Growing Up Hollywood: Tales from the Son of a Hollywood Mogul

Growing Up Hollywood: Tales from the Son of a Hollywood Mogul

by Rocky Lang


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What really goes on behind the veil of celebrity? Rocky Lang, who grew up in the 90210 as the son of mega-producer and screen disaster master Jennings Lang (Earthquake, the Airport movies and 35 other features), dishes all in his new book, Growing Up Hollywood: Tales from the Son of a Hollywood Mogul. Raised around the likes of Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Walter Matthau and Billy Wilder, Lang serves up-in self-deprecating style-a genuine insider's collection of bizarre, sometimes ribald, often hilarious and always surprising true tales from the rarefied world of Hollywood, such as:

* Finding himself a pawn in the brutal creative war between Dustin Hoffman and director
Sydney Pollack during the making of the classic comedy Tootsie. !

* Spying on Olivia Newton-John being photographed nude in his family's backyard pool,
and the "breast-beating" he endured after getting caught in the act. !

* Discovering the scandal-sheet affair between his dad and screen siren Joan Bennett-
along with the truth behind his father getting shot in the crotch by Bennett's husband. !

* Having Steven Spielberg as an "older brother" before and after the famous filmmaker's meteoric rise. !

*Being told by his dad that writer Gore Vidal offered to buy young Rocky for $1 million. !

* Learning his mother had slept with Ronald Reagan, plus the outrageous nickname the future U.S. president had given his own sexual prowess.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692266632
Publisher: HLPI Books
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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