Re: "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 think it was originally published in 1988 but I can't find it anywhere."
Haven't heard of it but if you search Google for The Hollywood Studios House Style in the Golden Age of the Movies By Ethan Mordden
The book is on its way. I will share my views on it here once I've read it.
I'm also interested in reading The Warner Bros. Story. I wanted to read something more general about all the big studios before going into their own individual "histories". What other books do you have, Bryan?
Your website looks really good, by the way.
Yes, sorry I meant books on film. Recently I've been reading Hollywood Cinema by Richard Maltby, The Making of the Wizard Of Oz, by film historian Aljean Harmetz and The Wizard of Oz by Salman Rushdie.
I have seen The Warner Bros. Story but I do have The Paramount Story
and it is the most beautiful book, full of glossy pictures as well as a ton
of information. I bought it from Amazon - from their used section. The
book itself was about 50 cents but of course postage (especially to
Australia) bought the total to about $15 - the best $15 I have spent
for quite a while.
I found The Hollywood Studios on both Amazon UK and US. I ended up buying it from the US site, which worked out cheaper postage and all! I'm used to getting my deliveries next day, so I'm growing a bit impatient...
It is interesting some of the sellers on Amazon - you
order the book, you just settle down to wait for it
and suddenly it is delivered, others you wait and
wait and wait - all the books are usually delivered
within the time frame. As you say Juan - "I will be
Paramount, apparently, were never a very
stable studio, they were on the verge of
collapsing quite a few times . I found it
intrigiuing, what with all the big stars they had
like Carole Lombard and Claudette Colbert.
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