The Golden Age of Hollywood

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 book in my university's library, but unfortunately it isn't available. I did, however, find the following bios written by Davis that may be of interest to group members:

Zachary Scott : Hollywood's Sophisticated Cad
Van Scott : MGM's Golden Boy
Duke : The Life and Image of John Wayne
John Ford : Hollywood's Old Master

As I have not yet read any of these books I cannot comment on them. I'm just providing the information here for those of you who may be interested. If you have read any of these, please feel free to provide your comments.

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I think he's also written one on Ava Gardner. I have the ones he's written on Van Johnson, John Wayne, and John Ford. Davis writes not for his own personal profit, but for a foundation.

The Johnson book will depress you.

I was wrong.  Lee Server wrote the Gardner book.


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