Rock Hudson: Erotic Fire

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

Rock kHudson: Erotic FireISBN: 978-1-936003-55-6
Price: $32.95
Trim: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 624

Rock Hudson reigned in the late 1950s and early ‘60s as “Hollywood’s greatest ambisexual swordsman,” seducing icons who included Marilyn Monroe, Eelizabeth Ttaylor, Errol Flynn, Ttyrone Power, Joan Crawford, Ava Gardner, and Lana Tturner. Mamie van Ddoren, the busty, provocative, and promiscuous bombshell, asserted loudly that “the boulder that Rock’s agent named him after was a big one.”

 

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Lana Turner: Hearts & Diamonds Take All

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

ISBN: 978-1-936003-53-2, 1=936003-53-8
Price: $32.95
Trim: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 624, 120 B/W Photos

After Betty Grable, but before there was Marilyn, America's penchant for popcorn blondes focused on Lana, the "ultimate movie star." She had it all: Looks to die for, money to burn, the romantic adulation of the world, and lovers who included the world's most desirable men.

In her 1937 film, They Won't Forget, a sixteen-year-old Lana, without wearing a brassière, walked down the street with her boobs bouncing. Censors protested, but when it was shown, America cheered and nicknamed her “The Sweater Girl.”

From there, Lana competed with Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth as the pre-eminent pinup girl (“so many men, so little time”) of World War II. Horny GIs referred to her as “the Girl We'd Like to Find in Every Port.”

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Donald Trump: The Man Who Would Be King

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

ISBN: 978-936003-51-8
Price: $41.95
Trim: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 822

Donald Trump occupies a unique place in the history of the Republic. In his bitter race for the White House, he has aroused fierce passions and raging furies.

The Trump dynasty’s rags-to-infamy saga begins with “Roots” on the Klondike’s Gold Rush Trail. Friedrich Trump (Donald’s grandfather) laid the foundation of the dynasty by hawking decaying horse steak and over-the-hill prostitutes to frostbitten men dreaming of striking it rich.

The drama later shifts to mid 20th-century New York, where Donald’s father (Fred) alters the skylines of Brooklyn and Queens to become “the Henry Ford of builders.”

He sires a son with a Scottish lassie who grows up to become a baby boomer Pit Bull “with Robert Redford looks.” He decides “I’ll take Manhattan,” becoming the Supernova of Fifth Avenue and a builder of towers.

As never before, “The Donald” is presented in all his glory (or vainglory): Corporate swashbuckler, modern-day Midas, master wheeler-dealer, ubiquitous TV cult celebrity, Reagan-era Gilded Mojo, guru for wannabee millionaires, master of schmaltz, choreographer of “The Deal,” mogul Kahuna, the Barnum of self-promotion, global magnate, real estate tycoon, gambling casino kingpin that made fortunes on bankruptcies, landlord of the rich and famous, a Don Juan of the (penthouse) boudoir, a beauty pageant impresario, and the husband of three gorgeous models––two of them imported from Mitteleuropa, another a blonde Georgia peach with whom he had a baby girl out of wedlock.

Trump is nothing if not a study in contradictions. He is also called “The King of Debt,” owing, for example, millions of dollars to the Bank of China, even though he criticizes the United States for doing the same thing.

This is the first biography on the market to include many of the details of Trump’s politically incorrect race for the Presidency, a campaign that shocked and sometimes horrified the world. (“I call a rapist a rapist.”) Read what went on behind the scenes as he set out (in his words) “to kick ass”––mainly, Hillary Clinton’s butt.

Lambasting the Pope, defending the size of his penis, castrating sixteen other GOP hopefuls, including a woman, he attracted millions of “Trumpkins.” His growing throngs of outraged enemies denounced his followers as “mental midgets and xenophobic troglodytes.”

Another outrageous title in Blood Moon’s Babylon series, this is a world-class first, a post-recession overview of America during its 2016 election cycle, a portrait unlike anything ever published on Donald Trump and the climate in which he thrived.

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DANFORTH IN THE LION’S DEN: SHORTLY AFTER ITS RELEASE, A RIGHT-WING SHOCK JOCK (WILS RADIO IN LANSING MICHIGAN) INVITED HIM TO DEFEND THE PREMISES OF THIS SHOCKING EXPOSE. HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED.

BLOOD MOON’S  EXPOSE of DONALD, THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING. WHAT READERS SHOULD EXPECT.

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James Dean: Tomorrow Never Comes

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

ISBN: 978-1-936003-49-5
Price: $28.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 744

The enigmas surrounding one of hollywood’s best-known cults has at last been decoded, thanks to the upcoming arrival, in early may (2016) of the first comprehensive biography of the rise to fame of hollywood icon, James Dean.

Written to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the violent death of a star who lived fast, died young, and became a legend, this book was compiled after fifty years of input from James Dean’s friends, lovers (male and female), and enemies. Much of the information within it has never been published before. new, uncensored, and unauthorized, it’s the first comprehensive biography of the actor ever published, a groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind overview of the widely marketed yet widely misunderstood symbol of the inarticulated rage of america’s rebellious youth.

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Bill and Hillary: So This Is That Thing Called Love

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 978-1-936003-47-1 • 1-936003-47-3
Price: $29.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 576

Whereas Tabloid Kings Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have already exposed the charismatic excesses of the Kennedys and the Reagans, they now aim their liberal and Democratic lasers onto dramas associated with their all-time favorite politicians, the Clintons.

In this hot new “I Love You Madly” overview of the most likely Presidential candidates for election in 2016, they examine the “conjoined-at-the-hip” love story of Bill and Hillary.

Tabloid Exposure and Timing: As America propels itself into 2016’s bloodthirsty search for presidential scandal, this book is rich in ironies associated with pandemic sex, vendetta, and subterfuge that’s naughtier than a Hollywood scriptwriter could ever have imagined.

Never in the history of the Republic have we heard such emphasis on the spirit and language of True Grit.  Some of the dialogue reported by witnesses to the Clinton saga makes Richard Nixon’s taped rants seem like a script from Shirley Temple’s Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

Presidential Politics:  It’s all here, the glitter, glamor, sex, money, and power, but also the betrayals, the exposures, the epic fight for love and glory, a kick in the groin about high adrenaline sex.

Shadowy Figures from the Twilight Zone: It’s also a book about the men and women, and their hangers-on, who run the government, ultimately ruling over the free world.

As a contribution to the current political dialogues inundating the country, this hot new title will be available EVERYWHERE, online and in bookstores, in late October/early November.

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Bill & Hillary

RUNNER UP to BEST BIOGRAPHY OF 2015 by the Awards Committee at the 2016 NEW ENGLAND BOOK FESTIVAL

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Peter O'Toole: Hellraiser, Sexual Outlaw, Irish Rebel

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince
ISBN: 978-1-936003-45-7
Price: $26.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 623

This unprecedented overview of the career and private life of Peter O'Toole, who shot to world stardom for his Ocar-nominated performance in David Lean's four-hour epic, Lawrence of Arabia, following it with a life of legendary debauchery. Before his recent death in 2013, he generated seven additonal Oscar nominations for other noteworthy films, a few of which were ridiculed or condemned. Available now, online and in bookstores everywhere.

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Love Triangle: Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, and Nancy Davis—All the Gossip Unfit to Print

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

ISBN: 13-978-1-936003-41-9/10-1-936003-41-4
Price: $27.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 696

Unique in the history of publishing, this scandalous triple biography focuses on the Hollywood indiscretions of former U.S. president Ronald Reagan and his two wives. A proud and Presidential addition to Blood Moon’s Babylon series, it digs deep into what these three young and attractive movie stars were doing decades before two of them took over the Free World. Click here for a longer description of what the book contains.

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“Love Triangle: Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman & Nancy Davis may find its way onto many a Republican Reagan fan's reading shelf; but those who expect another Reagan celebration will be surprised: this is lurid Hollywood expose writing at its best, and outlines the truths surrounding one of the most provocative industry scandals in the world.

“There are already so many biographies of the Reagans on the market that one might expect similar mile-markers from this: be prepared for shock and awe; because Love Triangle doesn't take your ordinary approach to biography and describes a love triangle that eventually bumped a major Hollywood movie star from the possibility of being First Lady and replaced her with a lesser-known Grade B actress (Nancy Davis).

“From politics and betrayal to romance, infidelity, and sordid affairs, Love Triangle is a steamy, eye-opening story that blows the lid off of the Reagan illusion to raise eyebrows on both sides of the big screen.

“Black and white photos liberally pepper an account of the careers of all three and the lasting shock of their stormy relationships in a delightful pursuit especially recommended for any who relish Hollywood gossip.”

—Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer,
California Bookwatch section of the Midwest Book Review.

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

ISBN: 1-936003-39-2 / 978-1-936003-39-6
Price: $26.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 700

Despite her unprecedented fame, most Americans know very few details about Jackie's emotional and romantic life in the aftermath of her marriages to an American president and subsequently to one of the world's richest men. The publication of this book will change all that, thanks to the years its authors have spent digging up indiscreet tales about the emotional entanglement of a woman whose romantic and sex life continued at full throttle through multiple menfolk and multiple partners-most of them rich, famous, and very very quotable as regards the charm and allure of this remarkable woman.

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Pink Triangle: The Feuds and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and Famous Members of Their Entourages

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

ISBN: 1-936003-37-6 / 978-1-936003-37-2
Price: $24.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 700

The enfants terribles of America at mid-20th Century challenged the sexual censors of their day while indulging in "bitchfests" for love, glory, and boyfriends. For the first time along comes a book that exposes their literary slugfests and offers an intimate look at their relationships with the glitterati-everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Jacqueline Kennedy and Marlon Brando. Celebrity biographer Darwin Porter takes Myra Breckinridge on a rocky, Cold-Blooded ride on a Streetcar Named Desire.

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Those Glamorous Gabors: Bombshells from Budapest

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-36-8 / 978-1-936003-36-5
Price: $24.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 750

Zsa Zsa, Eva, and Magda Gabor transferred their glittery dreams and gold-digging ambitions from the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Hollywood. There, more effectively than any army, these Bombshells from Budapest broke hearts, amassed fortunes, lovers, and A-list husbands, and amused millions of voyeurs through the medium of television, movies, and the social registers. This book by America's most knowledgable celebrity-watcher demonstrates that wit, charm, ruthlessness, and beauty can indeed go a long way toward the realization of the American Dream.

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Inside Linda Lovelace's Deep Throat: Degradation, Porno Chic, and the Rise of Feminism

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-34-1 / 978-1-936003-34-1
Price: $24.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 640

The notorious Linda Lovelace was America's first Queen of Porn, presiding over a fast-developing multi-billion-dollar film industry during the decadent 1970s. Her movie, Deep Throat, redefined the nation's views on obscenity and was credited with changing America's sexual attitudes more than anything since the 1948 Kinsey Report. But at decade's end, Linda, in a complete about-face, emerged as one of the more compelling voices in the feminist movement, denouncing the degradations of her cinematic past.

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Elizabeth Taylor: There Is Nothing Like A Dame

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

ISBN: 1-936003-31-7 / 978-1-936003-31-0
Price: $23.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 500

Before she died, Elizabeth Taylor claimed that previous biographers had revealed "only half of my story, but I can't tell the other half because I'd get sued." In response to that challenge, Blood Moon presents history's most comprehensive compilation of the unpublished-until now-secrets of Dame Elizabeth. With photos, this meaty and startling book offers a juicy feast of till-now untold tales about the 20th century's most deadline-generating actress, relayed with empathy and brutal candor.

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Marilyn at Rainbow's End: Sex, Lies, Murder, and the Great Cover-Up

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-30-9 / 978-1-936003-30-3
Price: $22.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 500

As an insight into the American experience of celebrity death on the 50th anniversary of the murder of the Love Goddess, biographer Darwin Porter has compiled, after decades of research, an intriguing roundup of the conspiracies and dark secrets behind Hollywood's most notorious mystery: Who Killed Marilyn?

This relentless page-turner, a lip-smacking and juicy read, examines the mass hysteria that followed in the wake of Marilyn's assassination. No death in the 20th century, other than that of JFK himself, ever sparked more cover-ups, lies, criminal thefts of vital data (including body parts), bribes, perjury, myths, incompetent investigating, distorted medical records, unauthorized leaks, outrageous rumors, and a blitzkrieg of bizarre books that obscured more than they revealed.

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J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson: Investigating the Sexual Secrets of America's Most Famous Men and Women

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-26-0 / 978-1-936003-26-6
Price: $19.99
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 576

Darwin Porter's saga of power and corruption has a revelation on every page—cross dressing, gay parties, sexual indiscretions, hustlers for sale, alliances with the Mafia, criminal activity by the FBI, and an obsessive and voyeuristic interest in the sex lives of Hollywood celebrities. It's all here, with chilling details about the abuse of power on the dark side of the American saga. But mostly, it's the decades-long love story of American law enforcement officers who were so powerful that they could tell presidents how to skip rope (Hoover's words).

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Humphrey Bogart: The Making of a Legend

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-24-4 / 978-1-936003-24-2
Price: $27.95
Trim: 6½ x 9½
Page Count: 552

Whereas Humphrey Bogart is always at the top of any list of the Entertainment Industry's most famous actors, very little is known about how he clawed his way to stardom from Broadway to Hollywood. This radical expansion of one of Darwin Porter's pioneering biographies begins with Bogart's origins as the child of wealthy (morphine-addicted) parents in New York City, then examines the scandals, love affairs, breakthrough successes, and failures that launched Bogart on the road to becoming an American icon. Drawn from original interviews with friends and foes who knew a lot about what lay beneath his trenchcoat, this expose covers Bogart's life from his birth in 1899 till his marriage to Lauren Bacall in 1944. It includes details about behind-the-scenes dramas associated with three mysterious marriages, and films such as The Petrified Forest.

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The Kennedys: All the Gossip Unfit for Print

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

ISBN: 1-936003-18-X / 978-1-936003-18-1
Price: $25.95
Trim:7½x10¾
Page Count: 416

No other book in the history of publishing has assembled in one volume 80 years of pansexual scandals associated with the Kennedys-all in one guilty pleasure of a sizzling book. Meticulously researched, it showcases the indiscretions and extramarital romps of America's most famous political clan. In addition to lesser known and often shocking scandals about Jack (Mr. President), other parts of this pioneering page-turner will be devoted to Bobby and Teddy, with extra space reserved for founding father Joseph P. Kennedy when he operated as a libidinous Hollywood mogul. Paparazzi cameras zoom in on that uber-goddess of all things glam, Jackie, documenting her many love affairs, which were matched only by America's Prince Charming, her son, John-John, a horny young man with a gleam in his eyes. The Kennedys is illustrated with hundreds of candid photographs. Temporarily sold out. Available for e-readers only.

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Damn You, Scarlett O'Hara: The Private Lives of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier

Darwin Porter, Roy Moseley

ISBN: 1-936003-16-3 / 978-1-936003-16-7
Price: $27.95
Trim:6½x9½
Page Count: 708

The tempestuous, scandalous love affair of the 20th century's Romeo and Juliet was second in fame and notoriety only to that of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and by many accounts, even more corrupt. Even though the spotlight shone on this famous pair throughout most of their tabloid-fueled careers, much of what went on behind the velvet curtain remained hidden from view until the publication of this ground-breaking biography. For the first time, the sexual excesses and interpersonal anguish of this impossibly famous team of actors are exposed in graphic, sometimes wrenching detail.

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Howard Hughes: Hells Angel, 2nd Edition

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-13-9 / 978-1-936003-13-6
Price: $32.95
Trim: 6½ x 9½
Page Count: 814

From his reckless pursuit of love as a rich teenager to his final days as a demented fossil, Howard Hughes changed the worlds of aviation and entertainment forever. This biography reveals inside details about his destructive and usually scandalous associations with other Hollywood players. Set amid descriptions of the unimaginable changes that affected America between 1905 and 1976, this critically acclaimed biography gives an insider's perspective about what money can buy—and what it can't.

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Hollywood Babylon—It's Back!: All Those Celebrities, All Those Scandals, All That Nudity, And All That Sin

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

ISBN: 0-9786465-2-5 / 978-0-9786465-2-3
Price: $24.95
Trim: 6x9
Page Count: 408

The hottest compendium of inter-generational scandal in the history of Hollywood. An overview of exhibitionism, sexuality, and sin as filtered through 85 years of Hollywood indiscretion. As they were unfolding, the events described within this book were known only within Hollywood's most decadent cliques. All of that has changed with the release of this book.

"From bisexual Elvis to cover-ups of murder, from the scandals of Hollywood's Golden Age to the Hollywood of Here and Now. It's all here. Vivid, Candid, Sizzling. To those who love her, Hollywood was and is a gossipy, mendacious (Big Daddy's word), and whorish place that remains captivating despite the passage of time. In this, an updated new spin on Hollywood as Babylon, it's depicted at its sleaziest, most venal, and most deliciously unseemly. This monumentally exhaustive collection of sins, foibles, failings, and sexual adventures is the ultimate guilty pleasure-and publisher Blood Moon pledges that it's merely Volume One." —Books To Watch Out For

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Hollywood Babylon Strikes Again!: More Exhibitions! More Sex! More Sin! More Scandals Unfit to Print

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

ISBN: 1-936003-12-0 / 978-1-936003-12-9
Price: $25.95
Trim: 7½ x 10½
Page Count: 400

Dishing with abandon, the authors spare no one—especially not the dead...and Volume One is only the tip of the iceberg. (NY DAILY NEWS) This monumentally exhaustive collection of sins, foibles, failings, and sexual adventures is the ultimate guilty pleasure. (BOOKS TO WATCH OUT FOR) Many of Hollywood's most outrageous secrets remained hidden. Until now. This series has set the graves of Hollywood's cemeteries spinning. (London's DAILY EXPRESS).

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Jacko: His Rise and Fall: The Social and Sexual History of Michael Jackson, 2nd Edition

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-11-2 / 978-1-936003-11-2
Price: $27.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 600

From famed celebrity biographer Darwin Porter, this is the most honest and journalistically important biography of Michael Jackson ever published, with a roster of literary reviews that outnumber and outclass any other MJ bio on the market. After its original release in 2007, it was widely reviewed as the most thorough and comprehensive biography of the superstar published anytime during the previous 15 years. Following the superstar's death in June of 2009, Porter edited and amplified his already controversial texts to include startling new information about The Gloved One, adding a final chapter and a post-mortem epilogue reflecting the mysterious circumstances surrounding Jackson's death and an analysis of its aftermath.

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50 Years of Queer Cinema: 500 of the Best GLBTQ Films Ever Made

Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

ISBN: 1-936003-09-0 / 978-1-936003-09-9
Price: $25.95
Trim: 7¼ x 10
Page Count: 400

Out, outrageous, provocative, and proud, this comprehensive anthology and library resource reviews 500 of the best of Hollywood's output of gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgendered, and queer questioning films, with a special emphasis on how gays changed the movies we know and love. Conceived as a working guide to what viewers should stock within their DVD queues, it reviews everything from blockbusters to indie sleepers, with about a dozen special features discussing the ironies, betrayals, subterfuge, and gossip of who, what, and how it happened when the film world's closet doors slowly creaked open beginning in 1960.

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Paul Newman, The Man Behind the Baby Blues: His Secret Life Exposed

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-08-2 / 978-1-936003-08-2
Price: $26.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 550

This is a pioneering and posthumous biography of a charismatic icon of Tinseltown whose rule over the hearts of American moviegoers lasted for more than half a century. It's loaded with never-before-published revelations that look behind the innocent-looking baby blues that enthralled the movie-going public. He became one of the most potent, desirable, and ambiguous sex symbols in America, a former sailor from Shaker Heights, Ohio, who parlayed his ambisexual charm and extraordinary good looks into one of the most successful careers in Hollywood. It's all here, as recorded by celebrity chronicler Darwin Porter—the dirt and the glory, the bad and the beautiful, the giddy highs and the agonizing lows of a great American star. This title won an honorable mention for biography from the NEW ENGLAND BOOK FESTIVAL in 2010.

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Merv Griffin: A Life in a Closet

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-07-4 / 978-1-936003-07-5
Price: $26.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 525

is the first post-mortem, unauthorized insight into Merv Griffin, a failed singer and unsuccessful actor who unexpectedly rewrote the rules of America's broadcasting industry. He became the richest man in TV, befriended everyone in media who mattered, bought a casino, and maintained a secret life as America's most famously closeted homosexual. From a controversial writer whose previous work has virtually re-defined the art of the celebrity biography, HERE'S MERV.

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Steve McQueen, The King of Cool: Tales of a Lurid Life

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-06-6 / 978-1-936003-06-8
Price: $26.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 425

The truth about Steve McQueen is spectacularly different from the legend projected by his screen persona and Hollywood's media machine. Lurid aspects of McQueen's early life include a gothic horror of a childhood and stints as both a porno performer and pay for play hustler to both men and women. Also revealed are sinister implications associated with his mysterious death. Years of research on the film industry's coolest player bring McQueen and his legacy brusquely back to Earth. Temporarily sold out. Available for e-readers only.

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Butterflies in Heat

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-04-X / 978-1-936003-04-4
Price: $14.95
Trim: 5¾ x 8¾
Page Count: 448

Scorching, bizarre, and flamboyant, a strikingly beautiful blond hustler, Numie Chase, comes to the searing heat of Tortuga, southernmost point in the Continental US—the end of the line. There, he arouses passions in six decadent but vulnerable people, whose lives mesh together under the blood-red sun.

"There are those who've suggested that Darwin Porter's Butterflies is a potboiling revision of Sweet Bird of Youth. Nevertheless, I'd walk the waterfront for Numie any day." —Tennessee Williams.

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Rhinestone Country: The True Grit of Showbiz Novels

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-03-1 / 978-1-936003-03-7
Price: $15.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 570

Rhinestone Country is a provocative but tender portrait of Country Music, show biz, stardom, and closeted lives south of the Mason-Dixon line. Sweeping across the racial and sexual landscapes of the Deep South between 1930 and 1978, it takes a hard look at closeted lives and the destructive aspects of fame. Loaded with truly memorable characters, it's delectable, stimulating, sexy, and tantalizing. Rosacoke Carson, the leading, long-suffering heroine of Rhinestone Country, gives new meaning to the phrase, 'Stand by your Man.'

" The portrayal of the time she spends in prison should be standard reading for absolutely everyone." —Nochetta.

"This is a brash, sensational, and explosive novel about stardom—the glitter, the glamour, the hot sex, and the desolate loneliness." —Leather and G-Scene.

"Many men love their sons. Pete Riddle, known to his fans as the sexiest musician alive, loved his more than most. —Inferno.

This is a daring and dazzling work about trauma, deception, and pain, all of it with a Southern accent. It's the True Grit of show-biz novels." —Peter Tompkins.

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Blood Moon—The Erotic Thriller: A Novel about Power, Money, Sex, Brutality, Love, Relogion, and Obsession

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-02-3 / 978-1-936003-02-0
Price: $10.99
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 514

Blood Moon is about passion, betrayal, and murder among the very rich and powerful, some of whom happen to be gay. It's about the false gods of power, wealth, and physical beauty. It's an epic tale about depravity in the glittery, glamorous, and sometimes tawdry world of South Florida. A dazzling and jarringly original erotic thriller. In 2004, during a re-organization and a re-branding of their company, Blood Moon Productions, Ltd. actually re-named their company after this book. In 2008, a British reading group, Boiz Who Read designated this title as one of the ten best suspense novels ever written.

"I've been marked for life by the red-hot images of Blood Moon's Gene Robinson and, more raptly, of Buck Brooke II. It reads like an IMAX spectacle about the power of male beauty, with red-hot icons, a breathless climax, and erotica that's akin to Anais Nin on Viagra with a bump of meth." —Eugene Raymond, former staff writer for After Dark.

"Blood Moon is a book with BIG cojones. Like a Doberman's teeth ripping into flesh, and within a spunky context of male eroticism, it exposes the murky labyrinths of fanatical Christianity in America today. If you ever thought that sex, psychosis, right-wing religion, and violence aren't linked, think again, and read this spellbinder. —Toro.

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Hollywood's Silent Closet: The Lusty Saga of America's First Star F*#%er

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-01-5 / 978-1-936003-01-3
Price: $24.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 746

Hollywood's Silent Closet provides a banquet of information about the pansexual intrigues of Hollywood between 1919 and 1926, compiled from eyewitness interviews with men and women, all of them insiders, who flourished in its midst. Not for the timid, it names names and doesn't spare the guilty. If you believe, like Truman Capote, that the literary treatment of gossip will become the literature of the 21st century, then you will love Hollywood's Silent Closet, a vivid portrait of the decadent, homosexual, and gossipy world of pre-talkie Hollywood.

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Midnight in Savannah: Sexual Indiscretions on the Deep South

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 1-936003-00-7 / 978-1-936003-00-6
Price: $16.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 498

Midnight in Savannah is the deliberately more explicit, and more entertaining alternative to the John Berendt / Clint Eastwood Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. For more than a year after its appearance in 2000, it was one of the best-selling GLBT books in the Deep South. Midnight in Savannah skillfully incorporates Carson McCullers, Pamela Harriman, Libby Holman, the City of Savannah, and references to Georgia's most famous (recent) murder into one delectable whole. This book is not altogether straight, but it certainly isn't altogether gay, either.

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The Secret Life of Humphrey Bogart: The Early Years (1899-1931)

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 0-9786465-9-2 / 978-0-9786465-9-2
Price: $16.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 528

 

This biography shatters myths with a controversial closeup of Bogart at the debut of his career, pre-Casablanca, pre-Bacall, and pre-African Queen, revealing for the first time what was under the trench coat of history's most famous male movie star. Focusing on those mysterious early years when Bogart, like dozens of other American actors, was making the transition from Broadway to the early Talkies in Hollywood, it's loaded with anecdotes and insights about those wild, Pre-Code days in anything goes Hollywood that required years of research to uncover. London's Mail On Sunday published extensive excerpts of this title, referring to it as one of the best insights into the entertainment industry of the Jazz Age ever written.

"Darwin Porter uncovers scandals within the entertainment industry of the 1920s and 1930s, when publicists from the movie studios deliberately twisted and suppressed inconvenient details about the lives of their emerging stars." —Turner Classic Movie News.

"Exceptionally well-written." —Hollywood Inside.

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Katherine the Great: A Lifetime of Secrets... Revealed

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 0-9786465-8-4 / 978-0-9786465-8-5
Price: $16.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 569

 

Katharine Hepburn was the world's greatest screen diva--the most famous actress in American history. But until the appearance of this biography, no one had ever published the intimate details of her complicated and ferociously secretive private life. Thanks to the deferential and obsequious whitewashes which followed in the immediate wake of her death, readers probably know WHAT KATE REMEMBERED. Here, however, is an unvarnished account of what Katharine Hepburn desperately wanted to forget.

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Blood Moon's Guide to Gay & Lesbian Film: The World's Most Comprehensive Guide to Recent Gay and Lesbian Movies, Volume 1

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 0-9786465-6-8 / 978-0-9786465-6-1
Price: $19.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 408

Here, assembled into one comprehensive volume, is a rundown of the year's most intriguing Gay, Lesbian, and Transgendered films, a lavishly illustrated guide that's Out, Outrageous, Provocative, and Proud. A Defiant Challenge to Films Today, it gets sweaty with Gay Cowboys, Gay Nazis, Nude Marines, Ballsy Detectives, Hit Men, Porn Stars, and Women in Love...with each other. The Scent of Lavender, the Smell of Testosterone, and the Aroma of Velvet. IT'S ALL HERE!

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Blood Moon's Guide to Gay & Lesbian Film: The World's Most Comprehensive Guide to Recent Gay and Lesbian Movies, Volume 2

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 0-9786465-5-X / 978-0-9786465-5-4
Price: $21.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 475

Here, assembled into one comprehensive volume, is a rundown of the year's most intriguing gay, lesbian, and transgendered films, an illustrated guide that's Out, Outrageous, Provocative, and Proud. With reviews, photos, and commentaries on more than 140 Gay and Lesbian films, each released during the previous 14 months, it gets sweaty with gay cowboys, gay Nazis, nude marines, ballsy detectives, hit men, porn stars, and Women in Love--with each other. The scent of lavender, the smell of testosterone, and the aroma of velvet. IT'S ALL HERE!. This is the second in an ongoing annual series of Blood Moon's Guides to GLBT Films, the only guidebooks of its kind available. Early in 2007, the series won an honorable mention and book of the year nomination from Foreword Magazine, and a Bronze IPPY award from the Independent Publishers Association of America.

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Brando Unzipped: Marlon Brando: Bad Boy, Megastar, Sexual Outlaw

Darwin Porter

ISBN: 0-9786465-3-3 / 978-0-9786465-3-0
Price: $26.95
Trim: 6 x 9
Page Count: 625

 

That ongoing, barely under control drama known as Marlon Brando--Hollywood's Ultimate Bad Boy, Megastar, and Sexual Outlaw--with a special focus on his early rise to fame and his social and sexual associations with the A-list legends of the 40s, 50s, and 60s.

"Brando Unzipped is the definitive gossip guide to the late, great actor's life." —New York Daily News.

"Lurid, raunchy, perceptive, and certainly worth reading, it's one of the best show-biz biographies of the year." —London's Sunday Times.

Brando Unzipped received an Honorable Mention from Foreword Magazine in its Book of the Year competition, and it won a Silver Ippy award for Best Biography from the Independent Publisher's Association. Temporarily sold out. Available for e-readers only.

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