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Hollywood Bad Boys: Loud, Fast and Out of Control [Paperback]

James Robert Parish


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Book Description

1 Jun 2002
This book talks about the sometimes astounding, often deplorable, and frequently shocking exploits of Hollywood's most notorious leading men. Offstage, some of movies' and television's most popular leading men have often led private lives filled with overindulgences and troublesome exploits. Most of these irregular activities by some of Tinseltown's greats were hushed up or toned way down to save careers and reputations, but now the real facts are revealed in "Hollywood Bad Boys"! Bestselling showbiz author James Robert Parish provides a road map to the stormy and sometimes wacky lives of the show business famous who've taken a walk on the wild side. From tales of drug addiction and alcoholism to sex scandals and murder, and just plain naughty behaviour, Parish delivers the behind-the-scenes facts on 70 of the most notorious movie and television stars in Hollywood history.


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary (1 Jun 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071381376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071381376
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 18.8 x 2.1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 463,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Get down and dirty with the most celebrated Hollywood rebels without a cause in this must-have guide for every pop-culture vulture

Which hunky Baldwin brother has a tendency to go ballistic? Which legendary rebel was known as "the human ashtray" throughout L.A.'s S&M clubs? Can you count (not on one hand) the number of times Robert Downey Jr. has been sent to the slammer? It's tough to keep track of the many escapades and misadventures of Tinseltown's baddest boys. But with Hollywood Bad Boys, celebrity watchers can easily follow the fascinating stories of the screen's most infamous rascals and rogues over many decades.

Providing a provocative look into the wild lives of seventy of Hollywood's hellions, both past and present from Tupac to Pee-wee, Elvis to Mickey, Hugh Grant to Howard Hughes Hollywood expert and author James Robert Parish tells all.

Inside you'll find:


-A convenient, alphabetical arrangement that makes finding your favorite bad boy a piece of cake
-Rare, black-and-white photos of the baddest of the bad
-Individual minibios on the sinful stars, revealing their often troubled childhoods and charting their collision courses with fame . . . and infamy

Whether probing Tinseltown's sordid past for forgotten facts or making sense of today's famous freewheelers, Hollywood Bad Boys assembles for the first time the amazing scandals and outrageous shenanigans of the celebrated men who indulge their desires without restraint from the most notorious to simply the naughtiest.

About the Author

James Robert Parish, a former entertainment reporter, publicist, and book-series editor, is the author of more than one hundred published major biographies and reference books of the entertainment industry, including Jet Li, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell's Story, and The Hollywood Book of Death (also available from Contemporary Books). He appears frequently as an expert on television and cable documentaries and biographies about the entertainment industry. He resides in Studio City, California.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD READ ABOUT BAD BOYS 26 Mar 2006
By COOL JEWEL - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
THIS IS A GOOD READ ABOUT SOME OF THE BAD BOYS OF HOLLYWOOD. AMONG THE MALE ACTORS COVERED ARE BEN AFFLECK, JAMES DEAN, DEAN MARTIN AND BURT REYNOLDS. THE STORIES ARE 4-5 PAGES BUT ARE PACKED WITH DETAILED INFO CONCERNING DRUGS, DRINKING AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR THAT WILL SHOCK ALOT OF PEOPLE. I REALLY ENJOYED THIS WELL WRITTEN AND INTERESTING BOOK. I HAVE ALSO READ HOLLYWOOD BOOK OF SCANDALS BY THIS AUTHOR AND ENJOYED BOTH VERY MUCH. IF YOU ARE CURIOUS ABOUT THE SCANDAL CONCERNING THE SO CALLED STARS OF HOLLYWOOD THEN THIS IS FOR YOU. VERY RECOMMENDED.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "HOLLYWOOD BAD BOYS" � A (VERY) GOOD READ 27 Jun 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Everything you always wanted to know about bad behavior -but were too afraid to ask (or didn't know where to find it). Well, here it is! Spent all weekend reading Parish's lively tome about the Silver Screen's most famous rogues - from scoundrels to rascals - & truly, couldn't put the book down. In just under 300 fascinating pages, found out WHO did WHAT to WHOM. What's more, the author tells you HOW and WHY. A phenomenally fun read, and highly recommended.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Bad Boys Bound Between Covers" 15 Dec 2002
By Jay Ogletree - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
What do Charlie Chaplin, W. C. Fields, and Dean Martin have in common? In addition to passing away on Christmas Day in their respective years of death, all 3, along with 67 others, appear in
"Hollywood Bad Boys," from the prolific pen of James Robert Parish. From Ben Affleck to Gig Young (Oscar winners both), you get a succint account of the lives (and, in 37 cases, the deaths) of the notables and the wannabes, that, for better or worse, made the American entertainment industry what it is today.
If you like E!'s "True Hollywood Story" and "Mysteries and Scandals," you'll love "Hollywood Bad Boys."
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting Past the Tabloids 4 Oct 2002
By lee mattson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a fascinating look at Hollywood history. Bad behavior is as old Hollywood and bad boys go back to the earliest days. But this is not a simple recap of tabloid stories; this is an indepth look the backgrounds and careers of these bad boys. It also traces the consequences of this bad behavior. The book could also serve as a cautionary tale; much of this bad behavior is the result of booze and/or drugs and in many cases derailed or completely destroyed promising careers. I recommend this highly interesting book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining & well-written 1 Aug 2002
By "brenda@monkey-mind.org" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
You might think this book just represents a tabloid-type recap of the scandals we all know about already. You'd be wrong. This book was obviously very well researched. Parish presents detailed facts about our favorite "bad" boys, written in an entertaining style. It also covers an impressive scope, including not just current stars (Hugh Grant, Ben Affleck, etc.) but also those of yesteryear. You won't be disappointed.
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