Van Johnson s Hollywood

Filename: van-johnson-s-hollywood.pdf
ISBN: 0985225645
Release Date: 2016-11-23
Number of pages: 128
Author: Schuyler Johnson
Publisher: Shannongrove Press, Incorporated

Download and read online Van Johnson s Hollywood in PDF and EPUB A rare view of Hollywood's Golden Age as seen through the private family album of MGM's top box office draw in the 1940s, Van Johnson A must-have for fans of Hollywood's golden age of film, theater and television Candid images of some of the biggest stars off screen, and filled with anecdotes of life in Hollywood In 1947 and 1948, Van Johnson was MGM's top male box office draw. "On screen he was the Pied Piper; Elizabeth Taylor's lover, he was a war pilot with Spencer Tracy," writes his friend and decorator Carleton Varney in the introduction for Van Johnson's Hollywood: A Family Album. Along the way, his wife, Evie Wynn Johnson, an amateur shutterbug captured behind- the-scenes images of their friends, some of Hollywood's most famous stars, such as Gary Cooper, Judy Garland, and Humphrey Bogart on the road, on the set, around the pool, and at their Hollywood home. She put together these casual and candid images in a family album that has never been published before. Their daughter, Schuyler adds her memories to this unique document of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Van Johnson

Filename: van-johnson.pdf
ISBN: 1604737077
Release Date: 2009-09-28
Number of pages: 280
Author: Davis, Ronald L.
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Download and read online Van Johnson in PDF and EPUB The only full-length biography of this immensely popular screen star of the 1940s and 1950s

Van Johnson

Filename: van-johnson.pdf
ISBN: 149680385X
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Number of pages: 280
Author: Ronald L. Davis

Download and read online Van Johnson in PDF and EPUB The only full-length biography of this immensely popular screen star of the 1940s and 1950s

Van Johnson

Filename: van-johnson.pdf
ISBN: 1604737077
Release Date: 2009-09-28
Number of pages: 280
Author: Davis, Ronald L.
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Download and read online Van Johnson in PDF and EPUB The only full-length biography of this immensely popular screen star of the 1940s and 1950s

We Will Always Live in Beverly Hills

Filename: we-will-always-live-in-beverly-hills.pdf
ISBN: 0140159746
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Number of pages: 285
Author: Ned Wynn
Publisher: Penguin Mass Market

Download and read online We Will Always Live in Beverly Hills in PDF and EPUB Ned Wynn is the son of film actor Keenan Wynn, and the grandson of immortal movie and radio comedian Ed Wynn. He was doted on in his childhood by the likes of Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, and Tyrone Power. In this lively, poignant memoir, Wynn recounts growing up in Hollywood's privileged inner circle. 28 photographs.

Budding Prospects

Filename: budding-prospects.pdf
ISBN: 9781101573860
Release Date: 1990-05-01
Number of pages: 336
Author: T.C. Boyle
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Budding Prospects in PDF and EPUB An “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times) novel about the adventures of three men who move to Northern California to grow marijuana, soon to be a comedy series streaming on Amazon All Felix Nasmyth and friends have to do is harvest a crop of Cannabis Sativa and half a million tax-free dollars will be theirs. But they haven't reckoned on nosy Northern California-style neighbors, torrential rain, demands of the flesh, and Felix's improbable new love, a wayward sculptress on whose behalf he undertakes a one-man vendetta against a drug-busting state trooper named Jerpbak. As their deal escalates through crises into nightmare, their dreams of easy money get nipped in the bud.


Filename: liz.pdf
ISBN: 9781439191903
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Number of pages: 544
Author: C. David Heymann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Liz in PDF and EPUB Elizabeth Taylor's own story was more dramatic than any part she ever played on the screen. C. David Heymann brings her magnificently to life in this acclaimed biography--updated with a new chapter covering her final years. She was an icon, one of the most watched, photographed, and gossiped-about personalities of our time. Child star, daughter of a controlling stage mother, Oscar-winning actress, seductress and eight-time wife, mother of four children and grandmother of ten, champion of funding for AIDS research, purveyor of perfumes and jewelry, close friend of celebrities and tycoons—Elizabeth Taylor, for almost eight decades, played most completely, beautifully, cunningly, flamboyantly, and scandalously her greatest role of all: herself. The basis of an Emmy Award-nominated miniseries, Liz portrays Taylor’s life and career in fascinating, revealing detail and includes an additional new chapter, bringing her beloved fans up to date on her final years. By way of more than a thousand interviews with stars, directors, producers, designers, friends, family, business associates, and employees and through extensive research among previously disclosed court, business, medical, and studio documents, bestselling author Heymann reminds readers of her very public escapades and unveils her most private moments. Here are the highs and lows of her film career and the intimate circumstances of her marriages to Nicky Hilton, Michael Wilding, Mike Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton, Senator John Warner, and Larry Fortensky. Here, too, is the truth about Taylor’s father and her friendships with leading men Montgomery Clift, James Dean, and Rock Hudson, as well as with the eccentric Malcolm Forbes and Michael Jackson. From her illnesses, injuries, weight issues, and battles against drug and alcohol, to her sexual exploits, diamond-studded adventures, and tumultuous love affairs, this is the enormously contradictory and glamorous life of Hollywood’s last great star.

Hollywood Musicals Year by Year

Filename: hollywood-musicals-year-by-year.pdf
ISBN: 0634007653
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 392
Author: Stanley Green
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

Download and read online Hollywood Musicals Year by Year in PDF and EPUB A chronologically arranged reference book on the Hollywood musical, with each entry including pertinent facts about a film and a brief essay about the plot and production. Includes hundreds of black & white stills.

Hollywood Genres and Post war America

Filename: hollywood-genres-and-post-war-america.pdf
ISBN: 1850438153
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 219
Author: Mike Chopra-Gant
Publisher: I.B.Tauris

Download and read online Hollywood Genres and Post war America in PDF and EPUB American culture after the end of World War II has been characterized by an abiding pessimism most clearly manifested in the film noirs of the period. Mike Chopra-Gant challenges this "noir and Zeitgeist" reading and proposes that the view of American cinema and society it develops relies on a retrospective re-imagining of the era, based on the erroneous promotion of selected movies. His vigorous revisionist account of the films and culture of the period also challenges traditional approaches to genre, to masculinity and the family, by focusing on key themes in the most popular films in terms of box office revenues, including Best Years of Our Lives, Night and Day, Scarlet Street and Gilda.

Predictive Policing

Filename: predictive-policing.pdf
ISBN: 9780833081551
Release Date: 2013-09-23
Number of pages: 186
Author: Walt L. Perry
Publisher: Rand Corporation

Download and read online Predictive Policing in PDF and EPUB Predictive policing is the use of analytical techniques to identify targets for police intervention with the goal of preventing crime, solving past crimes, or identifying potential offenders and victims. These tools are not a substitute for integrated approaches to policing, nor are they a crystal ball. This guide assesses some of the most promising technical tools and tactical approaches for acting on predictions in an effective way.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Filename: thirty-seconds-over-tokyo.pdf
ISBN: 9781574885545
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Ted W. Lawson
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

Download and read online Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo in PDF and EPUB The author tells about his part in the bombing of Tokyo on the Doolittle raid of April 18, 1942.

Full Service

Filename: full-service.pdf
ISBN: 9780802194763
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Number of pages: 288
Author: Scotty Bowers
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online Full Service in PDF and EPUB Newly discharged from the Marines after World War II, Scotty Bowers arrived in Hollywood in 1946. Young, charismatic, and strikingly handsome, he quickly caught the eye of many of the town’s stars and starlets. He began sleeping with some himself, and connecting others with his coterie of young, attractive, and sexually free-spirited friends. His own lovers included Edith Piaf, Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, and the abdicated King of England Edward VIII, and he arranged tricks or otherwise crossed paths with Tennessee Williams, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, Gloria Swanson, Noël Coward, Mae West, James Dean, Rock Hudson and J. Edgar Hoover, to name but a few. Full Service is not only a fascinating chronicle of Hollywood’s sexual underground, but also exposes the hypocrisy of the major studios, who used actors to propagate a myth of a conformist, sexually innocent America knowing full well that their stars’ personal lives differed dramatically from this family-friendly mold. As revelation-filled as Hollywood Babylon, Full Service provides a lost chapter in the history of the sexual revolution and is a testament to a man who provided sex, support, and affection to countless people.

Be Frank with Me

Filename: be-frank-with-me.pdf
ISBN: 9781782399193
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Number of pages: 123
Author: Julia Claiborne Johnson
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

Download and read online Be Frank with Me in PDF and EPUB For some boys fitting in means standing out Meet Frank - he isn't like other kids. Intrepid explorer, sartorial connoisseur; he's as strange as he is brilliant. But Frank discovers the hard way that people don't like brilliant and they hate strange. What Frank longs for - aside from a father - is a friend. Meet Mimi - a reclusive literary legend and mother to Frank. Mimi has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years, keeping her secrets and hiding Frank from a cruel world. Until Alice. Meet Alice - the level-headed young woman charged with looking after Mimi's unusual son. In so doing, Alice discovers what it really means to love someone. And she finds a part of herself she never knew was missing. Funny, poignant and unforgettable, this novel - like Frank - is a one-off creation you'll fall in love with.

Guts Glory

Filename: guts-glory.pdf
ISBN: 0813190185
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 748
Author: Lawrence H. Suid
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Download and read online Guts Glory in PDF and EPUB Southern Music/American Music is the first book to investigate the facets of American music from the South and the many popular forms that emerged from it. In this substantially revised and updated edition, Bill C. Malone and David Stricklin bring this classic work into the twenty-first century, including new material on recent phenomena such as the huge success of the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and the renewed popularity of Southern music, as well as important new artists Lucinda Williams, Alejandro Escovedo, and the Dixie Chicks, among others. Extensive bibliographic notes and a new suggested listening guide complete this essential study.

Janet Leigh

Filename: janet-leigh.pdf
ISBN: 9781476600499
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Number of pages: 260
Author: Michelangelo Capua
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online Janet Leigh in PDF and EPUB "This book reveals and reflects upon Janet Leigh's life and extraordinary career and also extensively analyzes all of her films and television appearances, and the like"--