Pete Duel: A Biography by Paul Green,Pamela Deuel Johnson

By Paul Green,Pamela Deuel Johnson

Actor Pete Duel, most generally recognized for his starring function as outlaw Hannibal Heyes in television's Alias Smith and Jones, led an unpredictable and infrequently tumultuous lifestyles, a truth top characterised through his hugely publicized 1971 suicide on the top of his tv famous person. This wide biography delves past such time-honored occasions as Duel's profession and dying to bare extra own elements, together with his political involvement and environmental activism. prepared chronologically, the biography gains wide own interviews with Duel's closest friends and family, together with sister Pamela Deuel Johnson and previous girlfriends Jill Andre, Beth Griswold, Kim Darby and Dianne Ray. Plus specific interviews with shut own acquaintances, actors, manufacturers, administrators and writers who labored with Pete Duel.
comprises entire episode publications for his paintings on TV's Gidget, Love on a Rooftop and Alias Smith and Jones and an in depth filmography. contains over 60 formerly unpublished photographs.

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Coreyography: A Memoir by Corey Feldman

By Corey Feldman

"Spares no details." —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"An amazing read." —Richard Donner, Director

"People consistently inquire from me approximately lifestyles after adolescence stardom. What could I say to oldsters of youngsters within the undefined? My purely recommendation, truthfully, is to get those children out of Hollywood and allow them to lead basic lives." —Corey Feldman

The big apple occasions Bestseller
A deeply own and revealing Hollywood-survival story.

Lovable baby megastar by way of age ten, foreign youngster idol via fifteen, and to this present day a perennial pop-culture staple, Corey Feldman has not just spent the whole lot of his lifestyles within the highlight, he is turn into simply as well-known for his off-screen exploits as for his roles in such vintage movies as Gremlins, The Goonies, and Stand via Me. he is been associated with a slew of Hollywood starlets (including Drew Barrymore, Vanessa Marcil, and grownup entertainer Ginger Lynn), shared a hugely publicized friendship with Michael Jackson, and along with his common costar Corey Haim loved immeasurable luck as one 1/2 the wildly renowned duo "The Coreys," spawning seven movies, a 1-900 quantity, and "Coreymania" within the strategy. What baby of the eighties did not have a Corey Feldman poster placing in her bed room, or a pile of Tiger Beats stashed in his closet?

Now, during this courageous and relocating memoir, Corey is revealing the reality approximately what his existence used to be like behind the curtain: His is a previous that incorporated actual, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional relatives from which he used to be emancipated at age fifteen, 3 high-profile arrests for drug ownership, a nine-month stint in rehab, and an extended, sluggish move slowly again to the pinnacle of the field office.

While Corey has controlled to beat the traps that ensnared such a lot of different entertainers of his generation—he's nonetheless performing, is a traveling musician, and is a proud father to his son, Zen—many of these closest to him have not been so fortunate. within the span of 1 yr, he mourned the passing of 7 family and friends contributors, together with Corey Haim and Michael Jackson. within the wake of these tragedies, he is spoken publicly in regards to the darkish part of reputation, lobbied for laws affording larger protections for kids within the leisure undefined, and lifted the lid off of what he calls Hollywood's greatest secret.

Coreyography is his extraordinary account of survival and redemption.

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On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder by Ed Sikov

By Ed Sikov

On sundown Boulevard, initially released in 1998, describes the lifetime of acclaimed filmmaker Billy Wilder (1906�2002), director of such classics as Sunset Boulevard, The misplaced Weekend, The Seven 12 months Itch, and Sabrina. This definitive biography takes the reader on a fast paced trip from Billy Wilder�s start outdoors of Krakow in 1906 to Vienna, the place he grew up, to Berlin, the place he moved as a tender guy whereas developing himself as a journalist and screenwriter, and triumphantly to Hollywood, the place he turned as winning a director as there ever was.

Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Some love it Hot, and The Apartment�Wilder�s cinematic legacy is unheard of. not just did he direct those classics and twenty-one different movies, he co-wrote all of his personal screenplays. unstable, cynical, hilarious, and pushed, Wilder arrived in Hollywood an all-but-penniless refugee who spoke no English. Ten years later he used to be calling his personal photographs, and he stayed on best of the sport for the subsequent 3 many years. Wilder battled with Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, and Peter ; stored shut friendships with William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Jack Lemmon, and Walter Matthau; gathered a private fortune in terms of blockbuster motion pictures and sensible investments in paintings (including Picassos, Klees, and Mir�s); and gained Oscars�yet Wilder, ever aware of his thick accessory, regularly felt the edge of being an outsider.

On sundown Boulevard lines the process a turbulent yet remarkable existence, either behind the curtain and at the scene, from Viennese cafes and Berlin dance halls within the twenties to the Hollywood soundstages of the 40's and the on-location shoots of the fifties and sixties. filled with Wilder�s personal caustic wit, On sundown Boulevard reels out the tale of 1 of cinema�s such a lot excellent and prolific talents.

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Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe by Matthew Pratt Guterl

By Matthew Pratt Guterl

Her acting days numbered, Josephine Baker did whatever outrageous: she remodeled her chateau right into a subject matter park whose major appeal was once her Rainbow Tribe--12 kids from all over the world, followed because the relations of the long run. Matthew Pratt Guterl concludes that Baker used to be a significant activist, decided to make a favorable difference.

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The Making of a Stand-Up Guy by Charlie Murphy

By Charlie Murphy

As some of the most well known performers on Comedy Central’s mega-hit The Chappelle convey, Charlie Murphy—older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy—shares his ardour for comedy and tells his precise Hollywood tales during this juicy and hugely enjoyable memoir.

Once defined by way of Chris Rock as “Eddie Murphy on acid,” Charlie Murphy has completed repute as a ordinary performer at the seriously acclaimed, three-time Emmy-nominated cult sensation Chappelle’s exhibit on Comedy critical. Celebrated particularly for his “Charlie Murphy’s real Hollywood tales” skits, that includes hilarious renditions of Rick James and Prince, Murphy now recounts some of the genuine tales that encouraged those renowned sketches in vibrant and comical element in Doing Time: The Making of a Stand-Up man. together with his flare for storytelling and his precise and fearless voice, it’s no ask yourself that Charlie Murphy has been the topic of many featured tales in different magazines, together with GQ, Essence, Rolling Stone, and he was once lately indexed as one of many most popular humans to observe in leisure Weekly’s “Must List.” that includes outrageous misadventures as a part of his more youthful brother Eddie’s entourage, and hysterical encounters with various celebrities, Doing Time: The Making of a Stand-Up man is an interesting and wildly humorous chronicle from probably the most gifted comedians today.

 

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Syd Chaplin: A Biography by Lisa K. Stein

By Lisa K. Stein

this can be the 1st research of the existence and artwork of Sydney Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin’s brother, someone extraordinary not just for his significance in developing his brother’s profession, yet in different different early Hollywood businesses, together with the founding of United Artists and the Syd Chaplin plane company, America’s first family airline. Sydney additionally had a winning movie occupation, starting in 1914 with Keystone and culminating with a string of renowned movies for Warner Bros. within the Nineteen Twenties. Sydney’s movie profession resulted in 1929 as a result of an attack cost by way of an actress. This incident proved to be in basic terms the final in a string of scandals, every one inflicting him to maneuver to a different position, one other studio, or one other enterprise venture.

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Van Heflin: A Life in Film by Derek Sculthorpe

By Derek Sculthorpe

a flexible craftsman, actor Van Heflin was once by no means eager about acceptance or pleased with stardom. Lauded through his friends, Heflin received over moviegoers along with his portrayal of resolute homesteader Joe Starrett in George Stevens’ vintage Shane (1953). He inspired in all genres, convincingly portraying all kinds of personality from heel to hero.
Van Heflin first garnered cognizance because the delicate, alcoholic good friend of gangster Johnny Eager (1941), for which he received an Academy Award, and later gave striking performances in a string of noirs, dramas and westerns. He used to be memorable because the psychotic cop in Joseph Losey’s masterpiece The Prowler (1951) yet both striking because the uncertain government in Jean Negulesco’s clever satire Woman’s World (1954).
this primary full-length biography of Heflin covers his formative years as a sailor and his profession on degree and reveal, offering specified remark on all his films.

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Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood by Andrew A. Erish

By Andrew A. Erish

All histories of Hollywood are improper. Why? phrases: Colonel Selig. This early pioneer laid the basis for the motion picture that we all know at the present time. energetic from 1896 to 1938, William N. Selig used to be chargeable for an awesome sequence of firsts, together with the 1st two-reel narrative movie and the 1st two-hour narrative function made in the US; the 1st American motion picture serial with cliffhanger endings; the 1st westerns filmed within the West with genuine cowboys and Indians; the production of the jungle-adventure style; the 1st horror movie in the USA; the 1st profitable American newsreel (made in partnership with William Randolph Hearst); and the 1st everlasting movie studio in la. Selig was once additionally one of the first to domesticate broad foreign exhibition of yankee motion pictures, which created a world viewers and contributed to American domination of the medium.

In this booklet, Andrew Erish delves into the almost untouched Selig archive on the Academy of movie Arts and Sciences Library to inform the attention-grabbing tale of this unjustly forgotten movie pioneer. He lines Selig’s profession from his early paintings as a touring magician within the Midwest, to his founding of the 1st motion picture studio in l. a. in 1909, to his landmark sequence of options that also impression the movie undefined. As Erish recounts the various accomplishments of the fellow who first well-known that Southern California is the correct position for moviemaking, he convincingly demonstrates that whereas others were credited with inventing Hollywood, Colonel Selig is really the person who so much merits that honor.

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The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks by Tracey Goessel

By Tracey Goessel

The entire, definitive biography of Hollywood’s first megastar
 
Douglas Fairbanks used to be the best prime guy of his generation—the first and the simplest of the swashbucklers. He made the various maximum movies of the silent period, together with The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro. With Charlie Chaplin, D. W. Griffith, and his spouse, movie celebrity Mary Pickford, he based United Artists. Pickford and Fairbanks governed Hollywood as its first king and queen for a decade. Now a cache of newly came upon love letters from Fairbanks to Pickford shape the center-piece of the 1st actually definitive biography of Hollywood's first king, the unique Robin Hood, the genuine Zorro, the fellow who did his personal stunts, outfitted his personal studio, and shaped a firm that allowed artists to distribute their very own wealth open air the studio procedure. Fairbanks was once enjoyable, witty, attractive, inventive, athletic, and a strength to be reckoned with. He formed our thought of the Hollywood hero, and it hasn't ever been an analogous because. His tale, like his video clips, is filled with ardour, bravado, and romance.

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Mitchum - In His Own Words by Jerry Roberts

By Jerry Roberts

(Limelight). "Mitchum's stories contain beatings, striking manufacturers via their shoelaces, killings in Mexican bars and slapping Teutonic helmer Otto Preminger. And there are vintage observations, reminiscent of his quip to kind that 'the top manufacturer is an absent one.' Mitchum editor Jerry Roberts...conducted one of many interviews, and has performed a great task piecing jointly classic conversations with David Frost, Dick Lochte, Richard Schickel and Charles Champlin, in addition to accumulating a superb array of prize costs by way of and approximately Mitchum." Steven Gaydos, Variety

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