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on March 5, 2017
I enjoyed this book as a kid and, with the exception of random underlining of words, it remains a fun - but haunting - read.
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on September 16, 2017
Read this many years ago, as you can tell by the cover, a very interesting book.
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on January 20, 2016
A good read
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on April 27, 2016
Sadly, it has become pretty badly dated. Most people won't know the majority of the celebrities.
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on April 29, 2016
If you love movie and Hollywood history, you'll love this book! A must have!
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on July 10, 2013
Not enough information. Very sketchy. I did find some interesting stories, but they need more details. For short information, it's ok.
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on March 31, 2016
This is basically early gossip magazines in a book formant.
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on January 21, 2015
Liked the second one better! But this was fine to!
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on February 2, 2006
Hollywood is a cesspool of the worst of humanity. Ego, greed, narcissim, hedonism, all of it strains into Hollywood the way lint ends up in the lint trap of a dryer. People have a notion that society today is more corrupt than it was in days gone by but that is a myth. People were simply better at keeping it hidden in times past. Hollywood Babylon was a sensation when it came out for just that reason. It drug out into the light of day what society had known all along - that Hollywood is society's septic tank. And it's so damn fun to read about it.

Even though this book is extremely dated and hashes out stories long ago brought out to the light of day, it still can be enjoyed from an almost historical perspective. It will also put into perspective the notion that the society of today is more celebrity obsesses than it ever has been. Even in its earliest days, Hollywood inspired fascination for the world. There were plenty of gossip and scandal rags willing to dish the dirt in those days and there was plenty for them to dish.

This book is a great guilty pleasure. It's fun to read of decadance, murder, sexual picadellos, greed and wretched excess. Hollywood dines on its own young and this book bears that out in spades.
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on November 28, 2007
Well I must admit the 55 year old gossiping church lady came out in this 21 year old male while reading this entire book in one sitting. Very VERY insightful and just down right juicy stories, the only problem that i have is that the author takes certain things as facts that are either wildly contested or outright discredited. The bulk of my problems stem from the Roscoe Arbuckle story, it seems that the author is completely on this "lynch fatty" tirade acting like poor Virginia didn't know what hit her. When almost every expert agrees today that he was done very wrong and his life was ruined because some people wanted to make a quick buck off of a woman's death. Other than that though these are very insightful tales and lets face it we love tales of sex, suicide, murder, and all other forms of debauchery so do yourself a favor and read this book.
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