The Hollywood Book of Scandals: The Shocking, Often Disgraceful Deeds and Affairs of More than 100 American Movie and TV Idols (Encore Film Book Classics 10)

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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 Scandals by James Robert Parish. Which 1950s and 1960s silver screen he-man preferred them blond, buff, and mustachioed? Against which hot-tempered movie tough guy did Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss take out an order of protection? What was Joan “Mommie Dearest” Crawford’s preferred method of keeping son Christopher out of sight during dinner parties? For as long as there have been big Hollywood stars there have been explosive Hollywood scandals: from the Fatty Arbuckle rape case to the puzzling death of Thelma Todd, from Lana Turner and the fatal knifing of mobster Johnny Stompanato to Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini’s forbidden love. The passage of years has done nothing to dull their ability to captivate us. The Hollywood Book of Scandals takes the reader inside 32 of the most spectacular scandals in all of Tinseltown’s extravagant history. Going beyond the tabloids and the entertainment news, this volume explores the seedy side of the men and women behind the glamorous public images, recounting where they came from, how they rose to the top, and how they got into such sensational trouble. You’ll get the deep dish on: * The William Desmond Taylor murder case * Wallace Reid’s drug-filled finale * Jean Harlow and Paul Bern’s deadly marriage * Errol Flynn’s statutory rape trial * Loretta Young and Clark Gable’s secret love child * Liz Taylor’s seduction of crooner Eddie Fisher * Judy Garland’s pathetic public meltdown * Marilyn Monroe’s sad fate * Bob Crane’s baffling ghastly murder * The X-rated Rob Lowe sex video * The sensational fallout of Woody Allen’s union with Mia Farrow * The killing of rapper Tupac Shakur ` * O.J. Simpson—the trial of the century * Winona Ryder’s infamous shoplifting spree and courtroom proceedings * The Robert Blake homicide trial and many other chapters depicting in rich detail the spellbinding shenanigans and shocking tragedies that beset Hollywood and its elite over many decades.

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The inside scoop on the biggest headline-grabbing scandals in 100 years of Hollywood history

Which '50s and '60s silver screen he-man preferred them blond, buff, and mustachioed? Against which hot-tempered movie tough guy did Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss take out an order of protection? What was Joan "Mommie Dearest" Crawford's preferred method of keeping son Christopher out of sight during dinner parties?

For as long as there have been big Hollywood stars there have been explosive Hollywood scandals: From the Fatty Arbuckle rape case to the puzzling death of Thelma Todd, from Lana Turner and the fatal knifing of mobster Johnny Stompanato to Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini's forbidden love, the passage of years has done nothing to dull their ability to captivate us.

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. Going beyond the tabloids and the entertainment news, Parish unfolds the fascinating accounts of the men and women behind the glamorous public images, recounting where they came from, how they rose to the top, and how they got into sensational trouble.

You'll get the deep dish on:

  • Silent film star Wallace Reid's tragic death from drug addiction
  • Errol Flynn's statutory rape trial
  • Loretta Young and Clark Gable's secret love child
  • Liz Taylor's seduction of crooner Eddie Fisher
  • Judy Garland's pathetic public meltdown
  • Bob Crane's baffling death
  • The X-rated Rob Lowe sex video
  • The killing of rapper Tupac Shakur
  • Winona Ryder's infamous shoplifting spree and trial
  • The Robert Blake murder trial

About the Author:

JAMES ROBERT PARISH, a former entertainment reporter, publicist, and book series editor, is the author of many published major biographies and reference books on the entertainment industry including Whitney Houston: We Will Always Love You; The Hollywood Book of Extravagance; It’s Good to Be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks; The Hollywood Book of Breakups; Fiascos: Hollywood’s Iconic Flops; The Hollywood Book of Love; Jet Li; The Encyclopedia of Ethnic Groups in Hollywood; The Hollywood Book of Death; Gus Van Sant; Whoopi Goldberg; Rosie O’Donnell’s Story; The Unofficial “Murder, She Wrote” Casebook; Today’s Black Hollywood; Let’s Talk! America’s Favorite TV Talk Show Hosts; Prison Pictures from Hollywood; Prostitution in Hollywood Films; The Great Cop Pictures; Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films; Pirates and Seafaring Swashbucklers on the Hollywood Screen; Gays and Lesbians in Mainstream Cinema; Hollywood’s Great Love Teams; and The Fox Girls. Mr. Parish is a frequent oncamera interviewee on cable and network TV for documentaries on the performing arts. The author resides in Studio City, California.

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