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

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The author has diligently collected a book's worth of tales of operatic debauch starring these four, mixed in (as in cocktails) with thumbnail biographies. Their grand over-the-top acting styles informed their off-screen behavior (and life spans).  We get the stories, they got the hangovers. We'll never see their like again.

Gary

— From Hellraisers

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ON SCREEN THEY WERE STARS.

"A portrait of four profoundly flawed yet awesome leading men, as well as a window into a time when glamour was sacrosanct and when stardom was achieved rather than manufactured." --Playboy

"As the colorful anecdotes collected in this book make clear, some stars are born rather than made."--New York Post

"Sellers's outrageously entertaining history proves that today's celebrities don't have much on Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris, and Oliver Reed."--The Daily Beast

"Hellraisers takes us back to the glory days of stage and screen actors Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, Richard Harris, and Oliver Reed."--Connecticut News

OFF SCREEN THEY WERE LEGENDS

"So wonderfully captures the wanton belligerence of both binging and stardom you almost feel the guys themselves are telling the tales."--GQ

"Like the rejuvenating martinis and blurry haze of cigarettes in Mad Men, Robert Sellers's nostalgic Hellraisers . . . amounts to an unapologetic celebration of the plastered and the damned."--The Wall Street Journal

"A rowdy collection of greatest hits."--The New York Times

"An incredibly entertaining series of anecdotes, interspersed with unpretentious and conversational interviews--all about drinking."--Los Angeles Times

"The most outrageous film book of the season, by far."--The Buffalo News

THE BOOZY BIOGRAPHY OF THE FOUR GREATEST ACTORS TO EVER WALK--OR STAGGER--INTO A PUB.

About the Author


ROBERT SELLERS is the author of eight books. He contributes regularly to Empire, Total Film, Cinema Retro, and The Independent. A former stand up comedian, he lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and daughter.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780312668143
ISBN-10: 0312668147
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: April 26th, 2011
Pages: 286
Language: English