She’s been called vulgar, crass, sophomoric, offensive and dirty...and that was just in one article. But there’s so much more to talk show host, internet entrepreneur, and original YouTube sensation, Carrie Keagan. You may know her as host, writer, and producer of VH1’s hit morning show Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan, but before Judd Apatow made being dirty mainstream, she was pioneering the R-rated, A-List celebrity digital video to an audience of tens of millions on one of the first and most successful YouTube networks ever, No Good TV. She’s turned swearing into an art-form and invited all of Hollywood to join in. Some women f*ck their way to the top but she “f*cked” her way to the top. Her naughty interviews with Hollywood’s elite are the stuff of legend, earning her the nickname “Barbara Walters on Acid.” She’s gone toe-to-toe with virtually every celebrity in the world, and she’s been taking notes. Get ready for all the juicy, behind-the-scenes stories from the biggest stars as she shares her journey from being a bullied kid from Buffalo to Hollywood’s most fearless host. After 8,000 interviews, 2 billion views online, her own TV show, and countless appearances including her upcoming season on Celebrity Apprentice, she’s got crazy stories to tell. Everybody Curses, I Swear! is the quintessential book on the wonderful world of potty-mouthed depravity inside Hollywood!
Author: Dave Stann
Publisher: Rge Pub
Hollywood Blackjack is an uncensored, irreverent guide to annihilating the casinos at their own game, as well as the story of the author's rise from starving actor to revered professional gambler. With his Mensa-certified IQ and over-the-top attitude, Dave Stann covers the technical aspects of winning at blackjack in an easy-to-understand fashion and shares his own experiences as a gambler who plays both under the casino radar and under the hot lights of Hollywood. This book takes all of the basic, most pertinent information necessary for beginning card counters and presents it step by step in an organized fashion with both attitude and colorful language. Designed to attract the young and hip, this book is physically attractive, written by a blackjack celebrity, and covers all the details. From basic strategy to the powerful Hi-Lo count system, index numbers to proper betting techniques, the all-important camouflage plays to avoiding casino countermeasures, Hollywood Blackjack brings it all together while the author puts it all out there. Along with stories of the author's play in front of the cameras, this book both educates and entertains. For players and fans alike, Hollywood Blackjack takes you into, around, and inside-out the world of the multi-talented "Bad Boy of Gambling."
An uncensored look at aspects of the private lives (and deaths) of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age and beyond. Hollywood minus the hype and hokum.
The ultimate film reference (and trivia) book, Hollywood Winners and Losers features almost 900 separate entries for every actor and actress ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. From icons to would-be superstars and the forgotten faces that had only a moment in the sun, every personality is listed here along with their best-known films, real names, bios, and little-known facts. More than just a reference guide or "bet-settler," this is a perennial coffee-table read, perfect for film fans of all ages. It simply cannot be beat.
Author: Stephen Schochet
Publisher: Hollywood Stories
Just when you thought you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new book - a special blend of biography, history and lore. Hollywood Stories is packed with wild, wonderful short tales about famous stars, movies, directors and many others who have been part of the world's most fascinating, unpredictable industry! Full of funny moments and twist endings, Hollywood Stories features an amazing, icons and will keep you totally entertained!
Author: Gregory D. Black
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Looks at the history of the production code, discusses the influence of the Legion of Decency, and considers specific films
From Hanoi to Hollywood
Author: Linda Dittmar, Gene Michaud
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Examines American films dealing with the Vietnam War and era, and the power these films possess in delivering political messages
In this unique book, twelve of the most renowned and important filmmakers of contemporary Iran speak candidly about creating cinema in a revolutionised and traumatised society. They reflect on the Iranian revolution and the influence of its aftermath on their work, as well as the effects of their work on audiences worldwide. They offer first-hand insights into the influence they have had on the making of Iran's image, how the seeds of New Iranian Cinema were sown decades before the revolution, and how these seeds grew into a cinema that became a global phenomenon, despite censorship, ideology wars, sanctions and political isolation, and how they took sustenance from the works of western and global cineastes as well as from the long tradition of art and poetry of Iran.
The Other Hollywood
Author: Legs McNeil, Jennifer Osborne, Peter Pavia
Publisher: Harper Collins
A raucous and revealing oral history of the birth of the adult film industry, The Other Hollywood peels back the candy coating to let the true story be told -- by the stars, movie makers, and other industry players who lived it. And what a story it is: Through hundreds of original interviews, contemporary newspaper accounts, police reports, court testimony, and more, Legs McNeil and coauthors Jennifer Osborne and Peter Pavia trace today's billion-dollar industry from its makeshift, mob-connected origins to the Internet age. Along the way we encounter porn stars such as Linda Lovelace, John Holmes, Traci Lords, and Savannah -- along with countless mainstream stars, politicians, FBI agents, and more. Epic, hilarious, and moving, The Other Hollywood contributes to the porn industry the one thing missing in all previous accounts: a vivid, tragicomic, irresistible humanity.
Detroit Rock City
Author: Steve Miller
Publisher: Da Capo Press
From the Stooges and MC to the White Stripes, Eminem, and Kid Rock, this account of rock in Detroit, which has always produced more subversive rock music than any city in the world, presents stories from the participants themselves.
So L. A.
Author: Staci Layne W
Staci Layne Wilson tells tales of bygone eras - she grew up with showbiz parents in L.A. in the sixties and seventies, had ponies in the backyard and a psychotic monkey in the house, mingled with the biggest stars on the Sunset Strip rock scene in the eighties, partied at the Playboy Mansion, escaped a deeply dysfunctional marriage, and nearly died (twice!). She ultimately found love, purpose, and success as an author, film director, screenwriter, pop culture pundit and notable red carpet reporter has interviewed the biggest stars in the world.
Redeeming the Screens
Author: Jeanne C. DeFazio, William David Spencer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
How does the future look to us? Well, clearly we realize we now live in a world of screens, from the microcosmic universe of to smartphone . . . to the imposing vigil of the multiplex giants, looming over us in Imax and 3-D--more "real" than real--and to all the screens in between, from computers to iPads, to muted, high definition flat-screens pouring out images in homes, restaurants, banks, businesses, schools, doctors' offices, and hospitals, and on and on everywhere we turn. We cannot change this reality, so what these Christians, and so many like them are doing is trying to find ways to redeem what we put on these screens: what message we are sending out in word and image to the watching world. So, clearly, our task, whether we have been called to create or not, is to join these artists as "screen redeemers," assisting the Holy Spirit in reconciling the world to God (2 Cor 5:18-19) through helping the pervasively influential means of the media adjust its goals to the mission of Jesus Christ.
Author: Thomas Doherty
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Cultural historian Thomas Doherty tells the story of Joseph I. Breen, a media-savvy Victorian Irishman, who controlled Hollywood's Production Code Administration from 1934 to 1954. Breen's role in this Hollywood office was to censor American motion pictures.
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. – Marilyn Monroe In 2015, it’ll be 100 years since Hollywood became the centre of American cinema and, while it has always presented itself as a place of glamour and home to the beautiful and talented, from its very creation there was a darker side to Tinseltown. Film-makers didn’t just move to southern California for its sunny weather, they went West to evade the patent laws restricting the use of movie cameras. From its earliest days, Hollywood, the home of fantasy, created a hothouse of excess – too much money, too much adulation, too much expectation and too much ego. Some actors would trade sex in the, often vain, hope of career advancement, mobsters muscled in on the unions and extorted the studios, while the accountants appear to be among Hollywood’s most creative people, managing to ensure that even the Star Wars films haven’t yet shown a profit. But while stars have always been indulged, once their moment in the limelight has passed, their fall can be cruel. From the setting up of the studios by the movie moguls to the corporations that run them today, from drug addictions to McCarthy-era witch-hunts to the Mob, Dark History of Hollywood is the story of sex and excess, murder and suicide, ambition and betrayal, and how money can make almost everyone compromise. Intensively researched and superbly entertaining, Dark History of Hollywood reveals that the stories behind the silver screen are at least as gripping as many of those on it.