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Read All About it: Books on Film

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Biographies by Ronald L. Davis

Started by Joanne C. Last reply by M.T. Fisher Mar 3, 2014. 2 Replies

Has anybody read (or heard of) this book?

Started by Juan Ramos. Last reply by Juan Ramos Nov 7, 2010. 15 Replies

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Comment by M.T. Fisher on December 6, 2016 at 6:47pm
Comment by Michael B. Druxman on March 7, 2014 at 10:05am

My new stage play, B MOVIE, dramatizes the ill-fated Franchot Tone/Barbara Payton/Tom Neal triangle.


Comment by M.T. Fisher on March 7, 2014 at 8:58am

Was interviewed by It Matters Radio last night about my books last night.  Primarily my one on Westerns.  Hopefully it will aid my sales somewhat, as they have a rather large listening audience, plus a good amount of people who listen in on the podcast.  Seeing how I just published my last one a week ago, here's hoping it helps out!

Comment by Al Pearce on March 7, 2014 at 8:24am

 It certainly would. As you said, If done properly.

Comment by M.T. Fisher on March 5, 2014 at 5:58pm

Yes, I've read Wouk's work.  It'd make an excellent miniseries, if done properly.


Comment by Al Pearce on March 3, 2014 at 2:59pm

THE CAINE MUTINY by Herman Wouk is an excellent Novel about the United States Navy (my favorite branch of the armed forces). It was made into a great 1954 film starring Humphrey Bogart and featuring music of Max Steiner. Anyone here ever read it? How about CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE by Samuel Shellabarger which i am in the process of reading?

Comment by kareng on March 2, 2014 at 5:34pm

1939 was a great year in movies.  I'm thinking 2013/14 has been pretty darn productive too.  So many great movies around that I'm still to see.  Happy Oscars Day to all!  

I passed a book shop yesterday and saw a "Hollywood" book in the window, front and centre, which I'm considering purchasing, called "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood" - a hardcover book by Juliette Michaud, Michel Hazanavicus.  At AUD$65.00 that's why I'm still in the considering stage.  

Its about the epic tale of the golden age of the American film studios, from the pioneer days of cinema to the New Hollywood of the 1960's.  Has anyone seen this book, own it, read it?

Comment by Michael B. Druxman on December 7, 2013 at 11:59am

Actually, I wrote one of those Pyramid books; the one on Charlton Heston.  It was a fun assignment and, best of all (unlike with my other film books), I didn't have to go out and gather the photographs.  The publisher took care of that.

Comment by M.T. Fisher on June 27, 2013 at 9:00pm

Someone DONATED those?  What fools these mortals be.

Comment by FilmFanatic on June 27, 2013 at 8:07pm

i work at a library and as employees we get to take whatever donated or discarded books we want for free (the library sells books and movies for 3 for a $1). i have gotten so many film books and biographies it's been fantastic! 

i got two film books one about Hollywood during WWII and one about players from films in the 30s. the 30s one is from the 70s it says that Frances Dee is still alive! 

the bios are: Judy Garland, David Niven, Ida Lupino, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, and Elizabeth Taylor. i took some of them just to have i figured they're free why the hell not take them. 

2 weeks ago someone dropped off 8 boxes off books! i went through them and i found first editions of Rebecca, The Last Hurrah, Ship of Fools, The Desperate Hours, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, and The Citadel and Keys to the Kingdom. Rebecca is my fave book i was so thrilled to find a first edition. the rest of the books were made into film i had to take them!


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