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Publisher's Summary

What do legends Groucho Marx, Bette Davis, W. C. Fields, and Alfred Hitchcock have in common? They're just four of the luminaries mentioned in Hollywood Anecdotes, the definitive oral history of film's Golden Era. This collection gathers some of the best stories ever recorded about the stars, directors, and producers who put the tinsel in Tinseltown. Read with customary charm and wit by one of America's favorite actresses, Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood Anecdotes brings back all your favorite memories of the silver screen's heyday.

©1988 Paul F. Boller, Jr. and Ronald L. Davis (P)1988 Dove Audio, Inc.

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"Boller and Davis seem to have mined every shiny nugget in the Hollywood Hills." (Time)

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  • zenabuff
  • assisted living now in Indiania
  • 02-04-17

Great walk through Hollywood History

Debbie Reynolds narrates you through Hollywood History through it's gossip, stories, antidotes, and just amusing Tells.

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Debbie does Hollywood proud

Where does Hollywood Anecdotes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Toward the top.

What other book might you compare Hollywood Anecdotes to and why?

Robert Wagner's memories of the Golden Age of Hollywood because it recalls so many stories from a time past.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Debbie Reynolds talks about Mae West, but also does a great impersonation of the sex icon.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was.

Any additional comments?

Loved the narration by Debbie Reynolds because she truly seemed to enjoy telling all these old stories from the past.

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  • JOSEPH
  • Bonners Ferry, ID, United States
  • 09-16-11

Hollywood Anecdotes

An older audiobook, back from the cassette days and when several of the subjects of the stories were still alive. The story tries to cram in a bit too much information in the relatively short time. Some 'anecdotes' were interesting though and Debbie Reynolds did seem to try hard and does a decent job as the narrator.
I'd recommend if on sale or for a somewhat short listen of 'old' Hollywood, its legends and folklore.