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True Hollywood Stories Fly off the Bus by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Posted in Politics

Author Stephen Schochet is a professional tour guide in Hollywood, who years ago began collecting little known, humorous anecdotes to tell to his customers. His new book Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! contains a timeless treasure trove of colorful vignettes featuring an amazing all-star cast of icons …

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Jaws the Inside Story by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Posted in Politics

Exceedingly Difficult To Produce, Jaws Became The Biggest Hit Of All Time in 1975. The best-selling novel Jaws, published in 1974, primarily focused on a man-eating shark that terrorized a small island town. There was a subplot involving a love affair between two of the main characters, the young scientist and the police chief’s wife. …

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Hollywood and Politics by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Posted in Politics

Hollywood Luminaries Have Often Had An Uneasy Relationship With Both The Political Class And The Issues. When actors first came to Hollywood, there were signs put up in front of hotels and apartments that said no dogs or actors allowed, with the performers ruefully complaining about not getting top billing. The insecurity of the profession …

Hollywood Writers at Work by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Posted in Politics

Some Writers Have Always Felt Unappreciated in Hollywood. Writers are often surprised or disappointed by how their work is changed when it is adapted for the big screen. When Irwin Shaw’s World War II novel The Young Lions was shot in Paris in 1958, Marlon Brando played the Nazi character. Ever the methodical actor, Brando …

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Unhappy TV Stars by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Posted in Politics

Television Stars Sometimes Feel Burdened By Their Jobs. Twenty-four-year-old Johnny Depp thought that his starring role in the 1987 TV series 21 Jump Street would not last a whole season. After a few weeks of playing a young-looking cop who goes undercover at high schools to catch drug dealers, the Kentucky-born actor began to feel …

Getting Celebrity Autographs Is Not Always Easy By Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Posted in Politics

Being a star means dealing with fans’ requests for autographs. One time, Katharine Hepburn was performing on Broadway and tried to exit backstage through a crowd of jostling autograph hounds. Bodyguards helped her push through to her limo. Once safely inside, the private star rolled down the window and shouted,” Run em down! We’ll clean …

Who was the First James Bond? by Stephen Schochet

July 5, 2011 | Posted in Politics

Fun Stories about the Legendary Super Spy Novelist Ian Fleming (1908-1964) claimed he based his smooth secret agent character James Bond on Cary Grant. But in 1957, the fifty-three-year old British actor turned down producers Albert “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman’s offer to play the super spy on screen in a series of films. Grant …