In the history of the movies, thousands of men, women, children, and even animals have tried to find success as a movie star. They were drawn from theater, opera, sports, and every type of entertainment venue, and some even came from out of nowhere. They took valiant stabs at entrancing audiences with their faces, personalities, or peculiarities. A precious few achieved greater popularity than anyone could have ever dreamed, but others vanished beneath the sands of time along with the films they so lovingly made. They gave us their most audacious efforts, but they did not find any lasting success, or having enjoyed a brief blush with triumph, they returned home to their true metiers. Some simply never found a second chance. This book celebrates the memorable attempts of ten who tried to be a movie star.
They shot across silver screens like comets, but they all disappeared like falling stars. Pulitzer nominated author David W. Menefee searched the major archives of the world to uncover the true behind-the-scenes stories of ten of Hollywood's most legendary headliners. He returned with this fascinating anthology that includes detailed analyses of their attempts at films, plot synopses, casts, contemporary reviews, production notes, and hundreds of rare photographs that capture the glamour and excitement of Hollywood's Golden Era. Enjoy this engaging compilation featuring Helen Keller, Enrico Caruso, Mary Garden, Babe Ruth, Otis Skinner, Anna Pavlova, Eleonora Duse, Lottie Pickford, Harry Houdini, and Maude Adams. Pulitzer nominee David W. Menefee is the author of: Sweet Memories Sarah Bernhardt, Her Films, Her Recordings, Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story, The First Female Stars: Women of the Silent Era' The First Male Stars: Men of the Silent Era, Richard Barthelmess: A Life in Pictures, "Otay!" The Billy "Buckwheat" Thomas Story, The Rise and Fall of Lou-Tellegen, Charlie O'Doone's Second Chance and Other Stories, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Secret of St. Laurent Lighthouse, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Quest for the Jade Dragons, George O'Brien: A Man's Man in Hollywood
A compilation of previously published material by David A. Hargrave along with previously unpublished material co-written with Paul P Mosher. Included are: Caliban, Citadel of Thunder, Howling Tower and Death Heart as well as Hive Home, The Heart of Darkness Campaign and Tomb of D'Haera.
Hendrix: For five long years I echoed the words Honor, Loyalty and Brotherhood off my prison cell walls. It's all that's kept me going. Now on the outside, seeing my club all twisted up, all I want is my freedom, freedom from everything-- Including that brotherhood. Pres' wants one last ride out of me then all my debts are paid. Bullets, fire, a god damned army, nothing will keep me from finishing this run! Except the one thing I hadn't counted on. A girl named Maya. Maya: Falling in with a dangerous, rival MC, getting dragged halfway across the country and nearly getting killed... There was nothing I wouldn't do to save my baby sister. Being the daughter of a corrupt MC President, I promised myself I would never let a biker hurt me again. What I wasn't prepared for a was man like Hendrix.
He pierced parts of my mind and heart that no one ever has. This one ride was supposed to change everything. I didn't think it could change me. Riding For Her is a standalone MC Novel that's chock full of steamy sex, nail-biting violence and heart-racing adventure in a way that only Adair Rymer can provide. Mount up for the dangerous thrill ride of a lifetime!
An ancient spell is beginning to unravel. In the face of danger, can true love save them all? For the first time in print, best selling author Brynna Curry gives us three tales of suspense, romance and magic. In EARTH ENCHANTED writer Liv Corrigan teams up with widower and ex-cop Jack Roarke to stop the madman who murdered his wife. Injured, Jack retreats with Liv to his house under armed guard. But with Liv’s mysteries rapidly coming unraveled, a diamond-thief to stop and passion in the air, the safe house is anything but safe for their hearts! Having failed in his mission to avenge his lost would be lover, Serena Roarke, Special Agent Gabriel Spiller returns to Alabama in search of the missing diamonds needed to reopen the investigation in TO TAKE UP THE SWORD. A secret meeting between Leannan O'Neal and her sister before she died left Lea with an ugly figurine and nothing but questions.
Hang-up calls at work and a trashed house reminds her of the card Serena gave her. With a killer hot on her heels, Lea goes on the run in search of Serena's 'Angel', but how long can Gabe keep her alive, and is the cost worth more than her life? In WAIT FOR THE WIND, Kate O'Connell grew up loved by the Corrigan family, all the while suffering from the inescapable reality of her own alcoholic father. At a young age she gave her heart and innocence to Ryan Corrigan. For once happiness seemed within her reach, until in one horror-filled night, the monster she called 'Daddy' changed everything. Too many misunderstandings forced Kate and Ryan apart, but now Kate's come home to open her clinic and raise her daughter, Allaina, closer to his family. Will she be able to open Ryan's heartto his magic? Ryan is glad to be back on Irish soil, but the reason he left still haunts him. As he tries to build a new life and redeem his past, can he forgive Kate and reclaim his healing gift in time to save his sister and her twins?
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This is a record of one silent, sleep night which I spent in 1957 in a bedroom on the third floor of the Mission Home in New York City following major surgery in which I lost one vocal cord and part of another, and then had staph infection following the surgery.