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3.17 of 5 stars 3.17  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hollywood lifestyles of today have nothing on those of the first half of the last century for opulence and glamour. David Wallace, author of Lost Hollywood, has unearthed new stories and fresh details about some of the era's biggest names and how they lived, worked, and played. The stars' real lives at the dawn of the studio era were infinitely more interesting than anythi ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 25th 2002 by St. Martin's Press
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Dec 20, 2011 Denali rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
I was expecting a lot more from this in a couple of ways
a) more little known facts
b) better fleshed out and organized chapters
c) a more cohesive timeline

This felt more like visiting faux ghost town with a bunch of people shuffling on and off a tour bus than a juicy look into old Hollywood glamor.
Stories and details of some of Hollywood's most famous names. A fast read which lets us see both "the splendor and the squalor of old Hollywood". If you like reading about the stars, you will love this one. It shows them warts and all!! Have fun.
Eh so far. Not nearly salacious enough for me. We'll see if it gets better. At least it's short!

Short but I couldn't even finish it. Just dull. And in need of an editor! typos plus blah tidbits plus little to no scandal equals no interest. Skip it.
Oct 10, 2007 Jim rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: fiction
An intersting foray into the early years of filmmaking in Hollywood.
very strange history
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"David Wallace is a journalist who has covered celebrities and the movie industry for over twenty years. He lives in Los Angeles."
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