Letters from Hollywood

Letters from Hollywood : Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking

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Rare notes, memos, and telegrams from Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, and more

Letters from Hollywood reproduces in full color scores of
entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the
most notable and talented film industry names of all time-from the
silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre-email days of the
1970s. Culled from libraries, archives, and personal collections, the
135 letters, memos, and telegrams are organized chronologically and are
annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context.
While each piece reveals a specific moment in time, taken together, the
letters convey a bigger picture of Hollywood history. Contributors
include celebrities like Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart,
Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary
Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda. This is the gift book of the season for fans of classic Hollywood.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 215 x 287 x 32mm | 1,570g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated ed
  • 1419738097
  • 9781419738098
  • 577,146

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"This is, quite simply, one of the finest books I've ever read about Hollywood."-- "Leonard Maltin"
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About Rocky Lang

Rocky Lang is an author who has produced, written, and directed motion pictures, documentaries, and television programs. Barbara Hall is a film historian and researcher who has worked as an archivist at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Writers Guild Foundation, and the Art Directors Guild. They both live in Los Angeles.
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