Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind por Gavin Edwards

Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind por Gavin Edwards

Titulo del libro: Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind

Autor: Gavin Edwards

Número de páginas: 288 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: October 21, 2014

ISBN: 0062273175

Editor: Dey Street Books

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Gavin Edwards con Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind

In Last Night at the Viper Room, acclaimed author and journalist Gavin Edwards vividly recounts the life and tragic death of acclaimed actor River Phoenix—a teen idol on the fast track to Hollywood royalty who died of a drug overdose in front of West Hollywood’s storied club, the Viper Room, at the age of 23.

Last Night at the Viper Room explores the young star’s life, including his childhood in Venezuela growing up under the aegis of the cultish Children of God. Putting him at the center of a new generation of leading men emerging in the early 1990s— including Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt, Nicolas Cage, and Leonardo DiCaprio—Gavin Edwards traces the Academy Award nominee’s meteoric rise, couches him in an examination of the 1990s, and illuminates his lasting legacy on Hollywood and popular culture itself.