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Letters from Hollywood

Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking

Rocky Lang Barbara Hall



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Thames & Hudson
01 September 2019
Rarenotes, memos, and telegrams from Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, and moreLetters 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.
By:   Rocky Lang, Barbara Hall
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Annotated edition
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 203mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   1.580kg
ISBN:   9781419738098
ISBN 10:   1419738097
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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

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

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