Hollywood's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Lucky Breaks, Prima Donnas, Box Office Bombs, and Other Oddities

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Brassey's, 2002 - Performing Arts - 288 pages
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Warren Beatty's first job was as a rat catcher in a Washington, D.C., theater. When Jack Nicholson first arrived in Hollywood, he sorted fan mail for the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry. Alan Ladd was discovered operating a hotdog stand outside a studio. For his fifty-fifth birthday, John Barrymore was given a naked woman wrapped in cellophane. George Hamilton used to throw away his socks after wearing them only once. Tough guy Charles Bronson was so poor as a kid that he wore his sister's hand-me-down dresses. Judy Garland was turned down for a role in the Our Gang comedies. Ronald Reagan rejected the role of Rick in Casablanca, later made famous by Humphrey Bogart. Jean Acker locked The Great Lover, Rudolph Valentino, out of their honeymoon suite on their wedding night. Errol Flynn had a trick chair in his house with a cushion that when touched became a giant inflatable penis. The history of Hollywood is filled with the strange, bizarre, and the unbelievable. The seventy lists in Hollywood's Most Wanted describe in amusing detail Hollywood's top ten worst movies, most dreadful performances, biggest bombs, funniest real names, sexiest blonde bombshells, most intriguing myster

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User Review  - bookwormteri - LibraryThing

Too too fun. If you are into lists and knowing what the worst box office bombs have been and who is the biggest primma donna, then this is the book for you. I am generally fascinated with trivia ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Floyd Conner is the author of numerous popular sports books, including "Baseball's Most Wanted ", "Football's Most Wanted ", and "Golf!", which sold more than 150,000 copies. He has been interviewed many times for radio, newspaper, and television and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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