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SCANDALS OF CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema

by | Read by Romy Nordlinger

Contemporary Culture • 9.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

People are fascinated by movie actors, but sometimes that adoration goes too far. This audiobook tells stories of actors whose lives were affected, sometimes destroyed, by Hollywood. Narrator Romy Nordlinger performs the work in a breathy voice like that of a radio gossip columnist, which is highly effective, considering the subject matter. Some of the stories are familiar; others are new and shocking, conjuring sympathy for actors such as Judy Garland, Dorothy Dandridge, and Jean Harlow for the horrific price they paid for fame. The offstage lives of Montgomery Clift, Humphrey Bogart, Douglas Fairbanks, and others were as interesting as the characters they played. The audiobook ends rather abruptly and would be improved by an epilogue to talk about lessons learned by Hollywood, if any. M.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2015]

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Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2014

CD ISBN 9781494502560 $39.99 • Eight CDs

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