By Susannah Corbett
By Susannah Corbett
By Peter Turner
Now a massive movie Starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, and Vanessa Redgrave
Chosen as one of many "Top Memoirs of the year" by The big apple instances
The Golden Age of Hollywood, a tender British actor, a love affair, and a tragedy, Film Stars do not Die In Liverpool is Peter Turner's touching memoir of the final days of Hollywood icon Gloria Grahame, the Oscar-winner best recognized for her portrayal of impossible to resist femme fatales in motion pictures equivalent to The immense Heat, Oklahoma and The undesirable and the Beautiful.
The Hollywood Reporter calls the movie edition "a delicate, affecting romantic drama."
On September 29, 1981, Peter Turner got a cellphone name that may switch his existence. His former lover, Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame, had collapsed in a Lancaster lodge and used to be refusing scientific realization. He took her into his chaotic and infrequently eccentric family’s domestic in Liverpool to work out her via her final days. notwithstanding their affair had ended years ahead of, it used to be to him that she grew to become in her ultimate hour of need.
Taking position over the process 3 weeks in Turner’s larger-than-life working-class relatives domestic, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is an affectionate, relocating, and wryly funny memoir of friendship, love, and stardom.
By James L. Dickerson
Based on unparalleled, unique examine and interviews with insiders, this authoritative biography of Colonel Tom Parker (1909-1997), Elvis Presley’s lifelong supervisor, contains new revelations and insights into the track industry’s such a lot infamous and mysterious supervisor. Investigative journalist and song author James L. Dickerson seems at issues reminiscent of Parker’s unlawful access into the USA, his paintings as a carny with Royal American indicates, and his administration of nation singer Eddy Arnold, his partnership with Hank Snow, and the way he manipulated Elvis Presley and his relations to grab keep watch over of the singer’s career.
The e-book examines Parker’s greed, his indebtedness to behind-the-scenes avid gamers in Las Vegas, his playing dependancy, and his worry of deportation performed a task in ruining Elvis’s profession. simply because Colonel Parker used to be regularly there with Elvis, observing ominously over his shoulder, the publication provides behind-the-scenes glimpses of the entertainer’s profession that you'll learn nowhere else, thank you partially to the author’s own dating with Elvis’s first guitarist, Scotty Moore, with whom the writer wrote revealing books.
“[A] lovely biography . . . a tragic yet enlightening behind-the-scenes look at the lifetime of the King and the fellow who placed him at the throne.”—Nashville Tennessean
This variation is a reprint of the 1st version released in 2001. A Hollywood movie corporation lately optioned the ebook (2018) for a tremendous movement picture.
About the Author
After a occupation as a journalist for 3 Pulitzer Prize successful dailies, the economic attraction of Memphis, the Clarion Ledger-Jackson day-by-day information, and the Delta Democrat-Times of Greenville (MS), he begun a occupation as a full-time writer. His ebook Mojo Triangle: Birthplace of kingdom, Blues, Jazz and Rock ‘n’ Roll was once presented a primary position award from the self sufficient Publishers organization, and music-related books, “Goin’ again to Memphis” and “That’s o.k., Elvis,” have been finalists for the celebrated Gleason award. He co-wrote books with Elvis’s first guitarist, Scotty Moore, That’s o.k., Elvis and Scotty & Elvis.
By Linda Howard
By Billy Graham
regardless of years of devastating overall healthiness matters (a lengthy background of drug abuse resulted in a liver transplant in 2002), the fellow considered as the most influential expert wrestlers of the prior thirty years nonetheless flaunts a similar optimism that made his interviews as compelling as his fits. In Tangled Ropes, his autobiography, Graham recollects his victories -- and his setbacks -- on either the wrestling and the evangelism circuits in brilliant aspect.
At his middle, Graham continues to be Wayne Coleman, the creative, curious boy who escaped the wrath of his disabled father in post-war Phoenix via portray, activities, and bodybuilding.
while his picture seemed in a bodybuilding journal, the younger guy stuck the eye of a kinfolk in Texas who begun praying for his soul. quickly, Wayne came across faith at a revival assembly, then mortified his mom and dad as he left domestic to bend metal, rip mobilephone books in part, and pontificate the Gospel at the again roads of the United States.
as a result of his common athleticism, Wayne held a chain of jobs -- from bouncer to boxer, from repo guy to soccer participant. in spite of the fact that, it used to be lower than the educational of the "Mentor of Mayhem," Stu Hart, that the wrestler was once printed. Then the fading headliner Dr. Jerry Graham bleached Wayne's hair blond and remodeled him into an in-ring "brother." nonetheless reverent of fellows of religion, Coleman turned "Billy Graham," after the preacher. Graham accomplished the package deal along with his golden tan and large "pythons," a succession of color-coordinated clothes and jive-talking -- a personality imitated via numerous wrestlers, together with Hulk Hogan and Jesse "The physique" Ventura.
The Superstar's maximum wrestling fulfillment got here in 1977, whilst he took the realm broad Wrestling Federation Championship from Bruno Sammartino. He held the prize for almost a yr -- the 1st wrestling villain to take action. yet after he misplaced the identify to healthy Bob Backlund, Graham fell right into a deep melancholy. He disappeared from the company, squandering his cash and wasting himself in a haze of substances.
In Tangled Ropes -- co-written with Keith Elliot Greenberg -- megastar Billy Graham tells a narrative that transcends his existence within the wrestling occupation, providing candor, nostalgia, suggestion, and humor. Graham's narrative is supplemented via anecdotes from personalities like Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura, Ivan Koloff, Ric aptitude, Dusty Rhodes, and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
On July 26, 2015, after approximately six months in a coma, Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of musical megastars Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, tragically kicked the bucket on the age of 22. Ever considering she was once chanced on facedown and unresponsive in a tub in her suburban Atlanta domestic, a media frenzy of harrowing rumors and accusations swirled, quite round Bobbi Kristina’s longtime boyfriend, Nick Gordon, who has been part of the kinfolk seeing that Whitney took him in as a teenager.
But no 1 New York Times bestselling writer and investigative journalist Ian Halperin takes the tale a lot, a lot further—back to the early days of Whitney’s occupation, exploring the devastating, self-destructive secrets and techniques that plagued the singer and led Whitney—and in this case her daughter—down a gloomy and unsafe road.
Drawing on proof from depended on Houston relatives, pals, and different within resources, Halperin paints a portrait of Bobbi Kristina’s downward spiral following her mother’s demise, together with drug abuse and abusive relationships. How did Bobbi Kristina turn out subconscious in a tub, virtually precisely 3 years after her mother’s mysterious loss of life? What used to be her courting with Nick Gordon fairly like? How did a youth within the highlight because the daughter of arguable pop royalty result in her troubling destiny? Halperin deals readers a desirable and candid behind-the-scenes examine the glamorous international, own demons, and never-before-told lifetime of Bobbi Kristina Brown.
By Paul Potts
By Joe Shooman
By Robert Lowell