Haunted Hollywood: Tinseltown Terrors, Filmdom Phantoms, and Movieland Mayhem

Haunted Hollywood: Tinseltown Terrors, Filmdom Phantoms, and Movieland Mayhem

by Tom Ogden

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Haunted Hollywood: Tinseltown Terrors, Filmdom Phantoms, and Movieland Mayhem by Tom Ogden

Are phantoms “alive” and walking the streets of Tinseltown and beyond?
Hollywood. Film capital of the world. Haunted Hollywood brings together twenty-five stories that capture both the spirit—and the spirits—of Tinseltown. These tales concern historic landmarks, theaters, watering holes, hotels, and houses that are haunted by movie stars, television personalities, and other celebrities. You will be shivering in your seat as you read about all these and more:

• Film siren Jean Harlow died at only twenty-six, but many believe she's still “living” in her old home outside Beverly Hills.

• Elke Sommer, the German-born actress and artist, is convinced a ghost saved her life by waking her after her house caught fire. Who's to say?

• John Wayne has ridden off into the Final Sunset, but he apparently misses his private yacht. He's been known to come aboard from time to time. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493015771
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Haunted Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 783,660
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Tom Ogden, one of America’s most celebrated magicians, has twice been voted “Parlour Magician of the Year” and has received an astounding additional fourteen nominations at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has appeared on specials, such as The World’s Greatest Magic II (NBC) and The Great Magic of Las Vegas (FOX). Tom is the author of several books, including Haunted Highways and Haunted Theaters. He lives in Hollywood, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction x

Part 1 Famous Phantoms of Filmland 1

Chapter 1 The Pickfair Phantoms 2

Chapter 2 The Hot Toddy 11

Chapter 3 The Cowboy Spirit 20

Chapter 4 The Man from Beyond 29

Chapter 5 The Harlow Hauntings 41

Chapter 6 Webb of Mystery 50

Chapter 7 Pretty in Pink 59

Chapter 8 The Warning 67

Chapter 9 Faster than a Speeding Bullet 75

Chapter 10 The Duke Sets Sail 86

Part 2 Spirits of the Silver Screen 95

Chapter 11 He Walks the Forecourt 96

Chapter 12 In Vogue 108

Chapter 13 Warner at Work 115

Chapter 14 Playing the Palace 127

Chapter 15 The Hughes Haunting 137

Chapter 16 Without a Word 144

Chapter 17 The Man in the Bowler Hat 150

Part 3 Holly weird on Location 164

Chapter 18 Hollywoodland 165

Chapter 19 The Curse of Dona Petranilla 176

Chapter 20 The Phantom of The Pines 186

Chapter 21 From Here to Eternity 197

Chapter 22 Knickerbocker Holiday 206

Chapter 23 Funny Business 216

Chapter 24 Just an Illusion 223

Chapter 25 Forever and a Day 234

Appendix A "Boo"ks and Vide "OHs!" 241

Appendix B Map to the Stars' Haunts 250

Appendix C On Location 276

Appendix D Peek-A-Boo: Celebrity Encounters 288

About the Author 306

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