Wired

Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451665989
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Wired. This reissue of Bob Woodword’s classic book about John Belushi—one of the most interesting performers and personalities in show business history—“is told with the same narrative style that Woodward employed so effectively in All the President’s Men and The Final Days” (Chicago Tribune). John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose March 5, 1982, in a seedy hotel bungalow off Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Belushi’s death was the beginning of a trail that led Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward on an investigation that examines the dark side of American show business—TV, rock and roll, and the movie industry. From on-the-record interviews with 217 people, including Belushi's widow, his former partner Dan Aykroyd, Belushi’s movie directors including Jack Nicholson and Steven Spielberg, actors Chevy Chase, Robin Williams, and Carrie Fisher, the movie executives, the agents, Belushi’s drug dealers, and those who live in the show business underground, the author has written a close portrait of a great American comic talent, and of his struggle to succeed and to survive that ended in tragedy. Using diaries, accountants’ records, phone bills, travel records, medical records, and interviews with firsthand witnesses, Woodward has followed Belushi’s life from childhood in a small town outside Chicago to his meteoric rise to fame. Bob Woodward has written a spellbinding account of rise and fall, a cautionary tale for our times, and a poignant and gentle portrait of a young man who had so much, gave so much, and lost so much.

Belushi

Author: Alberto Schiavone
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935548836
Size: 64.61 MB
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Belushi. Animal House. Blues Brothers. Saturday Night Live. A gift for comedy practically unmatched in the history of cinema--John Belushi is one of America's greatest icons. Belushi died of an overdose at the age of thirty-three, defined by fame, success, and an insatiable hunger for life.This graphic novel offers readers a new perspective on one of the most prominent figures in American comedy, chronicling Belushi's rise and fall and showing how wild success can turn into sudden tragedy. Through a story rich in tenderness and passion, it brings to life the irreverent, excessive, crazy, profane, unpredictable spirit of an actor considered to be the ultimate testament to free thought and nonconformity.

John Belushi 178 Success Facts Everything You Need To Know About John Belushi

Author: Angela Guzman
Publisher: Emereo Publishing
ISBN: 1488593175
Size: 35.36 MB
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John Belushi 178 Success Facts Everything You Need To Know About John Belushi. For The John Belushi Lover. This book is your ultimate resource for John Belushi. Here you will find the most up-to-date 178 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about John Belushi's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: John Lee Hooker - Later life, Michael O'Donoghue - Saturday Night Live, Steve Cropper - Career, Briefcase Full of Blues - Personnel, National Lampoon's Lemmings - Acts, National Lampoon's Animal House, Wheaton Warrenville South High School - Wheaton Central High School (1964–1992), Richard Belzer - Radio, James Taylor - 1981ndash;1996: Troubled times and new beginnings, Chaka Khan - 1978ndash;83: Early solo career and final years with Rufus, Bob Woodward - Other professional activities, Ike Barinholtz - Career, Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell, Blues Brothers, Cultural depictions of Elvis Presley - Actors who have played Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers (film) - The Blues Brothers Band, Godzilla vs. Megalon - English versions, Jane Curtin - Saturday Night Live, The Pendragons - Performing partnership, Ghostbusters 3 - Development, Made in America (Blues Brothers album) - Personnel, 1982 in music - Deaths, Double act - Interchangeable roles, Hardcore punk - Hardcore dancing, Jim Belushi - Career, National Lampoon's Lemmings - Writers, 1981 in film - Notable films released in 1981, John Belushi - Tributes and legacy, Belushi: A Biography, List of Saturday Night Live commercial parodies - L, Tomorrow (TV series) - Saturday Night Live and Dan Aykroyd's impersonation of Snyder, Harold Ramis - Film success, and much more...

John Belushi Is Dead

Author: Kathy Charles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439187616
Size: 47.69 MB
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John Belushi Is Dead. IN THE END WE ALL FADE TO BLACK. Pink-haired Hilda and oddball loner Benji are not your typical teenagers. Instead of going to parties or hanging out at the mall, they comb the city streets and suburban culs-de-sac of Los Angeles for sites of celebrity murder and suicide. Bound by their interest in the macabre, Hilda and Benji neglect their schoolwork and their social lives in favor of prowling the most notorious crime scenes in Hollywood history and collecting odd mementos of celebrity death. Hilda and Benji’s morbid pastime takes an unexpected turn when they meet Hank, the elderly, reclusive tenant of a dilapidated Echo Park apartment where a silent movie star once stabbed himself to death with a pair of scissors. Hilda feels a strange connection with Hank and comes to care deeply for her paranoid new friend as they watch old movies together and chat the sweltering afternoons away. But when Hank’s downstairs neighbor Jake, a handsome screenwriter, inserts himself into the equation and begins to hint at Hank’s terrible secrets, Hilda must decide what it is she’s come to Echo Park searching for . . . and whether her fascination with death is worth missing out on life.

Belushi

Author: Judith Jacklin Belushi
Publisher: Rugged Land Books
ISBN: 9781590710487
Size: 66.70 MB
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Belushi. Gathers photographs and interviews with friends, family, and associates to portray the life and career of the popular TV comedian.

Real Men Don T Apologize

Author: Jim Belushi
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1401383068
Size: 69.53 MB
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Real Men Don T Apologize. In this "guys guide to life," the star of the hit TV show According to Jim talks about how men can continue to be real men while still managing to make things work with the opposite sex. Jim Belushi is a national celebrity who has starred in numerous movies as well as the current hit TV show airing on ABC, According to Jim. His "guy's guy" take on things led to a huge following among both men and women who cant get enough of Jim and his irrepressible take on life. Now he's sharing his unique perspective with a funny new book about dating, marriage, and sex that is sure to hit home with every redblooded American male and the women who love them. Any guy will relate to Belushi's self-discovered advice from the school of hard knocks. In character with his TV show, Belushi has strong opinions on how real men should act, and he relates his ideas with the trademark irreverent humor that has made him famous. Sample chapters from Real Men Dont Apologize! include: How to Be a Man How to Get a Phone Number Boot Camp for Men Sex and the Single Man Over 18 and many more!

American Legends

Author: Charles River Editors
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500495503
Size: 13.77 MB
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American Legends. *Includes pictures *Includes Belushi's quotes about his life and career *Includes a bibliography for further reading "Some comedians love their characters. I don't fall in love with mine. In fact, I get tired of them very fast. You have to be willing to throw it all away." - John Belushi A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Years before comedians like Chris Farley made their reputations with a particularly physical form of humor, there was John Belushi, the legendary comedian known for iconic performances in Animal House, The Blues Brothers, and as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. Not surprisingly, posters of Belushi as Bluto Blutarsky wearing a shirt that simply says "College" still adorn the walls of countless dorm rooms over 35 years after Animal House came out, and The Blues Brothers is still a cult classic. Belushi made people keel over in laughter in different roles, but there was always a question of how much of the performances was an act, because Belushi's behavior both on and off the set amazed friends and strangers alike, whether it was through hilarious routines or bizarre antics like walking into a stranger's house asking for food and drinks. Indeed, Belushi's escapades in real life actually provided material for Saturday Night Live skits, including an extended spoof called "The Thing That Wouldn't Leave." At the same time, however, his abuse of drugs and alcohol made him unreliable to work with, and he quickly forged a reputation for causing headaches on the set. That reputation already preceded him by the time he began working on Animal House in the late '70s, and the delays he caused on The Blues Brothers contributed to making it one of the most expensive comedies ever produced at the time. As is often the case for people with such hectic lifestyles, it's hard to maintain a grip, and Belushi himself claimed he believed he'd be dead by the age of 30. He wasn't far off, thanks to a controversial overdose on a mixture of heroin and cocaine, a speedball that was given to him by Cathy Smith, a rock groupie who also dealt drugs during the era. Smith was later imprisoned 15 months for involuntary manslaughter as a result. American Legends: The Life of John Belushi explores the turbulent life and career of one of America's most notorious comedians of the late 20th century. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about John Belushi like never before, in no time at all.

Real Men

Author: Jim Belushi
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9781401308964
Size: 43.33 MB
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Real Men. In real life as well as on his long-running hit sitcom According to Jim, Jim Belushi is known as a guy's guy: He's often irascible, generally bombastic, and married to a babe who loves him because underneath it all he's got a heart of gold. But it wasn't always so -- Belushi hit bottom, hard, before climbing back to where he is now. In his book of manly instruction, now in paperback, Belushi offers sage advice from the school of hard knocks, including: --How to Be a Man: featuring Subjects All Men Must Be Versed In (meat, war, sports, television, and "knowing a guy who . . ."); --Dating: including How to Get a Phone Number, and Pretending to Be a Lot More Interesting Than You Really Are; --The Book of Love: unbeatable advice for long-term success, like Say No to Every Fourth Question, and Once in a While, Be Vulnerable.

Z Time

Author: Belushi Pedro
Publisher: Markosia
ISBN: 1620980886
Size: 58.89 MB
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Z Time. A zombie anthology spanning time and space, with stories from pre-historic Earth, the Roman Empire, World War 1, Future Earth, Aliens and more! Aliens land on planet Earth in our not-too-distant future and find a desolate planet. In order to discover what caused the devastation the aliens enter a museum and are able to look into Earth¡¯s past using the artifacts on display.