Books tagged: movie history

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Claudia Jennings
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Claudia Jennings is perhaps the most recognizable Playmate, aside from one, i.e. Marilyn Monroe to appear in films. Victoria Vetri was another. Jennings untimely death, at 29, occurred only months before she would have turned 30. Some critics believe she was limited as an actress. Yet a New York Magazine writer praised her "fully clothed" acting in the off Broadway production of Dark of the Moon.
Mitzi Bootzin’s Sneak Previews: 1973-1977
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 390. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Mitzi Bootzin, a long-time movie aficionado, was the go-to movie reviewer for the Chicago suburbs from 1973 to 1977. Her short and witty reviews were published in 32 local newspapers by Pioneer Press, then a Time, Inc. subsidiary, now owned by the Chicago Tribune. Enjoy this compilation of her work and this trip back in time to the 1970’s.
Cocaine Wasteland A Porn Star Is D.O.A.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Shauna Grant made 30 porn films, earning approximately $100,000. She was a nude model and adult film star from the age of 18 until her untimely death two years later. At 20 she committed suicide with a .22 long rifle. My text looks at her last days and some of the people she associated with in the adult industry. I have also done extensive research to profile her maternal and paternal ancestry.
Unscripted: Hollywood Back-Stories Vol. 1
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,320. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Gathered during three decades of Hollywood research, Unscripted: Hollywood Back-Stories, Vol. 1 is a fascinating collection of little-known stories from behind the scenes of the greatest movies of all time, tales of the lives of legendary stars from the famous to the forgotten, and slices of the history of the most talked-about industry in the world.
HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS Index of Movie Titles BOOKS 1-16: "A" - "Z"
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,510. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Directories, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Illustrated with no less than 35 classic movie posters from the author's own collection, here is a full list of all the films (over 2,000 of them) extensively detailed and reviewed in books 1 through 16 of the acclaimed Hollywood Classics series. Details include the years of original release and title changes. Also listed are articles such as Best Movies of All Time, Raymond Chandler On Screen.
A to Z Guide to Film Terms
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,860. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
An insider's guide to the terms and phrases used by the people who make movies and tv shows. If you want to work in the "biz," or just enjoy movies and how they are made, then this book is for you. Initally released in 1995, the print edition has sold over 20,000 copies. Written by location scout Tim Moshansky, this book contains terms spoken on film sets by actual crews. A must for film buffs
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.
MOVIE WESTERNS Hollywood Films the Wild, Wild West
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
A feast of entertainment for western fans, this mammoth book details not only typical Ranch Night films like Riders of Destiny, In Old Monterey and Duel at Silver Creek, but the big "A" entries: The Searchers, The Spoilers, San Antonio, Big Country, etc. In all, 174 films are examined and reviewed. They include all the top box-office stars: Autry, Rogers, Wayne, Scott, Boyd, Holt, Maynard, Dix.
Music, Thrills, Mystery, Comedy & Suspense on Video & DVD
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,680. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Directories, Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Wonderful movies for every taste are now on DVD. This book examines a rich selection from As Good As It Gets through You'll Never Get Rich. Musicals include Dolly Sisters and Wonder Bar, noir thrills come Out of the Past with T-Men, mysteries include Crossfire and Song of the Thin Man, comedies explore Another Fine Mess and Fun on a Weekend, suspense takes a Special Agent on Pursuit to Algiers.
Success in the Cinema: The Money-Making Movies, The Critics' Choices & the Audience Favorites
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,130. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
"Success in the Cinema" is a valuable addition to Reid's series of film books. It should be in every movie enthusiast's library. JHR reviews 110 successful movies with extensive cast, behind-the-camera and release credits plus other essential background information. There's Billy the Kid, A Place in the Sun, Sunset Boulevard, From Here to Eternity, Jane Eyre, Jolson Story, Letter to 3 Wives, etc.