One of the coolest things about living in Southern California is the proximity to celebrities–we see them everywhere. Well, to be honest, we don’t necessarily encounter celebrities all the time. But there are some enterprising individuals that collect tidbits about our favorite celebrities and collect them to distribute verbally to the tourists and natives who are interested in ‘hearing it all’–enter former tour guide Stephen Schochet.

Schochet runs the who range of celebrities from the early celebrities from the first takes of Hollywoodland (as it was called) to contemporary stuff.

I really liked the way the chapters are broken up in this book, too. Readers can, like me, read the whole book, or even just pick and choose what they want to read–from silent film era to comedy stylings into awards and everything in between.

Overall, Stephen Schochet’s Hollywood Stories is an interesting, in-depth look at movies, their stars and everything in between. It’s great to be able to take some of those pieces of trivia and imart them on your friends and family.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

Hollywood Stories by Stephen Schochet
312 pages; Hollywood Stories Publishing
Hardcover: 2010 Retail: $24.95