The Hollywood Book of Lists: From Great Performances and Romantic Epics to Bad Remakes and Miscasting Debacles

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The Hollywood Book of Lists provides an entertaining and irresistible look at all the things Tinsel Town is famous for-the movie stars and movies, Hollywood scandals, outlandish overspending, and plenty of behind-the-screen secrets.

There are nearly 100 fascinating lists of Hollywood trivia, facts, and ...

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Overview

The Hollywood Book of Lists provides an entertaining and irresistible look at all the things Tinsel Town is famous for-the movie stars and movies, Hollywood scandals, outlandish overspending, and plenty of behind-the-screen secrets.

There are nearly 100 fascinating lists of Hollywood trivia, facts, and lore, including:

  • a.k.a.: The Real Names of Hollywood Celebrities
  • 127 Hollywood Suicides of the Past Fifty Years
  • The "Movie Based on TV Shows" list
  • The Feature Film Debuts of 3 Best Actor Academy Award Winners
  • 7 Decades of "Best Picture" at a Glance
  • The American Film Institute's 100 Greatest American Movies
  • Whacked: Mob Movies and TV Series
  • 85 Actresses and Their Most Memorable Nude Scenes
  • 85 Celebrities and Their Pets
  • Baseball Movies
  • Football Movies
  • Pop John Paul II's Top 10 Picks
  • And Much, Much More!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806522128
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: "So, where's your hose, Mr. Lombardo?" and Other Reasons to Love Hollywood xiii
16 Celebrity Nicknames 3
7 Decades of "Best Pictures" at a Glance 4
The "Movies About Game Shows" List 8
For your consideration ... An Introduction to the "A to Z" Lists 8
The "A" List 10
62 Movie Stars and the Jobs They Held Before They Became Movie Stars 10
23 Beloved Cult Movie Stars 13
The "Abbott & Costello" Movie List 16
The "B" List 17
The 20 Top-Grossing Films 18
The 100 Most Influential People in the History of the Movies 19
The "C" List 23
Woody Allen's 10 Best Movies (So Far) 25
Joe Pesci's Greatest Role 27
The "Movies That Have Something to Do With Food or Have Food in Their Title" List 29
The "D" List 30
73 Movies Starring the Stars of Friends 31
The "Movies Based on TV Shows" List 34
The "E" List 36
86 Horror and Science Fiction Series 37
155 Hollywood Deaths 52
The "F" List 62
17 Questions With Director Mick Garris 63
... to ashes: 66 Movie Stars and Celebrities Who Were Cremated 72
The "G" List 82
The Feature Film Debuts of 30 Best Actor Academy Award Winners 84
The "Movies About Monkeys" List 91
The "H" List 91
64 Signs That Saturday Night Live Might Be Cursed 93
People Magazine's 25 Best and Worst Selling Issues 96
The "I" List 98
Money for Nothing: The Values of 223 Movie Stars' Signed Photos 99
a.k.a.: The Real Names of Hollywood Celebrities 103
The "J" List 122
127 Hollywood Suicides of the Past Fifty Years 123
41 Directors Who Have Cameos in Their Own Movies 130
40 Alfred Hitchcock Cameos 134
The "K" List 137
People Magazine's 18 Beatles Covers, 1975-1998 138
The "Movies About Classical Composers" List 142
The "L" List 143
Reel Holy: Pope John Paul II's Top 10 Movies 144
The "M" List 150
The American Film Institute's 100 Greatest American Movies 152
People Magazine's 86 "Movie" Covers 157
18 Movies About the Holocaust 162
The "N" List 163
34 Actors and 1 Actress Who Have Played the President of the United States 164
44 Models Who Act 166
The "O" List 169
Singles: 30 Actors Who Directed One Film 170
47 Terrific Christmas Movies 183
The "P" List 189
Whacked!: 7 Mob Movies and 1 Mob TV Series 190
"Directed by Alan Smithee": A List of 43 Hollywood Embarrassments 193
46 Blaxploitation Movies (and 2 Honorable Mentions) 200
The "Q" List 201
Oscar Upsets? 15 Best Picture Academy Awards That Might Raise Eyebrows Today 202
The Feature Film Debuts of 23 Best Actress Academy Award Winners 204
The "R" List 210
People Magazine's 14 Sexiest Men (and 1 Sexiest Couple) Alive 211
The "Movies With Memorable (for a Multitude of Reasons!) Bathroom Scenes" List 213
The "S" List 214
21 Robin Williams Movies 216
The "T" List 216
47 Things You May Not Know About Some of the Biggest Movies of All Time 217
How Hollywood Can Change $20 Million Into $4 Million in 17 Easy Steps 224
35 Really, Really, Really Long Movies 226
The "U" List 227
The "Movies About Mummies" List 228
67 Admitted TV and Movie Star Alcoholics 229
The "V" List 231
85 Actresses and Their Most Memorable Nude Scenes 232
The "Transvestites and Transsexuals" Movie List 249
The "W" List 249
It's All Relative: 154 Hollywood Family Connections 251
85 Celebrities and Their Pets 258
The "Y" List 262
30 Great Music Documentaries and Concert Films 263
167 Memorable Musical Movies 264
The "Z" List 267
Baseball Movies 268
Football Movies 268
The Current Occupations of the 6 Brady Bunch Kids 269
Premiere Magazine's 25 "Most Dangerous" Movies 269
Hollywood and Movie Web Sites 271
About the Author 273
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