Foreword Reviews

Totally Scripted

Idioms, Words, and Quotes from Hollywood to Broadway That Have Changed the English Language

2017 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Performing Arts & Music (Adult Nonfiction)

This volume contains a combination of more than 80 expertly researched essays on words, phrases and idioms made famous by the entertainment industry along with the stories behind iconic—and ultimately often used—quotes from films. There are also sidebars that focus on other ways the entertainment world has changed language. For instance, stories behind stars whose names have been used for drinks (hello, Shirley Temple) or roses (Ingrid Bergman may be literally the greatest Hollywood rose).