“A WILD, FUN RIDE THROUGH
TINSEL TOWN, PAST AND PRESENT!” -- JAN WAHL, KCBS AM/FM &
"Hollywood Stories is a piece of history. It needs to go
up in the Smithsonian because nowhere on earth is there a book like this
one. I thoroughly enjoyed it." -- Dorothy Thompson, Book Reviewer at
At high noon on a cold November day in
1974, sixty-seven-year-old John Wayne faced off with the staff of the
Harvard Lampoon on the famous campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The
students had issued their challenge by calling the beloved American icon
a fraud. Wayne, who had his new movie McQ to promote, responded by
saying he would be happy to show his film in the pseudo-intellectual
swamps of Harvard Square. After the screening, without writers, the
former USC footballer delivered a classic performance. When one smart
young man asked where he got his phony toupee, Wayne insisted the hair
was real. It wasn't his, but it was real. The appreciative underclassmen
loved him and after the Q and A session, they all sat down to dinner.
Later Wayne, who was suffering greatly from both gout and the after
effects of lung cancer (sadly the Duke only had five years to live),
said that day at Harvard was the best time he ever
Just when you thought
you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new
book -- a special blend of biography, history and lore.
Hollywood Stories is packed with wild,
wonderful short tales about famous stars, movies, directors and many
others who have been a part of the world's most fascinating,
What makes the book
unique is that the reader can go to any page and find a completely
engaging and illuminating yarn. Sometimes people won't realize that they
are reading about The Three Stooges or Popeye the Sailor until they come
to the end of the story. The Midwest Book Review says
Hollywood Stories is, "packed from cover to cover with
A professional tour guide in Hollywood,
Stephen Schochet has researched and told thousands of entertaining
anecdotes for over twenty years. He is also the author and narrator of
two audiobooks Tales of Hollywood and Fascinating Walt
Disney. Tim Sika, host of the radio show Celluloid Dreams on
KSJS in San Jose has called Stephen," The best storyteller about
Hollywood we have ever heard."
Full of funny moments and twist
endings, Hollywood Stories features an amazing, all-star cast
of legendary characters and icons and will keep you totally entertained!
Stephen Schochet's interview on San Diego Living's
View NBC 4 Los Angeles Reporter Cary Berklund's
segment on Hollywood Stories!
knows Hollywood! In all the times I've had him on my night time Jim
Bohannon Show, he ALWAYS surprised me with at least one amazing tidbit
of information I'd never have suspected. Usually, it's half a dozen or
--Jim Bohannon, Host of the Nationally Syndicated Jim
Bohannon Show and America in the Morning.
"What would you
expect from Hollywood's best storyteller? Amazing tales about actors,
directors, writers and producers, brought to you with incredible
research style and wit by a guy who knows it all, Stephen
--Jordan Rich, Host of The Jordan Rich Show,
WBZ Radio, Boston.
"Stephen really knows the magic of
Hollywood! I have had him on my show twice and I plan to bring
Stephen back on my radio show "Talk America USA" again in the
very near future. He is Hollywood's best story teller with great tales
and tidbits of information that always surprises me. Just when I thought
I have heard it all, Stephen comes up with more surprising and
entertaining stories! Stephen Schochet is very entertaining on the radio
and his new book is a must read!"
--Billy Montana, Host of
the World Wide Internet Radio Show "Talk America USA"
Schochet is the also the author and narrator of the audio books Tales
of Hollywood and Fascinating Walt Disney. "These two
elaborate productions are exceptionally entertaining, kind of in the
I'll be darned variety." -- The Saint Louis Post Dispatch Available for download on iTunes!
Audio Book Trailer and Excerpt from Fascinating
Walt Disney: Hear How Walt Disney's Dreams Came True!