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Scandals of Classic Hollywood
Author: Anne Helen Petersen

ISBN: 9780142180679
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 19 November 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.97 x 2.29
Description:
Believe it or not, America's fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ, Perez Hilton, Charlie Sheen's breakdown and allegations against Woody Allen. And the stars of yesteryear? They weren't always the saints that we make them out to be. Film professor Anne Helen Petersen is here to set the record straight with Scandals of Classic Hollywood. Pulling little-known gems from the archives of film history, Petersen reveals eyebrow-raising information, including:
The smear campaign against the original It Girl, Clara Bow, started by her best friend
The heartbreaking story of Montgomery Clift's rapid rise to fame, the car accident that destroyed his face, and the 'long suicide' that followed
Fatty Arbuckle's descent from Hollywood royalty, fueled by allegations of a boozy orgy turned violent assault
Why Mae West was arrested and jailed for 'indecency charges'
And much more Part biography, part cultural history, these stories cover the stuff that films are made of: love, sex, drugs, illegitimate childr...

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