Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • by Michael B. Druxman
  • Narrated by Scott O' Neill
  • 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: From the Secret Files of Harry Pennypacker is a revisionist history of Hollywood's Golden Era and the tabloid press that covered it.
Harry Pennypacker was a prolific and revered newspaper columnist; a colleague of Louella Parsons, Walter Winchell, and the other great columnists of the day.
Unfortunately, nobody has ever heard of him because the papers never ran his articles.
They were too hot. Too dangerous. Too likely to tarnish the delicate image of silver screen icons.
The newspaper syndicate couldn't fire him because he had an ironclad contract, so Pennypacker wrote his stories...and the editors buried them.
Until now.
The secret files of Harry Pennypacker are secret no longer.
This is the trailer for this book:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NqcM4vCMA0

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Customer Reviews

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Don't. Just don't.

Would you try another book from Michael B. Druxman and/or Scott O' Neill?

No. No way. I'm wishing now I'd have passed on THIS one.


What was most disappointing about Michael B. Druxman’s story?

The story is like listening to Edith Bunker tell a story. Ties you in knots just trying to follow the plot, but it's not even funny. If Pennypacker actually wrote these tales, it's not the hotness that kept them from print. Think listening to that obnoxious person at a party that hangs on your arm and rattles on and on, as you consider setting yourself on fire to escape.


What didn’t you like about Scott O' Neill’s performance?

The constant voice imitations grate on the nerves in short order. Scott, you really don't need to try to imitate all of your characters. Please stop it and just read.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood?

Pretty much all of it. I can't even believe I bought this. I thought the sample was bad, but wrongly assumed it was just a bad sampling and the book would really be better. It isn't.


Any additional comments?

"You get what you pay for" still applies. If this was the most wasted 7 bucks I ever spend, I'll be lucky. But it'll always rate right up at the top of the list. My head hurts.

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- Vanessa

It's so outrageous is entertaining!

Fake news? So old fashion. The fake stories and the narration were so outrageous that it made me laugh every other word. Brilliant!
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- Ark AI

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2012
  • Publisher: Michael B. Druxman