Popular Old Hollywood Books

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Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.10 — 3,638 ratings — published 1988
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Ava: My Story Ava: My Story (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.93 — 3,028 ratings — published 1990
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Me: Stories of My Life Me: Stories of My Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.89 — 16,463 ratings — published 1991
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Lulu in Hollywood Lulu in Hollywood (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.96 — 3,316 ratings — published 1982
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By Myself and Then Some By Myself and Then Some (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.95 — 4,662 ratings — published 2005
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Self-Portrait Self-Portrait (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.99 — 1,189 ratings — published 1979
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Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.18 — 1,692 ratings — published 1989
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The Star Machine The Star Machine (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.08 — 1,397 ratings — published 2007
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Ava Gardner Ava Gardner (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.90 — 2,500 ratings — published 2006
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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 9 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.95 — 1,505 ratings — published 1989
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A Touch of Stardust A Touch of Stardust (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.59 — 8,185 ratings — published 2015
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Ginger: My Story Ginger: My Story (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.83 — 1,561 ratings — published 1991
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Marilyn Monroe: The Biography Marilyn Monroe: The Biography (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.02 — 3,469 ratings — published 1993
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Louise Brooks: A Biography Louise Brooks: A Biography (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.17 — 2,366 ratings — published 1989
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Garbo Garbo (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.98 — 1,193 ratings — published 1994
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Hollywood Babylon Hollywood Babylon (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.80 — 5,141 ratings — published 1959
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Marlene Dietrich by Her Daughter Marlene Dietrich by Her Daughter (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.03 — 1,892 ratings — published 1992
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My Autobiography My Autobiography (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.23 — 6,097 ratings — published 1964
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The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.96 — 637 ratings — published 2000
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The Parade's Gone By... The Parade's Gone By... (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.43 — 1,456 ratings — published 1968
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By Myself By Myself (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.99 — 5,615 ratings — published 1978
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Vivien Leigh: A Biography Vivien Leigh: A Biography (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.94 — 1,301 ratings — published 1977
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Love, Lucy Love, Lucy (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.17 — 10,363 ratings — published 1996
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The Million Dollar Mermaid The Million Dollar Mermaid (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.79 — 2,468 ratings — published 1999
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Silent Stars Silent Stars (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 4.08 — 1,080 ratings — published 1999
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Dean and Me: A Love Story Dean and Me: A Love Story (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as old-hollywood)
avg rating 3.98 — 3,749 ratings — published 2005
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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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