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Cinema Historians

workers on Cecil B. DeMille's set for his 1923 silent movie "The Ten Commandments" at Nipomo Dunes near Guadalupe, California          cinema historians, A to Z
including
Kevin Brownlow
William K. Everson
Michael Freedman
Kalton C. Lahue
David W. Menefee
Anthony Slide
Marc Wanamaker
Robert Youngson


“The whole history of art is no more than a massive footnote to the history of film.”
— critic Hollis Frampton

Magic Lantern's Hollywood Film Festival

received Honorary Oscar in 2010  b&w photo of cinema historian Kevin Brownlow    Magic Lantern's
cinema historian Kevin Brownlow Page

often worked with David Gill {below}
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Marxist cinema historian Noël Burch  [b. 1932]
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Silent Revolution / What Do Those Old Films Mean? BBC-4 TV series  "What Do Those Old Films Mean?" [Britain's Channel 4 1985]
A spellbinding journey into the early years of filmmaking in six countries – Great Britain, the U.S., Denmark, France, the U.S.S.R., and Germany – using beautifully transferred prints gathered from the world's archives, that looks at how and why film became an art, and how it reflected and answered social needs and problems. Each silent film segment is accompanied by a newly-commissioned musical score {said by some to be 'irritating'}. Written & directed by Noël Burch • full credits at IMDb
complete series of six episodes
Facets Video color/b&w VHS [2/2000] 3 tapes for $19.95
Volume 1: "Along The Great Divide: Great Britain, 1900-1912" and "Tomorrow The World: USA, 1902-1914"
Facets Video color/b&w VHS [2/2000] out of prodn/rare
Volume 2: "She!: Denmark, 1902-1914" and "The Enemy Below: France, 1904-1912"
Facets Video color/b&w VHS [2/2000] out of prodn/rare
Volume 3: "Born Yesterday: U.S.S.R., 1926-1930" and "Under Two Flags: Germany, 1926-1932"
Facets Video color/b&w VHS [2/2000] for $14.95


Charlotte Chandler
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http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Must-Be-Going-Groucho/dp/1416544224/ [1978]
The Ultimate Seduction = TN Williams [1984] ISBN 0-3851-8953-2
http://www.amazon.com/Io-Federico-Fellini-Ingrandimenti-Italian/dp/8804392037/ [1995]
http://www.amazon.com/Nobodys-Perfect-Personal-Biography-Applause/dp/B003D7JV84/ [2002]
http://www.amazon.com/Its-Only-Movie-Hitchcock-Biography/dp/1557836922/ [2005]
http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Who-Walked-Home-Alone/dp/0743262085/ [2006]
http://www.amazon.com/Ingrid-Bergman-Personal-Biography/dp/B001O0EHTK/ [2007]
http://www.amazon.com/Not-Girl-Next-Door-Biography/dp/1451623984/ [2008]
http://www.amazon.com/She-Always-Knew-How-Biography/dp/1416579095/ [2/2009]
http://www.amazon.com/Know-Where-Going-Katharine-Biography/dp/B0048ELDTQ/ [3/2010]
http://www.amazon.com/Marlene-Dietrich-Personal-Biography/dp/1439188351/ [3/2011]


cinema historian Bernard F. Dick  []
browse booksbare IMDb listing • no entry at Wikipedia

Paramount Pictures / Corporate Hollywood  "Engulfed: The Death of Paramount Pictures & The Birth of Corporate Hollywood" [1980]
by Bernard F. Dick

Univ Press of KY 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2001] for $35.00
Lillian Hellman In Hollywood  "Hellman In Hollywood" [1982]
by Bernard F. Dick

Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press 8¾x6 hardcover [12/82] for $29.50

more info on Lillian Hellman [1905-84]

Star-Spangled Screen  "The Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film" [1985]
by Bernard F. Dick

Univ Press of KY 9x6 pb [12/96] for $22.00
Univ Press of KY 9¾x6½ hardcover [8/85] out of print/used
Radical Innocence / Hollywood Ten  "Radical Innocence: A Critical Study of The Hollywood Ten" [1989]
by Bernard F. Dick

Univ Press of KY 9½x6¼ hardcover [2/89] for $35.00

more info on Magic Lantern's Hollywood Blacklist Pages

Columbia Pictures Portrait  "Columbia Pictures: Portrait of A Studio" [1991]
by Bernard F. Dick

Univ Press of KY 9½x6½ hardcover [10/91] for $24.95
City of Dreams / Universal Pictures  "City of Dreams: The Making & Remaking of Universal Pictures"
[1997] by Bernard F. Dick

Univ Press of KY 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/97] for $35.00

"The Merchant Prince of Poverty Row: Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures" [1993]
by Bernard F. Dick 0813118417

"Anatomy of Film" [2001] by Bernard F. Dick 0312259441

"Hal Wallis: Producer To The Stars" [2004] by Bernard F. Dick 0813123178


historian Michael B. Druxman
browse books at Amazonofficial websiteIMDb listing [1963-2006]entry at Wikipedia

Hollywood Snapshots / Forgotten Interviews book by Michael B. Druxman  "Hollywood Snapshots: The Forgotten Interviews" [2017] by Michael B. Druxman  4/2017
Druxman wrote a monthly column in the 1970s and early 1980s for Coronet Magazine, “Yesterday at The Movies”. In researching these works, he interviewed dozens of performers, producers, directors, screenwriters, composers, and other film folk who were a part of Hollywood’s 'Golden Era'. The author’s columns are included here as they originally appeared in the magazine, along with excerpts from the recently-rediscovered interview notes for his books, columns, and stage plays, including many eye-opening comments that never made print. Subjects of the magazine interviews include Claire Trevor, Jack Oakie, Paul Henreid, Ann Miller, John Carradine, Howard Keel, Mary Pickford, Gale Sondergaard, David Janssen, Yvonne DeCarlo, and several members of The Little Rascals/Our Gang films; among the book interview subjects are directors Edward Dmytryk, Herb Ross, George Sidney, George Sherman, Gordon Douglas, Raoul Walsh, Howard Hawks, Mervyn LeRoy, Arthur Hiller; composers Jule Styne, Paul Francis Webster, John Green; actors George Burns, Betty Garrett, Dan O’Herlihy, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers — and many others
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [4/2017] for $19.95


cinema historian Paul Duncan
browse books • not listed on IMDb? • no entry at Wikipedia

http://www.amazon.com/Noir-Fiction-Highways-Pocket-Essential/dp/1903047110/ [2000]
http://www.amazon.com/John-Ford-Complete-Scott-Eyman/dp/3822830933/ [2004]
http://www.amazon.com/Film-Noir-Betrayal-Pocket-Essential/dp/1904048676/ [2006]
http://www.amazon.com/Cinema-Now-Paul-Duncan/dp/B0037KMYNQ/ [2007]
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Cinema-Paul-Young/dp/3822835943/ [2009]
http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Cinema-Stuart-IV-Galbraith/dp/3822831565/ [2009]
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Bollywood-Edo-Bouman/dp/3822837172/ [2010]

James Bond Archives book edited by Paul Duncan   "The James Bond Archives" [2012]  
Edited by Paul Duncan

Taschen 11¾x16&14x2½ {weighs 15 pounds!} hardcover [11/2012] for $126.00

see also Magic Lantern's Agent 007 James Bond Page


color photo of cinéaste & reviewer William K. Everson [1929-96]    cinéaste & reviewer
William K. Everson  [1929-96]

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William K. Everson Papers at N.Y.U.

"Silents Please" 4-episode TV series [1961] /tt0053536/
Hosted by Ernie Kovacs, researched by William K. Everson

The Western, from Silents to the Seventies book by George N. Fenin & William K. Everson   "The Western: From Silents To Cinerama" [1962]
by George N. Fenin & William K. Everson

Kessinger Publng 9½x7½ pb [8/2007] for $25.80
Orion Press hardcover [1962] out of print/used
"The Western, From Silents To The Seventies" [1973]
by George N. Fenin & William K. Everson

Penguin 8¼x7¼ pb [3/77] out of print/used
Viking Press 8¾x7½ hardcover [9/73] out of print/used
Art of W. C. Fields book by William K. Everson  
"The Art of W. C. Fields" [1967] by William K. Everson
Bonanza Books 10x7 hardcover [1967] out of print/used
Bobbs-Merrill 10¼x7¼ hardcover [1967] out of print/many, many used

see also Magic Lantern's W.C. Fields [1880-1946] Page

movie pioneer Hal Roach in 1992, at age 100  "The Films of Hal Roach" [1971] by William K. Everson
New York Museum of Modern Art hardcover [4/71] out of print/used

see also Magic Lantern's Hal Roach [1892-1992] Page

Detective In Film: A Pictorial History book by William K. Everson  "The Detective In Film: A Pictorial History of The Screen Sleuth From 1903 To The Present" [1972]
by William K. Everson

Lyle Stuart pb [6/74] out of print/used
Citadel Press 10¾x8¾ hardcover [2/73] out of print/many used
Complete Films Of Laurel & Hardy book by William K. Everson  "The Complete Films Of Laurel & Hardy" [1974]
by William K. Everson

Citadel Press 11x8½ pb [6/2000] out of print/many used
Citadel Press hardcover [4/74] out of print/used
American Silent Film  "American Silent Film" [1978]
by William K. Everson

Da Capo Press 8¾x6 pb [1/2005] for $18.95
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [6/78] out of print/used
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs TV special from Starz/Encore  "The Hollywood Western: 90 Years of Cowboys & Indians, Train Robbers, Sheriffs & Gunslingers, and Assorted Heroes & Desperados" [1992]
by William K. Everson

Carol Publng 11x8½ pb [5/92] out of print/used
basis for Starz/Encore's "Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs" TV special [2000]
34-minute color/b&w DVD [9/2008] for $71.99
full credits from IMDb

"Hollywood Bedlam: Classic Screwball Comedies" [1994]

American Classic Screen Interviews book edited by  John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh  "American Classic Screen: Interviews" [2010]
Edited by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh, Foreword by Kevin Brownlow

Scarecrow Press 8¾x6 pb [8/2010] for $36.52
American Classic Screen Magazine [1976-86] was published by The National Film Society; these exclusive interviews have long been difficult or impossible to access, but are now collected by editors Tibbetts & Welsh; the Interviews include: Fred Astaire, Joan Bennett, Bernard Brown, Kevin Brownlow, Frank Capra, William Clothier, Buster Crabbe, Olivia de Havilland, Stanley Donen, Olivia DeHavilland, Irene Dunne, William K. Everson, Joan Fontaine, Friz Freleng, Margaret Hamilton, Winton C. Hoch, Ollie Johnston, Henry King, Mervyn Le Roy, Fred MacMurray, Glen MacWilliams, Rouben Mamoulian, Mike Mazurki, Clarence 'Ducky' Nash, Paul Newman, Hermes Pan, Robert Preston, Esther Ralston, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers & Jane Withers


film historian Scott Eyman
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recent books on John Ford, Mary Pickford, Ernst Lubitsch, VMinnelli

Five American Cinematographers Interviews book by Scott Eyman  "Five American Cinematographers: Interviews with Karl Struss, Joseph Ruttenberg, James Wong Howe, Linwood Dunn & William H. Clothier"
[1987] by Scott Eyman

Scarecrow Press 8¾x5½ hardcover [10/87] out of print/scarce

see also Magic Lantern's James Wong Howe [1899-1976] Page

Mary Pickford, From Here To Hollywood book by Scott Eyman  "Mary Pickford, America's Sweetheart: From Here To Hollywood" [1990]
by Scott Eyman

Plume 8x5½ pb [4/91] out of print/used
Dutton Adult 9x6¼ hardcover [3/90] out of print/many, many used
Speed of Sound Talkie Revolution book by Scott Eyman  "The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and The Talkie Revolution,
1926-1930" [1997]
by Scott Eyman

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [5/99] out of print/used
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [3/97] out of print/used
Print The Legend John Ford bio by Scott Eyman  "Print The Legend: The Life & Times of John Ford" [1999]
by Scott Eyman

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [4/2001] out of print/used
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [11/99] out of print/used

see also 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's John Ford [1894-1973] Page

Lion of Hollywood   "Lion of Hollywood: The Life & Legend of Louis B. Mayer" [2005]
by Scott Eyman

S&S 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2005] for $22.05
Chrysalis Books hardcover [5/2005] out of print/used
Empire of Dreams / Life of Cecil B. DeMille biography by Scott Eyman   "Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille" [2010]
by Scott Eyman

Simon & Schuster 9½x6¾ deckle-edge hardcover [9/2010] for $23.10

"Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter In Paradise" [] by Scott Eyman 0801865581


entertainment biographer Michael Freedman
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"Cagney: A Biography" [1975] by Michael Freedland

"The Two Lives of Errol Flynn" [1979] by Michael Freedland
see also Magic Lantern's Errol Flynn [1909-59] Page

The Warner Brothers biography by Michael Freedland  

"The Warner Brothers" [1983] by Michael Freedland
St. Martins Press hardcover [12/83] out of print/used

see also Magic Lantern's Warner Bros. Studios Page

"Katharine Hepburn" biography [1984] by Michael Freedland
"Peter O'Toole: A Biography" [1985] by Michael Freedland

"The Secret Life of Danny Kaye" [1985] by Michael Freedland /0491039808/
see also Magic Lantern's Danny Kaye [1913-87] Page

"The Goldwyn Touch: A Biography of Sam Goldwyn" [1986] by Michael Freedland
"Jane Fonda: A Biography" [1989] by Michael Freedland
"Bing Crosby: The Illustrated Biography" [1998] by Michael Freedland
"All The Way: A Biography of Frank Sinatra" [1998] by Michael Freedland
"Bob Hope: An Illustrated Biography" [2001] by Michael Freedland
"Doris Day: The Illustrated Biography" [2001] by Michael Freedland
"Confessions of A Serial Biographer" [2005] by Michael Freedland 9780853036197

"Hollywood On Trial: McCarthyism's War Against The Movies" [2008]
by Michael Freedland, with Barbra Paskin
"Witch Hunt In Hollywood: McCarthyism's War On Tinseltown" [2009] by Michael Freedland
see also Spirit of America's Joseph McCarthy [1908-57] Page

The Men Who Made Hollywood / Movie Moguls book by Michael Freedland  "The Men Who Made Hollywood: The Lives of The Great Movie Moguls"
[2009] by Michael Freedland

chapters/subjects include Harry Cohn, Sam Goldwyn, Jesse L. Lasky, Louis B. Mayer, the Warner Brothers & Adolph Zukor
JR Books Ltd 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2009] out of print/used


cinema historian David Gill [1928-97]
often worked with Kevin Brownlow {above}
browse DVDs at AmazonIMDb listingWikipedia


cinema historian Cooper C. Graham, PhD of Baltimore, MD
browse books at Amazonincomplete IMDb listingofficial website


cinema historian Ronald Haver [1939-93]
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"David O. Selznick's Hollywood" [1980] by Ronald Haver
Random House hardcover [6/87] out of print/used
Knopf hardcover [10/80] for $85.00

"A Star Is Born: The Making of The 1954 Movie and Its 1983 Restoration" [1988]
by Ronald Haver 9780060972745


cinema historian Foster Hirsch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster_Hirschhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster_Hirsch

"The Hollywood Epic" [1979]

Dark Side  "Film Noir: The Dark Side of the Screen" [1981]
by Foster Hirsch

DaCapo Press 11x8.4 pb [3/2001] for $14.70
DaCapo Press 11x8½ pb [5/88] out of print/used
Oak Tree hardcover [5/81] out of print/used

"A Method To Their Madness: The History of The Actors Studio" [W.W. Norton 1984]

"Harold Prince and The American Musical Theatre" [Cambridge Univ Press 1989]

Love, Sex, Death & The Meaning of Life  "Love, Sex, Death, and The Meaning of Life: The Films of Woody Allen" [1990]
by Foster Hirsch

Da Capo Press 8½x5½ 2nd edition pb [7/2001] for $16.95
Limelight Editions 8x5¼ pb [1/90] out of print/used
see also Magic Lantern's Woody Allen Pages

"Acting Hollywood Style" [Harry N. Abrams 1991]

"Film As Film" [1972] by V.F. Perkins, new introduction by Foster Hirsch [Da Capo Press 1993]

"The Boys From Syracuse: The Shuberts' Theatrical Empire" [Southern Illinois Univ Press 1998]

Detours  "Detours & Lost Highways: A Map of Neo-Noir" [1999]
by Foster Hirsch

Limelight 9x6 pb [8/2004] for $15.60

"Kurt Weill: On Stage, From Berlin To Broadway" [Alfred A. Knopf 2001]

"Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King" [2007]


photo historian John Kobal [1940-91] of U.K.
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Hollywood Glamour Portraits 1926-1949 book edited by John Kobal  
"Hollywood Glamor Portraits: 145 Photos of Stars, 1926-1949" [1976]
Edited by John Kobal

Dover Publns 11¼x8½ pb [7/76] for $11.06
Movie-Star Portraits of the Forties book edited by John Kobal  "Movie-Star Portraits of The Forties: 163 Glamour Photos" [1977]
Edited by John Kobal

Dover Publns 11¼x8½ pb [6/77] for $13.14
Movie-Star Portraits of the Fifties book edited by John Kobal  "Movie-Star Portraits of The Fifties: 163 Glamour Photos" [1980]
Edited by John Kobal

Dover Publns 11x8¼ pb [8/80] for $12.71


cinema historian Kalton C. Lahue  [?-??]
Lack of information keeps this person obscure; his books on cinema were published
1964 to 1973; later books were about photography and automobiles, thru 1995.

Continued Next Week book by Kalton C. Lahue   "Continued Next Week: A History of The Moving Picture Serial"
[1964] by Kalton C. Lahue

Univ OK Press hardcover [1969] out of print/used
Univ OK Press 9x6 hardcover [12/64] out of print/used
Univ OK Press hardcover [1964] out of print/used
World of Laughter / Comedy Shorts book by Kalton C. Lahue  "World of Laughter: The Motion Picture Comedy Short, 1910-1930" [1966]
by Kalton C. Lahue

Univ OK Press pb [12/72] out of print/used
Univ OK Press hardcover [11/66] out of print/used
Univ OK Press hardcover [11/66] out of print/used
Bound and Gagged Silent Serials book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Bound and Gagged: The Story of The Silent Serials" [1968]
by Kalton C. Lahue

Oak Tree Publns hardcover [1968] out of print/used
Castle Books hardcover [1968] out of print/used
Castle Books hardcover [1968] out of print/used
Kops & Custards / Keystone Films book by Kalton C. Lahue & Terry Brewer  "Kops and Custards: The Legend of Keystone Films" [1968]
by Kalton C. Lahue & Terry Brewer

Univ OK Press pb [1/68] out of print/used
Univ OK Press hardcover [6/77] out of print/used
Winners of The West / Sagebrush Heroes book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Winners of The West: The Sagebrush Heroes of The Silent
Screen" [1971] by Kalton C. Lahue

A.S. Barnes hardcover [1971] out of print/used
title page of 1971 "Mack Sennett's Keystone" book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Mack Sennett's Keystone: The Man, The Myth & The Comedies" [1971]
by Kalton C. Lahue

A.S. Barnes 10x6¾ hardcover [1971] out of print/used
Dreams For Sale / Triangle Film Corp. book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Dreams For Sale: The Rise & Fall of The Triangle Film Corporation" [1971]
by Kalton C. Lahue

A.S. Barnes hardcover [1971] out of print/many used

Ladies In Distress book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Ladies In Distress" [1971] by Kalton C. Lahue
A.S. Barnes 10x6½ hardcover [1971] out of print/used
The Silent Era actresses profiled are: Mary Astor, Theda Bara, Beverly Bayne, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, Grace Cunard, Marion Davies, Priscilla Dean, Dolores Del Rio, Geraldine Farra, Pauline Frederick, Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, Elaine Hammerstein, Juanita Hansen, Leatrice Joy, Alice Joyce, Barbara Lamarr, Lila Lee, Bessie Love, Mae Marsh, Mary Miles Minter, Mae Murray, Nita Naldi, Jane Novak, Olga Petrova, Mary Pickford, Arline Pretty, Aileen Pringle, Allene Ray, Marin Saris, Norma Shearer, Gloria Swanson, Norma Talmadge, Alice Terry, Florence Vidor, Fannie Ward, Kathlyn Williams & Clara Kimball Young

Gentlemen to the Rescue Heroes of the Silent Screen book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Gentlemen To The Rescue: The Heroes of The Silent Screen" [1972]
by Kalton C. Lahue

A.S. Barnes hardcover [1972] out of print/used
Short profiles of 30 Silent Era actors, including: King Baggot, John Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess, Lon Chaney, Richard Dix, Douglas Fairbanks, Sessue Hayakawa, Rod La Rocque, Rudolph Valentino, Henry B. Walthall & Ben Wilson
Riders of The Range book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Riders of The Range: The Sagebrush Heroes of The Sound Screen" [1973]
by Kalton C. Lahue

A.S. Barnes 9x6½ hardcover [1973] out of print/used
Castle 10x6¾ hardcover [1973] out of print/used


Hollywood historian Richard Lamparski  [b. 1932]
Had a radio show based in Hollywood, California from 1965; published a series of 11 books from 1967 to 1989
that each contained biographical material on 100 faded stars or actors or directors, largely based on live interviews
in the subject's home • not listed on IMDb • no entry at Wikipedia

2010 interview with Richard Lamparski, text posted Nov 2010 on Showbiz Wizard's weblog

"Whatever  Became  of . . ?"  books
by Richard Lamparski, published by Crown Books, 1967-89
174 'WEBO' radio shows [1965-75] from Old Time Radio Catalog on 3 MP3 disks for $15.00

Whatever Became of .. ? book series by Richard Lamparski  Whatever Became of .. ? book series volume 11 by Richard Lamparski   First Series: Bantam/Ace pb [1/2000] out of print/used
Second Series: hardcover [6/68] out of print/used
Third Series: hardcover [6/70] out of print/used
Fourth Series: hardcover [9/73] out of print/many used
Fifth Series: hardcover [1975] out of print/many used
Eighth Series: hardcover [9/82] out of print/usedbargain edition [1/85] many used
Ninth Series: hardcover [1/85] out of print/usedpb [5/84] many used
Tenth Series: hardcover [11/86] out of print/usedpb [4/88] many used
Eleventh Series: hardcover [5/89] out of print/usedpb [5/89] many used

Hidden Hollywood book by Richard Lamparski  "Lamparski's Hidden Hollywood: Where The Stars Lived, Loved, and Died" [1981]
Written & Authenticated by Richard Lamparski

"Photos and addresses of the former homes, haunts, graves, studios, and murder & suicide scenes of Hollywood's Golden Age by the author of "Whatever Became of ...?"
Fireside 10x6¾ pb [8/81] out of print/many used
Hollywood Diary, Twelve Untold Tales book by Richard Lamparski  "Hollywood Diary: Twelve Untold Tales" [2006]
A Work of Non-Fiction by Richard Lamparski

Chapters/subjects include "A Star Is Born" [1954?], Gary Cooper, Quentin Crisp, Richard Crom-well, "The Grapes of Wrath" [1940], Rock Hudson, Patsy Kelly, Martin Kosleck, Zeppo Marx, Pola Negri, Darla Hood of 'Our Gang', Tommy Rettig, Soupy Sales, Robert Taylor, and Mae West
BearManor Media 8¾x6 pb [6/2006] for $19.95
Manhattan Diary book by Richard Lamparski  "Manhattan Diary: Twelve Never-Before-Revealed Stories" [2006]
A Work of Non-Fiction by Richard Lamparski

Chapters/subjects include Fred Astaire, Tallulah Bankhead, Lynn Bari, Joan Bennett, Lenny Bruce, Truman Capote, Bette Davis, Olivia DeHavilland, Christine Jorgensen, Sammy Kaye, Ruby Keeler, Peggy Lee, Dorothy Parker, Gloria Swanson, and Sharon Tate
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [8/2006] for $19.95


Hollywood historian Richard Dyer MacCann

'Silent Comedians' book edited by Richard Dyer MacCann  "The Silent Comedians" [28 essays 1993] Edited by Richard Dyer MacCann
28 essays by 25 contributors which include James Agee, Samuel Gill, Penelope Houston, Theodore Huff, Janet E. Lorenz, Donald McCaffrey, Charles J. Maland, Daniel Moews, Graham Petrie, David Robinson, Michael Roemer, Robert E. Sherwood, Anthony Slide, William Schelly
Scarecrow Press 8½x5½ pb [6/93] out of print/used
Scarecrow Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [6/93] out of print/many used


studio portrait of cinema historian David W. Menefee    cinema historian
David W. Menefee

browse booksofficial website
'propmaker' credits at IMDbWikipedia

"A Craving For Travel II" [] (with Jim Strong)

"Sarah Bernhardt In The Theater of Films & Sound Recordings" [10/2003]
Foreword by Kevin Brownlow

First Female Stars  "The First Female Stars: Women of The Silent Era" [2004]
by David W. Menefee

Praeger Publrs 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2004] for $46.95
Chapters/subjects include Theda Bara, Beverly Bayne, Sarah Bernhardt, Pauline Frederick, Carol Dempster, Gene Gauntier, Janet Gaynor, Dorothy Gish, Mae Marsh, Mae Murray, Alla Nazimova, Constance Talmadge, Norma Talmadge, Laurette Taylor & Pearl White
First Male Stars  "The First Male Stars: Men of The Silent Era" [2007]
by David W. Menefee

Kindle Edition from BearManor Media [8/2010] for $9.95
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [10/2007] for $29.95
covered actors include: John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess, John Bunny, Francis X. Bushman, Lon Chaney, Jackie Coogan, William S. Hart, Tom Mix, Antonio Moreno, Jack Pickford, Wallace Reid, Rudolph Valentino & Crane Wilbur
Richard Barthelmess biography by David W. Menefee  "Richard Barthelmess: A Life in Pictures" biography [2009]
by David W. Menefee

BearManor Media 8¾x6 pb [2/2009] for $29.95

"George O'Brien: A Man's Man In Hollywood" [10/2009]
http://www.amazon.com/GEORGE-OBRIEN-MANS-HOLLYWOOD-ebook/dp/B00ATC9G4U/

"Otay! The Billy 'Buckwheat' Thomas Story" [2/2010] with William Thomas, Jr.

The True Wallace Reid Story book by David W. Menefee  "Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story" [2011]
by David W. Menefee, Foreword by Robert Osborne

Kindle Edition from BearManor Media [12/2012] for $9.95
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [1/2011] for $34.95
watch official book promo video [3:02] on YouTube

Wallace Reid credits at IMDbentry at Wikipedia

Rise and Fall of Lou Tellegen book by David W. Menefee  "The Rise and Fall of Lou Tellegen" [4/2011]
by David W. Menefee

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [10/2011] for $3.99 {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [4/2011] for $24.95
watch official book promo video [3:00] on YouTube

Lou Tellegen credits at IMDbentry at Wikipedia

"Brothers of The Storm" [novel 4/2011]

"The Remarkable Mr. Messing" [novel 4/2011]

"Charlie O’Doone’s Second Chance and Other Stories" [5/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-ODoones-Second-Chance-ebook/dp/B005XAIPHW/

Falling Stars, Ten Who Tried book by David W. Menefee  "Falling Stars: Ten Who Tried To Be A Movie Star" [2011]
by David W. Menefee

Profiles include Maude Adams, Enrico Caruso, Eleonora Duse, Mary Garden, Harry Houdini, Helen Keller, Anna Pavlova, Lottie Pickford, Babe Ruth, and Otis Skinner
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [11/2011] for $3.99 {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [8/2011] for $14.95
Sweet Memories novel by David W. Menefee  "Sweet Memories: A Novel" [2012] by David W. Menefee
The life of Gladys Smith, a little girl from Toronto, who became
movie star Mary Pickford, {as if} told by her mother Charlotte.

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [2/2012] for $3.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [2/2012] for $14.95
Secret Soldier: Master of Disguise novel by David W. Menefee  "Secret Soldier: Master of Disguise" [novel 2012] by David W. Menefee
book is a revision of "Remarkable Mr. Messing" [2011] as above
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [8/2012] for $3.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [8/2012] for $14.95
Chatty Cathy novel by David W. Menefee  "Chatty Cathy" [novel 2012] by David W. Menefee
A grandmother with an aversion to electronics feels cruelly isolated from the world, especially from her texting-busy grandchildren; then a stranger on a train rewires her point of view . . .
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [8/2012] for $8.95


cinema historian James Robert Parish
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The Fox Girls book by James Robert Parish  "The Fox Girls: Starring 15 Beautiful Vixens and One Adorable Cub" [1971]
by James Robert Parish, with 850 b&w photographs

featuring Theda Bara, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Alice Faye, Janet Gaynor, Betty Grable, June Haver, skater Sonja Henie, Carmen Miranda, Marilyn Monroe, Sheree North, Shirley Temple {the 'cub'}, Gene Tierney, Raquel Welch & Loretta Young
Arlington House hardcover [1972] out of print/used
Arlington House hardcover [1971] out of print/many used
Slapstick Queens book by James Robert Parish  
"The Slapstick Queens" [1973] by James Robert Parish
Oak Tree Publns hardcover [3/77] out of print/used
A.S. Barnes hardcover [1973] out of print/used
M.G.M. Stock Company book by James Robert Parish   "The M.G.M. Stock Company: The Golden Era" [1974]
by James Robert Parish & Ronald L. Bowers

Outlet 9x6 hardcover [10/77] out of print/used
Allan hardcover [1974] out of print/used
The Great Gangster Pictures book by James Robert Parish  "The Great Gangster Pictures" [1976]
by James Robert Parish

Scarecrow hardcover [5/76] out of stock/used
"The Great Gangster Pictures II" [1987]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow hardcover [5/87] for $50.00
Great Western Pictures book by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts  "The Great Western Pictures" [1976]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow hardcover [12/76] out of print/used
"The Great Western Pictures II" [1988]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow hardcover [7/88] for $55.00

"The Best of M.G.M.: The Golden Years, 1928-59" [1981]
by James Robert Parish, Gregory W. Mank & Richard Picchiarini
Arlington House hardcover [1981] out of print/used

Great Detective Pictures by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts  
"The Great Detective Pictures" [1990]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow Press hardcover [8/90] for $70.00
Great Combat Pictures book by James Robert Parish  "The Great Combat Pictures: Twentieth-Century
Warfare On The Screen" [1990]
by James Robert Parish

Scarecrow Press 9x6½ hardcover [9/90] for $74.80
The Great Hollywood Musical Pictures book by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts  "The Great Hollywood Musical Pictures" [1993]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow Press 9x6 hardcover [9/93] out of print/used


cinema historian Michael R. Pitts

Great Western Pictures book by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts  "The Great Western Pictures" [1976]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow hardcover [12/76] out of print/used
"The Great Western Pictures II" [1988]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow hardcover [7/88] for $55.00
Famous Movie Detectives by Michael R. Pitts  "Famous Movie Detectives" [1979] by Michael R. Pitts
Scarecrow Press 8¾x5.6 hardcover [10/79] out of print/used
"Famous Movie Detectives II" [1991]
Scarecrow Press hardcover [4/91] for $55.00
"Famous Movie Detectives III" [2004]
Scarecrow Press hardcover [12/2004] for $53.49
The Great Gangster Pictures book by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts  "The Great Gangster Pictures II" [1987]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow hardcover [5/87] for $50.00
Great Detective Pictures by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts  "The Great Detective Pictures" [1990]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow Press hardcover [8/90] for $70.00
The Great Hollywood Musical Pictures book by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts  "The Great Hollywood Musical Pictures" [1993]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow Press 9x6 hardcover [9/93] out of print/used
Columbia Pictures HorrorFilms book by Michael R. Pitts  "Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Films, 1928-1982" [2010]
by Michael R. Pitts

Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [9/2010] for $19.99
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [8/00] out of print/used
Allied Artists Horror Films book by Michael R. Pitts  "Allied Artists Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Films, 1952-1970" [2011]
by Michael R. Pitts

Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [3/2011] for $18.99
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [4/2011] for $35.00
RKO Radio Horror Films 1930-1956 book by Michael R. Pitts  "RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Films, 1930-1956" [2015]
by Michael R. Pitts

Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [4/2015] for $19.99
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [4/2015] for $39.95
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [4/2015] out of print/used


critic & historian Donald Richie
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received the 1990 Mel Novikoff Award [est. 1988] from San Francisco Intl. Film Festival [est. 1954]
2003 interview with Donald Richie at Midnight Eye website

Ozu by Donald Richie  
"Ozu" [1977] by Donald Richie
Univ of CA Press 9x6 pb [7/77] for $24.95

see also Magic Lantern's Yasujiro Ozu [1892-1947] Page

Japanese Film / Art & Industry  "The Japanese Film: Art & Industry" [1983]
by Joseph L. Anderson & Donald Richie

Princeton Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [2/83] for $25.05
Princeton Univ Press hardcover [2/83] out of print/used
Films of Akira Kurosawa  "The Films of Akira Kurosawa" [rev 1999]
by Donald Richie & Joan Mellen

Univ CA Press 10x9¾ 3rd edition pb [1/99] for $19.77

see also Magic Lantern's Akira Kurosawa [1910-98] Page

Donald Richie Reader book edited by Arturo Silva  "The Donald Richie Reader: 50 Years of Writing On Japan"
[2001] Edited by Arturo Silva

Stone Bridge Press 9x7 pb [6/2001] for $15.56
Stone Bridge Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2001] out of print/used
Japanese / 100 Years  "A Hundred Years of Japanese Film" [2002]
by Donald Richie

Kodansha 8.4x7 hardcover [2/2002] for $21.00

see also Magic Lantern's Cinema of Japan Page

"Sneaking In: Donald Richie's Life In Film" [2002]
Directed by Prinzgau-Podgorschek/Navigator Film, Vienna

Zen Life, D.T. Suzuki documentary film directed by Michael Goldberg  "A Zen Life: D.T. Suzuki" [Marty Gross Films 2007?]
Co-produced & directed by Michael Goldberg; includes video interviews with poet Gary Snyder, Zen master Robert Aitken, religious scholar Huston Smith & cinema critic Donald Richie, and audio of D.T. Suzuki, composer John Cage, psychoanalyst Erich Fromm & Trappist monk Thomas Merton
Marty Gross Films color DVD [2/2008] for $49.95
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Donald Richie Film Anthology import DVD  "A Donald Richie Film Anthology, 1962-68"
[Marty Gross Films 2008?]

imported from Japan, Japanese with English subtitles; DVD includes "Wargames" [22 minutes, 1962], "Atami Blues" [20 minutes, 1962], "Boy With Cat" [5 minutes, 1967], "Dead Youth" [13 minutes, 1967], "Five Filosophical Fables" [47 minutes, 1967] and "Cybele" [20 minutes, 1968]
direct purchase for $70 retail, $150 institutional


preservationist David Shepard
IMDb listingWikipedia
received the 2000 Mel Novikoff Award [est. 1988] from San Francisco Intl. Film Festival [est. 1954]

"D.W. Griffith: A Biograph Treasury" [1975] by David Shepard out of print/scarce
"King Vidor by King Vidor, Interviewed by Nancy Dowd & David Shepard" [1988] /0810821613/
"Henry King, Director: From Silents To 'Scope" [1995] by David Shepard /1882766032/
"My Seventy Years at Paramount Studios and the Directors Guild of America" [2/96]
by Joseph C. Youngerman, Interviewed by Ira Skutch & David Shepard /1882766024/


historian & editor Anthony Slide of U.K. & Hollywood
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"THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VAUDEVILLE" [1994]
"Selected Film Criticism" [1982] by Anthony Slide /0810815257

Griffith & The Rise of Hollywood book by Paul O'Dell  "Griffith and The Rise of Hollywood" [1970]
by Paul O'Dell, with Anthony Slide

A.S. Barnes pb [1970] out of print/used
A.S. Barnes hardcover [1971] out of print/used
Castle Books hardcover [1970] out of print/used
History of The Vitagraph Company  "The Big V: A History of The Vitagraph Company" [1976]
by Anthony Slide

Scarecrow Press 'new & revised' 8¾x5½ hardcover [9/87] for $59.50

Magic Lantern's Studios Pages / Vitagraph

Early Women Directors book by Anthony Slide  "Early Women Directors: Their Role In The Development of The Silent Cinema" [1977] by Anthony Slide
this book effectively replaced by Slide's "Silent Feminists" [1996] book below
Da Capo Press hardcover [1/84] out of print/used
A.S. Barnes hardcover [1/77] out of print/used
Fifty Great American Silent Films book by Anthony Slide  "Fifty Great American Silent Films, 1912-1920: A Pictorial Survey"
[1980] by Anthony Slide

Dover Publng hardcover [6/80] out of print/used
American Film Industry Historical Dictionary 1986 book by Anthony Slide  "The American Film Industry: A Historical Dictionary" [1986]
by Anthony Slide

Limelight Editions 9x6 pb [6/90] out of print/used
Greenwood Publng Group 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/86] out of print/used
see also the 1998/2001 'New' edition below
Memoirs of Alice Guy Blaché  "The Memoirs of Alice Guy Blaché" [1986]
Translated by Roberta & Simone Blaché, edited by Anthony Slide

The only woman filmmaker to this day who owned her own studio.
Scarecrow Press 8½x5½ hardcover [5/96] for $29.50
Scarecrow Press hardcover [8/86] out pf print/used

Magic Lantern's Alice Guy-Blaché [1873-1968] Page

Poetry of the Cinema book edited by Anthony Slide  
"The Picture Dancing On A Screen: Poetry of The Cinema" [1988]
Edited by Anthony Slide

Rowman & Littlefield / Vestal Press 10x7 pb [4/88] for $13.22
International Film Industry Historical Dictionary book by Anthony Slide  "The International Film Industry: A Historical Dictionary" [1989]
by Anthony Slide

sequel/companion to "The American Film Industry: A Historical Dictionary" [1986]
hardcover [3/89] out of print/used
History of Film Preservation  "Nitrate Won't Wait: A History of Film Preservation In The United States" [1992] by Anthony Slide
McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [8/2000] for $30.00
McFarland & Co. hardcover [2/92] out of print/used

Magic Lantern's Cinema History Page / Film Preservation Dept.

Silent Feminists docufilm  "The Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors" [indep release 1993]
45-minute documentary film co-directed by Anthony Slide & Jeffrey Goodman; narrated by Jane Wyatt
Direct Cinema Ltd. DVD [7/2009] out of prodn/scarce
credits at IMDb
see also 1996 companion book below
Hollywood Novel Critical Guide  "The Hollywood Novel: A Critical Guide To Over 1200 Works With
Film-Related Themes or Characters, 1912-1994" [1995]
by Anthony Slide

McFarland & Co. 9¼x6¼ pb [7/95] for $49.95
Silent Feminists book by Anthony Slide  "The Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors" [1996]
by Anthony Slide

Scarecrow Press 8½x5½ pb [6/96] for $40.19
companion book to the 1993 docufilm {above}; same as 1977/1984 book, plus two added chapters; examines careers of cinema's female pioneers Dorothy Arzner, Alice Guy-Blaché, Frances Marion, Ida May Park, Mrs. Wallace Reid, Lois Weber, Margery Wilson, and others
New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry book by Anthony Slide  "The New Historical Dictionary of The American Film Industry" [1998]
by Anthony Slide

Scarecrow Press 11x8½ pb [3/2001] for $27.58
Scarecrow Press 11¼x8¾ hardcover [6/98] for $68.07
Silent Players   "Silent Players: A Biographical & Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors & Actresses" [2002]
by Anthony Slide

Univ Press KY 10¼x7¼ hardcover [9/2002] for $28.00
American Racist / Thomas Dixon  "American Racist: The Life and Films of Thomas Dixon" [2004]
by Anthony Slide

Univ Press of KY 9x6 pb [9/2004] for $35.00

Dixon's books were the basis for D.W. Griffith's
silent classic "The Birth of A Nation" [1915]

Now Playing, Hand-Painted Poster Art book by Anthony Slide  "Now Playing: Hand-Painted Poster Art From The 1910s Through The 1950s"
[2007] by Anthony Slide, with Jane Burman Powell & Lori Goldman Berthelsen

Angel City Press 14¼x11 hardcover [5/2007] for $33.75
Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine book by Anthony Slide  "Inside The Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators & Gossip Mongers" [2010]
by Anthony Slide

Univ Press of MS 10x7¼ hardcover [2/2010] for $32.00
Novels and Screen Legacy of Thorne Smith book by Anthony Slide  "A Man Named Smith: The Novels and Screen Legacy of Thorne Smith"
[2010] by Anthony Slide

New York writer Thorne Smith [1892-1934] is most famous for the 'Topper' novels and films, as well as several other filmed novels involving witches or ghosts
BearManor Media 8¾x6 pb [3/2010] for $19.95


biographer James Spada
New York Times best-selling author of biographies of Princess Grace, Peter Lawford, Bette Davis,
Barbra Streisand, Julia Roberts, Marilyn Monroe, The Kennedy Clan, Ronald Reagan, The Bush Clan,
Judy Garland, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Fonda, and others
browse booksphotography websiteIMDb listing


historian & editor Jon Tuska Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

writes books about Western movies, films noir & cinema, and edits Western fiction anthologies


2010 color photo of photo historian Marc Wanamaker    photo historian Marc Wanamaker
browse booksIMDb listing [since 1980]

founder of the Hollywood Heritage Museum
Bison Archives [est. 1973]
Bison Productions [est. 1975]

A&E Biography about Rudolph Valentino  "Rudolph Valentino: The Great Lover" [Greystone/A&E Feb 1996]
Hosted by Peter Graves; featuring on-camera commentary by William K. Everson,
Michael Medved, Michael Morris & Marc Wanamaker
A&E Home Video 50-minute DVD [12/2008] for $24.95
A&E Home Video VHS [2/2000] out of prodn/used
confusing 2006 Kinetic/Delta credits at IMDb
watch free online [43:40] at A&E Biography
see also Magic Lantern's Rudolph Valentino [1895-1926] Page
Images of America Early Hollywood book by Marc Wanamaker & Robert W. Nudelman  
"Images of America: Early Hollywood" [2007]
by Marc Wanamaker {Bison Archives}
& Robert W. Nudelman {Hollywood Heritage Museum}

Arcadia Publng 9x6¼ pb [10/2007] for $13.59
Images of America Theatres In Los Angeles book by Suzanne Tarbell Cooper, Amy Ronnebeck Hall & Marc Wanamaker  "Images of America: Theatres In Los Angeles (California)" [2008]
by Suzanne Tarbell Cooper, Amy Ronnebeck Hall & Marc Wanamaker

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [1/2008] for $13.59
Images of America Early Warner Bros. Studios book by E.J. Stephens & Marc Wanamaker  "Early Warner Bros. Studios (Images of America)" [2010]
by E.J. Stephens & Marc Wanamaker

Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [7/2010] for $14.95
Location Filming In Los Angeles book by Karie Bible, Marc Wanamaker & Harry Medved  
"Location Filming In Los Angeles (Images of America Series)" [2010]
by Karie Bible, Marc Wanamaker & Harry Medved

Arcadia Publng 9x6&frac2 pb [11/2010] for $14.95
Movie Studios of Culver City book by Julie Lugo Cerra & Marc Wanamaker  "Movie Studios of Culver City (Images of America)" [2011]
by Julie Lugo Cerra & Marc Wanamaker

Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [3/2011] for $14.95


won Oscar for Best Short Subject for "World of Kids" [1951]   won Oscar for Best Short Subject for "This Mechanical Age" [1954]      cinema historian
Robert Youngson [1917-74] Page



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