Books tagged: hollywood history

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Diamond
Series: The Lady Pearls. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,610. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Get ready for a real page turner. The year is 1924. Corsets are out. Freedom is in. Movies are silent and Hollywood is shaping American culture. From coast to coast young girls like Heather Smith dream of becoming a movie star. One day two men shooting a western film in Texas, come to Miss Pearl's Parlor for some fun. Can Heather's dream come true? Movie history at its best! Adult subject rated R.
Murder in Motion: The Strange Life of Photographer (and Murderer) Eadweard Muybridge
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,450. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Eadweard Muybridge pioneered the field of the movie picture--it's because of him that we have movies today. He also got away with murder ‒ literally. In 1874, he shot and killed his wife's lover and got away with it for essentially saying the guy had it coming. But murder was only part of Muybridge story. He was brilliant. Creative. And eccentric. And because he got away with murder, we have Holl
Marian Nixon Hollywood Motion Picture Actress
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Marian Nixon led an eventful life after she left her native Wisconsin for Minneapolis and then Hollywood. She relished the brisk life of vaudeville, the new towns and settings, the different people she met along the way, etc. However, she realized that she would not become a great dancer. She left the stage and her ballet troupe and made it big as a leading lady in early silent and sound movies.
Scavenger Hunt - Hollywood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
This book contains 50 clue-based questions that will send you on a scavenger hunt throughout the city. If you want to add a little bit of history into your travels, then you won’t want to miss this book!
And The Oscar Didn't Go To...
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,390. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Throughout its long history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored many fine films. But sometimes, it gets it wrong. This book is a very funny, light-hearted (but deeply informed) look at Oscar upsets throughout history: who won, who should have won, and the given circumstances, political, cultural and otherwise, contributing to decisions that history has proven wrong-headed.
The Trouble with Scarlett: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood
Series: The Garden of Allah, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,860. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Book 2 in the Garden of Allah novels finds Marcus, Kathryn, and Gwendolyn caught up in a Hollywood obsessed with finding the screen’s Scarlett O'Hara. Kathryn scoops the news which makes Louella Parsons hopping mad, Gwendolyn wants the role but faces stiff competition, while Marcus creates a fiasco at the Hearst Castle and needs an out. Who knew casting Scarlett O'Hara could cause so much trouble?
Home of Peace Memorial Park: The Unauthorized Guide
Series: Cemetery Guide. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Home of Peace Memorial Park in East Los Angeles contains the final resting places of some of the biggest names in the history of Hollywood, including MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer, Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, three of the four movie-making Warner brothers, and two of the Three Stooges –- Curly and Shemp.
Great Hollywood Westerns: Classic Pictures, Must-See Movies & "B" Films
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,860. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
As many "B" and major "A" westerns are now available on DVD, here's a must-have book for every fan. Beginning with Tim McCoy's "Aces and Eights", this guide winds up with Gene Autry's best, "Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge". Other stars include Charles Starrett, Ken Maynard, Roy Rogers, Bill Boyd, Hoot Gibson, Tex Ritter, John Wayne, Buck Jones, Randolph Scott, Bob Steele, Audie Murphy, Alan Ladd.
Hollywood Classics Title Index to All Movies Reviewed in Books 1 - 24
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,000. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Another essential book for a film buff's library, this one is packed with information and reviews. Some of the entries are quite extensive. JHR provides all the information you need, including complete cast and production staff. I find JHR's information invaluable. I like to read not only who acted in a movie, but who made it, both top-billed and lesser mortals. -- Ross Adams in DRESS CIRCLE mag.
You Don't Die of Love: Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,460. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dreams collide with reality at the center of the movie-making capital of the world, in this inventive collection of linked short stories that explores the lives and relationships of a group of characters drawn to Hollywood by their love of cinema.