These three performers and thirteen others (Barbara Barondess, Thomas Beck, Mary Brian, Pauline Curley, Billie Dove, Edith Fellows, Rose Hobart, William Janney, Marcia Mae Jones, Barbara Kent, Anita Page, Lupita Tovar, and Barbara Weeks) reminisce here about Hollywood and the movie business as it made the transition from silents to talkies. For the stage actors, sound films were a natural move. Some of the silent actors were not so fortunate, often finding the studios reluctant to use their talents. These men and women, most in their seventies and eighties, provide a unique look at a crucial period in film history.
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Fortson, Georgia's Michael G. Ankerich began interviewing former picture players about ten years ago and has contributed to Classic Images, Films of the Golden Age and Hollywood Studio Magazine.Review:
"pleasurable reading...engaging period photographs and exhaustive individual filmographies. ...detailed research, vividly recounts what it was like to be an early screen siren" -- Film & History
"recommended...a generous selection of photos" -- The Silents Majority On-Line Journal
"richly detailed and consistently interesting. ...these performers...have absorbing and entertaining stories to tell. ...excellent photographs" -- Past Times
"this compulsive collection of vivid reminiscences is a fascinating journey back to early cinema. It's the next best thing to traveling back in a time machine" -- Film Review
"well worth reading" -- Classic Images
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Book Description McFarland Publishing, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11078640504X