Join AuthorsDen  | Login
It's Free to Share, Review, Follow, Message etc.

  Home > Arts/Entertainment > Articles > Hollywood Stories: Review
Arts/Entertainment Articles
  1. Michael Caine is Warned About Indian Neigh
  2. The Time Machine's George Pal and Me
  3. Lee Marvin Silences Vegas Vic
  4. Elvis Presley's First & Last Watched Movie
  5. Directing a Classic Sesame Street Film
  6. John Landis Sees Me Guarding a Gate
  7. Ricki and the Flash: Film Review/Poem
  8. Direct Hit Movies Like Clint Eastwood Does
  9. Dennis Hopper's First Bad Trip
  10. The Man who Killed 'The Thing'
  11. My Ninja Busters Miracle
  12. Clark Gable Fans Must Read This
  13. Sinatra, Mitchum, Marvin, & Crawford's Bra
  14. Woody Strode's Body on Display at Disneyla
  15. Tony Curtis' Most Romantic Scene
  16. James Bond Lifestyle Creator on TV
  17. Bill Medley Regrets Breaking James Bond Li
  18. Best DVD Director's Commentaries
  19. Take the Lead: Film Review
  20. Discipline of the artist

Featured Book
Expressive Romans - photos -
by Albert Russo

Faces & attitudes in Rome, Italy..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Hollywood Stories: Review
By Betty Jo Tucker   

Share    Print  Save   Author Tracker

Stephen Schochet has created a special treat for movie fans with his entertaining book, Hollywood Stories. Packed to the brim with amusing anecdotes about film icons and movie legends, this book is a must-read for anyone who enjoys discovering revealing information about film folks like John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp, Greta Garbo, Jack Nicholson, James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Debbie Reynolds, Judy Garland and many, many more.

How does Schochet know so much about Hollywood stars and other movie-related personnel? Well, as a Hollywood tour guide, he began doing research years ago in order to tell colorful tales about Tinseltown to his customers. Fortunately, most of these tales are now included in Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes about the Stars and Legends of the Movies!


I’m happy to report that there are lots of surprises in store for readers here. For example, everyone believes Singin’ in the Rain (my all-time favorite film) was a happy musical. But Scochet reveals the brutal truth behind some of those glorious dance numbers. Among other surprises that intrigued me while reading Hollywood Stories are: finding out how real-life pain helped Cher give an Oscar-winning performance in Moonstruck; learning why Errol Flynn didn’t want to do The Adventures of Robin Hood; and discovering how outrageous Lee Marvin’s behind-the-scenes behavior became during the filming of Cat Ballou.


Schochet’s stories cover the Hollywood gamut, as the following sample chapter titles illustrate: Great Hollywood Comedians, Science Fiction and Horror, Oscar Talk, Moguls and Directors, Silents and Talkies, Singers and Dancers, Western Vignettes, Walt Disney Stories, Leading Men and Leading Ladies.


Using a spirited writing style and a splendid sense of timing, Schochet holds the readers interest and knows when to move from one topic to the next. He never bores us. It’s obvious this author loves telling his Hollywood tales. As a practicing movie addict, I say “More power to him!”


Listen to Stephen Schochet discuss Hollywood Stories on BlogTalkRadio by clicking on the Movie Addict Headquarters site below. 


Click here to post or read comments.

Recent articles by this author.     All articles by this author
  • Ricki and the Flash: Film Review/Poem (Monday, August 17, 2015)
  • Minions Film Review and Poem (Sunday, August 02, 2015)
  • Danny Collins: Film Review/Poem (Saturday, July 25, 2015)
  • Manglehorn: Film Review/Poem (Saturday, July 11, 2015)
  • Spy: Film Review/Poem (Thursday, June 25, 2015)
  • Big Fish: A Film for Father's Day (Friday, June 19, 2015)
  • Jurassic Park III (Tuesday, June 16, 2015)
  • Honeymoon at the Del (Sunday, June 14, 2015)
  • Misery Loves Comedy: Film Review/Poem (Monday, June 01, 2015)
  • I'll See You in My Dreams: Film Review (Friday, May 22, 2015)

  • Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
    Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

    Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
    AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.