Coreyography: A Memoir
"Spares no details." ―Starred Publishers Weekly Review
"An brilliant read." ―Richard Donner, Director
"People regularly question me approximately existence after early life stardom. What may I say to folks of youngsters within the undefined? My merely suggestion, in truth, is to get those children out of Hollywood and allow them to lead common lives." ―Corey Feldman
A deeply own and revealing Hollywood-survival story.
Lovable baby big name by means of age ten, overseas youngster idol by way of fifteen, and to today a perennial pop-culture staple, Corey Feldman has not just spent the whole thing of his existence within the highlight, he is turn into simply as recognized for his off-screen exploits as for his roles in such vintage motion pictures as Gremlins, The Goonies, and Stand by means of Me. he is been associated with a slew of Hollywood starlets (including Drew Barrymore, Vanessa Marcil, and grownup entertainer Ginger Lynn), shared a hugely publicized friendship with Michael Jackson, and together with his widespread costar Corey Haim loved immeasurable luck as one half the wildly renowned duo "The Coreys," spawning seven motion pictures, a 1-900 quantity, and "Coreymania" within the method. What baby of the eighties did not have a Corey Feldman poster putting in her bed room, or a pile of Tiger Beats stashed in his closet?
Now, during this courageous and relocating memoir, Corey is revealing the reality approximately what his lifestyles used to be like backstage: His is a prior that integrated actual, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family members from which he was once emancipated at age fifteen, 3 high-profile arrests for drug ownership, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a protracted, gradual move slowly again to the head of the field office.
While Corey has controlled to beat the traps that ensnared such a lot of different entertainers of his generation―he's nonetheless appearing, is a traveling musician, and is a proud father to his son, Zen―many of these closest to him have not been so fortunate. within the span of 1 12 months, he mourned the passing of 7 family and friends contributors, together with Corey Haim and Michael Jackson. within the wake of these tragedies, he is spoken publicly in regards to the darkish aspect of repute, lobbied for laws affording larger protections for kids within the leisure undefined, and lifted the lid off of what he calls Hollywood's greatest secret.
Coreyography is his amazing account of survival and redemption.
there has been a protracted silence. i began to get frightened. Had I overstepped? Had I stated whatever I shouldn’t have? eventually, he spoke. “What should still I wear?” it might be years sooner than i noticed that a part of Michael’s magic, a part of the explanation he was once this kind of genius performer, was once that he was once continually, regularly on. among the glasses and the costumes and the flickers, even the way in which he smelled, he was once thoroughly dedicated to his craft. He used to be by no means out of personality. He was once by no means no longer “Michael Jackson.” It wasn’t.
approximately him for months. He had auditioned for Mouth, my function within the Goonies. He had received the position of Lucas, a task I had auditioned for and was hoping will be my breakout position. And, quite a few weeks prior, he’d even moved in on my would-be female friend. there has been in actual fact a brand new Corey on the town, and he was once commencing to develop into a soreness in my ass. The adolescence in movie Awards, now referred to as the younger Artist Awards, are just like the Oscars for baby actors. I were nominated each year in view that 1983, for visitor roles within the.
Vampires. within the ultimate phases of the movie, lots of the actors are lined in thick, gooey slime—Hollywood’s solution to vampire blood. there have been huge, immense vats of these things within the lighting tricks division, and to it have been further little chunks of Styrofoam to simulate guts; we’d get hosed down with this concoction, from what gave the look of a fertilizer sprayer one may connect to a backyard hose. there's a specific series of the movie during which Haim, Jamison, and that i are crawling via tunnels with.
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The lodge. every little thing acquired rather bizarre after that. Susie and that i have been presupposed to choose up our passes and credentials on the VIP front, but if we arrived at the afternoon of the 10th, there weren’t any passes on hand. I were to a few Michael’s occasions ahead of; they have been continuously impeccably equipped and typically ran gentle as silk. whatever approximately this felt potent diversified. After milling round open air for some time, i stopped up getting separated from Susie, led down elevators and.