Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites: Sixteen Driving Tours with Directions and the Full Story, from Tallulah Bankhead to River Phoenix

Overview

The deaths of film celebrities are sometimes even more fascinating than their lives. Hollywood visitors and natives are often drawn to sites of tragedy involving the rich, the beautiful, and the notorious. This book can make finding those locations simple.

These sixteen driving tours cover over 500 sites relating to celebrity deaths and scandals. Each tour covers a specific area of the world's film capital, from Sunset Strip to Bel Air, giving specific directions to each ...

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Overview

The deaths of film celebrities are sometimes even more fascinating than their lives. Hollywood visitors and natives are often drawn to sites of tragedy involving the rich, the beautiful, and the notorious. This book can make finding those locations simple.

These sixteen driving tours cover over 500 sites relating to celebrity deaths and scandals. Each tour covers a specific area of the world's film capital, from Sunset Strip to Bel Air, giving specific directions to each location on the tour. Sites include famous graves, like Rudolph Valentino's, where the Lady in Black made her annual pilgrimage for thirty years; houses and businesses said to be haunted by those as famous in death as they were in life; locations of famous murders and deaths, from William Desmond Taylor to John Belushi; and scandalous locations like the infamous Francis Brothel. Tips for safe and enjoyable touring are also included, and the tours allow everyone from the mildly curious to the completely morbid to find some of Hollywood's darkest corners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786401604
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 814,833
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

E.J. Fleming has been researching Hollywood for decades. He lives in Barrington, Illinois and has penned biographies of Carole Landis and Wallace Reid, among his other books about Hollywood culture.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Tour 1 Old Hollywoodland 5
Tour 2 Hollywood Central 35
Tour 3 Hollywood Hills 45
Tour 4 The Sunset Strip 56
Tour 5 West Hollywood 62
Tour 6 Hancock Park 70
Tour 7 Beverly Hills, Coldwater Canyon 79
Tour 8 Beverly Hills, Benedict Canyon 93
Tour 9 Beverly Hills Flats, South of Sunset 121
Tour 10 Bel Air 145
Tour 11 Westwood and Century City 155
Tour 12 Brentwood 168
Tour 13 Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica and Malibu 183
Tour 14 San Fernando Valley 202
Tour 15 Far San Fernando Valley 221
Tour 16 Locations Of Maps 224
Bibliography 255
Index 263
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2005

    Very helpful for scandal lovers!

    I love visiting celebrity graves and infamous locations so this book was perfect for me. Mr. Fleming provides a lot of useful information and directions so you don't miss a thing. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in Hollywood scandals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2000

    Buy This Book

    This book is like eating potato chips, once you start you just can't stop. Well researched and written in an easy to read style. Hundreds of fascinating stories not just about death, but insightful background on famous and obscure celebrities. Great pictures too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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