The Show Biz Life: An Anecdotal History of Stage, Screen, and Television

The Show Biz Life: An Anecdotal History of Stage, Screen, and Television

by Robert Hendrickson
     
 

This fascinating compendium of show biz lore raises the curtain on the lives of those who have made their names on the glittering stage of the silver screen, from ancient thespians to today's megastars. The Show Biz Life offers an astonishing wealth of both little-known facts and classic tales about:

  • The lives and loves of the stars of Hollywood's

Overview

This fascinating compendium of show biz lore raises the curtain on the lives of those who have made their names on the glittering stage of the silver screen, from ancient thespians to today's megastars. The Show Biz Life offers an astonishing wealth of both little-known facts and classic tales about:

  • The lives and loves of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age
  • The greatest actors of all time
  • Truly bad actors of yesterday and today
  • Acting dynasties such as the Booths, the Barrymores, and the Fondas
  • Murders most foul—off and on the stage
  • Animal actors and movie monsters
  • Stories behind the Oscars and other prestigious awards
  • Colorful behind-the-scenes characters—demanding directors, eccentric makeup artists, daring stuntmen and stuntwomen, overbearing stage mothers, and much, much more

A treasure trove of insightful biographies, amusing anecdotes, lighthearted lists, revealing statistics, and quirky quips, quizzes, and quotes, The Show Biz Life will endlessly entertain and enlighten every fan of theatre, movies, and television.

About the Author:

Robert Hendrickson is the author of The Literary Life and Other Curiosities and many other books. His stories and articles have appeared in numerious magazines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809230839
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 10.27(h) x 1.38(d)

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