Who's Whose in Hollywood A sorta Saga of Screenland: Sayres, B. W. Who's Whose in Hollywood A sorta Saga of Screenland: Sayres, B. W.

Who's Whose in Hollywood A sorta Saga of Screenland

Sayres, B. W.

Published by Unknown, Hollywood, 1926
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Catnip from the height of the Silent Era. Scarce book of arch observations about all the stars from when they had faces. Only three copies located on OCLC First Search. 8vo. 20 by 13 cm. 75 pp. The humor is generally highly obscure now, even when one knows well the particular actor -- say, Chaplin, Norma Shearer, Lillian Gish, Adophe Menjou, or any of the good number whose careers and fame continued into the era of talkies. The snippets, sometimes a single sentence, sometimes, a long paragraph, often sound like the radio soundbites that might have announced a star on the red carpet -- think "Singin' in the Rain"'s intro scene. Amid the short takes on the personalities are also entries for theaters such as Grauman's. The book changes tack near the end, with mock scenarios and other off-color pieces. We can't say the book was the first such tongue-in-cheek treatment of the film industry, but surely it is early as a compendium of innuendo and gossip from an industry that nonetheless was a fraction the size it was to become within a decade, notwithstanding the convulsions of the early depression era. Moderate wear to the cover. Hardcover. Cloth spine. Paper pastedown on boards. Bookseller Inventory # 005062

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Title: Who's Whose in Hollywood A sorta Saga of ...

Publisher: Unknown, Hollywood

Publication Date: 1926

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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