This Was Hollywood

Forgotten Stars and Stories
Product Number: EB00809727
Released: Oct 13, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780762495849
Publisher: Running Press Adult
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For movie buffs who think they've heard it all as well as casual celeb followers who love a good story, Carla Valderrama -- creator of Instagram's @This Was Hollywood -- explores the most fascinating little-known tales from Hollywood history.Spotlighting "forgotten" names and as well as overlooked stories involving Hollywood's biggest legends, This Was Hollywood, the book, is written in page-turning prose based on new interviews and archival research -- all wrapped up in an imaginative visual package modeled after the classic fan magazines of yesteryear. Featured stories: -The Road to Hollywood (via New Jersey) -Lois Weber: Hollywood's Most Important Female Director -Sessue Hayakawa: The First Male Sex Symbol in Films -The Death of Rudolph Valentino -And the First Academy Award Goes To: Oscars' Forgotten History -Clark Gable's Secret Love Child with Loretta Young -A Star is Born...and Reborn...and Reborn...and Reborn. -Hollywood At Home -Gracie Allen For President -John Garfield: Golden Boy -This Was Hollywood Fashion -Vera-Ellen: Dancing Queen of the Silver Screen -Becoming Rita Hayworth -Hollywood Make-Overs -Olivia De Havilland vs. Warner Brothers -Hollywood Hot Spots -Alma Reville: The Hitchcock Behind Hitchcock -The Film That Almost Ended Paul Newman's Career -Frank Sinatra: The Chairman's Charity

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