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My Life and the Final Days of Hollywood

Author : Claude Jarman Jr
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The author, Claude Jarman Jr., takes us from his discovery in a small school in Nashville, Tennessee, through his life among the movie elite. After receiving a special Academy Award for his performance in The Yearling in 1946, he remained at MGM until 1950 when the arrival of television savaged the studio and the star system.

Hollywood by Hollywood

Author : Steven Cohan
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The backstudio picture, or the movie about movie-making, is a staple of Hollywood film production harking back to the silent era and extending to the present day. What gives backstudios their coherence as a distinctive genre, Steven Cohan argues in Hollywood by Hollywood, is their fascination with the mystique of Hollywood as a geographic place, a self-contained industry, and a fantasy of fame, leisure, sexual freedom, and modernity. Yet by the same token, if backstudio pictures have rarely achieved blockbuster box-office success, what accounts for the film industry's interest in continuing to produce them? The backstudio picture has been an enduring genre because, aside from offering a director or writer a chance to settle old scores, in branding filmmaking with the Hollywood mystique, the genre solicits consumers' strong investment in the movies. Whether inspiring the "movie crazy" fan girls of the early teens and twenties or the wannabe filmmakers of this century heading to the West Coast after their college graduations, backstudios have given emotional weight and cultural heft to filmmaking as the quintessential American success story. But more than that, a backstudio picture is concerned with shaping perceptions of how the film industry works, with masking how its product depends upon an industrial labor force, including stardom, and with determining how that work's value accrues from the Hollywood brand stamped onto the product. Cohan supports his well theorized and well researched claims with nuanced discussions of over fifty backstudios, some canonical and well-known, and others obscure and rarely seen. Covering the hundred-year timespan of feature length film production, Hollywood by Hollywood offers an illuminating perspective for considering anew the history of American movies.

The Story of Cuddles My Life Under the Emperor Francis Joseph Adolf Hitler and the Warner Brothers

Author : S. Z. Sakall
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The Hollywood Reporter

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Dark Lady of the Silents My Life in Early Hollywood

Author : Miriam Cooper
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Iron Eyes My Life as a Hollywood Indian

Author : Iron Eyes Cody
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The Cherokee actor, veteran of more than two hundred films, recounts his movie career and his work on behalf of the American Indian

Going Mad in Hollywood

Author : David Sherwin
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Screenwriter David Sherwin reveals what it is really like to work in Hollywood and discusses his friendship with director Lindsay Anderson, whom he collaborated with on the films "If...," "O Lucky Man," and "Brittania Hospital." Contains the original screenplay of "If..."

Ladd a Hollywood Tragedy

Author : Beverly Linet
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World Angel s Poetry Three days are missing in my life

Author : Luben G. Angeloff
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Love West Hollywood

Author : Chris Freeman
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The story of Los Angeles' gay history is often overshadowed by the mystique of Hollywood, as well as the notion that the gay community was centred in the City by the Bay or the Big Apple. Now, this belief is dispelled in this collection of thoughtful andinteresting essays on the significance of the gay community in LA.

Young Hollywood

Author : James Cameron-Wilson
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This is a comprehensive and profusely illustrated A-Z of the Brat Pack and beyond, covering 100 of Hollywood's hottest young actors and actresses born after 1954.

All The Days Of My Life so Far

Author : Alison Sweeney
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You think your life is nuts? Since I was sixteen, I've spent time on Death Row, tried to sell my baby sister on the black market, been stranded at the altar (repeatedly), lied about my son's paternity, and fought viciously with just about everybody in town. Well, okay, it wasn't really me--it was my character, Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives. But like Sami, I've had my share of struggles. I've been told I was fat, watched fellow actresses starve themselves, been cruelly rejected, and wondered if I would ever date. (Hey, the first time I kissed a boy was in front of a TV camera!) There was even a time when I hated myself. Sound familiar? This is my story. It's an account of my years on daytime's most popular soap, and of my life off-screen--the major ups and downs, the craziness of Hollywood, balancing work and play, looking for love, concerns about weight, peer pressure, and finally learning to accept myself for who I am. I'll tell you fun stories about myself and my co-stars. . .recollections of my most memorable scenes. . .and everything you've always wanted to know about Sami. I think you'll find a lot in these pages that will remind you of all the days of your life. . .and perhaps inspire you to follow your own dreams in the days to come. Alison Sweeney was born in Los Angeles, one of three children of a concert violinist mother and a business investor father. Her acting career began when she was four years old. Throughout her childhood, Alison appeared in numerous television commercials, as well television series including Friends, Simon & Simon, Webster, St. Elsewhere, and Tales from the Darkside. She had starring roles in the films The Price of Life and The End of Innocence. Alison joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as Sami Brady in 1993. In her years on the series, her character has evolved from a troubled teenager to a scheming villainess. In 2002, Alison won a fan-voted Emmy as America's Favorite Villain. She has also won the fan-voted Soap Opera Digest Award four times, and in 2001 was elected by the same publication as one of the Most Beautiful Women in Daytime Television. Soap Opera Weekly named Alison 1999's Breakout Performer of the year, and in Australia, she was voted "Best Bad Girl" in 2000 and 2001 by readers of Inside Soaps magazine. Alison lives in a suburb of Los Angeles with her husband, Dave.

Hollywood Sings

Author : Susan Sackett
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Describes all of the songs nominated for Academy Awards and the motion pictures in which they appeared


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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Bill W and Mr Wilson

Author : Matthew J. Raphael
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Includes sections on planting and care, climate zones, and an encyclopedia.

Making Sense of Movies Filmmaking in the Hollywood Style

Author : Robert Stanley
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Making Sense of Movies is a film appreciation text that focuses on the Hollywood style of moviemaking to examine the aesthetic, historical, and theoretical aspects of film studies. The text focuses on a limited number of significant movies to provide greater depth of knowledge and understanding, gradually expanding the number of films with each chapter.

The Time of My Life

Author : Pat Kirkwood
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An illustrated autobiography of the twentieth century British actress and singer, Patricia Kirkwood.

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies

Author : Thomas Lisanti
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Surfers loathed them, teenagers flocked to them, critics dismissed them, producers banked on them—surf and beach movies. For a short time in the 1960s they were extremely popular with younger audiences—mainly because of the shirtless surfer boys and bikini-clad beach girls, the musical performers, and the wild surfing footage. This lavishly illustrated filmography details 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics from Gidget to the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette to The Sweet Ride plus a few offshoots in the snow!) Entries include credits, plot synopses, memorable lines, reviews and awards, and commentary from such as Aron Kincaid of The Girls on the Beach, Susan Hart of The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Peter Brown of Ride the Wild Surf, Chris Noel of Beach Ball, and Ed Garner of Beach Blanket Bingo. Biographies of actors and leading actresses who made their marks in the genre are included.

Fiction Film and F Scott Fitzgerald

Author : Gene D. Phillips
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Hollywood Through the Back Door

Author : Edward Nils Holstius
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