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Their First Time in the Movies

Les Krantz

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-198-4
Trim Size: 8.5 x 11.75
Paper
Overlook
11/1/2001

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The rare, first filmed performances of over 100 of the most famous and loved stars of the movies in a hugely entertaining book and video package.

By day he was a Memphis truck driver who hated his job and aspired to become an electrical repairman. But young Elvis Presley had another dream, and in 1954 he stepped into thestudio at Sun Records to say goodbye to driving trucks forever. Within two years, he was not only a recording star but a film star as well. The King was born.

When he arrived in Hollywood from his home in Missouri determined to make it, he found work at a Mexican restaurant wearing a chicken costume. But when Brad Pitt landed his first acting gig in Dallas it was in the role of the boyfriend of Pricilla Presley's on-screen daughter.

The road to stardom is filled with odd detours and some spectacular potholes. Their First Time In The Movies charts that crazy journey and the moment, the very edge of stardom, when some of our best-loved stars began to glimmer. We all know the Marilyn Monroe of Some Like It Hot and the Clark Gable of Gone With The Wind. Everyone remembers Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull, Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. But before they were stars they were hopefuls with talent, determination, and often an uncanny gift for following their illustrious destinies. Now, for the first time ever; the first performances in the movies of over 30 top stars are collected on one video tape, complemented by a beautifully designed book that tells the stories of these stars, and 70 others on their way to the top. It is a remarkable showcase of the raw talent that made our top entertainers the enduring stars they are.

WOODY ALLEN FRED ASTAIRE WARREN BEATTY MARLON BRANDO JIM CAREY SEAN CONNERY TONY CURTIS ROBERT DENIRO DANY DEVITO KIRK DOUGLAS CLINT EASTWOOD CLARK GABLE WHOOPI GOLDBERG CARY GRANT DUSTIN HOFFMAN JACK LEMON SOPHIA LOREN ANN MARGRET BETTE MIDLER DEMI MOORE and 80 more!

Les Krantz is the author of numerous books including What the Odds Are, The Jobs Rated Almanac and World Almanac Job Finder's Guide. He is also the editor and publisher of the acclaimed American Art Series and co-author of The Art of the Market. He lives in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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