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The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History

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Before the film industry arrived, Hollywood was filled with quaint bungalows, millionaires' estates, and churches dedicated to teetotalism. Movies shattered Hollywood's tranquillity, and brought wealth, fame and glamorous movie stars. The giants of the movie industry invented klieg-lighted movie premieres and the Academy Awards in Hollywood. Go beyond the star-studded surf ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by BL Press LLC
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Pauline  Butcher Bird
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I bought this book because I hoped to find information about the log cabin at 2401 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, the house where Tom Mix apparently lived for a while and where, according to reports, he buried his horse, Tony, in the grounds. Alas, there was no such mention of the log cabin and scant entries for Tom Mix. Still, the book makes pleasant reading if you like stories about old Hollywood and has some wonderful photographs. I dip into it whenever I'm lounging in the living room and always fi ...more
Annette Reynolds
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Riveting pictorial history of the Hollywood area, from it's earliest days. A terrific history lesson for anyone interested in how So Cal came into being, with the added bonus of all the delicious film industry photos and information. This is a gorgeous, BIG book. I checked it out of the library, but fell in love with it and have now purchased it.
Mary
Jan 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I cannot say enough good about this book. It is amazing, if you love Hollywood's history, or vintage Hollywood, it is a must have.
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