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HOLLYWOOD STORIES: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the
Stars and Legends of the Movies!

(ISBN 978-0963897251)

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Hollywood Stories features an amazing, all-star cast of legendary Hollywood characters and icons, past and present, that will keep you totally entertained! Full of funny moments and twist endings.


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, unpredictable industry!

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 fascinating tales."

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."

"Hollywood Stories is a piece of history.  It needs to go up in the Smithsonian because no where on earth is there a book like this one.  I thoroughly enjoyed it." -- Dorothy Thompson, Book Reviewer at Literally Speaking

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 had.

If you are visiting Los Angeles, taking a Hollywood Stories tour with author/storyteller Stephen Schochet is a great way to spend the day!


“Our Mary Kay group flew in from all over the country to LA.

The bus tour that was guided by Stephen Schochet was the most

Fun of our conference! We went all over Hollywood! Stephen is

fun & informative! When we come back in 3 years, we looking

forward to hiring him again! Five STARS!!” --

Deb Pike, Mary Kay Independent National Sales Director


Read The Los Angeles Times article about Stephen Schochet and Hollywood Stories!

Stephen Schochet's interview on San Diego Living's Entertainment Segment




View NBC 4 Los Angeles Reporter Cary Berklund's segment on Hollywood Stories!






"Stephen really 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 more."

--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 Schochet!" 

--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" 

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Stephen 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!

Stephen Schochet

Audio Book Trailer and Excerpt from Fascinating Walt Disney: Hear How Walt Disney's Dreams Came True!

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Audio Book Trailer and Excerpt from Tales of Hollywood: Hear the Origins of Hollywood!

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Author and Tour Guide Stephen Schochet is available for

Entertaining Speaking Engagements,

Fun Tours of Hollywood and

Informative Media Interviews.


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