That is where the relentlessness is most apparent in Gilmore's literature.
Reading it was like reading TROPIC OF CANCER for the first time, only the characters are Jack Nicholson, Roddy McDowell, James Dean, Jean Seberg, and so on.
I am an avid reader of non-fiction and this book is one of the best I have ever read.
John Gilmore's life has encompassed what would be multiple lives by any other standard. Actor, Writer, Director, Journalist, you name it, he's not only lived it, but had an... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bob James
Interesting account of many of Hollywood stars & starlets. Not too man startling revelations tho as much was already known or rumored.Published 9 months ago by cyh
An amazing book by a great writer. John Gilmore had a life that was to be both envied and avoided. He paints celebrities as he knew them (and wow did he know a lot) From Janis... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Art Rawspine
John Gilmore has lead an amazing and exciting life. He grew up in Hollywood and got to know many of the top celebrities intimately. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Sharon
This book should be titled "Sour Grapes".
Even though the names Gilmore drops are often "A" list celebrities, his portraits of these celebrities are profoundly... Read more
In discussing personal events, some a half-century old, it's damn difficult to believe that anyone has the 20/20 recall displayed by John Gilmore in 'Laid Bare'. Read morePublished on December 20, 2006 by I. Clarke
LAID BARE tells the hard-knocks, riveted facts of a life lived in Hollywood, always on the sets, the parties and wild times. Read morePublished on July 30, 2006 by Bob Bailey
While reading John Gilmore's "Laid Bare - A Memoir of Wrecked Lives and the Hollywood Death Trip," I was amazed at the number of notorious celebrities the author had tilted booze,... Read morePublished on July 20, 2006 by Chris Wilson