Celebrity

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The Mudd Club was the Brigadoon of the late ’70s New York City music scene.

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“one of the best books to come out in many months.”

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Donald Bogle’s new hybrid biography, Elizabeth and Michael: The Queen of Hollywood and The King of Pop—A Love Story, sort of sets up a web of lies in the first three words of its title.

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As author Leon Wildes himself admits, this book has been a long time coming. John Lennon fought his immigration battle against “the USA” back in the early 1970s.

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Pat Cleveland is a living legend of fashion who was the rarest of exotic birds to have inhabited fashion. She has withstood the test of time in a business that has a memory as long as one’s pinky.

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Death in Hollywood is always more interesting if it hints at murder, and The Ice Cream Blonde by Michelle Morgan does just that.

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“a very enjoyable addition to this year’s crop of Hollywood memoirs.”

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In 1967, Ralph Cindrich left Avella, a coal-mining town in Western Pennsylvania, traveling northeast on state route 50 to Pittsburgh to play linebacker for the Pitt Panthers.

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This could have been the shortest review in history. Just one word: INCREDIBLE!  

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Something decidedly odd is going on at Blood Moon Productions, whose Babylon Series has recently released its latest Hollywood biography: Peter O’Toole: Hellraiser, Sexual Outlaw, Irish Rebel

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“[an] entertaining, enlightening success . . ."

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“The rest of us would likely do better to get our celebrity fix elsewhere.”

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It’s hard to believe that young people today may have no idea who Alfred Hitchcock was or what he created.

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“perfect for anyone who loves film, Turner Classic Movies, PBS, or show business.”

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“He’s wonkish and not terribly entertaining. You could say as much about the book.”

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Journey of a Dress is a fun retelling of a true fashion fairy tale.”

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“Scott Eyman pulls off a nifty trick in his new biography John Wayne: The Life and Legend: He actually makes the Duke seem interesting. . . . downright fascinating.”

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"Autobiography is unmistakably the work of the singer and lyricist of the still-beloved band The Smiths."

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“Doris Day Confidential is a thoughtful and thought-provoking work.”

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“. . . several degrees more substantial than the typical musician tell-all.”

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“. . . a dude’s guide to enlightenment . . . a lanky, loose-limbed labor of love . . .”

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