Dead Hollywood

Dead Hollywood

Author: Peter Beckman

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781608443949

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Kees Madden, a young writer steeped in film history, suddenly finds himself living in the Hollywood he always imagined existed just beyond the shadows, an alternate Hollywood of malicious ghosts and the famous phantoms of filmland's past. The city has the power to shift time and space and is capable of ironic response when confronted by Madden's overactive imagination. It is also the city's perverse pleasure to confront him with a diverse cadre of Hollywood ghosts. Although enthralled by this bizarre new world, Madden finds himself eager to escape, while the unseen forces behind Dead Hollywood have other plans. In pursuit of the city's boundaries and arcane secrets, Madden encounters three enigmatic humans: a clever, sinister man and two intriguing, beautiful women. As they lead him through a fantastic dream/maze of Hollywood past and present, Madden is severely tempted by the two ladies. Although they seem to be polar opposites, could Madden be capable of falling in love with them both? Or are they only malevolent ghosts, eager to imprison Madden in their depraved Hollywood hells? Peter Beckman grew up in the northern California town of Carmichael where, at age 11, he became an actor in local theatre and college productions. In his early twenties, he attended the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied screenwriting with legendary director Alexander Mackendrick ("The Man In The White Suit," "The Sweet Smell Of Success"). Beckman has also appeared in films as varied as "Echo Park," "C.H.U.D. II" and Orson Welles' still-unreleased masterwork, "The Other Side Of The Wind." Beckman lives in Los Angeles where, under the pseudonym Anthony Landor, he currently provides voices for many of the world's most popular videogames, including "Street Fighter IV" (Zangief) and "Dissidia: Final Fantasy" (Golbez). He can also be heard as the voice of General Wolf in the Sci-Fi Channel's hit anime series "Monster." Dead Hollywood is his first novel."
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Pages: 111
Authors: Tina Papados
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-13 - Publisher: AKAKIA Publications

Hollywood is Dead is a collection of monologues which explore the life of a young actress, who discuses the psychological and thrilling impact of transforming into her film character, Amorette.
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Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: E.J. Fleming
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-18 - Publisher: McFarland

For more than a century, people have been drawn to sites of tragedy involving the rich, beautiful and notorious of Hollywood. Tourists at the center of the movie universe flock to Rudolph Valentino’s grave, the house where Marilyn Monroe died, the “O.J. murders” condo, the hotel where John Belushi overdosed,
Dead Hollywood
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Peter Beckman
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04 - Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: Gene D. Phillips
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Lehigh University Press

The book deals with five European film directors who were forced to remain in exile in the wake of the rise of Hitler and who subsequently enriched the American motion picture industry with a reservoir of new talent that had been nurtured in Europe. The directors treated are Fritz Lang,
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Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Joshua Gleich
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-14 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

One of the country’s most picturesque cities and conveniently located just a few hours’ drive from Hollywood, San Francisco became the most frequently and extensively filmed American city beyond the production hubs of Los Angeles and New York in the three decades after World War II. During those years, the