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Hollywood myths : the shocking truths behind film's most incredible secrets and scandals

Author: Joe Williams; Dennis Pernu; Grace Labatt
Publisher: Minneapolis : MBI Pub. Co. and Voyageur Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Hollywood myths, veteran film critic Joe Williams dissects the film industry's biggest myths and rumors, from the dawn of the silver screen to the twenty-first century. Myths discussed pertain to superstars, power couples, groundbreaking films, and the industry itself"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Williams; Dennis Pernu; Grace Labatt
ISBN: 9780760342411 0760342415
OCLC Number: 780063856
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Legendary stars. Charlie Chaplin ; Rudolph Valentino ; Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle ; Jean Harlow ; John Wayne ; Humphrey Bogart ; Montgomery Clift ; Marlon Brando ; Jerry Lewis ; Elvis Presley ; Woody Allen ; Harrison Ford ; Arnold Schwarzenegger ; Eddie Murphy ; Tom Cruise --
Odd couples. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers ; Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn ; Bob Hope and Bing Crosby ; Cary Grant and Randolph Scott ; Rock Hudson and Jim Nabors ; Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton ; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie --
The final curtain. Peg Entwistle ; James Dean ; George Reeves ; Carl Switzer ; Marilyn Monroe ; Sharon Tate ; Sal Mineo ; Jean Seberg ; Jayne Mansfield ; Natalie Wood ; John Belushi ; Heath Ledger --
Mythic movies. The Great Train Robbery ; The Birth of a Nation ; The Jazz Singer ; The Wizard of Oz ; Gone with the Wind ; Citizen Kane ; Casablanca ; It's a Wonderful Life ; The Graduate ; The Godfather ; Jaws ; Star Wars ; Titanic --
The movie industry. Hollywood, California, USA ; Foreign markets ; Drive-in movies ; The popcorn business ; The audience ; The critics ; The ratings system ; 3-D ; The Academy Awards.
Responsibility: Joe Williams ; [editors: Dennis Pernu and Grace Labatt].
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"In Hollywood myths, veteran film critic Joe Williams dissects the film industry's biggest myths and rumors, from the dawn of the silver screen to the twenty-first century. Myths discussed pertain to superstars, power couples, groundbreaking films, and the industry itself"--Provided by publisher.

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