Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind (Paperback)
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Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind (Paperback)

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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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780062273178
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 203 x 135 x 16 mm


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"Twenty years after his death, River Phoenix remains as enigmatic and elusive as ever. Last Night at the Viper Room tells the heart-shredding story of how this haunted actor left such a big impression in such a brief time." -- Rob Sheffield, New York Times bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape
"What Edwards does do impeccably is reveal the life of an extraordinary young man, whose idealism and dedication to his family, despite crippling childhood conditions, set him apart from the rest of the rising star pack." -- USA Today

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“The Life and Death of an Icon”

When I spotted the book in a catalogue, it hit me. It’s been 20 years since River Phoenix died. And I remember the day like yesterday. How a girl from my class approached me in the locker room, knowing that I was a... More

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