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Their First Time in the Movies
     

Their First Time in the Movies

by Les Krantz
 
This is a unique package for movie lovers—a handsome 160-page hardcover book with over 300 rare photographs, plus a 60 minute documentary with over 30 rare movie clips on both DVD and VHS video. This book / DVD / video package will excite anyone who moves movie lovers and movie stars. It includes Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Brad Pitt, Robert

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This is a unique package for movie lovers—a handsome 160-page hardcover book with over 300 rare photographs, plus a 60 minute documentary with over 30 rare movie clips on both DVD and VHS video. This book / DVD / video package will excite anyone who moves movie lovers and movie stars. It includes Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Brad Pitt, Robert DeNiro, John Wayne, and many many more.

By day he was a Memphis truck driver who hated his job and aspired to become an electrical repairman. But young Elvis Presley had another dream, and in 1954 he stepped into the studio at Sun Records to say goodbye to driving trucks forever. Within two years, he was not only a recording star but a film star as well. The King was born.

When he arrived in Hollywood from his home in Missouri determined to make it, he found work at a Mexican restaurant wearing a chicken costume. But when Brad Pitt landed his first acting gig in Dallas it was in the role of the boyfriend of Priscilla Presley's on-screen daughter.

The road to stardom is filled with odd detours and some spectacular potholes. Their First Time in the Movies charts that crazy journey and the moment, the very edge of stardom, when some of our best-loved stars began to glimmer. We all know the Marilyn Monroe of Some Like it Hot and the Clark Gable of Gone with the Wind. Everyone remembers Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull, Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. But before they were stars they were hopefuls with talent, determination, and often an uncanny gift for following their illustrious destinies.

Now, for the first time ever, the first performances—in the movies—of over 30 top stars are collected on one video tape, complemented by a beautifully designed book that tells the stories of these stars, and 70 others, on their way to the top. It is a remarkable showcase of the raw talent that made our top entertainers the enduring stars they are.

Author Biography: Les Krantz is the author of numerous books includingWhat the Odds Are, The Jobs Rated Almanac, and World Almanac Job Finder's Guide. He is also the editor and pubisher of the acclaimed American Art Series and co-author of The Art of the Market.

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Philadelphia Inquirer
The image-intensive book contains photographs of a tiny Mickey Rooney in an adult�s suit, a sloe-eyes Cary Grant, and a blond bathing beauty named Bette Davis. The accompanying one-hour documentary, in video and DVD formats is a narrated collection of film clips from about 40 star�s earliest debuts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585671984
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Edition description:
BOOK, VIDEO & DVD SET
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.93(w) x 11.47(h) x 1.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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