Popular Old Hollywood Books

Popular Old Hollywood Books (showing 1-50 of 569)
Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.10 — 2,202 ratings — published 1988
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Me: Stories of My Life Me: Stories of My Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.88 — 12,452 ratings — published 1991
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Hollywood Babylon Hollywood Babylon (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.83 — 3,284 ratings — published 1959
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Ava: My Story Ava: My Story (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.90 — 1,985 ratings — published 1990
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Lulu in Hollywood Lulu in Hollywood (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.94 — 2,181 ratings — published 1982
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By Myself and Then Some By Myself and Then Some (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.94 — 2,914 ratings — published 2005
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Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.16 — 755 ratings — published 1989
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The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.03 — 305 ratings — published 2000
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Louise Brooks Louise Brooks (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.17 — 1,544 ratings — published 1989
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Garbo Garbo (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.93 — 789 ratings — published 1994
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Marlene Dietrich by Her Daughter Marlene Dietrich by Her Daughter (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.10 — 1,124 ratings — published 1992
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My Autobiography My Autobiography (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.22 — 3,409 ratings — published 1964
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Ava Gardner Ava Gardner (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.87 — 1,693 ratings — published 2006
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Ginger: My Story Ginger: My Story (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.77 — 816 ratings — published 1991
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The Parade's Gone By... The Parade's Gone By... (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.44 — 812 ratings — published 1968
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By Myself By Myself (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.96 — 3,892 ratings — published 1978
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Marilyn Monroe: The Biography Marilyn Monroe: The Biography (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.00 — 2,234 ratings — published 1993
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Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.89 — 2,913 ratings — published 1998
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Vivien Leigh: A Biography Vivien Leigh: A Biography (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.88 — 836 ratings — published 1977
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The Million Dollar Mermaid The Million Dollar Mermaid (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.77 — 1,537 ratings — published 1999
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My Wicked, Wicked Ways My Wicked, Wicked Ways (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.97 — 1,734 ratings — published 1959
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The Star Machine The Star Machine (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.04 — 614 ratings — published 2007
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Jimmy Stewart: A Biography Jimmy Stewart: A Biography (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.83 — 1,196 ratings — published 2006
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Dean and Me: A Love Story Dean and Me: A Love Story (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.95 — 2,386 ratings — published 2005
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If This Was Happiness: A Biography of Rita Hayworth If This Was Happiness: A Biography of Rita Hayworth (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.91 — 807 ratings — published 1989
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My Story My Story (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.98 — 640 ratings — published 1980
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J. Randy Taraborrelli
“Today...major actors and actresses develop their own projects or, at the very least, cherry-pick their roles carefully to suit not only their tastes but also whatever image they have cultivated to present to their public. Most major stars have their own production companies through which such projects are developed and even financed. While the biggest male stars of that time did in fact have their own production companies--Jimmy Stewart, Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, and Burt Lancaster, to name a few--and thus exerted creative and financial control over their careers, that was not the case with female stars. But Marilyn Monroe was about to change that.”
J. Randy Taraborrelli, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

“For eight years I was an inmate in a state asylum for the insane. During those years I passed through such unbearable terror that I deteriorated into a wild, frightened creature intent only on survival. And I survived. I was raped by orderlies, gnawed on by rats and poisoned by tainted food. I was chained in padded cells, strapped into strait-jackets and half-drowned in ice baths. And I survived. The asylum itself was a steel trap, and I was not released from its jaws alive and victorious. I crawled out mutilated, whimpering and terribly alone. But I did survive.”
Frances Farmer, Will There Really Be a Morning?

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