To my friend Bess, the major Hollywood production coming to River Heights is her chance for fame as an extra. To me it's a chance to get involved in a big mystery. Looks like the drama on this set really kicks up when the camera's not rolling. Since Chief McGinnis wanted to hire a "professional" (in other words, not me) to look into the problems that have been plaguing this production, I'll be working undercover as a stand-in.
"Road to Hollywood" is the 1946 blockbuster hit that documents renowned singer and Academy Award(R) winning actor Bing Crosby's rise to dizzying heights of fame and celebrity. Using footage from several of Crosby's musical comedies produced at the Mack Sennett studios in the early thirties, this feature film highlights such hits as Dream House; I Surrender Dear; The Billboard Girl; Blue of the Night; Sing, Bing, Sing; and One More Chance.
FAME: Justin Bieber, written by Tara Broeckel Ooten and penciled by Claudio Avella traces the meteoric rise of the teen superstar from obscurity to a pop culture staple with legion of fans screaming his name. His story is a timeless one: just like the story of the struggling actress discovered at the counter of the Hollywood soda fountain, Bieber has risen to incredible heights after being 'discovered' from a YouTube video posting.
Hollywood's silver screen couple, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, teamed for this 1953 Technicolor entertainment about the life of famed illusionist Harry Houdini. Directed by George Marshall (Destry Rides Again), Houdini traces the fascinating life of the world's foremost illusionist and escapologist (portrayed by Tony Curtis, Some Like it Hot), from his early years working the Coney Island sideshows, where he'll meet his future bride Bess (Janet Leigh, Psycho), to career heights performing for dignitaries and royalty across the globe.
1939 was a watershed year. The Great Depression was barely over; economics, politics, and culture braced for war. There was a lull before the storm and Hollywood, as if expecting to be judged by posterity, produced a portfolio of masterpieces. No year before or since has yielded so many beloved works of cinematic art: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Gunga Din, Only Angels Have Wings, Destry Rides Again, Beau Geste, Wuthering Heights, The Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, Ninotchka, Goodbye, Mr.
Easy Rider. Apocalypse Now. Blue Velvet. Rebel Without a Cause. An unflinching adventure through American pop culture, Hopper is a wild ride amid the many lives of Hollywood outlaw Dennis Hopper-mentored by James Dean, a collaborator with Andy Warhol, a confidant of Elvis Presley, a favorite of Charles Manson. Hopper races full speed ahead to the decadent heights of fame as the visionary director of Easy Rider crashes and burns in drug-addled madness in the desert.
Following up his father's Academy Award(R)-nominated classic "On Any Sunday", Dana Brown shows that the passion for riding motorcycles is as strong as ever. A modern take on the original, "On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter" captures the heart and soul of motorcycle culture and the fearless riders taking biking to brave new heights all over the world. Go inside customized bike shops with Hollywood stars like Mickey Rourke.
Cary Grant was the ultimate star, defining Hollywood glamour as well as cinematic achievement. Dyan Cannon was a bright new actress, beautiful and funny. So began a storybook romance that brought her to dizzying heights and the inner circles of power i
Hollywood is used to starlets shrinking down a few dress sizes, but actress Rita Farr has a much bigger issue. As Elasti-Girl she can grow to towering heights or shrink to microscopic size not a good look for the red carpet but very handy as a core member of the Doom Patrol. This oversized figure also arrives with a mini Elasti-Girl figure!