Dishing with abaondon, the authors spare no one--especially not the dead. Marilyn Monroe had an affair with Ronald Reagan, Marilyn also had a tryst with Joan Crawford but refused to make it an ongoing affair. James Dean showed a disconcerting interest in a 12-year-old boy in the early 1950s. Lucille Ball launched herself into show business as a hooker, and her husband Desi Arnaz had a fling with Cesar Romero. Cary Grant had an incestuous relationship with his stepson, Lance Reventlow. And this, by the way, is only the tip of the iceberg. --Rush & Molloy, The NY Daily News
Many of Hollywood's most outrageous secrets remained hidden. Until now. This book will set the graves of Hollywood's cemeteries spinning. --Daily Express (London)
About the Author
Four of these comprehensive biographies were serialized within London's Sunday Times or The Mail on Sunday, and each received acclaim from literary critics and in some rare instances, hate mail from readers. Porter, within the past four years, has received seven literary awards for his "salvaging of the oral histories of Hollywood," and been featured in literary reviews throughout the US, Australia, and Britain.
He was assisted in the compilation of Hollywood Babylon-It's Back, by Danforth Prince, a former reporter for the New York Times and president of Blood Moon Productions.
Porter and Prince are the co-authors of about 40 of the current titles within the European and Caribbean series of The Frommer Guides, a trusted name in travel publishing, a series which is produced and updated at annual intervals by John Wiley and Sons.