtsp. 262
Bibliographyp. 271
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9780071421898
ISBN-10: 0071421890
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 14th June 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1