The Resource Last night at the Viper Room : River Phoenix and the Hollywood he left behind, Gavin Edwards

Last night at the Viper Room : River Phoenix and the Hollywood he left behind, Gavin Edwards

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Last night at the Viper Room : River Phoenix and the Hollywood he left behind
Title
Last night at the Viper Room
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River Phoenix and the Hollywood he left behind
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Gavin Edwards
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eng
Summary
Hollywood was built on beautiful and complicated matinee idols: James Dean and Marlon Brando are classic examples, but in the 1990s, the actor who embodied that archetype was River Phoenix. As the brightly colored 1980s wound down, a new crew of leading men began to appear on movie screens. Hailed for their acting prowess and admired for choosing meaty roles, actors such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, and Brad Pitt were soon rocketing toward stardom while an unknown Leonardo DiCaprio prepared to make his acting debut. River Phoenix, however, stood in front of the pack. Blessed with natural talent and fueled by integrity, Phoenix was admired by his peers and adored by his fans. More than just a pinup on teenage girls' walls, Phoenix was also a fervent defender of the environment and a vocal proponent of a vegan lifestyle--well on his way to becoming a symbol of his generation. At age eighteen, he received his first Oscar nomination. But behind his beautiful public face, there was a young man who had been raised in a cult by nonconformist parents, who was burdened with supporting his family from a young age, and who eventually succumbed to addiction, escaping into a maelstrom of drink and drugs. And then he was gone. After a dozen films, including Stand by Me and My Own Private Idaho, and with a seemingly limitless future, River Phoenix died of a drug overdose. He was twenty-three years old. In Last Night at the Viper Room, bestselling author and journalist Gavin Edwards toggles between the tragic events at the Viper Room in West Hollywood on Halloween 1993 and the story of an extraordinary life. Last Night at the Viper Room is part biography, part cultural history of the 1990s, and part celebration of River Phoenix, a Hollywood icon gone too soon. Full of interviews from his fellow actors, directors, friends, and family, Last Night at the Viper Room shows the role he played in creating the place of the actor in our modern culture and the impact his work still makes today
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technical information on music
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TEFOD
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1968-
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Edwards, Gavin
Dewey number
791.43028092
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LC call number
PN2287.P48
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biography
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Read by Luke Daniels
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  • Daniels, Luke
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  • Phoenix, River
  • Actors
  • Motion picture industry
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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Last night at the Viper Room : River Phoenix and the Hollywood he left behind, Gavin Edwards
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 26 min., 26 sec.))
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online
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9780062319395
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sound
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AF42526A-0532-4812-B0C1-F3DDEF2F5BE9
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  • (OCoLC)862067145
  • 662682
  • (OCoLC)ocn862067145
  • 662682
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Label
Last night at the Viper Room : River Phoenix and the Hollywood he left behind, Gavin Edwards
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 26 min., 26 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062319395
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
AF42526A-0532-4812-B0C1-F3DDEF2F5BE9
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862067145
  • 662682
  • (OCoLC)ocn862067145
  • 662682
  • 666103
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not applicable
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