New Novel by Peter Beckman Brings Hollywood’s Ghosts to Life in a World All Their Own; Released by Dog Ear Publishing

Los Angeles, CA, August 19, 2010 --( When a young writer and film history buff suddenly finds himself living in the shadowy edges of Hollywood, his imagination goes into overdrive. The city has the power to show him ghosts and famous phantoms of past films, as well as manipulate time and space. Although Kees Madden is fascinated with this fantastic new world he has entered, he finds himself wanting to escape. But the unseen forces behind Dead Hollywood have other plans for him.

During his pursuit of the city’s secrets, Kees encounters three enigmatic people – a sinister man and two beautiful women. Kees, the only human in a town populated by the ghosts of motion picture people and those who lived at the edges of the industry, is tempted by the women, who seem to be complete opposites. Could he fall in love with them both? And are they what they seem or evil ghosts who want to imprison him in their Hollywood hell? Follow Kees’ time-traveling journey through the mysterious world of ghosts from Hollywood’s past.

Dead Hollywood, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is the first novel by Peter Beckman, who began acting in local theater at age 11 and attended the California Institute of the Arts, studying screenwriting with the legendary director Alexander Mackendrick (“The Man in the White Suit”). He appeared in films such as “Echo Park,” and Orson Welles’ still-unreleased work “The Other Side of the Wind.” He lives in Los Angeles and provides voices for popular videogames and is heard as General Wolf in the Sci-Fi Channel’s anime series “Monster.”

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Dead Hollywood
Peter Beckman
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-394-9 348 pages $19.95 US

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