Description: Fade to Black A book of movie obituaries
Author: Paul Donnelly
Format: Large heavy Paperback
Publishing year: 2000?
No. Pages: 633
In this spicy and addictive book Paul Donnelly has chronicled the lives and deaths of more than 1,000 movie personalities. Included are not just the big stars but also a wealth of producers, directors and supporting players. Some achieved world fame or great power. Some were consigned to obscurity after one scandal too many. And quite a few hid dark secrets that would only emerge after their deaths.
....lung cancer fatality Yul Brynner smoked up to five packets of Gauloises a day from the age of fifteen .... pornography fans Abbott & Costello were investigated for 10 years by the FBI .... Composer Lional Bart counted Rudolf Nureyev among his many lovers ....
The big names featured run from Bogart and Cagney to Sinatra and Valentino. But it was often the starlets and smalltime showbiz hustlers who suffered the most tragic fates, burned out before achieving the fame and fortune they craved. For better or worse they are all here, the villains and heroes side by side, all made equal at last by the final Fade to Black.
Condition: Very good ~ has been flicked through only but does have some creasing to the spine and a fold to one corner of the back cover
Fade to Black A Book of Movie Obituaries by Paul Donnelly Large Paperback Book
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