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Movie Fans Celebrate Launching of Controversial Book 'A Stolen Paradise'

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August 8, 2017

Renowned American film historian, author and television personality, Howard Johns has proudly announced the launch of his all new and long awaited book called ‘A Stolen Paradise.’ The book is a treat for all the movie fans from around the world and it is about the making of John Huston's film The Night of the Iguana and its impact on Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The book was launched worldwide on Saturday, 5th August, 2017 which coincides with Huston’s birthday.

“A Stolen Paradise is the true, never-before-told story about the making of ‘The Night of the Iguana’ and its effect on Puerto Vallarta that was once a small fishing village but is now an international tourist destination,” said Howard Johns while talking about his new book. The Night of the Iguana starred Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, and Sue Lyon. “Everyone involved with the movie hoped to benefit from its success, but what was the personal and professional cost to each of them, we will find out in this book,” he added. Johns is from Palm Springs, California, but is currently residing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

In 2004, Johns wrote the bestselling nonfiction book ‘Palm Springs Confidential: Playground of the Stars’ that was published by Barricade Books. That bestseller got sold out through its three printings and was chosen by Turner Classic Movies as Book of the Month. It also got selected by InsightOut Book Club and Advocate magazine for their Christmas book selection. Two years later, Johns published the scandalous follow-up Hollywood Celebrity Playground with similar success. However, this book will take the historian’s work to a whole new level and is going to be a worldwide sensation.

According to Johns, A Stolen Paradise is an indispensable resource for movie fans, scholars and tourists alike. It reveals never-before-told stories about the film’s production, and includes 25 original photographs. The potential readership for his book is international. People around the globe have a natural curiosity about the rich and famous, especially such icons of glamour as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Ava Gardner. According to the film industry experts, the book will set new standards in the way people record the film making history in the modern day world.

For more information and to get this book, please visit A Stolen Paradise.

Read related: 'A Stolen Paradise' Controversial New Book About 'Night of the Iguana'

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