Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed

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Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed

Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed

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The best parts of the book were the segments on Richard Harris, a mean-spirited, violent, and cruel drunk who managed to transform himself into an occasional tippler of Guinness, and more importantly, Albus Dumbledore.

This is a fast and funny read, and a fascinating look at the lives of some of our most famous Actors. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data.The stories collected in it make you wonder how they made any art at all between drinking binges, pub crawls and pub brawls, public scenes of ribaldry and all-around boorishness. While they claim to love life, they were so drunk that they did not remember much of theirs, and caused a great deal of distress to many people around them both known and unknown.

Set in New York in the summer of 1959, it’s a cross between Dashiell Hammett and John Franklin Bardin, with a twist of Aleister Crowley thrown in.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Ditto for the other three hellraisers, who were not available for comment, having all fallen into sad states of decline and developed the true physiognomies of Dorian Gray before they died of alcohol-induced or alcohol-accelerated problems. Imagine what the kids would think if Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape and Gilderoy Lockhart engaged in a "pub invasion" and still being at it at 4 AM. Robert Sellers and Jake cleverly weave the four biographies seamlessly into one fast-paced adventure of drunken binges, orgies, parties and fun. Onscreen, they made British cinema sexy in classic films including Lawrence of Arabia, Oliver, Becket and This Sporting Life.

There's a wonderful story where O'Toole was making a film at Shepperton, or Pinewood — one of the big studios here in England. These men make today's tabloid faces seem pallid indeed: their tales trivialize any and all subsequent film stars' off-screen antics to the point of resembling kindergarten pranks. Robert Sellers is the author of several celebrity biographies, including the original hardcover Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole, and Oliver Reed, as well as books on Sting, Tom Cruise, and the film industry. Now, I may be living vicariously through the antics described in the pages of this diary but I simply cannot put the thing down at night, filled with laughs and some quite shocking events and also very sad in parts, probably due to the entertainment and talent that these Gents brought to me over many years, so, to read of their demise and downfall being fuelled by the very thing that made them notorious is somewhat sobering. The movie industry during their heydays is represented as a chaotic place that was crawling with philandering alcoholics.The Plastered Fifties", "The Soused Sixties", "The Sozzled Seventies", "The Blotto Eighties", and "The Pickled Nineties". The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. An in-depth inside look at the chaotic, fantastic and hideously messy private lives of four legendary British actors of the latter 20th century: Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole and Oliver Reed. It is not an academic book by any means but it certainly provides one with the great stories and overview of the actors and they're mad stories. I did quite enjoy the days when one went for a beer at one’s local in Paris and wake up in Corsica,” Mr.



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