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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 Nov. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809222272
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809222278
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James Robert Parish, a former entertainment reporter and publicist, is the author of more than 90 books. A well-known authority on show business, he appears frequently as an expert on A&E's "Biography" and E! Television's "Mysteries and Scandals," as well as numerous other network and cable television documentaries.


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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By mocro@talk21.com on 3 April 2002
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Biographies are my idea of a good read and especially any thing to do with Hollywood -having visited various Forest Lawn and other places to remember dead stars in LA I thought this would be a great book and give me the resting places to visit of my heros for future visits. I was not disappointed - 3 people in the house now reading the book and fighting over it -very interesting facts including the 'stars' real names, their lifestyles and their resting places -along with the true details of their demises -I would say anyone and everyone will find something in this book to their taste and requirements -highly recommended
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Jan. 2002
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From first impressions of this book - you may think MORBID but you would be wrong! Its abook about hollywood old & new - About stars that did live normal & die normal but stars (or forgotten) who er.... went differently of this planet!
Its great light reading! Honest!
james robert parish didnt make this cheap publishing - he talks about their careers with thought, he doesnt just go for the nitty gritty.
This is agreat book! Try it - you will like it!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James L. Clark on 21 Aug. 2006
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I am an avid fan of the glamour of old hollywood, this book offered a sad insight to the minds and lives of some of the stars (and faded stars) of hollywood. Taking the time to offer a breif history of the people written about it looked positively at there acheivements and honored there talents.

A fantasticly sad, decadent book.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Firework on 20 Oct. 2004
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Although the book may seem morbid and unneccessary, it is actually a helpful and celebratory guide to who was who in the entertainment business. The title suggests the book will only be about death, but each person in it has quite an extensive biography about themselves before their deaths are mentioned. The majority of it is fascinating reading, although some celebrities are purely american- therefore other readers might get a bit confused as I did. Otherwise, it is a must for people interested in the entertainment world or even people who just want to know what became of their favourite stars. Some details are gruesome and far fetched (did we really need to know about James Dean's nearly severed head?) and, I felt, photos of Elvis Presley in his coffin were quite intrusive. But, you get what you pay for I suppose!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By David Jones on 30 Nov. 2004
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If, like me, you skipped the Grayline Tour of the Stars Homes In LA in favour of the Graveline Tour (which goes to where clebs died, killed 'emselves, were murdered etc etc)...then ya gonna love this book!

When I got it I just couldnt put it down till I absorbed and memorised every last detail to entertain my friends at the lavish dinner parties I throw (you must come!).

There are few names that meant nothing to me, but on the whole it really is fun and makes a great pressie for anyone interested in hollywood and celebrity.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Abbey on 19 July 2007
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I GOT THIS BOOK AS I LOVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH OLD HOLLYWOOD.
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING TO READ AS IT TELLS YOU EVEYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ALL THE STARS OLD AND NEW. EVEN IF YOUR NOT A BIG READER( IF YOU WATCH NO TV LIKE ME) THIS IS A GREAT BOOK TO BUY AS ITS ALL LITTLE SHORT STORYS AND GREAT PICTURES(AS I ALWAYS THINK THE OLD MOVIE STARS WERE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE)FAB READ A MUST HAVE :o)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tomkat on 12 July 2007
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This might sound like a morbid read but it is written in a very light hearted and sensitive way.(ive just lent it to my mum so its not as grisly as it sounds)
The book does not only just concentrate on the Hollywood stars deaths, it also gives a brief insight into the lives and careers of the celebs before they passed away.
It covers everything from murders,drug overdoses and suicides to the peaceful passings of our favourite Hollywood stars from years gone by up until modern times.
If you love everything Hollywood you will love this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. BROOKS on 22 Mar. 2013
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This book is everything intriguing about Hollywood & captivating at the same time. I have read many books about Hollywood & have always found them full of unknown facts & this book really delivers . I really recommend it.
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