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Last night at the Viper Room : River Phoenix and the Hollywood he left behind

Author: Gavin Edwards
Publisher: New York : It Books, an imprint of HaperCollins Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In Last Night at the Viper Room, acclaimed author and journalist Gavin Edwards vividly recounts the life and tragic death of acclaimed actor River Phoenix--a teen idol on the fast track to Hollywood royalty who died of a drug overdose in front of West Hollywood's storied club, the Viper Room, at the age of 23. Last Night at the Viper Room explores the young star's life, including his childhood in Venezuela growing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: River Phoenix; River Phoenix
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Edwards
ISBN: 9780062273154 0062273159 9780062313867 006231386X
OCLC Number: 852259499
Description: xiv, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: "When you're young, you just accept what grown-ups tell you" --
"I'm going to be famous" --
"An excuse to get that far out of your head" --
"We're all worth millions of planets and stars and galaxies and universes" --
"Barreling through someone's psychosis" --
"I don't want you to die" --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Gavin Edwards.

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18-year-old River Phoenix took Hollywood by storm when he starred in Stand By Me, and soon won an Oscar nomination for Running on Empty. Yet, on October 31, 1993, at the age of 23, he died of a drug  Read more...

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