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Biographies by Ronald L. Davis

In a comment on the Western Stamps posting, M.T. Fisher recommended a William S. Hart bio written by Ronald L. Davis. I searched for this b…

Started by Joanne C

2 Mar 3, 2014
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Books That Should Be Made Into Films

A couple of years ago I read "The Financier" and "The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser and thought what a terrific film or mini series (do they s…

Started by diane

0 Jun 27, 2013

Has anybody read (or heard of) this book?

The Hollywood Studios House Style in the Golden Age of the Movies By Ethan Mordden. It is a survey of studio in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. I t…

Started by Juan Ramos

15 Nov 7, 2010
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Subway to the Stars ...a photo book with over 800 one-of a kind candid snapshots of Hollywood's Classic Film Stars

Over 800 one-of a kind candid snapshots of Hollywood's Classic Film Stars taken by Julie, as a hobby, during the 1940's and 1950's in NYC.…

Started by Dustin Curtis

2 Sep 29, 2010
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The Man and His Wings: William Wellman and the Making of Wings

Of all the forty-three books I purchased after the holidays, this was the one that was the most eagerly anticipated. Alas, it is also the m…

Started by M.T. Fisher

1 Jan 12, 2010
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Grace Allen for President

At long last I obtained my copy of this 1940 classic. (Managed to get a first edition.) It's in Gracie's words, but if I remember correctly…

Started by M.T. Fisher

0 Jan 5, 2010

Let's Face It

Read Kirk Douglas' Let's Face It yesterday. It's one of his more interesting writings, but he got several facts wrong. First off, he said h…

Started by M.T. Fisher

0 Jan 4, 2010

Hollywood Gothic

At Tim's suggestion I borrowed David Skal's Hollywood Gothic from my University's library. In his book, Skal provides a fascinating look at…

Started by Joanne C

1 Jan 3, 2010
Reply by Tim

Rickles' Book

Don Rickles' autobiography, which he interestingly entitled Rickles' Book , is a light read. Each chapter is 2-3 pages in length, and gener…

Started by M.T. Fisher

2 Jan 3, 2010
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Hollywood and the Code

Does anyone know of a good book that discusses how the Code changed Hollywood and which provides examples of actual changes to films/script…

Started by Angel

3 Dec 17, 2009
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Affairs of the Heart: The Wedding Night (1935)

To view The Wedding Night click here. The Wedding Night was doomed from the start. It was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s final attempt at making the Ukrainian actress Anna Sten into a Garbo-level star, and his persistence had become something of a Hollywood joke. The Wedding Night became known around town as “Goldwyn’s Last Sten,” but […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]

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