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Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hollywood

Synonymous with infamy, Roscoe Arbuckle, otherwise known as “Fatty” Arbuckle, is a figurehead for the ushering in of the Hollywood Production Code and the perils of fame. Several books have … Continue Reading Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hollywood

I Want It Now! a Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory does a better job of identifying one’s personality than reading a horoscope. As a kid, you could tell the types of people you wanted … Continue Reading I Want It Now! a Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The Ice Cream Blonde: The Whirlwind Life and Mysterious Death of Screwball Comedienne Thelma Todd

Author Michelle Morgan’s proved her mettle writing about tragic blondes before; I reviewed her highly intriguing biography of Marilyn Monroe a few years back. When Morgan announced her plans to … Continue Reading The Ice Cream Blonde: The Whirlwind Life and Mysterious Death of Screwball Comedienne Thelma Todd