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Mirrors of Hollywood With Brief Biographies 1925 book by Charles Donald Fox  "Mirrors of Hollywood: With Brief Biographies of Favorite Film Folk" [1925]
by Charles Donald Fox, Foreword by Will H. Hays

Charles Renard Corp., New York hardcover [1925] out of print/scarce
Charles Renard Corp., New York hardcover [1925] out of print/scarce
Charles Renard Corp., New York hardcover [1925] out of print/scarce
Mayer & Thalberg by Marx  "Mayer and Thalberg: The Make Believe Saints" [1975]
by Samuel Marx

New Millennium Press pb [11/2003] for $16.94
Warner Books mass pb [11/80] out of print/used

Magic Lantern's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Page

Some Time In The Sun / Dardis  "Some Time In The Sun: The Hollywood Years of F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Nathanael West, Aldous Huxley & James Agee" [1981]
by Tom Dardis

Limelight pb [2/99] for $12.95
Backstory 1  "Backstory 1: Interviews With Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age" [1986]
Edited by Patrick McGilligan

Univ California Press 9x6 pb [11/89] for $24.95
Univ California Press hardcover [12/86] out of print/used
Backstory 2  "Backstory 2: Interviews With Screenwriters of The 1940s and 1950s" [1991]
Edited by Patrick McGilligan

Univ Calif Press 9x6 pb [5/97] for $24.95
Univ Calif Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/91] out of print/used
Just Tell Me When To Cry memoir by Richard Fleischer  "Just Tell Me When To Cry: A Memoir" [1993] by Richard Fleischer
Carroll & Graf 9½x6½ pb [7/93] out of print/many used
the author was the son of the head of Fleischer Animation Studios [1921-42], and his directing career [1943-89] included working with Charles Bronson, Walt Disney, Kirk Douglas, Rex Harrison, Charlton Heston, Howard Hughes, Robert Mitchum, Laurence Olivier, Edward G. Robinson, Arnold Schwartzenegger, John Wayne, Orson Welles, Darryl Zanuck, and many others
Backstory 3  "Backstory 3: Interviews With Screenwriters of The 1960s" [1997]
Edited by Patrick McGilligan

Univ Calif Press 9x6 pb [3/97] for $24.95
Univ Calif Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/97] out of print/used
Ub Iwerks documentary film directed by Leslie Iwerks  "The Hand Behind The Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story" [Disney Oct 1999]
documentary feature directed by Leslie Iwerks

Disney Home Video VHS [9/2001] for $19.99
full credits from IMDb
companion book "The Hand Behind the Mouse: An Intimate Biography of Ub Iwerks"
[2001] by Leslie Iwerks & John D. Kenworthy

Hyperion 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2001] for $17.47
Ub Iwerks credits at IMDb

Budd Schulberg   "Budd Schulberg" [2001] by Nicholas Beck
The first full biography of the son of a Paramount studio mogul who was a novelist – "What Makes Sammy Run?" {see below} & others – short story writer, playwright, Oscar-winning screenwriter – "On The Waterfront" (1954) – and journalist.
Rowman & Littlefield 8¾x5½ hardcover [9/2001] for $35.00
Budd Schulberg's credits at IMDb
Walt Disney's Nine Old Men  "Walt Disney's Nine Old Men" [2001]
by John Canemaker

Hyperion 12¼x9¼ hardcover [10/2001] for $42.00

see also Magic Lantern's Walt Disney [1901-66] Page

Keystone Kid / Early Hollywood  "The Keystone Kid: Tales of Early Hollywood" [2001]
by Coy Watson, Jr.

Santa Monica Press 10¾x8½ pb [11/2001] for $24.95
Silent Players book by Anthony Slide  "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
Talking To The Piano Player book by Stuart Oderman  "Talking To The Piano Player, Volume 1: Silent Film Stars, Writers, and Directors Remember" [2004] by Stuart Oderman
interviews with some important people of the bygone Silent Era: Madge Bellamy, Betty Bronson, Frank Capra, Jackie Coogan, Jerry Devine, Marlene Dietrich, Minta Durfee, Allan Dwan, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Anita Garvin, Leatrice Joy, Anita Loos, Patsy Ruth Miller, Colleen Moore, Ann Pennington, Aileen Pringle, Dorothy Davenport (Mrs. Wallace) Reid, Billie Rhodes, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Constance Talmadge, Lois Wilson, and Claire Windsor – includes photographs taken at the time of the interviews
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [10/2004] for $19.95

Golden West Hollywood Stories  "The Golden West: Hollywood Stories" [2005]
by Daniel Fuchs [1909-93]; Introduction by John Updike

includes short fiction & non-fiction, and the novella "West of The Rockies" (1971)
Black Sparrow 8½x6 pb [10/2006] for $16.95
Black Sparrow/Godine 9x6 hardcover [5/2005] for $24.83
Daniel Fuchs's credits [1939-95] at IMDb
Lion of Hollywood biography of Louis B. Mayer by Scott Eyman  "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
Backstory 4 book by Patrick McGilligan  "Backstory 4: Interviews With Screenwriters of The 1970s & 1980s" [2006]
by Patrick McGilligan

Univ CA Press pb [1/2006] for $18.96
Univ CA Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/2006] for $60.00
Under The Rainbow memoir by John Carlyle  "Under The Rainbow: An Intimate Memoir of Judy Garland, Rock Hudson & My Life In Old Hollywood" [2006] by John Carlyle [1931-2003]
mixed reviews, but the book may be of interest to fans of the Fifties and-or of Judy Garland
Da Capo Press 8¾x5½ pb [10/2007] for $15.00
Da Capo Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2006] for $26.95
Talking To The Piano Player 2 book by Stuart Oderman  "Talking To The Piano Player, Volume 2: Stars, Writers & Bandleaders Remember"
[2009] by Stuart Oderman

interviews with prominent personalities from music and film: Tallulah Bankhead, Vivian Blaine, Janet Blair, Joan Blondell, David Burns, Lita Grey Chaplin, Gloria DeHaven, Lou Jacobi, Veronica Lake, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ann Miller, Harry Richman, Artie Shaw, Vera-Ellen, Marie Windsor, – includes photographs taken at the time of the interviews
Kindle Edition from BearManor Media [10/2010] for $9.95
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [2/2009] for $19.95

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, and Jane Withers
American Classic Screen Profiless book edited by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh  "American Classic Screen: Profiles" [2010]
Edited by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh, Preface by Ray Bradbury

Scarecrow Press 8¾x6 pb [9/2010] for $40.00
American Classic Screen Magazine [1976-86] was published by The National Film Society; these exclusive profiles have long been difficult or impossible to access, but are now collected by editors Tibbetts & Welsh; the Profiles include: James Cagney and Mae Clarke; George Cukor and Kate Hepburn; Bette Davis and Claude Rains; Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, George Bancroft, Charles T. Barton, Warner Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Beulah Bondi, George M. Cohan, Cecil B. DeMille, Charlotte 'Alice' Henry, Orval Hixon, Boris Karloff, Barbara La Marr, Elissa Landi, Joseph H. Lewis, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, child star Peggy-Jean 'Baby Peggy' Montgomery, Walter Plunkett, Eleanor Powell, Robert Redford, Mickey Rooney, Victor Sjöström, Kenneth Strickfaden, cowboy star Fred Thomson, Cornel Wilde, and Natalie Wood
American Classic Screen Features book edited by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh  "American Classic Screen: Features" [2010]
Edited by John C. Tibbetts & James M. Welsh, Foreword by Gene D. Phillips

Scarecrow Press 9x6 pb [11/2010] for $50.00
American Classic Screen Magazine [1976-86] was published by The National Film Society; these exclusive articles have long been difficult or impossible to access, but are now collected by editors Tibbetts & Welsh; the Feature Article topics include: King Vidor's "The Big Parade" [1925], D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of A Nation" [1915], Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane" [1941], Olivia De Havilland, Walt Disney's unfinished projects, John Ford, "The Jazz Singer" [1927], "King Kong" [1933], Stanley Kubrick, and Marilyn Monroe

Of All the Gin Joints book by Mark Bailey & Edward Hemingway  "Of All The Gin Joints: Stumbling Through Hollywood History - With 40 Cocktail Recipes" [2014] Written by Mark Bailey, Illustrated by Edward Hemingway
Stories of seventy of our most beloved actors, directors, and screenwriters at their most soused, detailed in bite-size biographies followed by ribald anecdotes, memorable quotes, and ten drink recipes; featuring iconic silver-screen legends Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, Ava Gardner, Dennis Hopper, Mary Pickford, and Natalie Wood – among many others
Kindle Edition from Algonquin Books [9/2014] for $10.99
Algonquin Books hardcover [9/2014] for $13.70

Hollywood  &  Women

From Reverence To Rape  
"From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women In The Movies"
[1974; 2nd edition 1987] by Molly Haskell

Univ Chicago Press pb [10/87] for $12.92
Univ Chicago Press hardcover [10/87] out of print/used
Holt Rinehart Winston hardcover [1/74] out of print/used
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

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

Desire To Desire  "The Desire To Desire: The Woman's Film of The 1940s" [1987]
by Mary Ann Doane

Indiana Univ Press 9&frax14x6 pb [6/87] for $22.95
Indiana Univ Press hardcover [6/87] out of print/used
Calling The Shots Profiles of Women Filmmakers movie & book by Janis Cole and Holly Dale  "Calling The Shots: Profiles of Women Filmmakers" [1993]
Edited by Janis Cole and Holly Dale

Quarry Press 9¼x6¼ pb [8/94] out of print/used
"Calling The Shots: Profiles of Women Filmmakers" documentary film
[indep Oct 1988] Co-written & co-directed by Janis Cole and Holly Dale

color DVD available only at Direct Cinema Ltd. for$29.95
full credits at IMDb
A Woman's View / Basinger  
"A Woman's View: How Hollywood Spoke To Women, 1930-1960" [1993]
by Jeanine Basinger

Wesleyan Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [5/95] for $17.61
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [8/93] out of print/many used
Silent Feminists  "The Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors" [1996]
by Anthony Slide

Scarecrow Press 8½x5½ pb [6/96] for $41.25
45-minute companion video [1994]
Directed by Jeffrey Goodman & Anthony Slide; narrated by Jane Wyatt
Direct Cinema Ltd. DVD [7/2009] for $29.95
full credits at IMDb
"Early Women Directors" [1977] by Anthony Slide
Da Capo Press hardcover [1/84] out of print/used
A.S. Barnes hardcover [1/77] out of print/used

Without Lying Down  "Without Lying Down: Frances Marion & The Powerful Women of Early Hollywood"
[1997] by Cari Beauchamp

Univ California Press 9x6 pb [5/98] for $13.97
Scribner 9½x6½ hardcover [3/97] out of print/used
tv movie [Chaise Lounge/UCLA 2000]: full credits from IMDb
Image Ent. b&w/color DVD [3/2003] for $26.99
Milestone color/b&w VHS [11/2001] out of prodn/used
see also Francis Marion at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

Women Behind The Camera docufilm by Alexis Krasilovsky  "Women Behind The Camera: Conversations With Camerawomen" [1997]
by Alexis Krasilovsky

Praeger 9¼x6 pb [4/97] for $35.00
Praeger 9¾x6½ hardcover [4/97] for $67.95
author credits at IMDb
"Women Behind The Camera" documentary film [2007]
video/DVD not available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
When Women Call the Shots book by Dr. Linda Seger  
"When Women Call The Shots: The Developing Power & Influence of Women In Television & Film" [1997] by Dr. Linda Seger
iUniverse 9x6 pb [1/2003] for $21.95
Holt pb [12/97] out of print/used
Complicated Women / Pre-Code Hollywood  "Complicated Women: Sex & Power In Pre-Code Hollywood" [2000]
by Mick LaSalle

St. Martin/Griffin 9¼x6 pb [12/2001] for $11.53
St. Martin 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2000] out of print/used
Great Women of Film  "Great Women of Film" [2002]
by Helena Lumme, photographs by Mika Manninen

Billboard Books 10½x9 pb [3/2002] for $29.95
Alice Guy Blaché biography by Alison McMahan  "Alice Guy Blaché: Lost Visionary of The Cinema" [2002]
by Alison McMahan

"A monumental job ..." — Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
Continuum 9.4x6.4 hardcover [3/2002] for $24.50

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

Women Who Run The Show  "Women Who Run The Show: How A Brilliant & Creative New Generation of Women Stormed Hollywood, 1973-2000" [2002] by Mollie Gregory
St. Martin 9½x6½ hardcover [8/2002] for $18.87
Women Filmmakers Refocusing  "Women Filmmakers: Refocusing" [2003]
Edited by by Jacqueline Levitin, Judith Plessis & Valerie Raoul

contributors and subjects include Maria Luisa Bemberg, Helma Sanders Brahms, Doris Dorrie, Agnieszka Holland, E. Ann Kaplan, Deepa Mehta, Helke Misselwitz, Pratibha Parmar, Patricia Plattner, Sally Potter, Margarethe von Trotta, Lina Wertmuller, and Ann Wheeler
Routledge 9x6½ pb [6/2003] for $33.25
U.B.C. Press 9x6¼ hardcover [2/2003] out of print/used
Women Through The Lens / Chinese Cinema book by Shugin Cui  
"Women Through The Lens: Gender & Nation In A Century of Chinese Cinema"
[2003] by Shugin Cui

Univ HI Press 8¾x6 pb [3/2008] for $28.00
Univ HI Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2003] for $42.00
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films book by Denise Lowe  "An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women In Early American Films, 1895-1930" [2004]
by Denise Lowe

Routledge 8¼x6 pb [12/2004] for $59.95
Routledge 9x6¼ hardcover [12/2004] for $120.60
Women Filmmakers On Filmmaking  "Projections 13: Women Filmmakers On Filmmaking" [2005]
Edited by Isabella Weibrecht & John Boorman

interviewees include Allison Anders, Susanne Bier, Claire Binns, Rosa Bosch, Denise Breton, Lisa Cholodenko, Pauline Kael, Anna Karina, Katia Lund, Frances McDormand, Heather McGowan, Rebecca Miller, Emily Mortimer, Ramona Sánchez & Libby Savill
Faber & Faber 9x6 pb [1/2005] for $24.64
Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood  "Women Filmmakers In Early Hollywood" [2006]
by Karen Ward Mahar

Johns Hopkins Univ Press hardcover [10/2006] for $42.30
Red Velvet Seat book edited by Antonia Lant & Ingrid Periz  "The Red Velvet Seat: Women's Writings On The First Fifty Years of Cinema" [2006] Edited by Antonia Lant & Ingrid Periz
Contributors include Jane Addams, Betty Balfour, Djuna Barnes, Iris Barry, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillie Devereux Blake, Elizabeth Bowen, Colette, Barbara Deming, Maya Deren, Germaine Dulac, Zelda Fitzgerald, Janet Flanner, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Lillian Gish, Imagist poet H.D., Fannie Hurst, Milena Jesenska, Anita Loos, Barbara Low, Marie Stopes, Mary Heaton Vorse, Fredi Washington, Rebecca West, and Virginia Woolf
Verso 9x6 pb [12/2006] for $32.29
Verso hardcover [12/2006] for $94.95
Cupboards of Curiosity - Women, Recollection & Film History book by Amelie Hastie  
"Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, Recollection & Film History" [2007]
by Amelie Hastie

Duke Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [1/2007] for $22.95
Duke Univ Press hardcover [1/2007] for $79.95

Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels / Girls of The Silent Screen book by Michael G. Ankerich   "Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels: The Lives, Careers, and Misfortunes of 14 Hard-Luck Girls of The Silent Screen" [2009] by Michael G. Ankerich
featuring 14 silent film actresses: Agnes Ayres [92 credits, 1914-37 - including "The Sheik" opposite Valentino]; Olive Borden [51 credits, 1923-34]; Grace Darmond [67 credits, 1914-61]; Elinor Fair [53 credits, 1916-34]; Juanita Hansen [46 credits, 1914-41 - including star of the 1920 Warner Bros. serial "The Lost City"]; Wanda Hawley [83 credits, 1917-31 - including "The Young Rajah" opposite Valentino]; Natalie Joyce [47 credits, 1922-32]; Barbara La Marr [27 credits, 1920-26]; Martha Mansfield [29 credits, 1917-24 - including John Barrymore's 1920 "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"]; Mary Nolan [37 credits, 1925-33]; Marie Prevost [120 credits, 1915-36 - including Ernst Lubitsch's 1924 "The Marriage Circle"]; Lucille Ricksen [36 credits, 1920-25]; Eve Southern [38 credits, 1916-36]; and Alberta Vaughn [140 credits, 1921-35 - including "Randy Rides Alone" opposite John Wayne]
Kindle Edition from BearManor Media [11/2013] for $9.95
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [4/2015] for $26.95
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [12/2010] out of print/used
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [12/2010] out of print/used
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [12/2009] out of print/used

Universal Women in Early Hollywood book by Mark Garrett Cooper  "Universal Women: Filmmaking and Institutional Change In Early Hollywood" [2010] by Mark Garrett Cooper
During its first decade of operation, Universal Pictures employed eleven female movie directors, but by the mid-1920s, they all were gone. Author looks at issues of institutional change, and the careers of women directors Ruth Ann Baldwin, Cleo Madison, Ida May Park, Ruth Stonehouse & Elise Jane Wilson, serials star Grace Cunard & auteur Lois Weber
Univ Illinois Press 9x6 pb [3/2010] for $25.00
Univ Illinois Press 9x6¼ hardcover [3/2010] out of print/used

http://www.amazon.com/Filmmakers-Hollywood-Studies-Industry-Society/dp/0801890845/

"Women's Film and Female Experience, 1940-1950" [Sept 1986] by Andrea S. Walsh
http://www.amazon.com/Womens-Film-Female-Experience-1940-1950/dp/0275925994/

"Feminism and Film" [June 1997] by Maggie Humm
http://www.amazon.com/Feminism-Film-Maggie-Humm/dp/0253211468/

Fiction  About  Hollywood  &  Cinema

Hollywood Novel / Critical Guide book by Anthony Slide  "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
The Dream Factory In American Literature book by John Parris Springer  "Hollywood Fictions: The Dream Factory In American Literature"
[2000] by John Parris Springer

Univ OK Press 9x6 pb [2/2000] out of print/used
Univ OK Press hardcover [2/2000] out of print/used

Stuart M. Kaminsky's Toby Peters mystery series [1977-2004]
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

two dozen novels set in Hollywood during the 1940s & 1950s

Susan Kandel's Cece Caruso mystery series [2004-2009]
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

set in Hollywood & Southern California; the five books involve Agatha Christie,
Nancy Drew, Erle Stanley Gardner, Dashiell Hammett & Alfred Hitchcock

Jack Bludis has written several Hollywood-based detective mystery series
Rick Knight series set during the 1940s
Brian Kane series set during the 1950s

The number of books in this Fiction Section grew so large
that they were cut to their own pages in late 2010

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