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The Hollywood Book of Death

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ISBN13: 9780809222278
ISBN10: 0809222272
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Discover the tantalizing details of Hollywood's famous and infamous fatalities

The death of a celebrity is often as fascinating as--and sometimes more fascinating than--a star's actual life. From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family and the mysterious demise of Bob Crane to the peaceful passings of Lucille Ball and George Burns, The Hollywood Book of Death is a captivating and appealingly packaged volume of more than 125 television and movie stars' final curtain calls.

Arranged by manner of death, these well-researched accounts include details of celebrities' colorful lives and unusual deaths, their funerals, and the intriguing aftermath. With more than 100 rare photographs and a special "necrology" index of more than 6,000 stars and directors, along with a section revealing where Hollywood personalities are resting in eternal sleep, this enthralling reference promises to be on every film and television buff's "Top 10" gift list.

Synopsis:

This encyclopaedic treatment of the often unusual deaths of some of Hollywood's most famous stars contains one- to two-page accounts of the lives and deaths of over 125 movie and TV stars grouped by type of death - alcohol and drugs, in obscurity, suicides, puzzling deaths, murders etc.

Synopsis:

From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family to the peaceful passings of Lucille Ball and George Burns, "The Hollywood Book of Death" is a captivating and appealingly packaged volume of more than 125 television and movie stars' final curtain calls. 100+ photos and a special "necrology" index of more than 6,000 stars and directors.

About the Author

James Robert Parish, a former entertainment reporter and publicist, is the author of more than 90 books. A well-known authority on show business, he appears frequently as an expert on A&E's "Biography" and E! Television's "Mysteries and Scandals," as well as numerous other network and cable television documentaries.

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cardprincess, November 15, 2014 (view all comments by cardprincess)
This book covers the lives and deaths of celebrities from the early 1900's up until current times. Each star has a 2 or 3 page biography about their personal lives and their work, and each story tells how the celebrity passed away. Lots of great pictures and just enough personal information about each player to stay completely fascinating without rambling on. I've never been one to "follow the stars" and this book was worth it to be able to put the faces with the famous names through great photography alone. To learn a little about each person made it completely compelling. It was impossible to put down!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780809222278
Author:
Parish, James Robert
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Author:
Parish James
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
1592403441, 978-1592403448
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
1592403441, 978-1592403448, marilyn monroe, james dean, george reeves, valentino, fatty arbuckle, hollywood, movie, tinsel town, sal mineo, natalie wood, joan crawford, lana turner, carole lombard, river phoenix, jean harlow, errol flynn, william holden,
Subject:
Trivia
Subject:
1592403441, 978-1592403448, marilyn monroe, james dean, george reeves, valentino, fatty arbuckle, hollywood, movie, tinsel town, sal mineo, natalie wood, joan crawford, lana turner, carole lombard, river phoenix, jean harlow, errol flynn, william holden,
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
vol. VII, no 87.
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.24x7.32x.88 in. 1.62 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages McGraw-Hill Companies - English 9780809222278 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This encyclopaedic treatment of the often unusual deaths of some of Hollywood's most famous stars contains one- to two-page accounts of the lives and deaths of over 125 movie and TV stars grouped by type of death - alcohol and drugs, in obscurity, suicides, puzzling deaths, murders etc.
"Synopsis" by , From the grisly end of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson family to the peaceful passings of Lucille Ball and George Burns, "The Hollywood Book of Death" is a captivating and appealingly packaged volume of more than 125 television and movie stars' final curtain calls. 100+ photos and a special "necrology" index of more than 6,000 stars and directors.
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