Tales of Hollywood

Version: Unabridged
Author: Stephen Schochet
Narrator: Stephen Schochet
Genres: Drama
Publisher: Hollywood Stories
Published In: May 2000
Length: 1 hour
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Overview

TALES OF HOLLYWOOD tells the Great Stories and Origins behind the early days of the film industry. Included are such tales as the early filmmakers greasing LA streets so they could cause car accidents, which they could secretly, film and save money on stuntmen. Charlie Chaplin used studio carpenters to build his house rather than real ones than real architects and it used to fall apart from the inside. Cowboys unable to find work on the screen rode through dusty Hollywood Streets shooting bullets through windows and lampposts. Featuring little known stories about stars such as DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, MARY PICKFORD, LUCILLE BALL, BORIS KARLOFF, WALT DISNEY, CHARLIE CHAPLIN and SHIRLEY TEMPLE just to name a few. Fully orchestrated background music and sound effects enhance the narrative.

Reviews (2)

For gods sake , don't rent this !!

Written by Rick White on August 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Truly god awful, the music is a poor distraction from a rambling disjointed narrative, I wish I could give this negative stars. If you want to exact a sadistic revenge on anyone this is the perfect fetid piece of audio , not to be used on those in twelve step programs as it will result in relapse.

Tales of Hollywood

Written by Mark McCann on November 4th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Utterly disappointing. This one-disk audio amounted to little more than an adaptation of a cheesy tourist bus ride through the Hollywood hills. Some of the stories were amusing, but there were too few to really hold one’s interest for very long. There was no logical progression in the presentation of the stories either, which made it seem even more as though a tour guide stepped off the double-decker and decided to write down his spiel in book form. Save your time and pass on this one.

Author Details

Author Details

Schochet, Stephen

"teven Schochet joined the firm as a Manager in September 1983 and became a Partner in July 1987. Prior to joining the firm, he was at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (formerly Coopers & Lybrand, LLP), for thirteen years, where he rose to the rank of Senior Manager.

Steven is a partner at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP (MP&S) and a member of the MP&S Valuation Solutions LLC, a division of MP&S, providing asset valuation, appraisal and cost segregation services.

Based upon his diversified background, Steven is the ?quality control and continuing education? partner for the firm. In addition, his client responsibilities have encompassed SEC clients, broker dealers, leasing companies, law firms and manufacturers. He also has real estate clients in home building, residential and commercial ownership, co-op, management and brokerage services.

He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs and has been a member of the Nassau County CPA?s Committee with Bankers and Other Credit Grantors. In addition, he has lectured for the New York State Bar Association.

Steven earned his BS in Accounting from Long Island University. He is based in the Marks Paneth & Shron LLP Manhattan office."