Synopses & Reviews
Hooray for Hollywood! Uncle John takes on Tinseltown in this fascinating look at the movies and the people who make them. Come for the trials, tribulations, and trivia! Stay for the mysteries, magic, and mayhem! Youll go behind the scenes for the sordid scandals, biggest bombs, greatest triumphs, and the unsung heroes who make it all come together. Featuring quotes, puzzles, quizzes, and Uncle Johns famous running feet” facts at the bottom of every page, this book will give you a new appreciation for the Silver Screen (and youll know exactly what a gaffer and best boy do). What else is in here? Check out these previews!
Bad boys on location
The origin of Variety
The biggest cult movie of all time
The Blond Bombshell Murder Mystery”
How Ray Harryhausen brought fantasies to life
Wretched reviews (for what are now considered great films)
The strange Pink Floyd and Wizard of Oz connection
The Taglines of Terror” quiz
Bathrooms on the big screen
And much, much more!
Uncle Johns team of stellar researchers has dug deep to probe the mysteries, mayhem, and majesty of the movies and their makers. This witty tome for the throne covers such topics as landmarks (just how tall is the Hollywood sign?); mind-boggling special effects; Hollywood murder mysteries, including the strange death of Jean Harlows husband; Where Are They Now?”, a guide to the final resting places of the stars; and lists of the best and worst flicks in several categories, including westerns, sci fi, action, drama, biopics, comedies, and many more. Of course, no book on Hollywood is complete without plenty of diva-licious dish: Joan Crawford vs. X” details her bitter, bizarre rivalries with Bette Davis and Norma Shearer. Jam-packed with quotes, historical tidbits, puzzles, quizzes, and the effluvia of Hollywood, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Hollywood is sure to keep film buffs enthralled while enthroned.
From Jersey tomatoes, the Tigers of Princeton, and the songs of the Boss and the Chairman of the Board, New Jersey has long provided a treasure trove of exceptional sons and daughters, legends and folklore. In his newest reader, Uncle John presents tons of little-known facts about the Garden State. Illustrations & maps.
Digging deep into Hollywood lore, Uncle John's team of researchers cover such topics as Hollywood landmarks and Hollywood murder mysteries for this witty tome sure to keep film buffs enthralled while enthroned.
Flush with delightfully useless--and sometimes even useful--information about sports, movies, music, politics, American and world history, and much more, this book is the most extensive reference guide in the series to date.
About the Author
The Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society proudly follows in the grand tradition of its older sibling, the Bathroom Readers' Institute. This conglomeration of scholarly scribes is devoted to bringing primo prose, terrific trivia, and quality quizzes and puzzles to every volume of the UJBR Plunges series. Featuring true experts in almost every field imaginable, the BRHS and their themed volumes promise to be a superior source of bathroom reading.