Hollywood s Hellfire Club

Hollywood s Hellfire Club


  • Author : Gregory William Mank
  • Publisher : Feral House
  • Release Date : 2007-10-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781932595673


Hollywood s Hellfire Club Book Description :

They made fans go crazy and censors apoplectic, spent fortunes faster than they made them, forged Rembrandts and hung them in major museums, went on trial for committing statutory rape with necrophiliac teenage girls, reinterpreted Hamlet as an incestuous mama's boy,and swilled immeasurable quantities of spirits during week-long parties on wobbly yachts. They were "The Bundy Drive Boys," and they made the Rat Pack look like Cub Scouts. Their self-destructiveness was spectacular, the misanthropy profound, but behind the boozy bravado was a devoted mutual affection. The Bundy Drive Boys' un-bowdlerized stories have never been illustrated so well or told so completely as within Hollywood's Hellfire Club. Author Gregory William Mank also wrote It's Alive...

The Kingdom of the Occult
Score: 5
From 13 Ratings

The Kingdom of the Occult


  • Author : Walter Martin
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2008-10-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418589837


The Kingdom of the Occult Book Description :

The Kingdom of the Occult delivers the timely followup to Dr. Martin's best-selling The Kingdom of the Cults This book takes Dr. Walter Martin's comprehensive knowledge and his dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult-a weapon of the same scope and power as his phenomenal thirty-five year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults (over 875,000 sold). Chapters include: Witchcraft and Wicca, Satanism, Pagan Religions, Tools of the Occult, Demon Possession and Exorcism, Spiritual Warfare, etc. Features include: Each chapter contains: Quick Facts; History; Case Studies; Theology; Resources...

A Brief History of Oral Sex

A Brief History of Oral Sex


  • Author : David DePierre
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476671260


A Brief History of Oral Sex Book Description :

"The ancient Greeks and Romans considered it degrading yet depicted it in art and literature. The Early Christian Church called it "the worst evil." Nearly all of the 13 original United States had laws against it." Attitudes about oral sex have varied through the centuries and across cultures. This book explores its history and impact on world events"--...

Of All the Gin Joints
Score: 3
From 35 Ratings

Of All the Gin Joints


  • Author : Mark Bailey
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616203986


Of All the Gin Joints Book Description :

These true tales of celebrity hijinks combine Hollywood history, movie-star mayhem, and a frothy mix of forty cocktail recipes. From the frontier days of silent film to the wild auteur period of the 1970s, Mark Bailey has pillaged the vaults of Hollywood history and lore to dig up the true—often surprising and always outrageous—stories of our most beloved and boozy actors, directors, and screenwriters at their most soused. Humphrey Bogart got himself arrested for protecting his drinking buddies, who happened to be a pair of stuffed pandas. Ava Gardner would water-ski to the set of Night of the Iguana holding a towline in one hand and a cocktail in the other. Bing Crosby’s ill-mannered antics earned him the nickname “Binge Crosby.” And sweet...

The Supervillain Book

The Supervillain Book


  • Author : Gina Renée Misiroglu
  • Publisher : Omnigraphics Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066852594


The Supervillain Book Book Description :

Profiles supervillains from comics, film, television, and fiction, and includes trivia and facts about their origins, modus operandi, costumes, weapons, henchmen, and minions....

The Hell Fire Clubs
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Hell Fire Clubs


  • Author : Evelyn Lord
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0300164025


The Hell Fire Clubs Book Description :

The Hell-Fire Clubs scandalized eighteenth-century English society. Rumors of their orgies, recruitment of prostitutes, extensive libraries of erotica, extreme rituals, and initiation ceremonies circulated widely at the time, only to become more sensational as generations passed. This thoroughly researched book sets aside the exaggerated gossip about the secret Hell-Fire Clubs and brings to light the first accurate portrait of their membership (including John Wilkes, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the Prince of Wales), beliefs, activities, and the reasons for their proliferation, first in the British Isles and later in America, possibly under the auspices of Benjamin Franklin. Hell-Fire Clubs operated under a variety of titles, but all attracte...

Gangster Films

Gangster Films


  • Author : Jim Smith
  • Publisher : Virgin Books Limited
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061158096


Gangster Films Book Description :

Filmmaking has given us almost every conceivable portrait of organised crime: from denunciations of social problems to dynastic tragedy adn from glorifications of a lifestyle choice to tales of loveable rogues. 'Gangster Films' looks at more than two dozen of American and British filmmaking and the actors, such as James Cagney and Edward G Robinson, who are immediately identified with the gangster movie genre. The fils discussed include: 'Little Caesar', 'Scarface', 'The Blue Lamp', 'Angels with Dirty Faces', 'Get Carter', 'The Godfather', 'The Roaring Twenties', 'Once Upon a Time in America', 'Pulp Fiction', 'Sexy Beast', 'The Limey', 'Brighton Rock'. Tracing a path through the iconography and shifting morality of the genre, detailing technical inte...

Hollywood s Original Rat Pack

Hollywood s Original Rat Pack


  • Author : Stephen C. Jordan
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0810860325


Hollywood s Original Rat Pack Book Description :

In the 1930s and '40s an untamed group of Hollywood notables, men most well-known for their talents on the silver screen, frequently met and behaved in a manner that no doubt made them infamous within their community. The group included John Barrymore, Errol Flynn, W. C. Fields, Anthony Quinn, Vincent Price, and the eccentric artist John Decker. Hollywood's Original Rat Pack revisits the lives and times of this free-spirited gang and rekindles the spirit of their excesses. In this lighthearted history, Jordan introduces the members of the Bundy Drive Boys, focuses on the unique personality traits each offered, and brings their lusty stories of carousing and debauchery to life in a manner that pays tribute to their carefree, if admittedly reckless, an...

Filmfacts

Filmfacts


  • Author : University of Southern California. Division of Cinema
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre: Motion pictures
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105010368830


Filmfacts Book Description :

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