By Martin Hunter
By Martin Hunter
By Patricia Bosworth
By Marcia Gay Harden
By Seka,Kery Zukus
Seka—The Platinum Princess, the Marilyn Monroe of Porn, the queen of XXX cinema’s Golden Age, and John Holmes’ favourite major girl. Seka is a mythical performer within the annals of grownup cinema, and lots of might say the best. Seka’s identify was once so monstrous in XXX that her identify above the name used to be no longer enough—her identify needed to be within the title!
Seka’s genuine existence tale, notwithstanding, is as enigmatic as her monitor character. She was once by no means a victim—on-screen or off. this can be no story of regret, abuse, or self-destructive habit. Seka was once post-feminist earlier than the time period used to be born. inside of Seka is the tale of a survivor, a trailblazer, and an icon—still the most well known and well-known porn stars ever; the final of the traditional beauties.
“Before the Jennas, the Bree Olsons, or the Savannas, the undisputed blonde bombshell of XXX videos was once Seka, which makes her tale so vital within the historical past of grownup entertainment.”
– Ron Jeremy, porn legend, holder of the Guinness e-book of global files for “Most Appearances in grownup Films”
“From calling the photographs in a movie style within the days while it was once thoroughly managed through males, to status and being heard on the notorious Meese fee, Seka shatters the parable of the negative little sufferer who misplaced her approach. Don’t count on excuses and apologies. this is often one blonde bombshell who lives through her personal rules.”
– Candida Royalle, writer, entrepreneur, and erotic movie pioneer
“She was once one of many most well liked women within the XXX company, in a position to seduce any guy she sought after. So it may come as no shock that her tale is riveting.”
– Larry Flynt, Hustler magazine
Kerry Zukus is the writer, co-author, or ghostwriter of over forty books, together with From Harvard to Hell and again, the approaching contained in the lodge Rwanda, and ebook of the Month membership characteristic choice The Fourth House.
By Tommy Mottola
EL CREADOR DE ÉXITOS relata l. a. forma como un muchacho del Bronx –un desertor escolar– se convirtió en uno de los CEOs más creativos y controversiales de l. a. industria de los angeles música. Por primera vez, Tommy pone al descubierto los hechos tras los aspectos más sensacionales de su vida, como el de haber estado casado con Mariah Carey y haber desarrollado l. a. carrera de esta artista, haber sido l. a. character encargada de manejar los altibajos emocionales de Michael Jackson, haber tenido l. a. fuerza para enfrentarse a quien fuera en una época su jefe y su mentor, Walter Yetnikoff. EL CREADOR DE ÉXITOS nos llevará a ese mundo de poder, dinero y fama, a medida que nos narra sus fascinantes encuentros con incontables íconos y lo que fue para Tommy Mottola estar en l. a. cima en el momento en el que el negocio sufrió un cambio repentino.
La historia de Tommy es una que jamás podrá igualarse, y está aquí, por primera vez, en su propia voz.
By Dawn Wells,Steve Stinson
By Michelle Vogel,Foreword by Christina Cassini
By Vanda Krefft
A riveting tale of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding on the sunrise of contemporary the USA. This landmark biography brings into concentration a desirable fabulous entrepreneur—like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a real American visionary—who risked every thing to gain his daring dream of a Hollywood empire.
Although an important Hollywood studio nonetheless bears William Fox’s identify, the fellow himself has more often than not been forgotten by way of heritage, even written off as a failure. Now, during this interesting biography, Vanda Krefft corrects the checklist, explaining why Fox’s legacy is important to the background of Hollywood.
At the guts of William Fox’s lifestyles was once the parable of the yankee Dream. His tale intertwines the destiny of the nineteenth-century immigrants who flooded into manhattan, the city’s bright and ruthless gilded age historical past, and the start of America’s motion picture amid the sunrise of the trendy period. Drawing on a decade of unique examine, The guy Who Made the Movies deals a wealthy, compelling examine a posh guy emblematic of his time, probably the most attention-grabbing and formative eras in American history.
Growing up in reduce East aspect tenements, the eldest son of impoverished Hungarian immigrants, Fox started promoting sweet in the street. That entrepreneurial ambition finally grew one small Brooklyn theater right into a $300 million empire of deluxe studios and theaters that rivaled these of Adolph Zukor, Marcus Loew, and the Warner brothers, and introduced stars resembling Theda Bara. Amid the euphoric roaring twenties, the early motion picture moguls waged a fierce conflict for keep watch over in their undefined. A fearless risk-taker, Fox gained and used to be hailed as a genius—until a confluence of conditions, culminating with the 1929 inventory industry crash, resulted in his ruin.
By Susan A. Compo
Born within the small city of Depoy in rural western Kentucky and reared in Louisville, Oates begun his profession within the past due Fifties with bit components in tv westerns. even though not often profitable paintings, it was once in this time Oates met renegade director Sam Peckinpah, setting up the artistic courting and damaging friendship that produced a few of Oates's so much unforgettable roles in Ride the excessive Country (1962), Major Dundee (1965), and The Wild Bunch (1969), in addition to a number one half in Bring Me the top of Alfredo Garcia (1974). even though Oates maintained an in depth organization with Peckinpah, he had a penchant for operating with numerous visionary administrators who understood his process and have been desirous to enlist the delicate skills of the consummate personality actor. With assisting roles in In the warmth of the Night (1967), The employed Hand (1971), Badlands (1973), 1941 (1979), and Stripes (1981), Oates brought stable performances for filmmakers as various and gifted as Norman Jewison, Peter Fonda, Terrence Malick, Steven Spielberg, and Ivan Reitman.
Oates's offscreen character used to be simply as complicated as his on-screen personality. infamous for being a nightlife reveler, he was once as delicate and introspective as he was once outgoing and vulnerable to classes of exuberant, and every now and then unlawful, extra. notwithstanding he by no means turned a marquee identify, Warren Oates keeps to steer actors like Billy Bob Thornton and Benicio Del Toro, in addition to administrators akin to Quentin Tarantino and Richard Linklater, all of whom have stated Oates as an enormous proposal. In Warren Oates: A Wild Life, writer Susan Compo skillfully captures the tale of Oates's eventful existence, indulgent way of life, and influential career.
By Katey Sagal
Popular and award-winning megastar Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster trip of her existence during this sequence of evocative and wonderfully written vignettes, leading to a existence tale stated not like the other Hollywood memoir you’ve learn before.
Sagal takes you thru the highs and lows of her lifestyles, from the tragic deaths of her mom and dad to her lengthy years within the l. a. rock scene, from being clinically determined with melanoma on the age of twenty-eight to getting her giant holiday at the fledgling FOX community because the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy at the loved sitcom Married…with Children.
Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting story of fight and good fortune, either expert and private: Sagal’s route to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the event of getting her 3rd daughter at age fifty-two with the aid of a surrogate; and her lifelong ardour for track. Intimate, candid, and delivering an inside of examine a notable existence cast in the leisure undefined, Grace Notes bargains remarkable entry to the formerly unknown lifetime of a girl whom audiences have enjoyed for over thirty years.