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Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781501192111
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 20th, 2020

Cary Grant (1904 – 1986) – born Archie Leach in Bristol, England was a charming, talented actor who was the embodiment of a Hollywood MOVIE STAR during the Golden Age. However, he was a complicated man – married five times – insecure - parsimonious. Author Scott Eyman’s new biography gives us the charming, stylish, successful and self-invented Cary Grant, as well as the emotionally complex man filled with self-doubt, despite his iconic status as one of the most beloved stars ever.

Nathan


Black Sunset

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Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781593766573
Published: Soft Skull - December 13th, 2016

 

Novelist (Going Away) Sigal was a Hollywood talent agent and secret communist in the blacklist-plagued 1950s. An outrageously entertaining, naming-names memoir (with a ration of b.s. too...sweetheart, whaddya expect, he's an agent!), What Makes Sammy Run meets L.A. Confidential. The cover should be a lot more lurid!

 

Gary


We'll Always Have Casablanca

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We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie Cover Image
$27.95
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ISBN: 9780393243123
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 14th, 2017

Behind the scenes of one of the defining movies of the twentieth century, from the real refugees playing refugees on-screen to how the Brattle Theatre helped make it a classic.

Sarah


West of Eden: An American Place

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$30.00
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ISBN: 9780812998405
Published: Random House - February 9th, 2016

This oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles, looks at five different  families/individuals who lived, struggled, worked, and played there - the actress Jennifer Jones, movie mogul Jack Warner, tycoon Edward Doheny, troubled Jane Garland and Stein's own fascinating family.  Their stories are woven into an intense, illuminating and sometimes tragic tapestry.

 

Nathan

 


George Hurrell's Hollywood

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George Hurrell's Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992 Cover Image
By Mark A. Vieira, Sharon Stone (Foreword by)
$65.00
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ISBN: 9780762450398
Published: Running Press Adult - November 12th, 2013

An almost unbearably gorgeous book full of almost impossibly glamorous people. One of the ancillary art forms spawned by Hollywood in the studio era was the studio star portrait, and probably the master of them all was George Hurrell. Lighting, makeup and wardrobe helped, but look at what there was to work with (see freckled Joan Crawford's before-and-after portraits)!

Gary


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