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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. An interesting book, Olga. I didn’t know that James Dean was bisexual. It has changed, the stars of today are nowhere near as well know or famous as in the past.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I used to read about cinema a lot when I was younger, but at that point there was no internet and finding information was a bit more difficult, other than the sanctioned biographies (and I did not have access to books in English either). To tell you the truth, I don’t know many of the celebrities that grace the TV and the magazines nowadays, but I’m still interested in cinema. I hope you have a great week. And happy birthday to Michael. ♥

  2. I am not sure how much of this can be considered a ‘reveal’ any longer. Since the advent of the Internet, anyone interested in the stars and celebrities would have been able to discover most secrets that were once covered up. However, it is always good to have all the exposes in one handy volume. 🙂 I was reminded of the ‘Hollywood Babylon’ series, that I read many years ago now. The original book by Kenneth Anger was later widely discredited, but that didn’t stop a few sequels appearing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Babylon
    I think the photo of Jayne Mansfield on the cover did more for the sales, than the content inside. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I agree. It is a good book to check the pictures and bring back memories. Jayne Mansfield was indeed something to bring sales up. These days, at least in romantic books, all are best-chested men. I remember Hollywood Babylon, although I never read the series, but read references to it. As I was telling Robbie, I used to read more about cinema in the past than I do know, but it used to be serious magazines (well, not celebrity magazines), and in the pre-internet era, I was a bit limited as to what was available in Spanish. I read some books about the industry and remember a series called Hollywood, that I thoroughly enjoyed, about silent cinema and the industry at the time. When I studied subjects on cinema at the university, years later, we were reading theoretical articles and not much about actors and celebrities. An amusing book nonetheless, but yes, these days we can find everything everywhere. Have a fantastic week!

  3. Thank you for sharing the scandals, Olga 🙂 This book seems interesting for many reasons, and I like reading biographies.

    1. Thanks, Inese. There are more pictures than text, but I know you enjoy pictures as well (and your own photographs are great). I hope you have a great week.

      1. Thank you Olga! Hope all is wonderful in Barcelona.

        1. Not bad, thanks! ♥

          1. <3

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