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Gossip meets history in this intensely interesting collection of Hollywood's most notorious clashes and controversies.

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Believe it or not, America's fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ, Perez Hilton, Charlie Sheen's breakdown, and allegations against Woody Allen. And the stars of yesteryear? They weren’t always the saints that we make them out to be.

Part biography, part cultural history, the stories contained in this book cover the stuff that films are made of: love, sex, drugs, illegitimate children, illicit affairs, and botched cover-ups. Based on Anne Helen Petersen's popular column on the Hairpin, Scandals of Classic Hollywood is sensationalism made smart.

"Petersen's prose is engaging and illuminating, and Romy Nordlinger's assertive narration is perfect." ---Library Journal Starred Audio Review

"Narrator Romy Nordlinger performs the work in a breathy voice like that of a radio gossip columnist, which is highly effective, considering the subject matter." ---AudioFile
Library Journal Audio Review

Scandals of Classic Hollywood

Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema

Author Anne Helen Petersen

Narrated by Romy Nordlinger

Publication date Sep 30, 2014

Running time 9 hrs 11 min

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