Hollywood or Bust

Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown

Non-Fiction - Cultural
182 Pages
Reviewed on 05/28/2013
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Author Biography

Susan Marg is the author of Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide, published by HarperCollins. Since she has moved her field of focus from the City of Lights to the City of Angels with the publication of Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown, her interest in popular culture is stronger than ever.

Susan knows how to ask questions, spot trends, and anticipate fads. Her interest in the entertainment business was honed during her years spent in advertising when knowing what was hot and who was “in” came with the territory. She is from Cleveland, Ohio, and she has a Midwesterner’s easy-going, friendly disposition that even fifteen years living on the East Coast and working in the telecommunications industry couldn’t quell. Susan now lives in San Diego with her husband, James C. Simmons, who is also a writer/historian.

What Susan says about herself: I’m a writer, a reader, a television watcher, a moviegoer, a theater attendee, and a museum visitor. I believe our stories make us who we are. What’s yours?

You can read more of Susan's work on her website, The More Things Change, at SusanMarg.com, or contact her directly at SusanMargBlog@ gmail.com.

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

"Hollywood or Bust" is a selection of quotes taken from magazines, interviews, biographies, autobiographies, and the internet. Over five hundred quips, quotes and off the cuff remarks from all of your Hollywood favorites make up this exciting new book complied by Susan Marg. Some of the quotes in this book come from actors like Rock Hudson: "I can’t play a loser, I don’t look like one"; Steve Guttenburn: "Unless you’re Jack Lemmon or Cary Grant, there are few guys who can do comedy and drama"; Ted Danson: "Acting is pretending that you’re not pretending when you’re actually pretending"; and Marilyn Monroe: "Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul".

For all of you Hollywood buffs out there, this book is a must for you. Words from your favorites will give you hours and hours of pleasure and entertainment as you read and re-read these interesting quotes and quips from the famous well known people. Some sayings will give you wisdom, some may be a little harsh, and some mean nothing at all, and others will make you laugh. Whatever it may be, you will be amazed at the enjoyment this little book can give you. You just can’t go wrong picking up a copy of this book for your personal library. This book would be a nice conversation piece to keep on your living room table for others to see. I think you will be very happy with your selection.