"Hollywood Haunted" has hardcover sales of more than 20,000 copies -- now affordably priced in paperback. The paperback is revised with totally new stories about the ghosts of Lucille Ball, Erroll Flynn and Madonna's haunted house. More than 100 stunning vintage photographs support the authors' amusingly spooky tales of spirits who haunt the world's most bizarre city. In t"Hollywood Haunted" has hardcover sales of more than 20,000 copies -- now affordably priced in paperback. The paperback is revised with totally new stories about the ghosts of Lucille Ball, Erroll Flynn and Madonna's haunted house. More than 100 stunning vintage photographs support the authors' amusingly spooky tales of spirits who haunt the world's most bizarre city. In this macabre and very entertaining tome, the ghost of Ozzie Nelson proves there is sex after death, Howard Hughes haunts a landmark movie palace and we discover celebrities who have lived with ghosts as well as those who are ghosts (Marilyn Monroe, Lon Chaney, Montgomery Clift). Featured on Unsolved Mysteries, and in the New York Times;...
|Title||:||Hollywood Haunted: A Ghostly Tour of Filmland|
|Number of Pages||:||128 Pages|
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Hollywood Haunted: A Ghostly Tour of Filmland Reviews
Ghosts of HollywoodHaunted Hollywood has been discussed and presented on cable network, E! And various other channels such as History Channel, A&E, Entertainment Tonight, Unsolved Mysteries and other entertainment news programs. There are many websites, which gives the reader plenty of information. This book contains limited information and falls short of satisfying real ghost enthusiasts. The author could have expanded to include more haunted stories and perhaps more details. The reader could invest his/her money on something else and read from websites.
After all of these years, it is still the definitive collection of Hollywood ghost stories, which is why it gets five stars (although it is closer to 4.5 stars). My main issue with it has to do with the story of the headless man in the opera coat, a story that isn't as clearly defined as the others. In fact, it probably should have left out of the book. Otherwise, HOLLYWOOD HAUNTED reads stronger than its competition by a country mile.
Of the books I’ve read about ghosts, this was one of the most enjoyable. Jacobson has no agenda, other than to tell a good story. She’s not trying to convert the reader to believing in ghosts. She’s not preaching theories about the afterlife. She’s just relishing tales of old Hollywood, smacking her lips over the juicy bits and shuddering happily at the shadows moving across the wall.Ever since Jacobson saw a mysteriously convulsing curtain at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, she has been searching for ghosts in Los Angeles. Some of the stories she relates, like the bloody vision Sharon Tate had one night in Jean Harlow’s old house, actually gave me goosebumps, even though I insisted on reading this book in daylight on the bus. Other stories, like the stroll the ghost of Bela Lugosi is said to take down Hollywood Boulevard to the bus stop at Vine, are just charming Hollywood lore. While the book occasionally reaches back beyond the days of the film industry to the bandits and Spanish senoritas of earliest Los Angeles, the bulk of the tales involve actors, actresses, electricians, wardrobe ladies, and all the wannabes who chase their dreams west. Marilyn, Montgomery Clift, Howard Hughes and Lon Chaney are a few of the famous names drifting through these pages.This is a beautiful put together little book, from the soft matte feel of the cover to the beautiful typeface of the text. Even the blue-gray tint to the old photos of the stars and the new photos of the haunted sites helps to create the atmosphere of this book.This review comes from Morbid Curiosity #2.
“Gets the blood flowing…” Kenneth Turan, LA Times film criticHollywood’s citizenry has always leaned toward the dramatic and the sensational, and its ghosts are no exception. The history of Hollywood unfolds as Laurie takes you into the oldest studios and hotels, the most glamorous theaters and nightspots, and beautiful homes from Beverly Hills to Hollywood. Hear about the ghosts of mobsters, lovers and bandits. Learn about the celebrities who have seen ghosts, celebrities who have lived with ghosts and celebrities who are ghosts! These spine-tingling, true ghost stories include movie stars, love affairs, murder mysteries, rare photographs, celebrity interviews and a good dash of humor.Sharon Tate and Paul Bern, Ozzie Nelson, Lucy, Madonna, Bela Lugosi and Hollywood & Vine, Lon Chaney and Universal Studios, Howard Hughes and the Pantages Theater, Marilyn, Monty Clift and the Roosevelt Hotel, the headless ghost of Beverly Glen, Ciro’s and the Comedy Store and more.
This is a 1999 book on various ghosts in Hollywood. Topics include Supernatural Super Stars, (including Ozzie Nelson); Hollywood Hot Spots (with an interesting note about Bela Lugosi); movie studios, theaters and hotels. Some of the individuals discussed include Lucille Ball, Ricky Nelson, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and others.There is also a section about The Comedy Club, which was one of the sections on the Unsolved Mysteries ghosts discs.This is a fun book to read about ghosts involving people that are (or were) involved in entertainment. Nothing incredibly serious, no paranormal experiments or anything, just fun stories.
Good book but short.Very interesting book especially if you enjoy old Hollywood ghost stories. It was a little too short for the cost but still a good read.
In Jacobson’s and Wanamaker’s book, the authors take the readers on a ghostly tour of haunted Hollywood. From supernatural stars to the best Hollywood haunts, it’s an incredible journey for anyone who loves ghost stories.
This would be a good place for someone to start who wanted to learn more about Hollywood history.
I love ghosts. I love Hollywood history. This is the a perfect combo of the two!