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Dante Alfonso lives with his family in a small village in southern Italy until they learn of his affair with Roberto, the nephew of the local priest, and send him to live with relatives in New York City. Onboard the ship to America, Dante meets Jean-­Paul, a French entrepreneur, and upon his arrival in New York City, they begin a relationship based on mutual benefits. Dante gets a job as a waiter at Harry’s Place, a popular dance hall, and when Jean-­Paul is arrested and deported, Dante moves in with Martin, a coworker, who soon becomes a lover. By way of a wealthy client, Dante gets an audition that earns him a bit part in a film from a major studio.

In Hollywood of the early 1920s, Dante’s star is rising, and he and his handsome publicist, Bob, who reminds him of Roberto, soon become lovers. As a movie star and heart-­throb, Dante steadfastly refuses to submit to the pressure and dictates of the studio bosses who want him to marry to stop the rumors about his sexuality. Can a . . .

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The major biography of the star who, according to the New York Times, “personified the dreams and disappointments of millions of American women”

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Nancy (1904-­2010) was the most hated of all Hollywood lushes. The quintessential example of Machiavellian insanity, she moved from one situation to the next, leaving a trail of tears and destruction in the name of her imaginary lover, Valentino. All seven of her husbands predeceased her. Her children were taken into care: with her, Valentino always had to come first. Her life quest was to prove that he had never had sex with men, or with any woman but her. It took her 68 years to write My Life With Rudy, the book she boasted would take the world by storm—minutes for her victims to destroy it. Now, the filthy Nancy saga appears in one volume, from her illegitimate birth to her hilarious death. AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to persons living or dead or to locales is entirely coincidental. WARNING: This story contains adult material of a sexual nature.

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From the acclaimed author of Joan Crawford comes a riveting and uncensored biography of Clark Gable. The archetypal male of his era, Gable was named “­King of Hollywood” in 1938. But as David Bret reveals, the star was not quite who he seemed. One of Gable’­s best-­kept secrets was his bisexuality.­Bret recounts Gable’­s failed marriages to women who turned a blind eye toward his affairs with actors Earl Larimore and Rod La Rocque, among other men. Bret also reveals how a pseudo-­scandalous paternity suit and the actor’­s wartime accomplishments were no more than elaborate publicity stunts created by studio chief Louis B. Mayer in order to exaggerate Gable’­s masculinity and heroism in the public eye. With passion and accuracy, Bret uncovers the truth behind one of Hollywood’­s biggest stars.

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The daughter of a British wartime spy and an Austro-­Hungarian baroness, Marianne Faithfull epitomised the perfect English rose~immaculate bone structure, long blonde hair, angelic features and a cut-­glass accent. An icon of the Sixties, she is remembered less for the beautiful songs she performed back then than she is for infiltrating the Rolling Stones' court and becoming consort to the Prince of Pop himself, Mick Jagger. Her subsequent fall from grace made world headlines, yet in the face of the harshest adversity she dragged herself out of the mire to become one of the most respected, adored, and profoundly talented entertainers to have ever graced the world stage. A living legend, Marianne Faithfull may well be the finest and most distinguished female singer in Britain today. KATHY KIRBY: Britain’s glamorous answer to Marilyn Monroe—a phenomenally talented but tetchy individual for whom there was no such thing as a bad take. Contains full UK & European 60s vinyl discographies.

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With his stunning looks and swashbuckling onscreen panache Errol Flynn was by all appearances the quintessential movie star who had it all. But Flynn's manicured Hollywood persona did little to hide his insatiable appetites off-­screen - the binge ...

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In this revised edition of the work which topped the best-­sellers in 1999 David Bret draws on exclusive interviews with those who knew him., incorporating a wealth of previously unobtainable source material to tell the real story of a troubled gen...

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In the first fully uncensored biography of Joan Crawford, bestselling author David Bret follows Crawford from working in a Kansas City laundry to collecting an Oscar for Mildred Pierce, including details from her countless love affairs and her devotion toward Christian Science. Bret also divulges how her loathed mother forced her to work as a prostitute and use sex strategically, as well as what really led her to disinherit two of her four children, earning her the moniker “Mommie Dearest.­” Drawing on a wealth of unpublished material and interviews with stars like Marlene Dietrich and Douglas Fairbanks, David Bret presents a fascinating portrait of a single-­minded, uncompromising woman.

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One of the world's highest-­paid entertainers, Gracie Fields cut hundreds of recordings, starred in a series of optimistically-­titled films whose scenarios reflected the spirit of the Depression, and never lost her popularity. Her personal and professional life was plagued by controversy, media prejudice and tragedy. She married three times. Then there were the lovers, a mixture of painters, actors and soldiers. The action of this play takes place in London during the 1960s, when Gracie is preparing for another appearance on the Royal Performance and suffering professional and personal crises. The arrival of pop has part convinced her that her kind of music has gone out of fashion. Then come two blasts from the past: Irene, the stepdaughter who accompanied her around the world when she was the biggest draw in Britain-­and Ted, her fighter pilot lover who swept her off her feet during the war. The play ends with Gracie regaining her confidence and entertaining a new audience with . . .

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Nancy Sphinctergritzel (1904-­2010), the notorious Hollywood lush, had an imaginary love affair with Rudolph Valentino for over 8o years. The quintessential example of Machiavellian insanity, her lifelong aim was to prove he never had sex with men,...

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In Rudolph Valentino: The Screen God Who Loved Men, best-­selling author David Bret tells of the real Valentino, a man sexually attracted only towards other men, whose relationships with women, particularly his two rapacious lesbian wives—brought him heartbreak. Moralists attacked him, studio chiefs treated him like dirt. His manager was only interested in gaining control of his estate. When he lay dying in hospital, these people deliberated between saving him and letting him die while working out which was the most financially viable: Valentino alive or dead, and what would happen if the truth emerged about his private life. Valentino was less ashamed of his sexuality than he was of being trapped within the image of his public persona. In 1920s Hollywood, gay men were stereotyped as feeble degenerates. Not so Valentino, a powerfully-­built man who excelled at most sports, boxing in particular. It was his persistent, unnecessary need to ‘prove’ his manhood which ultimately . . .

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David Bret committed the 'carnal sin' of writing 'Valentino: A Dream Of Desire'wherein he stated the actor had been gay. The book remained in the best-­sellers for 15 years. Championed by film director, Ken Russell, he lectured on Valentino's sexua...

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A monologue wherein the best-­selling biographer David Bret recalls his grandmother's funeral on 4 February 1972, as seen through the eyes of his much-­loved Aunty Kate, who had a peculiar way of looking at the world. It was one of the saddest days ...

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From her fairytale childhood to her impressive array of movies and marriages, Elizabeth Taylor's life, both on and off the screen, has enchanted, saddened, appalled, and entertained us for the past seven decades. -- the first new biography to be published following her death -- strips away the Hollywood veneer to reveal the woman as she really was. Through his incredible depth of knowledge, biographer sheds new light on the Elizabeth Taylor we thought we knew: her feud with Louis B. Mayer, her friendship with Montgomery Clift, the abuse she suffered at the hands of Nicky Hilton, the real story behind the Taylor-­Fisher-­Reynolds love triangle -- and, of course, her epic relationship with Richard Burton, just as stormy in real life as it was on film. With compassion and admiration, describes Taylor's later years, including her fight for AIDS awareness and support for gay rights, her strange friendship with Michael Jackson, and her deteriorating health leading up to her untimely . . .

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In this unique biography of the world's greatest lover, there is much unpublished material to reveal the real Valentino, a man who was sexually attracted to other men and whose relationships with women brought heartbreak and disaster. Valentino was far less ashamed of his sexuality than he was afraid of being trapped by the image of his public persona. Yet it was his persistent need to prove his "manhood" that contributed to his early death.

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With his stunning looks and swashbuckling onscreen panache Errol Flynn was by all appearances the quintessential movie star who had it all. But Flynn's manicured Hollywood persona did little to hide his insatiable appetites off-­screen - the binge drinking, brawling and womanising that would forever cement his place as a film legend. In this hard-­hitting study, bestselling show business biographer David Bret traces the life and loves of the actor and man. It was Flynn's natural charisma and athletic prowess that made him as the heartthrob star of Captain Blood and The Adventures Of Robin Hood. But Hollywood's prodigal son was never far from controversy and scandal. In a series of extraordinary revelations Bret explores the star's love of underage girls, young men, binge drinking and drug experimentation, as well as his controversial background as a slave-­trader in New Guinea, involvement with the Spanish civil war and his support for Castro. This is compelling and engrossing . . .

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Jean Harlow was an enigma, the original Blonde Bombshell, completely uninhibited. She made no secret of the fact that she never wore underwear, bleached her pubic hair to match that on her head – and was never afraid of showing this to journalists, if they asked. On the screen she epitomised the fun-­loving, wise-­cracking tart-­with-­a-­heart yet away from the spotlight she was nothing like the public perceived her to be. In this new biography, David Bret uncovers an unhappy upbringing by an unloving mother and sexually abusive step-­father, her love of older men and the mistreatment she suffered at their hands, her progression from movie slut to screwball comedy star, her special relationship with William Powell, how she was ripped off by the studios, and more. Jean Harlow: Tarnished Angel is a compelling portrayal of the enigmatic star.

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Jean Harlow was an enigma, the original Blonde Bombshell, completely uninhibited. She made no secret of the fact that she never wore underwear, bleached her pubic hair to match that on her head - and was never afraid of showing this to journalists...

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