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Hollywood Haunted: A Ghostly Tour of Filmland Paperback – September 1, 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Angel City Press; 2Rev Ed edition (September 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883318122
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883318123
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #345,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hollywood Haunted: A Ghostly Tour of Filmland by Laurie Jacobson and Marc Wanamaker is first rate in recounting ghostly tales of the bygone era of classic Hollywood. Jacobson and Wanamaker grasp the reader from the very first page and keep you on the edge of your seat right until the end! I felt as if I was with Jacobson behind the movie screen at Grauman's Chinese Theatre as she grippingly recounts her encounter with the Theatre's own supernatural guest. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of classic Hollywood and great ghost stories.
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Uhhh! Jacobson covers a broad spectrum of freaky fright starlitghts on this one. Bella grabbing the wheel of his hearse for one last stroll down Hollywood and Vine. The now Comedy Store that used to be the notorious mob affiliated Ciro's where such a dark specter lurks even a Vietnam vet can still barely talk about it to this day. The house where Sharon Tate saw a vision of her grisly end. And even the Holly Mont haunting's were the famed paranormal investigator Barry Taff couldnt get enough of the ghostly goings on. Especially when a lady who lived blocks from the homes called him weeks after the studies asking why he had left a note in her home when he had in fact left the note in the Holy Mont home. Ahhh, dont read at night or when you are alone in the house!!
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This book is awesome! It's so much fun to read about silver screen celebrities haunting modern day Hollywood. I have read several of this writers other books and have seen her on many talk shows giving her insight into Hollywood. She is certainly knowledgeable about Hollywood history as you will find in Hollywood Haunted, as well as her other books. I can guarantee you will enjoy this book. Also, you can use this books as a guide when visiting Hollywood and see if you don't come face to face with one of Hollywood's ghosts.
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My biggest problem with this is the lack of detail. It's a fluff piece, pure and simple. There are some intriguing ghost stories in here, like the ones about the Comedy Store, but not nearly enough of them and with not nearly enough historical detail or research. It is far from comprehensive, as many Hollywood ghost-stories I've read about on line are not even mentioned here. Granted, if a book were going to cover EVERY single ghost story from the history of Hollywood, it would be a thousand pages long, but many of the most prominent ones are not even mentioned here. I read this for pure entertainment, since I do not actually believe a single one of these ghost stories, but the chapters were far too skimpy to give me much satisfaction. Since the author has supposedly been collecting Hollywood ghost stories for 10 years, this book seems awful light on facts.
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Although the book could be longer, it is definitely interesting and worth adding to either your Hollywood or paranormal collection. I was also pleasantly surprised by how well written it is. Finally, the book design is good, and the photos are excellent.
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I bought this book when it first came out. Makes for a great read and kept me up for a few nights as I was reading away. Jacobson is an A-1 chronicler of the Hollywood ghost scene and has made me a believer after I visited some of these sites myself.
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I bought this book because I am intimately familiar with Hollywood and it's hauntings and I have met Marc Wanamaker and have seen some his collection of photographs. I was excited to order the book and couldn't wait to get it home.

I have to say that I was disappointed for a few reasons: First: Marc Wanamaker, as owner and founder of Bison Archives, has access to some of the most interesting and detailed photographs in Hollywood history and HH ended up with so few benign photographs and then they were blurry images due to the printing style of the book. Second: the stories were told in such a simple manner with few details. There seemed to be little background research; one of us could have written similar one and two page 'stories' based on what we have watched on television. Third: having worked at a haunted studio and hotel in Hollywood there are many more interesting stories to be told than the ones that were written in HH: for instance: Lionel Barrymore still shows up at the Sunset Marquis, sleeping in beds and scaring bellboys (he lived in one of the Villas many years ago), guests' things disappearing and then reappearing days later, picture frames flying across the room while famous guests are sleeping, etc. At Raleigh Studios there are many stories, like the multiple sightings of a woman in white, flowing gowns walking around the original set of "Ramona" now the studio's cafe. Employees seeing a man and woman in period garb walking down a hallway right past them and then fading into nothing. Stage 5's many sightings, etc. There are many more stories with many more details to be told about haunted Hollywood.

It's a pretty book, and like others have written before me, it is a nice coffee table, fast-glance type of book, but definitely not one for the avid ghost/Hollywood history buff.

My wish would be for a more detailed book with lots more pictures.
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I am already interested in spirituality, plus tellings of Earth-bound spirits, and circumstances surrounding them,...first hand observations. With a book like this that begins with metaphysical insights and establishes credibility with paranormal experts it sets the stage for good reading without over-embellishments or tabloid flashiness. Poignant, and I come away from it with insight about "letting go" and let live. Laura gives a good entry into the genre of this type book. I gave the first edition to my Mom, and I await to be sent the October '99 print because I found out that it has three new stories.
If you find yourself caring for some of these stories, send a prayer for these Souls to be released, send one for them to make the choice to be free. But some of them may have gone,...already. But I learned a lot from reading the information surrounding these stories.
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