Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Review: Hollywood Stories by Stephen Schochet

Goodreads: Just when you thought you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new book. Hollywood Storise: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! by Stephen Schochet contains a timeless treasure trove of colorful vignettes featuring an amazing all-star cast of icons including John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Errol Flynn and many others both past and contemporary.

Kritters Thoughts: The main reason I picked up this book was for the challenge, a different way to read short stories. I was a little disappointed by the lack of current stars stories in the book. Although entertained by the stories and quips of the past, I was hoping it would be a mix of past and present. That it wasn't.

Among the Three Stooges and the movie and tv stars of the past, there were very few of stars that are still alive and performing. I think this book would have been better appreciated by a film buff or a person who is enamored by the movies and tv shows from the past. Therefore I easily passed it on through Paperback Swap.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Pages: 324

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