Beneath the Hollywood Tinsel
provides a unique and fascinating look at the human side of Hollywood's greatest stars. The stars featured include: Hedda Hopper, Lew Ayres, Orson Welles, Burt Lancaster, Doris Day, Robert Montgomery, Claudette Colbert, Art Linkletter, Ava Gardner, Ann Blyth, William Bendix, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Van Heflin, William Powell, Loretta Young, Errol Flynn, Hugh O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Jimmy Stewart, Audie Murphy, Peter Lorre, Charles Coburn, Ray Milland, Gary Grant, Claude Rains, David Niven, Robert Taylor, Alfred Hitchcock, John Wayne, Joan Crawford, Richard Burton . . . and many more.
Bob Rains started his career in the entertainment industry on April 1, 1946 with International Pictures, a small independent company that released its films through R.K.O. Mr. Rains saw all of the changes, both at Universal and in Hollywood, from his vantage point in the publicity, promotion, and advertising department, except for a brief stint as Assistant Head of Casting. It was from this unique perspective that he gathered together the stories of the Hollywood he knew, and wrote them down in Beneath the Hollywood Tinsel.