Table of Contents

PROLOGUE ……….1

DEDICATION……….3

INTRODUCTION……….5
THE LAST RESORT

CHAPTER ONE……….9
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE FAILURE

CHAPTER TWO……….13
ACT ONE: THE NEW HOLLYWOOD
ACTS TWO AND THREE: THE OLD HOLLYWOOD

CHAPTER THREE……….15
THE OLD HOLLYWOOD, FIRST EDITION

CHAPTER FOUR……….27
MY “GODFATHER” FRANK SINATRA

CHAPTER FIVE……….57
GROWING UP IN HOLLYWOOD:
DOESN’T EVERYONE HAVE A BUTLER?

CHAPTER SIX……….67
MY FRIEND THE PRESIDENT: RONALD REAGAN

CHAPTER SEVEN……….73
BEING THE NEW KID IN TOWN IS GREAT FUN
(UNTIL YOU BLINK AND IT’S OVER)

CHAPTER EIGHT……….93
NEVER HAVE SEX WITH YOUR BOSS’S MISTRESS

PHOTOGRAPHS……….113

CHAPTER NINE……….133
SOMEWHERE IN TIME:
A BOX OFFICE DISASTER BECOMES A CULT FAVORITE

CHAPTER TEN……….149
TOM CRUISE MAKES ALL THE RIGHT MOVES

CHAPTER ELEVEN……….159
THE LOST YEARS

CHAPTER TWELVE……….161
IN BED WITH MADONNA

CHAPTER THIRTEEN……….173
WHAT DREAMS (AND NIGHTMARES) MAY COME

CHAPTER FOURTEEN……….189
CHECKING OUT OF THE HOTEL CALIFORNIA

CHAPTER FIFTEEN……….191
HOW THE OLD HOLLYWOOD BECAME THE NEW HOLLYWOOD, AND WHY IT’S IN SO MUCH TROUBLE

CHAPTER SIXTEEN……….217
BRINGING BACK THE OLD HOLLYWOOD

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN……….235
WWW.THEOLDHOLLYWOOD.COM

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, EXCUSES,
AND MEA CULPAS
……….239

ABOUT THE AUTHOR……….241

INDEX……….243