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In-depth bios and autobiographies uncovering the people behind the glittering personas--here lies the scoop on your favorite stars!

 

 
1.
The Million Dollar Mermaid
by Esther Williams, Digby Diehl (Contributor)

Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 416 pages
(September 1999)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Her big movies are hard to find these days, and her name doesn't evoke the fan recognition awarded fellow MGM grads Lana Turner and Ava Gardner, yet for more than a decade during Hollywood's age d'or Esther Williams was one of the studio's most bankable leading ladies. An American beauty and... Read more

 


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Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography
by Victoria Price

St Martins Pr (Trade)
Hardcover - 384 pages
(October 4, 1999)


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Those who only think of Vincent Price as the deliciously evil star of numerous horror films are in for an enjoyable surprise with Victoria Price's Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography. The younger Price, through a dedicated search of clippings, letters, and her father's old journals, paints a... Read more

 


3.
Mary Pickford Rediscovered : Rare Pictures of a Hollywood Legend
by Kevin Brownlow, Robert Cushman (Introduction)

Harry N Abrams
Hardcover - 256 pages
(May 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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In the days of silent cinema, Mary Pickford was unmatched in popularity. Known as "America's Sweetheart," she lived a fairy-tale life appropriate to such status--marrying Douglas Fairbanks at the height of both their careers and living in the legendary mansion called Pickfair (which she maintained... Read more

 


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Gary Cooper Off Camera: A Daughter Remembers
by Maria Cooper Janis, Tom Hanks (Introduction)

Harry N Abrams
Hardcover - 176 pages
(November 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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Gary Cooper off Camera is a tribute to a Hollywood star that manages to be sentimental, glossy, and passionate all at the same time. A fond introduction by Tom Hanks opens the book, but its multifaceted pleasures spring from the love of author Maria Cooper Janis, who clearly felt it was a unique and... Read more

 


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Marilyn Monroe
by Barbara Leaming

Crown Pub
Hardcover - 448 pages
(November 1998)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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This extraordinarily thoughtful book by Barbara Leaming, a literary star among movie-star biographers, offers the last thing you'd expect in a book on Marilyn Monroe: new information from verifiable sources. Sure, lots of the tragedy is familiar: an abused, confused girl from an orphanage with a... Read more

 


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Still Me
by Christopher Reeve

Random House
Hardcover - 309 pages
1 Ed edition (April 28, 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Christopher Reeve has beaten the odds before. He scored his first role in a Euripides play at 15, costarred with Katharine Hepburn at 22, and was one of two advanced-program students accepted at Juilliard, to which 2,000 drama students annually apply. (The other advanced student became his best... Read more

 


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Audrey Style
by Pamela Clarke Keogh, Hubert de Givenchy (Introduction)

Harpercollins
Hardcover - 235 pages
(May 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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In 1953, When Audrey Hepburn burst onto the screen in Roman Holiday, she forever changed the international ideal of elegance, grace, and beauty. Suddenly, glamour and even sexiness seemed attainable for women everywhere; Audrey was uncommonly beautiful, but she was real--hers was a look anyone could... Read more

 


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The Way We Lived Then : Recollections of a Well-Known Name Dropper
by Dominick Dunne

Crown Pub
Hardcover - 218 pages
(October 1999)


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3 out of 5 stars
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In a previous incarnation, writer Dominick Dunne was the toast of Hollywood--entertaining movie stars and socialites and invited by moguls to clambakes and black-tie dances. Long before he started churning out his romans clef set in the private recesses of Hollywood and penthouses of New... Read more

 



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