Hollywood Divorces: Welcome to Jackie Collins' Hollywood, a world in which narcissism runs rampant and fidelity means not sleeping with anyone less attractive than your spouse. You will meet three strong, unforgettable women making their way along Hollywood's treacherous trail of divorce. Hollywood Wives: Power! Sex! Money! Fame! - the new Hollywood wives are back with a vengeance. Ambitious, young, smart and lethal, whatever they don't have, they want - and whatever these women want, they get.
This book is the first look at the colorful yet largely unknown story of Russian émigrés who worked in the American film industry, and the representation of Russians and Soviets in Hollywood movies. Among the artists who gravitated towards Hollywood in the 1920s and ’30s were the legendary directors Lewis Milestone and Rouben Mamoulian, composers Dmitri Tiomkin and Constantin Bakaleinikoff, and actors Alla Nazimova, Akim Tamiroff, and Maria Ouspenskaya. Many had to overcome obstacles of heavy accents, being cut off from their cultural base, being forced to work beneath their talents, and taking roles that promoted ethnic stereotypes. As with most Hollywood stories, there are also great artistic and personal triumphs; many relished the opportunity to pursue their crafts largely free of political entanglements. In addition to the story of Russian émigrés, Robinson also discusses the impact of such Soviet artists as Sergei Eisenstein and Sergei Prokofiev and their visits to Hollywood. The book is also an informed and entertaining analysis of the representation of Russians and Soviets in American cinema. Rarely has a country loomed so large in the American zeitgeist yet remained so unknown. As a result, it was mainly through the medium of film that Americans’ images of and attitudes towards Russia were shaped. From the 1920s to the 1950s these depictions often mimicked the contemporary state of U.S./Soviet relations at that time: the anti-Soviet Ninotchka, establishing the trope of the seduction of a Soviet by Western charm; the WW II films such as Mission to Moscow and Days of Glory which lent a positive spin to the tribulations of our erstwhile ally. The Cold War brought a slew of Red-baiting genre films (along with notable action and spy films), while the intermittent post-Stalin “thaws” are represented by such classics as David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago and Warren Beatty’s Reds. Russians in Hollywood, Hollywood’s Russians is an original contribution to our knowledge of the early Hollywood film community and a lively blend of film analysis and social and political history.
~~ Sexy, emotional, often funny, always messy, true love romance ~~ Jessica Valverde worked her way up from a bad neighborhood—she’s now a detective with the Hollywood PD and on her way to captain. Everything is going as planned. Except her partners keep leaving for other jobs and the husband and 2.4 kids never materialized. She’s become the “single woman” in the “tough job.” And pretty much every day she has to turn down offers from uniformed cop and hopeless flirt Alex Copeland. He’s got the looks to be an actor and the strut for it, too. It just takes a dangerous moment on the street to learn that Alex is more than the playboy he appears to be. But he’s younger than Jessica, he’s lower ranked than she is, and getting involved with him could cost her everything. Follow Jenn, Bree, Zoe and Jessica as they navigate the glitz and shine of Hollywood. Can be read as a standalone. This series has real emotion, hard won happy endings, and smoking hot romance.
Hollywood certainly isn't your typical police precinct, but in 'Hollywood Moon', follow-up to 'Hollywood Station' and 'Hollywood Crows', the cops of that surreal place seem called upon to deal with an even greater share of weirdness than normal. Drag queens in delicto flagrante behind dumpsters, dead hobos pushed around in wheelchairs, men in massage parlours receiving unspeakable injuries from Barbie dolls. That's not to say that the cops themselves don't have their own peculiarities: Hollywood Nate still dreams of movie stardom, but worries as he gets older that he's too good-looking to be a character actor. Then there's Aaron Sloane, forever lusting after his beautiful partner Sheila Montez, and Dana Vaughn, a tough no-nonsense cop.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent US-led invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 profoundly affected all aspects of society, including cinema. Or did they? Even now, years after those horrific events, debate still rages over their impact on films. At the time many expected Hollywood to tamp down graphic movie violence, while others hoped that filmmakers would finally lay bare volatile socio-political issues fuelling terrorist attacks. In fact, what has emerged is a thicket of darkly pessimistic genres including thrillers, combat films, sci-fi, and horror that makes pre-9/11 films appear naive and optimistic. Hollywood 9/11 explores this transformation, critically examining everything from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to The Hurt Locker and placing the films in the context of both the socio-political scene and the history of cinema.
"Peter Decherney tells the story of Hollywood, from its nineteenth-century origins to the emergence of internet media empires. Using well-known movies, stars, and directors, the book shows that the elements we take to be a natural part of the Hollywood experience--stars, genre-driven storytelling, blockbuster franchises, etc.--are the product of cultural, political, and commercial forces"--
Follows the career of Caroline Sanford, a brilliant and beautiful newspaper publisher who leaves Washington to become a Hollywood producer and movie star in the 1920s. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
"One thing I’ve always liked about Hollywood is its zip, or speed. The whole industry depends to some extent on talent spotting. The hundreds of agents, studio executives, and producers who roam the streets of the city of Los Angeles let very little in the way of talent slip by." In this final installment of the memoir trilogy that includes Books and Literary Life, Larry McMurtry, "the master of the show-stopping anecdote" (O: The Oprah Magazine) turns his own keenly observing eye to his rollercoaster romance with Hollywood. As both the creator of numerous works successfully adapted by others for film and television (Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove, and the Emmy-nominated The Murder of Mary Phagan) and the author of screenplays including The Last Picture Show (with Peter Bogdanovich), Streets of Laredo, and the Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain (both with longtime writing partner Diana Ossana), McMurtry has seen all the triumphs and frustrations that Tinseltown has to offer a writer, and he recounts them in a voice unfettered by sentiment and yet tinged with his characteristic wry humor. Beginning with his sudden entrée into the world of film as the author of Horseman, Pass By—adapted into the Paul Newman–starring Hud in 1963—McMurtry regales readers with anecdotes that find him holding hands with Cybill Shepherd, watching Jennifer Garner’s audition tape, and taking lunch at Chasen’s again and again. McMurtry fans and Hollywood hopefuls alike will find much to cherish in these pages, as McMurtry illuminates life behind the scenes in America’s dream factory.
Hollywood Dirt, Hollywood Scandals, Hollywood Romance. Take A Walk Down Memory Lane With A Summary Of The Most Talked About Hollywood Stories From The Decade Of The New Millennium (2000-2010) Do you remember where you were when you heard that Michael Jackson died? Can you believe that was June of 2009. What about when it turned 2000. Remember all of the hype surrounding about Y2K? And is there any need to talk about what happened in 2001? Many people still have a difficult time watching any older TV re-runs, or a movie, that have 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, and all of the gossip websites, did not even exist at the start of that decade in 2000. That is why this book will be your fascinating trip down memory lane. Stories you will undoubtedly remember, and some you may have forgotten about. In chronological order. You won't believe where the time has gone. Some survived the scandal and are now even bigger celebrities like Robert Downey Jr. Others did not. The Biggest Hollywood Stories Of The Decade 2000 through 2010. Hollywood Cheating Scandals, Celebrity Sex Scandals, Celebrity Drug Scandals, Celebrities Arrested, Famous Celebrity Trials, Even Celebrities Arrested For Murder. This Book Also Has Quotes From The Celebrity When Available. Plus Video Clips When Available. And more. This is a very unique kindle guide. At the time it was created there were no other kindle books like it at all. However, it is a easy read. It is definitely not intended to be a Pulitzer Prize Novel. It's just entertainment. More like those Tabloid Magazines at grocery store checkout line. Click Cover For A Free Preview. Then Get Your Copy Now.
Hollywood marks the fifth episode in Gore Vidal's "Narratives of Empire," his celebrated series of six historical novels that form his extended biography of the United States. It is 1917, and President Woodrow Wilson is about to lead the country into the Great War in Europe. In California, a new industry is born that will irreversibly transform America. Caroline Sanford, the alluring heroine of Empire, discovers the power of moving pictures to manipulate reality as she vaults to screen stardom under the name of Emma Traxler. Just as Caroline must balance her two lives--West Coast movie star and East Coast newspaper publisher and senator's mistress--so too must America balance its two power centers: Hollywood and Washington. Here is history as only Gore Vidal can re-create it: brimming with intrigue and scandal, peopled by the greats of the silver screen and American politics. "Hollywood shimmers with the illusion of politics and the politics of illusion," wrote the Chicago Sun-Times. "A wonderfully literate and consistently impressive work of fiction that clearly belongs on a shelf with Vidal's best," said The New York Times Book Review. With a new Introduction by the author. From the Hardcover edition.
Filled with more than 50 never-before-seen celebrity photos, this first-person account of the Golden Years of Hollywood will enthrall readers as insider BUDD MOSS takes them on tour with Rita Hayworth, and behind the scenes of what made Hollywood tick, how the stars got plum roles, and who made big decisions. The backroom secrets of the movie world are all spelled out in "HOLLYWOOD"; the mechanisms of contracts, salaries, and how filmdom's deals were made. Preview copies of "HOLLYWOOD" have garnered rave reviews: Rona Barrett: "It has been 20 years since I hung up my pencils and microphone, but reading Budd Moss' fast-paced book "Hollywood" brought back many memories of how deals were made, and the heartbreaks. Budd was a top Hollywood agent who never gave up..." Robert Wagner: "I have always believed you have a deep spirit...it is a MUST read...I know it will be a bestseller this year."
Bukowski's alter ego, Henry Chinaski, returns, revelling in his eternal penchant for booze, women and horse-racing as he makes the precarious journey from poet to screenwriter. Based on Bukowski's experiences when working on the film Barfly, the absurdity and egotism of the film industry are laid bare in this deadpan, touching and funny glimpse into the endless negotiations and back-stabbings of La-la land. Hollywood is an irreverent roman - clef that serves up the beating heart of Hollywood with razor-sharp humour.