Brenda Dickson, Daytime Television’s ultimate villain as "Jill Abbot" from the glory days of The Young & The Restless, finally reveals the hidden story on what really happened to her. Her book takes you through her life in Hollywood from age 17 until the present. It includes her discovery as Miss California as well as her home life with her parents as a young girl. It covers her more than one decade of starring in one of the highest rated daytime television shows of all time and what effect it had on her life including the love affairs with some of the most powerful men in Hollywood. “This story is funny, sexy, hot, and full of drama”, states Brenda Dickson who wrote the book herself as it happened.
The book has over 70 fabulous and stunning color photographs taken by top Hollywood photographers (including Harry Langdon) throughout her whole career; including photos of her best-selling collectable posters. There are many photos of the people she worked with prior and during The Young and the Restless, as well as recent photos of how she looks today.
Brenda Dickson tells all in this book written from the soul and from the depths of despair to the highest career awards including the People's Choice Award.
Revealed for the first time, she tells about what she believed to be her blacklisting in Hollywood by Producer William J. Bell (the breach of contract and illegal firing), and the $11 million fixed trial. (How all her trials were tampered with or fixed.)
It tells how Mafia cartel judges and attorneys were enlisted to launder $15.5 million, her half share of two divorce settlements through two courts, and how they ruined her multi-million dollar career and left her homeless . . . TWICE!
She writes about how her popularity became larger than the whole show forcing the producers to keep her out of Hollywood because she brought in more ratings than the entire show!
The book reveals the behind-the-scenes games the producers created on the set of The Young and the Restless. The set was subjected to Bill Bell (as producer) keeping an older actress who came to work drunk, had black- outs, and burst into manic fits of rage- for REAL. This actor needed professional help. Bell’s storylines about an alcoholic who was struggling with an 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.
It tells of power, greed, and the tactics used to get ownership of the show.
She writes about how harassment tactics were used to drive talented actors out of their roles to make room for Nepotism City. It addresses the sexual harassment and the cunning way Bill Bell got hold of her at a young age.
Brenda Dickson's reveals that her Internet film, Welcome to My Home, which she directed, wrote, and produced, was taken off the Internet in an illegal copyright claim by Sony Pictures (the Bells) in 2009. In a short period of time, it garnered 3 million viewers, and had they not taken it down, would have had more viewers than the entire show and they knew it!
This book covers Brenda Dickson's love life and relationships with . . . Mike Nader, (Dex Dexter on Dynasty) and Dimitri Marick on (All My Children); Richard Thomas (while filming The Waltons); Ernest Thompson ( dated Brenda when he was writing the play that became the Academy Award-winning film On Golden Pond ); the famous upscale clothing retailer Fred Segal, now a publicly traded company; and Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., her first real love. The book describes her two ex-husbands, who were directly connected to Bill Bell, and how they helped to keep her out of Hollywood, an unfortunate circumstance that continues even to this day.
Brenda Dickson enjoyed the admiration of millions of fans as a true award winning Daytime Televison star. Many of these fans have remained close to her and follow her on her web sites and have long awaited an official story of her life and times. My True Hidden Hollywood Story is a book for all readers not just Daytime TV fans. It's a story of what really happened to a beloved TV star who became victim to the greed and power of corporate Hollywood .
" 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.” Brenda Dickson
My True Hidden Hollywood Story by Brenda Dickson (Blue Boulevard Publishing) is now available on Kindle and Nook e-versions. The hard cover print version is coming out in May and can now be pre-ordered on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and at www.brendadickson.com
Published on Apr 24, 2013