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The Hollywood Book of Death : The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2002

    Fascinating details makes for an absorbing read

    The Hollywood Book of Death is a very compelling book¿covering not only the high profile celebrity deaths (River Phoenix, Phil Hartman), but also lesser-known and forgotten stars. Murders, as well as puzzling and accidental deaths, suicides, drug- and alcohol-related, and many notable deaths from natural causes. The appendices are also helpful, providing a very comprehensive necrology of show biz personalities and where they are buried. But it¿s more than lists. I found reading the individual stories to be very absorbing. I bought the book for my interest in only one or two of the people covered, but found myself drawn in to reading more and more of the interesting and often bizarre tales of Hollywood deaths. Some will be familiar to you, but the author has uncovered even more details of those well publicized cases than you probably knew before. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2002

    A work of great scholarship and detail...

    James Robert Parish has taken scores of lives of the famous and near-famous and condensed them into a very readable and enjoyable collection, one which often surprises, as well as informs. This will prove to be a great reference book, as well as a fascinating read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2002

    Well done chronology

    James Robert Parish's new book is a treasure trove of information on the passing of some 125 entertainment personalities. Each entry is well researched and entertainingly written. It is valuable for both movie fans and researchers. The necrology of 6,000 names is helpful to genealogists as well as film buffs. A definite plus for the library of any movie book collector or public libaries in general.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2001

    Another Great Book By James Robert Parish

    This is certainly another great follow-up to Parish's previous books on the subject. A book by James Robert Parish is always a winner!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2001

    HOLLYWOOD FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

    THIS IS A FASCINATING LOOK AT HOLLYWOOD FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. A GREAT LOOK AT MANY NAMES FROM THE MOVIES AND TV WHO HAVE PASSED ON OFTEN BEFORE THEIR TIMES AND THROUGH TRAGIC SITUATIONS. THE DEATHS ARE GROUPED ACCORDING TO THE WAYS THEY DIED, SUCH AS ACCIDENTS OR SUICIDE, BUT WE ALSO SEE THE HIGH-POINTS OF CAREERS THAT WERE OFTEN CUT TOO SHORT. I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED THE LISTING OF ALL THE CELEBRITIES ACCORDING TO WHICH CEMETARY THEY ARE BURIED IN. IT IS ALSO WELL ILLUSTRATED AND VERY READABLE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2001

    A captivating, special look at Hollywood Stars

    This is a unique, fascinating and incredibly useful grouping of information about the deaths (and lives) of Holywood stars over the years. Now, as a reader or a researcher, you can get in one book source where stars are buried, when they died and what happened in a lot of the more spectacular or odd endings fo some of these stars. This is one of the best pop culture reference books in recent years, but it is more than that. It is entertaining as well, as it illuminates Hollywood lives and culture over the years.

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