Dr. Calla Roberts has seen too much death, destruction and betrayal to ever believe in fairy tales or men who are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. Which is why LA Lawyer Alex Hardy irritates the crap out of her. He's a lawyer who practices radical honesty in a city famous for make believe. When an actor who thinks he can buy or cheat his way out of anything attempts to discredit Calla, Alex (with a crooked nose for trouble) champions her desperate cause. She slowly begins to think that good guys do exist, until she discovers Alex has lied about who he is, and who he loves.
Author: Julie Rowe
Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence
The real-life scandals of Hollywood's personalities rival any drama they bring to life on the silver screen. The Hollywood Scandal Almanac provides daily doses of high and low crimes, fraud and deceit, culled from Tinseltown's checkered past. The exploits of silent-era stars Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle are recounted, along with the midcentury misdeeds of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and the modern excesses of Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. This calendar of Hollywood transgressions has a sensational true tale for every day of the year. Join author Jerry Roberts on a tongue-in-cheek trip down a stormy memory lane filled with sneaky affairs, box-office bombs and careers cut short—sometimes by murder. It's a collection that proves the drama doesn't end when the credits roll.
12 Months of Sinister, Salacious and Senseless History!
Author: Jerry Roberts
Publisher: History Press
HE'S A HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR. SHE'S LITERALLY THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. One of Hollywood's A-listers, I have the movie industry in the palm of my hand. But if I'm going to stay at the top, my playboy image needs an overhaul. No more tabloid headlines. No more parties. And absolutely no more one night stands. Filming for my latest blockbuster takes place on the coast of Maine and I'm determined to stay out of trouble. But trouble finds me when I run into Lana Kelly. She doesn't recognize me, she's never heard of Matt Easton and my million dollar smile doesn't work on her. Ego shredded, I know I should keep my distance, but when I realize she's my neighbor I know I'm toast. There's no way I can resist temptation when it's ten yards away. She has a mouth designed for pleasure and legs that will wrap perfectly around my waist. She's movie star beautiful and her body is made to be mine. Getting Lana Kelly into my bed is harder than I'm used to. She's not interested in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but I'm determined to convince her the best place in the world is on the red carpet, holding my hand. I could have any woman in the world, but all I want is the girl next door.
Author: Louise Bay
Category: Man-woman relationships
One of Hollywood’s first scandals was nearly its last. 1936 looked like it would be a great year for the movie industry. With the economy picking up after the Great Depression, Americans everywhere were sitting in the dark watching the stars—and few stars shined as brightly as one of America’s most enduring screen favorites, Mary Astor. But Astor’s story wasn’t a happy one. She was born poor, and at the first sign that she could earn money, her parents grabbed the reins and the checks. Widowed at twenty-four, Mary Astor was looking for stability when she met and wed Dr. Franklyn Thorpe. But the marriage was rocky from the start; both were unfaithful, but they did not divorce until after Mary Astor gave birth to little Marylyn Thorpe. What followed was a custody battle that pushed The Spanish Civil War and Hitler’s 1936 Olympic Games off of the front pages all over America. Astor and Thorpe were both ruthless in their fight to gain custody of their daughter, but Thorpe held a trump card: the diaries that Mary Astor had been keeping for years. In these diaries, Astor detailed her own affairs as well as the myriad dalliances of some of Hollywood’s biggest names. The studio heads, longtime controllers of public perception, were desperate to keep such juicy details from leaking. With the complete support of the Astor family, including unlimited access to the photographs and memorabilia of Mary Astor’s estate, The Purples Diaries is a look at Hollywood’s Golden Age as it has never been seen before, as Egan spins a wildly absorbing yarn about a scandal that threatened to bring down the dream factory known as Hollywood.
Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s
Author: Joseph Egan
Publisher: Diversion Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Murders, suicides, unexplained deaths, scandalous romances, illegitimate children, cover-ups, and more, from the 1920s to Hollywood's Golden Age in the 1960s and right up to the present day. It covers over 60 scandals including: The Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Scandal; Clark Gable's Baby Scandals; The Rape of Patricia Douglas; The Life and Death of Jean Harlow; The Sudden Death of James Dean; Marilyn Monroe's Mysterious Death; John Belushi Dies at the Chateau Marmont; Madonna's Hollywood Stalker; Hugh Grant's Hollywood Scandal; Winona Ryder Is Arrested For Shoplifting; The Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie Love Triangle; The Tragic Life and Death of Anna Nicole Smith; The Life and Death of Michael Jackson; Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child; The Very Public Melt-Down of Charlie Sheen; The Rise and Fall of Whitney Houston; The Marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and many, many more.
Author: Michelle Morgan
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Performing Arts
For more than a century, people have been drawn to sites of tragedy involving the rich, beautiful and notorious of Hollywood. Tourists at the center of the movie universe flock to Rudolph Valentino’s grave, the house where Marilyn Monroe died, the “O.J. murders” condo, the hotel where John Belushi overdosed, a myriad of haunted mansions. In its extensively researched and enlarged second edition, this book tells the stories of these locations and makes finding them simple. Seventeen driving tours include more than 650 sites. Each tour covers a specific area, from Hollywood and the Sunset Strip to Brentwood and Malibu, covering the entire Los Angeles basin. Concise, easy-to-follow directions are given to each location with 145 photos and the fascinating story behind each stop.
Seventeen Driving Tours with Directions and the Full Story, 2d ed.
Author: E.J. Fleming
Category: Performing Arts
Gossip meets history—a compulsively readable collection of Hollywood's most notorious clashes and controversies in the spirit of Hollywood Babylon Believe it or not, America's fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ, Perez Hilton, Charlie Sheen's breakdown and allegations against Woody Allen. And the stars of yesteryear? They weren’t always the saints that we make them out to be. BuzzFeed columnist Anne Helen Petersen is here to set the record straight with Scandals of Classic Hollywood. Pulling little-known gems from the archives of film history, Petersen reveals eyebrow-raising information, including: The smear campaign against the original It Girl, Clara Bow, started by her best friend The heartbreaking story of Montgomery Clift’s rapid rise to fame, the car accident that destroyed his face, and the “long suicide” that followed Fatty Arbuckle's descent from Hollywood royalty, fueled by allegations of a boozy orgy turned violent assault Why Mae West was arrested and jailed for "indecency charges" And much more Part biography, part cultural history, these stories cover the stuff that films are made of: love, sex, drugs, illegitimate children, illicit affairs, and botched cover-ups. But it's not all just tawdry gossip in the pages of this book. The stories are all contextualized within the boundaries of film, cultural, political, and gender history, making for a read that will inform as it entertains. Based on Petersen's popular column on the Hairpin, but featuring 100% new content, Scandals of Classic Hollywood is sensationalism made smart.
Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema
Author: Anne Helen Petersen
Category: Social Science
Part of a series of books which examines real-life stories that have made newspaper headlines around the world, this looks at Hollywood scandal.
Author: John Marriot,Robin Cross
Publisher: Bounty Books
Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Gemma Halliday... Tina Bender is the gossip columnist at the infamous L.A. Informer tabloid. She knows everything about everyone who's anyone. And she's not afraid to print it. That is, until she receives a threatening note, promising, "If you don't stop writing about me, you're dead." Now her managing editor, Felix Dunn (from the High Heels Mysteries), has her teaming with a built bodyguard, a bubbly blonde, and an alcoholic obituary writer to uncover just which juicy piece of Hollywood gossip is worth killing over. **RITA AWARD NOMINEE** The Hollywood Headlines books: Hollywood Scandals - book #1 Hollywood Secrets - book #2 Hollywood Confessions - book #3 Hollywood Holiday - holiday short story Hollywood Deception - book #4 Hollywood Homicide - book #5 REVIEWS: "This first book in Halliday's new Hollywood Headlines series is a fun story with intriguing characters and a good mystery. The action is fast paced, the hero is delightful and the heroine is spunky and independent but smart enough to know when she needs help." - Romantic Times “(HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS) is fresh, funny, and has just enough heart to balance the snark.” - All About Romance "Gemma Halliday's witty, entertaining writing style shines through in her new book! I look forward to seeing lots more of Tina as this series continues. A fun read!" - Fresh Fiction
Hollywood Headlines Mysteries book #1
Author: Gemma Halliday
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Hollywood Dirt, Hollywood Scandals, Hollywood Romance. Take A Walk Down Memory Lane With A Summary Of The Most Talked About Hollywood Stories From The Decade Of The New Millennium (2000-2010) Do you remember where you were when you heard that Michael Jackson died? Can you believe that was June of 2009. What about when it turned 2000. Remember all of the hype surrounding about Y2K? And is there any need to talk about what happened in 2001? Many people still have a difficult time watching any older TV re-runs, or a movie, that have scenes in it from New York with the World Trade Towers clearly showing in the background. Yet despite that, the Hollywood Scandals kept rolling on. And they continued, non stop, through the whole decade. Also, keep in mind that the internet was nothing like it is today. TMZ, and all of the gossip websites, did not even exist at the start of that decade in 2000. That is why this book will be your fascinating trip down memory lane. Stories you will undoubtedly remember, and some you may have forgotten about. In chronological order. You won't believe where the time has gone. Some survived the scandal and are now even bigger celebrities like Robert Downey Jr. Others did not. The Biggest Hollywood Stories Of The Decade 2000 through 2010. Hollywood Cheating Scandals, Celebrity Sex Scandals, Celebrity Drug Scandals, Celebrities Arrested, Famous Celebrity Trials, Even Celebrities Arrested For Murder. This Book Also Has Quotes From The Celebrity When Available. Plus Video Clips When Available. And more. This is a very unique kindle guide. At the time it was created there were no other kindle books like it at all. However, it is a easy read. It is definitely not intended to be a Pulitzer Prize Novel. It's just entertainment. More like those Tabloid Magazines at grocery store checkout line. Click Cover For A Free Preview. Then Get Your Copy Now.
Hollywood Scandals, Hollywood Dirt, Hollywood Romance, and Hollywood Stories. the Top Celebrity News of the Decade 2000-2010
Author: Gina Ford
If you have ever wondered what made Hollywood the Sin City of the world during the 1920s and how it finally cleaned itself up, this book will reveal some of the startling answers. Why is it that Hollywood stars, who seem to have everything -- money, fame, love -- find it necessary to take to the needle, booze, and the "dolls"? What is it about the "town" -- the industry -- that uses up talent as if it were some kind of stone object, without feelings, emotions, and driving ambitions, which finally is responsible for the destruction of its most important products? Is it the town or the touch of "talent" that drives the "beautiful people" towards escape through fast sex, wild parties, and the "happy pills"?
Author: Charles Nuetzel
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Gorgeous, no-nonsense Willow Ryan is ready to learn the truth about her father. In need of help, she hires Steve Hart, a hunky private detective who specializes in locating missing persons. Much to Steve's chagrin, Willow is determined to participate in the investigation and shadows his every move. Before long, the intrepid pair are entangled in more passion and scandal than either bargained for as mutual desire and the truth about Willow's father and her shadowed past comes eerily to light. AWARDS: RITA Finalist REVIEWS: "A fast-paced tale of love, betrayal, and murder... and delicious romantic tension to keep us turning those pages!" ~Romantic Times "A beautiful, heartwarming story with just enough mystery and other-worldly events to keep the story moving at a brisk pace." ~Rendezvous THE HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS, in series order Lovers & Strangers Seduced & Betrayed Passion & Scandal OTHER TITLES by Candace Schuler One Night With You (The Heart of the City, Book 1) The Night Remembers (Heart of the City, Book 2) All Night Long (Heart of the City, Book 3)
Author: Candace Schuler
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
a century of film scandal
Author: Adrienne L. McLean,David A. Cook
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Hollywood insider dishes the dirt on some of the biggest names in the film industry, including Bob Crane, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Judy Garland, Errol Flynn, and Winona Ryder, to name just a few, covering thirty-two of the biggest scandals in tinseltown. Original. 10,000 first printing.
The Shocking, Often Disgraceful Deeds and Affairs of More Than 100 American Movie and TV Idols
Author: James Robert Parish
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Biography & Autobiography
THE HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS is a trio of two-act plays by Hollywood biographer, historian, screenwriter and playwright Michael B. Druxman, each inspired by one of the most sordid events ever to shock the Movieland community. Filled with rampant sex, suicides and even murder, these three black comedies present Tinseltown at its darkest. B MOVIE tells of the Franchot Tone/Barbara Payton/Tom Neal affair, a torrid and violent triangle that exploded in the early 1950s and kept giving the tabloid press spicy items for well over a decade. Rex Harrison is the central character of SEXY REXY, a brilliant "Henry Higgins" in MY FAIR LADY, but totally disliked by his show business colleagues. Harrison's career was almost destroyed in the 1940s when his mistress, actress Carole Landis, committed suicide, an act that was repeated years later by a former wife, actress Rachel Roberts. LANA & JOHNNY WERE LOVERS deals with perhaps the most sensational celebrity scandal of the 20th century, the affair between movie queen Lana Turner and mobster Johnny Stompanato, who met his violent end in 1958 at the hand of Turner's teenage daughter. The plays utilize simple costumes and props, and are designed to be staged on a single setting, with shifts in lighting to denote changes in time and place.
Three Plays about Tinseltown's Dark Side
Author: Michael B. Druxman