The Mudd Club was the Brigadoon of the late ’70s New York City music scene.
“one of the best books to come out in many months.”
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.
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.
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.
Death in Hollywood is always more interesting if it hints at murder, and The Ice Cream Blonde by Michelle Morgan does just that.
“a very enjoyable addition to this year’s crop of Hollywood memoirs.”
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.
This could have been the shortest review in history. Just one word: INCREDIBLE!
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
“[an] entertaining, enlightening success . . ."
“The rest of us would likely do better to get our celebrity fix elsewhere.”
The back cover of Edward Z.
It’s hard to believe that young people today may have no idea who Alfred Hitchcock was or what he created.
“perfect for anyone who loves film, Turner Classic Movies, PBS, or show business.”
“He’s wonkish and not terribly entertaining. You could say as much about the book.”
“Journey of a Dress is a fun retelling of a true fashion fairy tale.”
“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.”
"Autobiography is unmistakably the work of the singer and lyricist of the still-beloved band The Smiths."
“Doris Day Confidential is a thoughtful and thought-provoking work.”
“. . . several degrees more substantial than the typical musician tell-all.”
“You just can’t make up this stuff! Staggering!”
“. . . diminishes rather than enhances Mr. Hamilton’s contentions.”
“. . . comes at you like Citizen Kane . . .
“. . . a dude’s guide to enlightenment . . . a lanky, loose-limbed labor of love . . .”