West: 9 books that reveal the dark secrets of Hollywood + photos
A note from the Mouood ASR Institute
During this year’s autumn, some disquiet occurred in Iran, which made the taste of those interested in the country’s solidarity bitter. In this quasi-coup, a hybrid tactic made the offenses against us. Unfortunately, few people with shallow insight did not realize the enemy’s trick and were trapped by the conspiracy designed through the Western Secret Services. The main slogan of anti-revolutionary or unconscious non-organizational elements in this Riot was: “Women, Life, Freedom”. Hope for a mirage, promoted by notorious Iranian mercenary elements and opposition satellite networks.
The invalidity of this slogan, which has a western nature and is rooted in the culture of Feminism, has been proven many times. The question is that if this slogan is effective, why it not brought anything other than misery and corruption to the West, while the old version of the same used during the Pahlavi regime in this country, the result of which affects every free mind properly. The article title is; nine books that reveal the dark secrets of Hollywood.
Our current topic is Hollywood, where honoring women’s motto of a free life has been fully respected! We will present its generalities to our readers in this article!! Worth to say that westerners have applied a more advanced version of this slogan for their well-being, in which men are on the menu of those involved in this significant western cultural center too.
The Eastern Culture and Art Service – Hollywood, as the heart of the world’s entertainment industry, has been in an aura of glamour, luxury, dream, and fantasy since its inception. Tinseltown has a nickname, but behind the brilliant layer and among exaggeration in the dream factory and the dream shop, dark and sometimes terrifying facts are with them. The books that we will present a brief overview in the following are examples of hundreds of books covers that shine a light on these bitter and black facts.
1- Samantha Geimer was a 13-year-old girl who had entered the modeling field with ambition. On one of the days of her 13th birthday, in 1977, by one of the most famous and admired directors of Hollywood at the time, Roman Polanski, in the house of the famous star the actor Jack Nicholson was physically abused and eventually raped. In her autobiography, “Girl: Life in Roman Polanski’s Shadow”, Geimer reveals the events of that fateful night in shocking detail. Then she discusses the events that took place during the media storm over this issue, the process of Polanski’s prosecution and court proceedings, and finally, Polanski’s escape to France in the middle of the case.
With deep emotion and cutting clarity, she depicts the devastating pain and sorrow she endured after that rape and the pain of seeing Polanski’s continued work, fame, and success in cinema despite committing that crime. She describes how the movie industry went out of its way to end the mob and let the perpetrator go unpunished as if nothing had gone wrong. Reading this biography, taking into account the “May You” movement in America, shows how deep-rooted and old the abuse, violation, and continuous exploitation of women is in the largest complex of the entertainment industry in the world (Hollywood).
Samantha Geimer at thirteen
Roman Polanski (dark coat in the middle of the picture) in court
2- Carrie Fisher, the famous actress of the 1970s and 1980s, in her autobiographical book called Pleasant Drink, although she is humorous, she describes the darkness behind the curtain effectively and deeply , as if that joke is only a mask for the volume and extent of blackness ruling the entertainment industry in America. The actor who played the role of “Princess Leia” in the series of “Star Wars” films describes how she grew up and ascended as a member of a Hollywood family in the entertainment industry.
Her father, Eddie Fisher, was a famous singer, and her mother was the actress Debbie Reynolds. She does not shy away from exposing gender discrimination, constant and frequent harassment and abuse, and continuous ethical scandals in the industry. The literature of the book Pleasant Drink is very sharp, penetrating, and inconsiderate in expressing the dark secrets of Hollywood.
3- Hollywood has been full of women who fell victim to the cruelty of the cold and unfeeling Hollywood machine, but the male examples of the abuse victims are less. The 1960s and 1970s Hollywood star “Tab Hunter,” revealed in his autobiography “Tab Hunter Secrets,” was sexually deviant during his pursuit of acting and stardom and, as a man, was abused by handlers for decades. The Hollywood studio system came under his control.
According to the book contents, Hunter was under the mere orders of the handlers, even of his hairstyle, clothing, and the way he appeared in society. The moral conclusion from the book “Secrets of Fever Hunter” is that “no one in Hollywood is immune to abuse and harassment. Fever Hunter was probably one of the first victims of the CIA’s mind control project known as MK_ULTRA.
4- “Maureen O’Hara” was the blonde star of western and adventure films in the “Golden Age of Hollywood, i.e., 1940 to 1960. She rose to fame with films such as “The Goose of Notre Dame” the favorite actress of the most famous western director in the history of Hollywood (John Ford) and a close friend of the most famous western movies male star (John Wayne) in her autobiography titled “Tis Herself” (Tis Herself) describes her turbulent and traumatic relationships with directors, producers and she even tells her male co-stars in the movies, which includes a legendary name in cinema, John Ford. The tone of the book is very frank and unconventional, at the same time instructive.
Her readers enter into the so-called Golden Age of American Cinema to show that Hollywood has always had a deep connection with darkness and moral corruption during its lifetime.
5- “Black is the new white” is the name of the autobiography of Paul Mooney. Paul Gladney, stage name Paul Mooney, was a black American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who became famous for television comedy shows such as Saturday Night Live. In his autobiography, he talks about the struggles and struggles of a black man in the 1970s to enter and succeed in the field of comedy and how strong and decisive the racist fences and barriers were and are in Hollywood.
6- Corey Feldman was a child star in movies and commercials in the 1980s. In his very emotional and impressive autobiography called Choreography, he wrote about the blackness that reigns behind the glitter and shine of fame. Corey had fame and money at a young age. He made friends much more famous than himself, but he experienced a life full of tragedy.
He was the son of a troubled and broken family, and therefore, he freed himself from his parent’s custody when he was 15. But the great tragedy of Corey Feldman’s life has been the continuous physical, mental, and sexual abuse of him in the movie industry. He turned to addiction due to the pressure and damage caused by these rapes, arrested for drugs under the legal age.
Choreography tells with poignant literature the cycle of suffering and survival for a famous child actor and how Hollywood is a dangerous place for children and teenagers. Today, Corey Feldman is one of the most prominent voices in Hollywood in the fight against pedophilia (sexual abuse of children) widespread in this industry.
7- The book “The Faroes of Hollywood: The Dark Half of Their Paradise” first edition of which will come on the shops’ desks on October 4 of this year, is the story of one of the famous Hollywood families, who are known as the “Royal Family” in the movie industry. The family’s father was John Farrow, an Academy Award-winning director, and screenwriter, who married actress Maureen O’Sullivan, best known for her role as Jane in the Tarzan series before Johnny Weissmuller.
They had seven children, one of whom was the famous actress of the 1970s, Mia Farrow. From the outside, they were a bright and typical Hollywood family with a happy family nestling on the roof of their house, but the whole truth was something else. The book claims that Mia Farrow’s accusations against her husband, Woody Allen (a famous American director, actor, and writer), that Woody sexually abused the couple’s seven-year-old adopted daughter, Dylan, have roots in childhood. Mia and her father had a bitter and violent relationship in the past. John Farrow did not shy away from sexually abusing his children.
Mia Farrow and Woody Allen
The book includes new research, never-before-published interviews with actors who worked with John Farrow, and an original script by author, biographer, and documentary filmmaker Marilyn Ann Moss.
8- One of the first biographical books that addressed the gruesome aspects of the Hollywood film career for child actors was Shirley Temple’s Child Star, published in 1988. Shirley started acting as the most famous child star in Hollywood for years. But the trauma and injuries of years of sexual abuse and mistreatment with her, which had grown on the floor of the film sets, made her very bitter and suffering. She has always been one of the instructive models about the fate of child actors in seemingly glamorous and dreamy Hollywood.
From 1935 to 1938, Shirley Temple was the biggest booster to attract more spectators to Hollywood cinema. When she was only six years, she received an Academy Juvenile Honorable Mention for her performance in the movie Bright Eyes. Unfortunately, her career in the glamorous city (nicknamed Hollywood) had the same numerous attempts at sexual harassment and rape by the people involved in the cinema. Today, we know of the widespread abuse of child actors in Hollywood.
However, Shirley Temple talked about it in her 1988 autobiography, Child Star, and wasn’t afraid to name people. She has accused various actors and directors of sexually abusing her during the years, including comedian George Jessel and producer David O. Selznick. Perhaps one of her worst experiences was with Arthur Freed, the famous producer of musical comedies from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The two met when Temple moved from 20th Century Fox to MGM. She went to the producer’s office, where Freed claimed Shirley would be the company’s new star.
After that, this influential movie director tried to provoke the ugly behavior of the 11-year-old girl. But perhaps out of youthful innocence or shock, Shirley laughed at the disgusting gesture. This action angered the producer, who kicked her out of his office.
9- The book “Hollywood Black History: A Century of Greed, Corruption, and Scandal Behind the Scenes” by Keron Connolly was published in 2014. The book begins with a famous quote from Marilyn Monroe, the female superstar of the 1960s:
“Hollywood is a place where they pay a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.”
According to Connolly, until 2015, a hundred years had passed since the establishment of Hollywood. During this period, Hollywood was considered a manifestation of the luxury and splendor phenomenon and a place for beautiful and talented individuals. But since the Hollywood formation, it has carried darkness and even terrifying secrets. This book offers shocking accounts of the fate of stars who, when they were in the prime of their careers in front of the camera, were treated like Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. When their power to make more money for the massive Hollywood money-printing machine diminishes, they sank into oblivion, depression, drugs, alcohol, and physical and mental collapse.
In its early days, filmmakers didn’t just move to Southern California for its sunny weather. They moved to escape patent laws that restricted the use of film cameras. Hollywood has been a susceptible place for fantasy, revelry, and excess from its earliest days. Too much money, praise, expectation, and too much ego is Hollywood’s true face. Some actors engage in sex-bartering and even sex slavery of influential figures – often in vain – hoping for career advancement. Mobsters infiltrate unions and extort studios, while “fixers” appear, hired by top executives of the studios, with no legal red lines to silence dissenting voices or even blackmail actors and other industry agents.
The book covers the history of Hollywood from the early 20th century to its heyday under the studio system and finally to CGI Hollywood and today’s summer blockbusters.