At high noon on a cold November day in 1974, sixty-seven-year-old John Wayne faced off with the staff of the Harvard Lampoon on the famous campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The students had issued their challenge by calling the beloved American icon a fraud. Wayne, who had his new movie McQ to promote, responded by saying he would be happy to show his film in the pseudo-intellectual swamps of Harvard Square. After the screening, without writers, the former USC footballer delivered a classic performance. When one smart young man asked where he got his phony toupee, Wayne insisted the hair was real. It wasn't his, but it was real. The appreciative underclassmen loved him and after the Q and A session, they all sat down to dinner. Later Wayne, who was suffering greatly from both gout and the after effects of lung cancer (sadly the Duke only had five years to live), said that day at Harvard was the best time he ever had.
Just when you thought you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new book -- a special blend of biography, history and lore.
Hollywood Stories is packed with wild, wonderful short tales about famous stars, movies, directors and many others who have been a part of the world's most fascinating, unpredictable industry!
What makes the book unique is that the reader can go to any page and find a completely engaging and illuminating yarn. Sometimes people won't realize that they are reading about The Three Stooges or Popeye the Sailor until they come to the end of the story. The Midwest Book Review says Hollywood Stories is, "packed from cover to cover with fascinating tales."
Full of funny moments and twist endings, Hollywood Stories features an amazing, all-star cast of legendary characters and icons and will keep you totally entertained!
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312 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About The Stars And Legends Of The MoviesReview:
"Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! is a treasure trove for the casual reader looking for a few quick reads as well as the serious fan looking for information" --Blog Critics, July 26th 2010
Hollywood Stories is a thoroughly entertaining read. With many humorous parts, you find yourself laughing out loud, feeling connected with the individual being presented. --Book Pleasres, July 28th 2010
This is the perfect kind of book to read in bits and pieces, and great for when you want to relax and not think too much about a storyline. This book would be appreciated by anyone who enjoys celebrity stories or just those who enjoy some light reading. --Mom Knows it All June 22, 2011
I give this book a MUST READ rating for all you entertainment junkies!!! --Daniel L. Carter Oct. 30 2011
"Hollywood Stories" is a very well-organized book with fifteen chapters, thirteen of which are dedicated to the stories Schochet researched and compiled. It can be opened to any page and the reader will find an interesting, if not, hilarious tidbit about Hollywood. It is so jammed pack with trivia, you won't stumble upon the same story twice! --Bella Online
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