Crowned Heads

Crowned Heads Thomas Tryon
  • Title: Crowned Heads
  • Author: Thomas Tryon
  • ISBN: 9780340213698
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • Crowned Heads Thomas Tryon Crowned Heads Thomas Tryon brings to breathtaking life the Golden Age of Hollywood and the great golden people who became the crowned heads of this kingdom of starsFEDORA Her enigma unriddled the greatest the most
    Thomas Tryon brings to breathtaking life the Golden Age of Hollywood and the great golden people who became the crowned heads of this kingdom of starsFEDORA Her enigma unriddled the greatest, the most exquisite, the longest reigning Hollywood star of them all Now she has made an incredible comeback, her glorious face strangely untouched by time.LORNA She zoomed fromThomas Tryon brings to breathtaking life the Golden Age of Hollywood and the great golden people who became the crowned heads of this kingdom of starsFEDORA Her enigma unriddled the greatest, the most exquisite, the longest reigning Hollywood star of them all Now she has made an incredible comeback, her glorious face strangely untouched by time.LORNA She zoomed from high school cheerleader to sex goddess Now after many men, many jobs, and much trouble, she has come to a remote Mexican resort to find herselfBBITT He was a star at ten Now he s in his thirties and as winsome as ever But today the Bobbitt movies are forgotten And Bobbitt himself does he exist at all WILLIE For decades a worldwide symbol of elegance and wit Now he is alone in his showplace Hollywood villa his precious Bee dead morning the past Then suddenly, viciously, with a knock on the door, the future breaks in.
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    About Thomas Tryon


    1. It was Noel Coward s partner, Gertrude Lawrence, who encouraged Tom to try acting He made his Broadway debut in 1952 in the chorus of the musical Wish You Were Here He also worked in television at the time, but as a production assistent In 1955 he moved to California to try his hand at the movies, and the next year made his film debut in The Scarlet Hour 1956 Tom was cast in the title role of the Disney TV series Texas John Slaughter 1958 that made him something of a household name He appeared in several horror and science fiction films I Married a Monster from Outer Space 1958 and Moon Pilot 1962 and in westerns Three Violent People 1956 and Winchester 73 1967 He was part of the all star cast in The Longest Day 1962 , a film of the World War II generation, credited with saving 20th Century Fox Studios, after the disaster of Cleopatra He considered his best role to be in In Harm s Way 1965 , which is also regarded as one of the better films about World War II While filming the title role in The Cardinal 1962 , Tom suffered from Otto Preminger s Teutonic directing style and became physically ill Nevertheless, Tom was nominated for a Golden Globe award in 1963 He appeared with Marilyn Monroe in her final film, Something s Got to Give 1962 , but the studio fired Monroe after three weeks, and the film was never finished That experience, along with the Cardinal ordeal, left Tom wary of studio games and weary at waiting around for the phone to ring After viewing the film Rosemary s Baby 1968 Tom was inspired to write his own horror novel, and in 1971 Alfred Knopf published The Other It became an instant bestseller and was turned into a movie in 1972, which Tom wrote and produced Thereafter, despite occasional film and TV offers, Tom gave up acting to write fiction fulltime This he did eight to ten hours a day, with pencil, on legal sized yellow tablets Years later, he graduated to an IBM Selectric The Other was followed by Lady 1975 which concerns the friendship between and eight year old boy and a mysterious widow in 1930s New England His book Crowned Heads became an inspiration for the Billy Wilder film Fedora 1978 , and a miniseries with Bette Davis was made from his novel Harvest Home 1978 All That Glitters 1986 , a quintette of stories about thinly disguised Hollywood greats and near greats followed Night of the Moonbow 1989 , tells of a boy driven to violence by the constant harassment he endures at a summer camp Night Magic, about an urban street magician with wonderous powers, written shortly before his death in 1991, was posthumously published in 1995 The dust jackets and end papers of Tom s books, about which he took unusual care, are excellent examples of his gifts as an artist and graphic designer, further testimony to the breadth of his talents.


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    1. i have read two books by thomas tryon before, and both of them were horror novels i don t know why i expected that this one would necessarily also be a horror themed novella collection, but if you are thinking that don tn t read each one of these stories, waiting for the spooky to appear because it won tere are plenty of horrible things that happen, but they are neither supernatural nor boo scary, although the last one comes the closest with its view spoiler manson family home invasion splatter [...]

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    2. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler

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    3. Tryon, having made the most of his rural childhood memories for the settings of his first three novels, looks to his past career as a Hollywood actor for inspiration He had already moved away from horror with Lady and touched on modern issues in a past setting there, so Crowned Heads is a natural progression for him.As the cover of my paperback proclaims, Crowned Heads spent 4 months on the New York Times best seller list and I know that The Other, Harvest Home and Lady were also popular success [...]

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    4. I m quite sure I m missing a great deal as I m geographically and chronologically separated from the characters, settings, and events in the four stories The plots are interesting, but I can t seem to bring myself to like the characters that much Let me address them one by one Fedora My favourite story of the four, and Fedora is the only protagonist in any of them I respect The beginning is excruciatingly slow as it is in the other three but the secret is well worth it.Lorna Supposedly a tragedy [...]

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    5. As usual with Tryon, wildly overwritten and yet compelling Takes too long to get to plot twists the reader had guessed ten pages into each novella, but still entertaining.

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    6. Tryon s 4 part novel of behind the scenes classic Hollywood Fun, but hardly essential Tryon reading.

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    7. CROWNED HEADS A NOVELBeing an old movie lover I really enjoyed this book I would have given it a 4 1 2 star review, however, believe it or not after all of these years I have yet to figure out how to do it Someone please let me know if you can Anyway, as I said I enjoyed this book immensely, trying to figure out who the characters might be, but for me some of the scenes with LORNA and WILLIE went on too long for me Everyone raves about Mr Ryan s previous works and I m sure they are wonderful, ho [...]

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    8. I love the old fashioned way Tryon writes, with another author I think I would not be able to get past a few pages Tryon takes his time and all his stories usually have a slow pace, but his use of the English language is somehow a winner for me, I always get addicted.The problem with these loosely linked novellas is that the plots are a bit thin, but his writing and his obvious love for Hollywod stardom and cinema in general is very palpable and addictive All four titular characters aren t nice [...]

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    9. Dated but I still enjoyed it I always loved Thomas Tryon s works even the non horror like this.

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    10. ARC for review I read about fifty pages of this book last night before I came here to mark as currently reading and it was only then that I noticed that this is a re issue of a book originally published in 1976, which answers a lot of my chronology questions.I LOVE Thomas Tryon THE OTHER is one of my all time favorite books He s books aren t flat out horror, but the kind of psychological terror that I enjoy I was excited to see this book come as an ARCI m assuming it s being re issued as an e bo [...]

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    11. Since it s publication in 1976, I ve read Crowned Heads at least six times Thomas Tryon was a bit actor known mostly for his role in I Married A Monster From Outer Space In the early 70 s his first novel, The Other was a best selling horror tale Crowned Heads was published in 1976 and is Tryon s fourth novel A nicely woven story, that unfolds in a series of four novellas detailing the lives of four fictional screen stars a silent movie icon, a child actor, the bombshell and the forgotten charact [...]

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    12. InterestingThe novel is split into 4 pieces they may be read individually or as part of a longer narrative Tryon sets a leisurely pace and never achieves a literary climax and that is okay Read this book for character description and you will walk away with a pleasant buzz.

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    13. Disturbing stories about pathetic characters

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    14. Bobbitt was the only story I read Parts of it could be true which is why I suppose I kept reading However, I was glad when it was finished as it had run out of steam.

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    15. Wonderful stories.

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    16. I remember reading this book in college, late into the night, and jumping with surprise in a few places where the author totally tricked me Fun read.

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    17. Yes, I read this a million years ago, but you know, I ve never forgotten it It was a remarkably good little piece of spookiness.

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    18. I decided to throw this book into recycling

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    19. I remember reading this book in college, late into the night, and jumping with surprise in a few places where the author totally tricked me Fun read.

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    20. now my shelves are brighter say it

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    21. Stories I especially enjoyed Fedora about an aging movie star.

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