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              Hollywood Babylon Strikes Again
               

              Hollywood Babylon Strikes Again (Hardback, 12th Revised edition)

              By Porter, Darwin; Prince, Danforth

              • RRP: $64.99
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              This monumentally exhaustive collection of sins, foibles, failings, and sexual adventures is the ultimate guilty pleasure. Many of Hollywood's most outrageous secrets remained hidden. Until now. This series has set the graves of Hollywood's cemeteries spinning.-- London's Daily E...xpress.
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              ISBN 9781936003129
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2010
              Publisher Blood Moon Productions, Ltd
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              Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli: Too Many Damn Rainbows
               

              Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli: Too Many Damn Rainbows (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Porter, Darwin; Prince, Danforth

              • RRP: $74.50
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              You've got only one life to live, so make it a hell of a ride. (Judy) What good is sitting alone in your room? (Liza) Judy and Liza were the greatest, most colorful, and most tragic mother-daughter saga in show biz history. They live, laugh, and weep again in the tear-soaked page...s of this remarkable biography from the entertainment industry's most prolific archivists, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince. They've compiled a compelling post-modern spin: As MGM's tap-dancing Ann Miller predicted, It's unlikely that the world will ever see the likes of these two ever again. According to Liza, My mother--hailed as the world's greatest entertainer--lived eighty lives during her short time with us. Their memorable stories unfold through eyewitness accounts of the typhoons that engulfed them. They swing across glittery landscapes of euphoria and glory, detailing the betrayals and treachery which the duo encountered almost daily. There were depressions as deep as the Mariana Trench, suicide attempts, and obsessive identifications on deep psychological levels with roles that include Judy's Vicky Lester in A Star is Born (1954) and Liza's Sally Bowles in Cabaret (1972). Lesser known are the jealous actress-to-actress rivalries. Fueled by klieg lights and rivers of negative publicity, they sprouted like malevolent mushrooms on steroids. As Judy faded into the 1960s, Liza roaringly emerged as a star in her own right. I did it my way, Liza said. She survived the whirlwinds of her mother's drug addiction with a yen for choosing all the wrong men in patterns that weirdly evoked those of Judy herself. Their story includes tantalizing details about their husband and father, the acclaimed director, Vincente Minnelli, famous for his steerage of schmaltzy classics (Meet Me in St. Louis, Gigi, and An American in Paris). Judy complained that her lipstick-wearing husband spent more time in bed with Gene Kelly than with her. For millions of fans, Judy will forever remain the cheerful adolesce
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              ISBN 9781936003693
              Released NZ 3 Apr 2020
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              Playboy's Hugh Hefner: Empire of Skin
               

              Playboy's Hugh Hefner: Empire of Skin (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Porter, Darwin; Prince, Danforth

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              Hugh Hefner, the Playboy of the Western World, was a visionary publisher, an empire-builder, an avatar of pleasure, and a pajama-clad pipe-smoker with a pre-coital grin. In 1953, he published his first edition of Playboy, with Marilyn Monroe on the cover and her nude calendar ins...ide. He obtained the rights for $500 with money borrowed from his puritanical Nebraska-born mother. Rebelling against his strict upbringing, he lost his virginity at the age of 22. I made up for my late start. In three years, I reached Don Juan's legendary benchmark of 1,003 conquests. Playboy, punctuated with nudes and studded with articles by major literary figures, rapidly increased its circulation, reaching its zenith at eight million readers. In addition to his role as a tasteful pornographer, Hef became a cultural warrior, fighting government censorship all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court after the Post Office refused to deliver his magazine to its subscribers. As the years and his notoriety progressed, he became an advocate of abortion, LGBT equality, and the legalization of pot. Eventually, he engaged in pubic wars with Bob Guccione, founder of Penthouse, which cut into Hef's sales. Lauded by millions of avid readers, he was denounced by feminists for exploiting women, and defined as the father of sex addiction, a huckster, a lecherous low-brow feeder of our vices, a misogynist, and, near the end of his life, a symbol of priapic senility. During his heyday, some of the biggest male stars in Hollywood, including Warren Beatty, Sammy Davis, Jr., Mick Jagger, and Jack Nicholson, came to frolic behind Hef's guarded walls, stripping nude in the hot tube grotto before sampling the rotating beds upstairs. A voice of doom, Malcolm X, directly warned him that the day of the white man will soon be finished. Even a future U.S. president came to call. Donald Trump had an appreciation of Bunny tail, Hef said. Hefner's last Viagra-fueled marriage was to a beautiful blonde, Crystal Harris, 60 yea
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              ISBN 9781936003594
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2018
              Publisher Blood Moon Productions, Ltd
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              Series Blood Moon's Babylon
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              Love Triangle: Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, and Nancy Davis -- All the Gossip Unfit to Print
               

              Love Triangle: Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, and Nancy Davis -- All the Gossip Unfit to Print (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Porter, Darwin; Prince, Danforth

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              Long before two of its members became the most publicized leaders of the Free World, they were part of an amorous, winner-take-all love triangle that rocked Hollywood. Published after decades of research, this triple biography focuses on the one of the strangest three-sided love ...affairs in presidential history.
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              ISBN 9781936003419
              Released NZ 2 May 2015
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              Jacko, His Rise and Fall: The Social and Sexual History of Michael Jackson
               

              Jacko, His Rise and Fall: The Social and Sexual History of Michael Jackson (Hardback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Porter, Darwin

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              Presents the biography of Michael Jackson with a roster of literary reviews that outnumber and outclass any other MJ bio on the market.

              ISBN 9781936003105
              Released NZ 16 Aug 2009
              Publisher Blood Moon Productions, Ltd
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              Bill & Hillary: So This Is That Thing Called Love
               

              Bill & Hillary: So This Is That Thing Called Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Porter, Darwin; Prince, Danforth

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              On the campus of Yale University, in 1970, an odd couple, Hillary Rodham and Bill ( Bubba ) Clinton, came together at a Mark Rothko exhibit at the Yale Art Museum. Before the end of that rainy afternoon, they had formed an unbreakable bond forged while they rested on the seat of ...a Henry Moore sculpture. They were from completely different worlds he, a populist from a poverty-stricken background in Arkansas; she, a former Goldwater Girl and conservative Republican gradually moving into the liberal camp. As he sat beside her, holding her hand, she gazed into the eyes of this 210-pound, orange-bearded Viking, tall and scruffy looking, with an Elvis drawl. He d later jokingly claim, I identified with Elvis since both of us had hillbilly peckers. Freshly emerged from Wellesley College, with its coven of lesbians, she was a budding feminist pimply faced, wearing no makeup but with Mr. Magoo eyeglasses, and walking around on chubby legs.He had all the pretty women he wanted. What he was looking for was a woman with a sense of strength and self-possession all in all, that afternoon, I knew I d found my Evita. He confided to her that since the age of seven, he had only one abiding ambition and that was to be the President of the United States. He promised her, If elected, I will pave the way for you to become the first woman president. You can follow after my administration. He held out the prospect of making her the most powerful woman on the planet. As she recalled, I was giddy with emotion. It took a while, but he finally lured her to Arkansas, which she interpreted as on the other side of the moon. Crossing the welcome mat at his Scully Street house, she came face to face with her future mother-in-law, Virginia Cassidy Blyth, Clinton, Dwire, Kelley. She stood in the kitchen in her stiletto heels evocative of a drag revue, wearing garish lipstick the brighter the better and a tight Dinah Dors sweater. As Virginia recalled, It was an immovable object colliding with an irre
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              ISBN 9781936003471
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2016
              Publisher Blood Moon Productions, Ltd
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              Series Blood Moon's Babylon
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              Kirk Douglas: More Is Never Enough
               

              Kirk Douglas: More Is Never Enough (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Porter, Darwin; Prince, Danforth

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              Of all the male stars of Golden Age Hollywood, Kirk Douglas became the final survivor, the last icon of a fabled era that the world will never see again. When he celebrated his birthday in 2016, a headline read--LEGENDARY HOLLYWOOD HORNDOG TURNS 100. He was both a charismatic act...or and a man of uncommon force and vigor. His restless and volcanic spirit is reflected both in his films and through his many sexual conquests. Douglas was the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, his father a ragman. After service in the Navy during World War II, he hit Hollywood, oozing masculinity and charm. Conquering Tinseltown and bedding its leading ladies, he became the personification of the American dream, moving from obscurity and (literally) rags to riches and major-league fame. The Who's Who cast of characters roaring through his life featured not only a daunting list of Hollywood goddesses, but the town's most colossal male talents and egos, too. They included his kindred hellraiser and best buddy Burt Lancaster, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Rock Hudson, and a future U.S. President, Ronald Reagan. Douglas began his conquests in New York, stealing the virginity of model Betty Bacall before she moved to Hollywood, changed her name to Lauren, and married Humphrey Bogart. Later, both Marilyn Monroe and Lana Turner pursued him for boudoir duty. I had them all...well, almost, he boasted. He interpreted Joan Crawford as the equivalent of six sisters and a mother. Rita Hayworth had what other girls had...only more so. Marlene Dietrich was the personification of sexuality, and Ava Gardner was the hottest game in town. Barbara Stanwyck may have had a lezzie streak, but not with me. Call her a tigress. Over the decades, he immortalized himself in film after film, delivering, like a Trojan, one memorable performance after another. He was at home in film noir, as a western gunslinger, as an adventurer (in both ancient and modern sagas), as a juggler, as Tennessee W
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              ISBN 9781936003617
              Released NZ 1 May 2019
              Publisher Blood Moon Productions, Ltd
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              Humphrey Bogart: The Making of a Legend

              Humphrey Bogart: The Making of a Legend (Hardback)

              By Porter, Darwin

              • RRP: $59.99
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              Based on unpublished memoirs, letters, diaries, and personal interviews, this unapologetic expos lays Bogie's life bare. Juicy details include what Bogie never told Lauren Bacall about the years between his birth in 1899 and his fourth and final marriage in 1944.

              ISBN 9781936003143
              Released NZ 26 Aug 2010
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              Damn You, Scarlett O'hara: The Private Lives of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier

              Damn You, Scarlett O'hara: The Private Lives of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (Hardback)

              By Porter, Darwin; Moseley, Roy

              • RRP: $59.99
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              The tempestuous, scandalous love affair of the 20th century's Romeo and Juliet was second in fame and notoriety only to that of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and by many accounts, even more corrupt. This title deals with this topic.

              ISBN 9781936003150
              Released NZ 27 Jan 2011
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              Blood Moon's Guide To Gay And Lesbian Film
               

              Blood Moon's Guide To Gay And Lesbian Film (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Porter, Darwin; Prince, Danforth

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              Aimed at film historians, libraries and filmgoers, this work features photos of the actors and directors who made the films possible and includes a breakdown of each film's plot and themes. It incorporates reviews, and special features that reflect the gossip, drama and some of t...he censorship issues associated with the release of these films.
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              ISBN 9780974811840
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780974811871
              Released NZ 6 May 2006
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