“My True Hidden Hollywood Story” by Brenda Dickson
We are also receiving 5 Star reviews on Amazon and Barnes & Noble E-Books. We are now going to be on Apple IBooks in the next few days. You can order E-books on this page as well as pre-order the hardcover book which is scheduled to be released worldwide on May 24, 2013.
THIS IS MUCH MORE than a book about a star on the Young and The Restless . . . . it’s a real life story of dashed dreams, broken promises and powerful Hollywood types who use money and sex to get their way—not for the squeamish.
—Shirley Jones, Oscar winning actress
IT’S A PAGE TURNER . . . more than a book about the life of Brenda Dickson, a star of The Young and the Restless; it’s a survival story in an industry that sometimes can be very cruel- a great read for anyone interested in Hollywood.
—Renee Taylor, Oscar nominated and Emmy winning writer and actress
I HAVE KNOWN OF BRENDA DICKSON since she starred as a teenager in “The Young & the Restless”, and always admired her talent, beauty and ambition. I watched her before I knew her. She is the most committed woman I have ever known, and her untiring energy and dedication is inspiring. Her life has had a good deal of pain over the Y&R firing and other things she has faced from it… but like the Phoenix, she always rises to the top. She is a role model to every sexy actress in Hollywood, who has been given a bad rap by a powerful man, intent on ruining her life and career, because of rejection, or that she was too popular to have her face appear on another show. But rather than escaping with drugs or alcohol, she has put her story in print, to warn others of the pleasures and pitfalls of being a successful Hollywood actress. The Good, Bad and the Ugly are all highlighted in this amazing tell-all. But the best thing is that Beautiful Brenda is alive and well and on to bigger and better things! —Marci Weiner, Columnist of Hollywood Beat, Hollywood Today, Entertainment Today, Splash Magazine, and CNN
Recent Reviews from Amazon
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG great book April 10, 2013
I remember watching her when I was little and being so intrigued with how glamorous she was and a really good actress. There will never be another Jill Abbott sorry but Brenda OWNED that role and if the producers want to higher the ratings they should ask Brenda back. Well written honest book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brenda Dickson Speaks! A real page turner!!! April 10, 2013
I just got this book today, and I couldn’t put it down! A real page turner. After all these years, I’m so glad that Brenda Dickson can finally tell her true Hollywood story. A beautiful, talented, and popular soap star, I never understood why she disappeared from daytime TV and why she was blackballed in the industry… until now. She goes into detail about her firing from Y&R, backstage gossip and stories, her take on the Bell family, her “Welcome to my Home” video, and her nightmare divorces. It’s entertaining, sometimes sad, but inspiring and well-written.
So much has been written and speculated about Ms. Dickson over the years and online. She’s been subject to some harsh criticism and trashed in soap blogs and threads. After reading all that she has been through, including being left homeless and broke more than once, blackballed in Hollywood and even wrongly jailed, her own true story resonates with me, and Brenda emerges as a survivor. This is a must read!
Recent Reviews from Barnes and Noble
Posted April 12, 2013
A terrific fast read—-sad that any actor, man or woman, has to . . .
A terrific fast read—-sad that any actor, man or woman, has to be sexually abused by the bosses. I admire the courage Brenda Dickson has here in outing the people who “done her wrong”–as well as giving credit to those who loved and enjoyed her. The book is kind of a guidebook to working on Daytime Television. Good, bad, and ugly.
Posted April 20, 2013
I always wanted to know more about Ms. Dickson’s life but you get the whole story…She should make a TV made for movies about her book.. These is juicy and spicy and wish her the best…Would love to see her on QVC selling her own designs she a brand like every other star in Hollywood.
The Tell-All Book
This book tells you what happened to Brenda Dickson’s original Jill Abbott on The Young and the Restless. It takes you through my life in Hollywood from 17 on. It covers my home life with my parents as a young girl, as well as my love affairs with some of the most powerful men in Hollywood. It tells about the Hollywood stars I worked with before The Young and the Restless. The book has over 70 fabulous and stunning Hollywood photographs in brilliant color by Harry Langdon and other top photographers. Including my best selling posters and glamorous, over the top head and fashion shots. It is also a guide for an actor of how to create a career in Hollywood.
It is about the “Blacklisting” in Hollywood, that I believe was orchestrated by Producer, William J. Bell, and the $11 million fixed trial. How the “Mafia” cartel judges, attorneys were enlisted and laundered $15.5 million of the one-half of my two divorce settlements. How they ruined my multi-million career and left me homeless, TWICE! How I survived it. They wanted me out of Hollywood as I brought more ratings than the entire show! It covers the “behind the scenes” games the producers created on the set of The Young and the Restless. The set was subjected to Bill Bell’s cunning ego. He kept an actress who came to work drunk, had blackouts, and burst into manic fits of rage. This actor needed help. Bill Bell’s storylines about an alcoholic, who was struggling with an alcohol addiction, were derived from her real life! So real!!! The problem was… it wasn’t acting, and it wasn’t good writing, and, as a result, the ratings dropped lower and lower.
This is a shocking story of power, greed, and illegal tactics used to get ownership of the show. How all the actors dealt with it. There were harassment tactics used to drive talented actors out of their roles to make room for “Nepotism City”. How Bill Bell wanted to make my life a real live “soap opera”, even though I left the show. He and his family hung on in fear I’d tell the truth, which now, in this book. Bill Bell’s sexual harassment, and the cunning way he got hold of me at a young age are also in this book.
In my memoirs of my life in almost every chapter is the man in my life. My love affairs with Mike Nader, (Dex Dexter on Dynasty or Dimitri Marrick on All My Children). Richard Thomas (The Waltons). Ernest Thompson, we were dating when he wrote On Golden Pond, which he won an Academy Award. The famous upscale clothing retailer, Fredy Segal. Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., my first real love. My two ex-husbands, who I believe were directly connected to Bill Bell and his family even after I left the show. How they got their fingers in my divorces to keep me quiet and out of Hollywood.
This story is laugh out loud funny, sexy, hot, and full of drama. For those of you who watch The Young And The Restless, you’ll find how your beloved actors were really treated. They are all in this book, including their on the set love affairs.
Darl Huff, Island Television News report about Brenda Dickson being unlawfully imprisoned
The Bill Bell Hype Train is about to crash, and the truth is about to come out! Fasten your seatbelts, as you ride with me on the “Bell Family Roller Coaster”.
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