Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies!

Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies!

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by Stephen Schochet
     
 

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“A WILD, FUN RIDE THROUGH TINSEL TOWN, PAST AND PRESENT!”
-- Jan Wahl, KCBS AM/FM & KRON-TV

At high noon on a cold November day in 1974, sixty-seven-year-old John Wayne faced off with the staff of the Harvard Lampoon on the famous campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The students had issued their challenge by calling the beloved American…  See more details below

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“A WILD, FUN RIDE THROUGH TINSEL TOWN, PAST AND PRESENT!”
-- Jan Wahl, KCBS AM/FM & KRON-TV

At high noon on a cold November day in 1974, sixty-seven-year-old John Wayne faced off with the staff of the Harvard Lampoon on the famous campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The students had issued their challenge by calling the beloved American icon a fraud. Wayne, who had his new movie McQ to promote, responded by saying he would be happy to show his film in the pseudo-intellectual swamps of Harvard Square. After the screening, without writers, the former USC footballer delivered a classic performance. When one smart young man asked where he got his phony toupee, Wayne insisted the hair was real. It wasn't his, but it was real. The appreciative underclassmen loved him and after the Q and A session, they all sat down to dinner. Later Wayne, who was suffering greatly from both gout and the after effects of lung cancer (sadly the Duke only had five years to live), said that day at Harvard was the best time he ever had.


Just when you thought you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new book -- a special blend of biography, history and lore.

Hollywood Stories is packed with wild, wonderful short tales about famous stars, movies, directors and many others who have been a part of the world's most fascinating, unpredictable industry!

What makes the book unique is that the reader can go to any page and find a completely engaging and illuminating yarn. Sometimes people won't realize that they are reading about The Three Stooges or Popeye the Sailor until they come to the end of the story. The Midwest Book Review says Hollywood Stories is, "packed from cover to cover with fascinating tales."

Full of funny moments and twist endings, Hollywood Stories features an amazing, all-star cast of legendary characters and icons and will keep you totally entertained!

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Editorial Reviews

Paul Vogel
Hollywood has never been known to be boring. "Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies" tells the stories of the Hollywood legends and how they became their legends. To getting that first big break, violence, and pushing the envelope on depravity, "Hollywood Stories" is packed cover to cover with fascinating tales and proves to be quite the treasure trove of knowledge and trivia, highly recommended.
Sheila O'Connor
Don't look ahead to find out the identity of the crazed maniac who comes charging out at a tram full of tourists at Universal Studios dressed up like Norman Bates in drag. And who are the three ghostly figures hovering around Greta Garbo while she's trying to work? And Marlon Brando's antics to get out of learning his lines while acting are good for some belly laughs.
Betty Jo Tucker
Stephen Schochet has created a special treat for movie fans with his entertaining book, Hollywood Stories. Packed to the brim with amusing anecdotes about film icons and movie legends, this book is a must-read for anyone who enjoys discovering revealing information about film folks like John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp, Greta Garbo, Jack Nicholson, James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Debbie Reynolds, Judy Garland and many, many more.
FC Etier
“Promise you’ll never repeat what you just said to another living soul,” was Orson Welles’ reply when a fan pointed out an inconsistency in Citizen Kane. Stephen Shochet has filled 13 chapters with over 150 stories similar to the one referenced here. This Orson Welles story is about a paragraph long and takes up about a third of one page. Three stories fit on some pages and some take a bit more than one page.
Chris L
With stories of stars including those of Chaplin, Bill Murray, Ridley Scott, Forest Whitaker, Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, John Ford, Clint Eastwood, Walt Disney, Gene Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Peter O'Toole, nd even Leonard Nimoy, this book has them all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780963897275
Publisher:
Hollywood Stories Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.11(d)

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Meet the Author

A professional tour guide in Hollywood, Stephen Schochet has researched and told thousands of entertaining anecdotes for over twenty years. He is also the author and narrator of two audiobooks Tales of Hollywood and Fascinating Walt Disney. Tim Sika, host of the radio show Celluloid Dreams on KSJS in San Jose has called Stephen," The best storyteller about Hollywood we have ever heard."

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