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- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 34.99
Lion of Hollywood is the definitive biography of Louis B. Mayer, the chief of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer -- MGM -- the biggest and most successful film studio of Hollywood's Golden Age. An immigrant from tsarist Russia, Mayer began in the film business as an exhibitor but soon migrated to where the action and the power were -- Hollywood. Through sheer... more...
- Simon & Schuster 1997; US$ 18.00
It was the end of an era. It was a turbulent, colorful, and altogether remarkable period, four short years in which America?s most popular industry reinvented itself. Here is the epic story of the transition from silent films to talkies, that moment when movies were totally transformed and the American public cemented its love affair with Hollywood.... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 34.99
BEST KNOWN AS THE DIRECTOR of such spectacular films as The Ten Commandments and King of Kings, Cecil B. DeMille lived a life as epic as any of his cinematic masterpieces. As a child DeMille learned the Bible from his father, a theology student and playwright who introduced Cecil and his older brother, William, to the theater. Tutored by impresario... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 15.99
"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." This line comes from director John Ford's film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, but it also serves as an epigram for the life of the legendary filmmaker. Through a career that spanned decades and included work on dozens of films -- among them such American masterpieces as The Searchers, The... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 19.99
The New York Times bestselling biography of John Wayne: ?authoritative and enormously engaging?Eyman takes you through Wayne?s life, his death, and his legend in a detailed, remarkably knowledgeable yet extremely readable way? (Peter Bogdanovich, The New York Times Book Review ). John Wayne died more than thirty years ago, but he remains one of... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 18.00
?Highly recommended? ( Library Journal ): The only full-length biography of legendary film director Ernst Lubitsch, the director of such Hollywood classics as Trouble in Paradise , Ninotchka , and The Shop Around the Corner. In this groundbreaking biography of Ernst Lubitsch, undeniably one of the most important and influential film directors... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 37.99
This excursion into the enchanted comic world of Charlie Chaplin will appeal not just to Chaplin fans but to anyone who loves comedy. Dan Kamin brings a unique insider?s perspective to the subject. An internationally acclaimed comic performing artist himself, he trained Robert Downey, Jr. for his Oscar-nominated portrayal in Chaplin , and created... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
In this moving memoir, Robert J. Wagner opens his heart to share the romances, the drama, and the humor of an incredible life He grew up in Bel Air next door to a golf course that changed his life. As a young boy, he saw a foursome playing one morning featuring none other than Fred Astaire, Clark Gable, Randolph Scott, and Cary Grant. Seeing these... more...