Hollywood Kids

Jordanna Levitt, the wild daughter of a Hollywood producer; Bobby Rush, the actor son of a screen legend; and their friends live in high style, until a murder brings tough detective Michael Scorsinni into town Jaded.

Author: Jackie Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671898496

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Jordanna Levitt, the wild daughter of a Hollywood producer; Bobby Rush, the actor son of a screen legend; and their friends live in high style, until a murder brings tough detective Michael Scorsinni into town
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Hollywood s Star Children

Provides a revealing inside look at the private lives of Hollywood celebrities and their children, featuring first-person acocunts from the children of Judy Garland, Martha Raye, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, and many others. Reprint.

Author: Raymond Strait

Publisher: S.P.I. Books

ISBN: 1561711454

Category: Child actors

Page: 276

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Provides a revealing inside look at the private lives of Hollywood celebrities and their children, featuring first-person acocunts from the children of Judy Garland, Martha Raye, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, and many others. Reprint.
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Raised by the Stars

This collection of interviews, all conducted by the author, focuses on the children of Hollywood legends.

Author: Nick Thomas

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786488070

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 249

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This collection of interviews, all conducted by the author, focuses on the children of Hollywood legends. Each child (and, in one case, grandchild) talks about the joys and difficulties of growing up in the shadow of the Hollywood spotlight. While some were significantly influenced by their famous parents and chose a career in entertainment, others felt no attraction toward the glamour of Tinseltown fame. Among the interviewees are the offspring of such major stars as Errol Flynn, Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Jimmy Stewart and Rosalind Russell, as well as such prominent supporting players as Jack Elam, Gene Lockhart, Billy Barty and Jesse White. The collection also includes a list of books and/or websites published by the children of the actors featured.
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Black Children in Hollywood Cinema

This book explores cultural conceptions of the child and the cinematic absence of black children from contemporary Hollywood film.

Author: Debbie Olson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319482736

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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This book explores cultural conceptions of the child and the cinematic absence of black children from contemporary Hollywood film. Debbie Olson argues that within the discourse of children’s studies and film scholarship in relation to the conception of “the child,” there is often little to no distinction among children by race—the “child” is most often discussed as a universal entity, as the embodiment of all things not adult, not (sexually) corrupt. Discussions about children of color among scholars often take place within contexts such as crime, drugs, urbanization, poverty, or lack of education that tend to reinforce historically stereotypical beliefs about African Americans. Olson looks at historical conceptions of childhood within scholarly discourse, the child character in popular film and what space the black child (both African and African American) occupies within that ideal.
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Hollywood s Children

The first part of the book mines a lode of new information, recounting stories of the precursors to Hollywood's child stars (and their ambitious parents) - the spectacular 1853 stage debut of four-year-old Cordelia Howard, the rise of red ...

Author: Diana Serra Cary

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019367320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Diana Serra Cary's well-wrought, empathetic narrative presents the underside of the glittering stage and screen world: frightened children, merchants who buy and sell childhood as a commodity, rapacious stage mothers and fathers whose ambition and avarice make them willing to sacrifice their children to fulfill their own dreams. The first part of the book mines a lode of new information, recounting stories of the precursors to Hollywood's child stars (and their ambitious parents) - the spectacular 1853 stage debut of four-year-old Cordelia Howard, the rise of red-haired Lotta Crabtree in California's Gold Rush camps, and the travails and triumphs of the hoydenish Elsie Janis as she ad-libbed her way to stardom. Cary - as "Baby Peggy", Hollywood's pioneer child star, the youngest in theatrical history - has lived her subject, surviving a childhood filled with an enormous workload, some real physical danger, and emotional trauma. She weaves her own story of being her family's chief breadwinner with similar tales involving famous movie children she knew and worked with - Jackie Coogan, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, and Judy Garland, among many others.
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Children of Hollywood

There are only a handful of Hollywood children who have made it in “the
business,” as it's so often called. Those strong personality types who can shine
on their own and step away from the shadow of a star parent are the survivors.
However ...

Author: Michelle Vogel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786420469

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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Living in the shadow of a famous parent can have powerful effects, from professional opportunities to pressure so great it leads to suicide. Some children of stars are proud of their roots while others live in secrecy. This is a rare look into the private lives of the children (and, in a few cases, grandchildren) of these classic Hollywood icons, revealing the stresses and inspirations of living with great performers who may or may not have been great parents. Some movie stars protected their offspring, but others used them as publicity props or even made them into rivals. Despite their unusual upbringing, some of the children succeeded in the movies or elsewhere, but many never lived up to the public expectations. Many lost their parents, whether to the extremes of the celebrity lifestyle, to divorce, or to their careers. From the beautiful bedtime stories Harpo Marx and his wife told their four adopted children to explain where they'd come from, to the studded belt Bing Crosby used to punish his sons for not obeying the strict family rules, this work tells the best and worst of growing up in a celebrity home. Families covered include those of W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, Eddie Cantor, Mario Lanza, Ruth Hussey, Jerry Lewis, Douglas Fairbanks and Boris Karloff. Research is drawn from interviews with celebrity offspring, who also provided never-before-published snapshots of Hollywood legends at home.
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Kids Hollywood Magic

This is your chance to learn from one of Hollywoods most sought-after childrens show business consultants. Who better to guide and help you than a mom who has been there herself! We want YOU to start living the dream!

Author: Phyllis Henson Adria Manary

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595617586

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 122

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From Full House sweetheart, Jodie Sweetin, to Drake Bell, star of the hit television show, Drake and Josh, Phyllis Henson has launched the careers of some of Americas most beloved child stars and thousands of other successful children, from babies to teens. As the mother of three children whose careers included over 150 television commercials, hundreds of print ads, and eight movies, Phyllis decided to help other parents through her consulting agency, The Kids Hollywood Connection, based in Newport Beach, CA. Now in her 30th year of one-on-one consulting and liason between parents, kids, and Hollywood agents, she successfully started the careers of thousand of children into show business. Now, she has decided to share her knowledge with other parents throughout the world. Phyllis shares her insight and wisdom in an entertaining and inspiring style throughout the pages of this book with the literary help of Adria Manary. This is your chance to learn from one of Hollywoods most sought-after childrens show business consultants. Who better to guide and help you than a mom who has been there herself! We want YOU to start living the dream!
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Hollywood Here I Come

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Author: Cynthia Hunter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1891971077

Category: Acting

Page: 347

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This book makes certain that the next big star is ready for Hollywood. Honed from years of experience as a successful actor, Hollywood, Here I Come, is designed to help actors make their silver screen dreams a reality.While other books are all theory, this book gives actors concrete steps to success. Absolutely indispensable for the novice actor and the veteran alike, Hollywood, Here I Come even includes a section for parents hose babies dream of making it big. Filled with vital information (actors will want to underline every word), this hearty book shows how to make it happen.
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Hollywood Interrupted

Hollywood, Interrupted describes the misogynist, pill-popping degenerates who now define American culture." —Ann Coulter, bestselling author "This is a great book to read and a dangerous book to write.

Author: Andrew Breitbart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471450510

Category: History

Page: 394

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An inside examination of what the author believes to be inappropriate behavior on the part of Hollywood celebrities demonstrates how star pathology has become a significant part of show business, analyzing the stories of such popular figures as Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Aniston, and Tom Cruise. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
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Hollywood s Children

Reveals the inside story of the lives of the children of Hollywood celebrities, detailing the problems of adjusting to an unreal world of glamour, wealth, and publicity and discussing the sometimes tragic results

Author: Raymond Strait

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 0312388373

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

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Reveals the inside story of the lives of the children of Hollywood celebrities, detailing the problems of adjusting to an unreal world of glamour, wealth, and publicity and discussing the sometimes tragic results
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Precocious Charms

In Precocious Charms, Gaylyn Studlar examines how Hollywood presented female stars as young girls or girls on the verge of becoming women.

Author: Gaylyn Studlar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520955295

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

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In Precocious Charms, Gaylyn Studlar examines how Hollywood presented female stars as young girls or girls on the verge of becoming women. Child stars are part of this study but so too are adult actresses who created motion picture masquerades of youthfulness. Studlar details how Mary Pickford, Shirley Temple, Deanna Durbin, Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Jones, and Audrey Hepburn performed girlhood in their films. She charts the multifaceted processes that linked their juvenated star personas to a wide variety of cultural influences, ranging from Victorian sentimental art to New Look fashion, from nineteenth-century children’s literature to post-World War II sexology, and from grand opera to 1930s radio comedy. By moving beyond the general category of "woman," Precocious Charms leads to a new understanding of the complex pleasures Hollywood created for its audience during the half century when film stars were a major influence on America’s cultural imagination.
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Star Babies

It's all here in this book: the fabulous birthday parties, the "limosine treatment" to school, the lemonade stand set up and supplied by the butler, the Christmas sprees to clean out the toy department.

Author: Raymond Strait

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Being the child of a celebrity is a strange, but wonderful experience, and STAR BABIES explores this glamorous and sometimes tragic world. It's all here in this book: the fabulous birthday parties, the "limosine treatment" to school, the lemonade stand set up and supplied by the butler, the Christmas sprees to clean out the toy department. And behind this facade is a history of family trees shattered by the worlds, "Your father and I are going to get a divorce," strings of schools, and adventures with drugs and sex. Shared is a blind adoration for a famous parent, tempered by desperate craving for love and attention. These children were the first generation to plant before the moviegoing public the image of Hollywood as a family town. Maternity became marketable, and photos of stars with their wholesome families were worth their weight in gold. Image! In Hollywood, it is everything. Extraordinary in their candor and diversity, these stories reveal all of their dreams—and the delusions—that money can buy. No moviegoer should be without this intimate and unique portrait of life behind the silver screen. Includes the children of: Mario Lanza, Judy Garland and Sid Luft, Pat Boone, Tom Mix, Dorothy Lamour, David O. Selznick, Lou Costello, Jack Albertson, Lloyd Bridges, Gordon and Sheila MacRae, Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney.
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Made in Heaven

Lists the marriages, divorces, and children of a variety of American, British, and other performers from the silent movie era to the present

Author: Victoria Houseman

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006120470

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 350

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Lists the marriages, divorces, and children of a variety of American, British, and other performers from the silent movie era to the present
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The Children s Film

This book serves as a comprehensive introduction to the children's film, examining its recurrent themes and ideologies, and common narrative and stylistic principles.

Author: Noel Brown

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231851114

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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Films for children and young people are a constant in the history of cinema, from its beginnings to the present day. This book serves as a comprehensive introduction to the children's film, examining its recurrent themes and ideologies, and common narrative and stylistic principles. Opening with a thorough consideration of how the genre may be defined, this volume goes on to explore how children's cinema has developed across its broad historical and geographic span, with particular reference to films from the United States, Britain, France, Denmark, Russia, India, and China. Analyzing changes and continuities in how children's film has been conceived, it argues for a fundamental distinction between commercial productions intended primarily to entertain, and non-commercial films made under pedagogical principles, and produced for purposes of moral and behavioral instruction. In elaborating these different forms, this book outlines a history of children's cinema from the early days of commercial cinema to the present, explores key critical issues, and provides case studies of major children's films from around the world.
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Hollywood Inc

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105061793498

Category: Motion picture industry

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Children of Hollywood

Author: Phyllis Gordon Demarest

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B236211

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Page: 319

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School Society

Careful inspection of the data revealed that in reading , spelling , and arithmetic
the children from Brighton consistently scored the highest , while the Big Cypress
students scored the lowest . The Hollywood children scored between the other ...

Author: James McKeen Cattell

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002220610

Category: Education

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Children s Library Yearbooks

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Author: American Library Association. Committee on Library Work with Children

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4214312

Category:

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Shirley Temple and Judy Garland

This book profiles the lives and careers of the two most famous child stars in American history. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Shirley Temple and Judy Garland like you never have before.

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1984038680

Category:

Page: 134

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*Includes pictures of the child stars and important people, places, and scenes. *Includes Temple and Garland's own quotes about their lives, films and relationships. *Includes a Bibliography on each for further reading. Shirley Temple remains the most famous child star of all time, but even this designation fails to reflect the magnitude of her popularity during the era in which she worked. While it is true that she was not the first child actor to reach Hollywood fame, she was the first - and to this day, perhaps the only - star who rose to the very pinnacle of the Hollywood elite before she even turned 10 years old. For this reason, it is no exaggeration to view Shirley as the progenitor for all of the child actors that succeeded her. Moreover, her cultural importance constitutes an even more important barometer through which to measure her overall significance. Not only was Shirley a film star, but she had a monumental impact on a generation of children who grew up during the Great Depression, with her plucky optimism emotionally uplifting an American public struggling both financially and emotionally. She was not only a young actress but also a brand name, someone who offered fathers and mothers hope for their children to achieve the same success as the famous child star. For all of Shirley Temple's fame, it is no doubt surprising to many that her actual films received scant critical acclaim. Her films were never mentioned on critical "best of" lists, nor did they regularly appear on the list of nominees for the Academy Awards. In fact, even though most everyone has viewed at least one of her films, it is unlikely that most people could name many of her films. How exactly did Temple first reach Hollywood fame, and how did the many films she appeared in between 1934 and 1938 - the height of her career - build her fame to its lofty peak even as they were quickly forgotten? In many ways, Judy Garland's rise to fame seems almost predestined. Not only was she a national sensation at a young age, but her parents and sisters were all vaudeville entertainers. On top of that, Garland's parents owned and operated a movie theater, making it all the easier to draw the conclusion that singing and acting were simply professions which she was born into by virtue of her pedigree. Judy's early childhood quickly demonstrated that she had a gifted voice that developed well beyond its years and seemingly did not require any formal training in order to achieve success; her first performance before a public audience came when she was still a toddler, and she would continue to act up until her death, never pausing for more than a few months at a time. That Garland was able to secure starring roles almost immediately after signing a contract with MGM in 1935 only corroborates the belief that Garland was practically born with the ability to succeed in show business and the motion picture industry. Of course, Garland might be known today based more on her demise than anything else, and there's no denying that one of the most fascinating (and tragic) aspects of her life story is the manner in which her downward spiral occurred with the same rapid progression as her meteoric ascent. Garland died in 1969 at the age of 47, but she had lost control over her life years earlier and was actually fortunate to live as long as she did. This book profiles the lives and careers of the two most famous child stars in American history. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Shirley Temple and Judy Garland like you never have before.
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When Hollywood Says Yes How Can America Say No

We assume that our children are beyond the grasp of the kingdom of darkness
when they listen to today ' s music . In doing these things , we presume upon the
grace of the LORD . Yet many of us think we are walking in faith so none of these
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Author: Gene Wolfenbarger

Publisher:

ISBN: 0892213760

Category: Religion

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