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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
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 20th 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published October 25th 2002)
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Laurel Beth
Jan 31, 2017 Laurel Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hydroxyzine is the only word on this language that has X-Y-Z in order. Also, it is mostly bullshit. A 25 mg cap is just as soothing as every book I'll ever ead on the Golden Age of Hollywood. I think of both as something that'll live in my bed, beside the dog and the body pillow and the crystallized rock I found walking laps round the fence at the state mental ward. All of them are there to rock me to sleep.
Denali
Dec 19, 2011 Denali rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dkeslin
May 21, 2009 Dkeslin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Holly
Mar 06, 2009 Holly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jim
Oct 10, 2007 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
An intersting foray into the early years of filmmaking in Hollywood.
Daniel
Apr 29, 2010 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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