New Book About Hollywood Combines Humor with Surprises

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A New Book Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! reveals little-known, vignettes about the world's most fascinating industry.

Director James Cameron dismissed his studio bosses' idea that ex-football star O. J. Simpson should play the title role in the 1984 science fiction classic, The Terminator.

Comedian Jim Carrey once disguised himself as Norman Bates, the fictional killer from the 1960 horror classic Psycho, in order to scare some tourists at Universal Studios. Actor Johnny Depp compared his contractual release after four years from the 1987 TV drama, 21 Jump Street, to the freeing of the formerly imprisoned South African President Nelson Mandela. Director James Cameron dismissed his studio bosses' idea that ex-football star O. J. Simpson should play the title role in the 1984 science fiction classic, The Terminator. These are among the hundreds of revealing vignettes in a new book: Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies!

A special blend of biography, history and lore, Hollywood Stories is full of humorous tales often with unexpected endings. Sometimes people won't realize who they are reading about until they come to the end of the story.

A professional tour guide in Hollywood, Author Stephen Schochet has researched and told thousands of entertaining anecdotes about stars, both past and contemporary for over twenty years. He is also the author and narrator of two audiobooks Tales of Hollywood and Fascinating Walt Disney. Tim Sika, host of the radio show Celluloid Dreams on KSJS in San Jose has called Stephen,” The best storyteller about Hollywood we have ever heard.”

For more information about Hollywood Stories, or to schedule an interview, please contact Stephen Schochet at (310) 876-1400 or go to http://www.hollywoodstories.com

Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! by
Stephen Schochet Hardcover 324 pages $24.95 (Film/Entertainment) Includes index and bibliography ISBN 9780963897275 LCCO 2009913690.
Publication Date: 6/28/10
Distributed by Book Clearing House 46 Purdy Street Harrison, New York 10528 1-800-431-1579
Available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon or wherever books or sold.

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