Warren Beatty's first job was as a rat catcher in a Washington, D.C., theater. When Jack Nicholson first arrived in Hollywood, he sorted fan mail for the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry. Alan Ladd was discovered operating a hotdog stand outside a studio. For his fifty-fifth birthday, John Barrymore was given a naked woman wrapped in cellophane. George Hamilton used to thrWarren Beatty's first job was as a rat catcher in a Washington, D.C., theater. When Jack Nicholson first arrived in Hollywood, he sorted fan mail for the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry. Alan Ladd was discovered operating a hotdog stand outside a studio. For his fifty-fifth birthday, John Barrymore was given a naked woman wrapped in cellophane. George Hamilton used to throw away his socks after wearing them only once. Tough guy Charles Bronson was so poor as a kid that he wore his sister's hand-me-down dresses. Judy Garland was turned down for a role in the Our Gang comedies. Ronald Reagan rejected the role of Rick in Casablanca, later made famous by Humphrey Bogart. Jean Acker locked The Great Lover, Rudolph Valentino, out of their honeymoon suite on their wedding night. Errol Flynn had a trick chair in his house with a cushion that when touched became a giant inflatable penis. The history of Hollywood is filled with the strange, bizarre, and the unbelievable. The seventy lists in Hollywood's Most Wanted describe in amusing detail Hollywood's top ten worst movies, most dreadful performances, biggest bombs, funniest real names, sexiest blonde bombshells, most intriguing myster...
|Title||:||Hollywoods Most Wanted (P)|
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Hollywoods Most Wanted (P) Reviews
It's outdated as hell (references Michael Jackson as still being alive, etc.) and about half to 2/3rds of the famous figures listed were famous in the early 1900s, but since we already know everything about the lives of today's celebrities, it really is something different to read about the lives of those who lived a hundred years ago and realize that nothing much has changed. It's also an extremely fast read: I finished it in a few hours, and though it was written in 2002 it perfectly fits today's everything-in-a-list-or-Powerpoint-slide attention span.Take some of what you read with a grain of salt, though -- some of what's listed here is so shocking that I would put it down every page or so and look up the person or incident online to get more information, and occasionally I would find that the trivia was just plain wrong: yes, Jean Harlow DID get medical attention prior to her death (even though her mother did turn some people away), no, Walter Matthau doesn't have an extremely long birth name, and Tony Curtis was joking when he said kissing Marilyn Monroe was like kissing Hitler ("ask a stupid question..." type of deal). That, and they straight-up misspell some names and get movie titles wrong. But there are some really great bits of trivia here, so this is still a good find for anyone interested in popular culture.