Halfway To Hollywood

Michael Palin's bestselling diaries of the 1980s.

Halfway To Hollywood

Michael Palin's bestselling diaries of the 1980s. After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, The Pythons made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful MONTY PYTHON'S MEANING OF LIFE. Writing and acting in films and television then took over much of Michael's life, culminating in the smash hit A FISH CALLED WANDA (for which he won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor), and the first of his seven celebrated television journeys for the BBC. He co-produced, wrote and played the lead in THE MISSIONARY opposite Maggie Smith, who also appeared with him in A PRIVATE FUNCTION, written by Alan Bennett. Such was his fame in the US, he was enticed into once again hosting the enormously popular show Saturday Night Live, in one edition of which his mother makes a highly successful surprise guest appearance. He filmed several journeys for television and became chairman of the pressure group, Transport 2000. His family remains a constant as his and Helen's children enter their teens.

Halfway to Hollywood

A second volume of diaries by the Monty Python comedian traces the years during which the iconic troupe completed their final group performance before Palin segued to such productions as "A Fish Called Wanda."

Halfway to Hollywood

A second volume of diaries by the Monty Python comedian traces the years during which the iconic troupe completed their final group performance before Palin segued to such productions as "A Fish Called Wanda."

Halfway to Hollywood 1980 1987

The second volume of Michael Palin's diaries covers the 1980s, a decade in which the ties that bound the Pythons loosened as they forged their separate careers.

Halfway to Hollywood  1980 1987

The second volume of Michael Palin's diaries covers the 1980s, a decade in which the ties that bound the Pythons loosened as they forged their separate careers. After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, they made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful Monty Python's Meaning of Life. Writing and acting in films and television then took over much of Michael's life, culminating in the smash hit A Fish Called Wanda, in which he played the hapless, stuttering Ken (for which he won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor), and the first of his seven celebrated television journeys for the BBC. He wrote much of the dialogue and acted in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits and acted in his next film, Brazil. He co-produced, wrote and played the lead in The Missionary opposite Maggie Smith, who also appeared with him in A Private Function, written by Alan Bennett. For television he wrote East of Ipswich, inspired by his links with Suffolk. Such was his fame in the US, he was enticed into once again hosting the enormously popular show Saturday Night Live, in one edition of which his mother makes a highly successful surprise guest appearance. He filmed several journeys for television and became chairman of the pressure group, Transport 2000. His family remains a constant as his and Helen's children enter their teens.

The Other Side of Truth

After about tenor fifteen minutes I realized that we were halfway to Hollywood Boulevard, soI decided to go all the way. It was very much a spur ofthe moment, last second call, in the same way my decisionhad been totravel onhighway 126.

The Other Side of Truth

In The Other Side of Truth, filmmaker Paul Kimball crosses the Rubicon of the imagination to explore the idea that what we call the 'paranormal' is actually a form of artistic expression created by an advanced non-human intelligence to inspire us to think about who we are, where we have been, and where we are going. Using his own journey of discovery as the starting point, Kimball presents the 'other side of truth' - the world not as we have been told it is, but as we are being encouraged to imagine that it could become.

Anne Bancroft

Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries – (Volume Two). New York: St. Martin's Press, 2009. Paris, Barry. Audrey Hepburn. London: Orion, 1992. Parrill, William B. Ridley Scott: A Critical Filmography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.

Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft (1931-2005) was an American film, television and stage actress, stage producer and film director. Respected for her acting prowess and versatility, she won the "Triple Crown"--an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy. Her stage portrayal of Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in 1959. She reprised the role for the 1962 film of the same name, winning the Oscar for Best Actress, but was perhaps best known as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967). Her extensive television work included numerous roles in movies and series, including Deep in My Heart (1999), for which she won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress. A filmography/videography and information about DVD availability are included.

Hollywood s Silent Closet

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Hollywood s Silent Closet

Hollywood's Silent Closet provides a banquet of information about the pansexual intrigues of Hollywood between 1919 and 1926, compiled from eyewitness interviews with men and women, all of them insiders, who flourished in its midst. Not for the timid, it names names and doesn't spare the guilty. If you believe, like Truman Capote, that the literary treatment of gossip will become the literature of the 21st century, then you will love Hollywood's Silent Closet. Hollywood's Silent Closet is a vivid portrait of the decadent, homosexual, and gossipy world of pre-talkie Hollywood. It's an Info-Novel where 90% of everything in it is true. It represents the greatest collection of star-studded scandal ever assembled on the film stars of Hollywood's Silent Era. Valentino, Ramon Novarro, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Pola Negri, Nazimova, and many others figure into eyewitness accounts of the debauched excesses that went on behind closed doors. It also documents the often tragic endings of America's first screen idols, some of whom admitted to being more famous than the monarchs of England and Jesus Christ combined. Many of the interviews that went into the compilation of this book were conducted between 1940 and 1974, as the subjects were nearing the end of their lives and were willing, at last, to reveal scandals and insights that had previously been repressed by their own fears and by the media machines of the studio system. Marriages of convenience are the norm as intra-male peccadillos (and lots of lesbian love, too) are swept under the potted palms of the Edwardian age. The hero of this tale is the amiably cross-dressing Durango Jones, a wide-eyed neophyte from Kansas, circa 1919, who hits Hollywood during its Pre-Code excesses, and stays for a sexual feast wherein the banquet consists of many of the era's most flamboyant sex symbols. And although technically, this title has been formatted as a novel rather than a straight-line biography, there's the sometimes disturbing sense that this book is genuinely historical as well as being a jolly and rollicking piece of very savvy entertainment. This is high-testosterone Hollywood at its most compulsively readable. The 60s didn't invent sex-the stars of the Silent Screen did. --Cruiser. Who slept with Mary Pickford's three husbands, her two brothers-in-law, and even her brother? The hero of Hollywood's Silent Closet, that's who! --Trova Roma.

Holly Wood the Other Woman

The story of one man's dream of making it big in Hollywood.

Holly Wood  the Other Woman

The story of one man's dream of making it big in Hollywood... His quest challenged by the harsh under belly of Hollywood. Will Hollywood chew him up and spit him out? ...or will he succeed beyond his wildest imagination..See the real side of Hollywood in the battle to survive in the Hollywood most people don't see.

Car Free Los Angeles and Southern California

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Car Free Los Angeles and Southern California

Car-Free Los Angeles and Southern California is designed by a transportation/city planner who works for a bus transit agency in Oakland, California as a complete guide to a car-free vacation in Southern California, from the time travelers land or arrive until the time they leave. Car-Free Los Angeles and Southern California reveals how to get from the airport--or the train or bus station into town and how to plug into the transit network to travel car-free to the fun places. The book also lists good, transit accessible places to stay, things to see in Southern California, and how to get there.

Hollywood s Maddest Doctors Lionel Atwill Colin Clive and George Zucco

And in 1942, there was Universalʼs Halfway to Shanghai, with George as Karl Zerta, in a melodrama of murder aboard a train. This film bequeathed Stella Zucco a very special memory: Once I was sitting at a preview of one of my husbandʼs ...

Hollywood   s Maddest Doctors  Lionel Atwill  Colin Clive  and George Zucco

Finally a biography on those titans of terror from the Golden Age of Horror Films: Lionel Atwill (Doctor X, Mystery of the Wax Museum), Colin Clive (Frankestein) and George Zucco (The Flying Serpent). Author Gregory Mank delves into the lives and careers of three of the actors who helped shape the modern horror film. A thrilling and involving story as the reader delves into the Hollywood of the 1930s and 1940s and discovers a cast of characters whose tragic lives or distressing careers brought about their downfall. Fans of the golden age of horror films will not want to miss this story of Lionel Atwill, Colin Clive and George Zucco, three of Hollywood's Maddest Doctors.

Stalking The Angel

She knows kids, and counsels them at her halfway house in Hollywood. I gave her the short version and said I needed her help and asked if I could stop by. She told me she'd make some time around eleven. I hung up, then called Jillian ...

Stalking The Angel

The second blistering Elvis Cole novel from the bestselling author of THE FIRST RULE. Bradley Warren had lost something very valuable, something that belonged to someone else: a rare thirteenth-century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure. Everything PI Elvis Cole knew about Japanese culture he'd learned from reading SHOGUN, but he knew a lot of crooks - and what he didn't know, his sidekick Joe Pike did. Together, Cole and Pike begin their search in L.A.'s Little Tokyo, the nest of the notorious Japanese mafia, the Yakuza - and find themselves caught up in a white-knuckled adventure filled with madness, murder and sexual obsession. Just another day's work for Elvis Cole...

The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh

... a mother and child shopping at Sears in the Twin City Mall in North Palm Beach—a little less than halfway between Hollywood and where the head was found—had helped a frightened boy who'd said a man was trying to snatch him.

The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh

THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF ADAM WALSH IS A TWO-BOOK SERIES ALSO READ BOOK ONE: FINDING THE KILLER Six-year-old Adam Walsh disappeared from the toy department of a Sears in Hollywood, Florida, in 1981. Two weeks later and 125 miles away, a child’s severed head was found and identified as Adam. His parents, Reve and John Walsh, deeply grieved and dedicated their lives going forward to helping find other parents’ children who had gone missing. In 2008, 27 years later, police announced at a live televised press conference that they’d finally solved the case, blaming the kidnapping and murder on a by-then dead man. Because of that there could never be a trial. All of that is true. But virtually everything else that you think you know about this famous case is wrong. In 1983, 25 years earlier, that suspect had volunteered a confession that he’d killed Adam Walsh. But the police then had deeply investigated his story and couldn’t verify anything he’d said, not even that he’d been within 400 miles of the area. In 2008, when a new Hollywood Police chief closed the case, he admitted they had no new evidence. What the new chief didn’t mention was that by then he had six separate police witnesses who’d been at the shopping mall on that day in 1981, and had since spoken up. Most had seen Adam; all had seen a much more likely suspect -- Jeffrey Dahmer. A microfilmed Miami police report the author found and had previously shown to the Walsh detectives proved that Dahmer was then living just a few miles from the Sears. Dahmer’s boss told the author that the prompt for the report was that Dahmer had told him he’d just found the body of a homeless man behind the store. Yes, bad luck, Jeffrey Dahmer found a dead body. 1981 was 10 years before Milwaukee police found severed heads in Dahmer’s refrigerator and arrested him as a serial killer. He said he’d killed his first victim in 1978. Even worse, it turned out that the identification of the child as Adam had been slapdash and suspect. The Walsh parents weren’t present for it; John Walsh wrote years later that he’d never viewed even photographs of the remains. A family friend had been present for the ID, and Walsh wrote that his first impression had been that it wasn’t Adam. Because the remains were only a severed head, there were no fingerprints, and forensic DNA was still years away. The pathologist making the identification did it strictly by teeth, but he admitted he wasn’t a dental expert. Dental X-rays, when available, are a standard for comparison, but he didn’t have them. He also had a forensic dentist available but never consulted him. A medical examiner in another regional office performed the autopsy, but he also never consulted a forensic dentist. Worse again, that medical examiner never wrote and submitted an autopsy report, as state laws and guidelines require. That perhaps never happens. Had police ever charged any live defendant with murder in this case, prosecutors in court would have been handcuffed to prove that the dead child was Adam. The case likely then would have ended. Why all the misdirection? Did Dahmer take Adam? Is Adam even dead, is that someone else’s child? Could Adam be… alive? Fifteen years of continuing research. Author’s story appeared in 2007 on ABC Primetime, and in 2010 on a Sunday front page of The Miami Herald. “I never, and to my knowledge no one in the office, prepared a report on the head of Adam Walsh.” -- 2010 email from Dr. Ronald K. Wright, in 1981 the Chief Broward County Medical Examiner, who performed the autopsy on the remains of the child previously identified as Adam Walsh, when asked if he had a personal copy of Adam Walsh’s autopsy report that neither the Medical Examiner’s Office nor the police had. “There’s no way in hell.” -- A Florida forensic dentist, viewing the teeth in both the last picture of Adam Walsh and the remains of the child identified as him, responding to the question of whether they could be the same child. Other forensic dentists shown the same material agreed.

Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites

Valentino's vault is directly above June Mathis, a silent movie screenwriter who discovered the New York cabaret dancer and brought him to Hollywood. Across from Valentino, roughly halfway down, is Peter Finch (C-1224), star of Network ...

Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites

Reviews of the first edition: "entertaining to browse"--ARBA; "fascinating"--Psychotronic; "provides directions for 16 driving tours that encompass famous graves, haunted celebrity homes, the locations of famous murders and deaths, and scandalous locations. A comprehensive index allows you to locate your favorite stars and their infamous activities"--C&RL News; "wonderfully detailed...one does not have to take his self-guided tours to enjoy reading the book"--Tourland; "you need this book"--Cult Movies; "many photos"--Today’s Librarian; "E.J. Fleming brings these dark and fascinating tales to life!"--John Burke, AMC Host. For more than a century, people have been drawn to sites of tragedy involving the rich, beautiful and notorious of Hollywood. Tourists at the center of the movie universe flock to Rudolph Valentino's grave, the house where Marilyn Monroe died, the "O.J. murders" condo, the hotel where John Belushi overdosed, a myriad of haunted mansions. In its extensively researched and enlarged second edition, this book tells the stories of these locations and makes finding them simple. Seventeen driving tours include more than 650 sites. Each tour covers a specific area, from Hollywood and the Sunset Strip to Brentwood and Malibu, covering the entire Los Angeles basin. Concise, easy-to-follow directions are given to each location with 145 photos and the fascinating story behind each stop.

Taming Hollywood s Ultimate Playboy

A moment later she had his foot cradled between her knees and was shaving halfway up his calf, all around. Seconds only, and while it wasn't exactly a close shave, it got the job done. Then she hit it with the spray and grabbed a thin, ...

Taming Hollywood s Ultimate Playboy

Forbidden to the A-lister When Grace Watson last saw Liam Carter, she was in black lingerie and a trench coat at his door, while he gently—mortifyingly!—turned her down. Now Liam is Hollywood's hottest property, and Grace is the top physical therapist he needs to literally get him back on his feet. Grace tempted him then and she tempts him even more now. As her kindness banishes the demons that have always haunted him, is it possible that their second chance can heal his damaged heart?

Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood s Golden Age at the American Film Institute

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Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood s Golden Age at the American Film Institute

The first book to bring together these interviews of master moviemakers from the American Film Institute’s renowned seminars, Conversations with the Great Moviemakers offers an unmatched history of American cinema in the words of its greatest practitioners. Here are the incomparable directors Frank Capra, Elia Kazan, King Vidor, David Lean, Fritz Lang (“I learned only from bad films”), William Wyler, and George Stevens; renowned producers and cinematographers; celebrated screenwriters Ray Bradbury and Ernest Lehman; as well as the immortal Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini (“Making a movie is a mathematical operation. It’s absolutely impossible to improvise”). Taken together, these conversations offer uniquely intimate access to the thinking, the wisdom, and the genius of cinema’s most talented pioneers.

ROBERT CRAIS THE COLE PIKE COLLECTION

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ROBERT CRAIS     THE COLE   PIKE COLLECTION

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are two of the most popular creations of recent crime fiction. 'Fasten a metaphorical seatbelt for a wild ride that allows few pauses for breath... Robert Crais - and Joe Pike - will have you by the throat' Independent This collection comprises: THE MONKEY'S RAINCOAT, STALKING THE ANGEL, LULLABY TOWN, FREE FALL, VOODOO RIVER, SUNSET EXPRESS, INDIGO SLAM, L A REQUIEM, THE LAST DETECTIVE, THE FORGOTTEN MAN, THE WATCHMAN and CHASING DARKNESS.

Walt Disney World for Mature Travelers

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Walt Disney World for Mature Travelers

An irreverent yet authoritative guide to one of the world's most popular destinations, Kerry Smith's Walt Disney World for Mature Travelers (published in print in 1999) gives visitors the tools to make their own decisions and have the most enjoyable Disney vacation ever. Of the millions of visitors to Walt Disney World each year, more than 15% are 50 or older - a market segment that is booming. This guide is geared to the traveler who measures the success of a vacation by how much he or she enjoys it, not the need to see and do everything. Includes: * Food, lodging, rides and shows at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Disney-MGM Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and other Disney attractions of interest to adults * Golf, tennis, and other sports at Disney resorts, Universal Studios and other tourist draws in the Orlando, Florida area * Special attention to issues of accessibility, varying levels of appeal to older travelers, layout, and convenience *Advice on approaching the parks differently with or without children and grandchildren **Note: Because this guide was originally published in 1999, some information may be outdated.**

Dogville Vs Hollywood

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Dogville Vs Hollywood

"Including detailed analysis of work from early independent visionaries such as Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick and Roman Polanski, through 80s indie cinema and 90s slacker films to present day pioneers such as Keith Gordon, Charlie Kaufman and Richard Linklater."--Jacket.

Hollywood s West

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Hollywood s West

Hollywood’s West examines popular perceptions of the frontier as a defining feature of American identity and history. Seventeen essays by prominent film scholars illuminate the allure of life on the edge of civilization and analyze how this region has been represented on big and small screens. Differing characterizations of the frontier in modern popular culture reveal numerous truths about American consciousness and provide insights into many classic Western films and television programs, from RKO’s 1931 classic Cimarron to Turner Network Television’s recent made-for-TV movies. Covering topics such as the portrayal of race, women, myth, and nostalgia, Hollywood’s West makes a significant contribution to the understanding of how Westerns have shaped our nation’s opinions and beliefs—often using the frontier as metaphor for contemporary issues.

Hollywood Animal

I understood the full horror of the lesson here: If you allowed Hollywood to infect your soul... not your brain, ... Costa was about halfway through the shoot and he and Irwin suddenly realized that the script was too long.

Hollywood Animal

He spent his earliest years in post-World War Two refugee camps. He came to America and grew up in Cleveland - stealing cars, rolling drinks, battling priests, nearly going to jail. He became the screenwriter of the world-wide hits Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge and Flashdance. He also wrote the legendary disasters Showgirls and Jade. The rebellion never ended, even as his films went on to gross more than a billion dollars at the box office and he became the most famous - or infamous - screenwriter in Hollywood.

Hollywood s Eve

I explained what was going on and she went blank halfway through.” Alzheimer's, early stages. Another change: mother and daughter now had a roommate. Eve's old Hollywood High pal Sally. Says Mirandi, “Sally had a rough time of it after ...

Hollywood s Eve

Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world—a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA, and Vanity Fair writer “Lili Anolik decodes, ruptures, and ultimately intensifies Eve’s singular irresistible glitz” (The New Yorker). The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Eve Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to name but a few. There were the men she seduced: Jim Morrison, Ed Ruscha, Harrison Ford, to name but a very few. Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered—as a writer—by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she’s since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she’s on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential—as the essential—LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so simply enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment. For Babitz, life was slow days, fast company until a freak fire turned her into a recluse, living in a condo in West Hollywood, where author Lili Anolik tracked her down in 2012. Hollywood’s Eve, equal parts biography and detective story “brings a ludicrously glamorous scene back to life, adding a few shadows along the way” (Vogue) and “sends you racing to read the work of Eve Babitz” (The New York Times).