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Gill, Jonathan

Summary: The Cold War and the Golden Age of Hollywood meet in this story of the remarkable career of Boris Morros, film producer and Russian double agent. Boris Morros was a major figure in the 1930s and '40s. The head of music at Paramount, nominated for Academy Awards, he then went on to produce his own films with Laurel and Hardy, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, and others. But as J. Edgar Hoover would...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MORROS, BORIS GIL

Salisbury, Katie Gee

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Summary: "Set against the glittering backdrop of Los Angeles during the gin-soaked Jazz Age and the rise of Hollywood, this debut book celebrates Anna May Wong, the first Asian American movie star, to bring an unsung heroine to light and reclaim her place in cinema history"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2024

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Summary: Chronicles the lives and careers of Harold Michelson, a storyboard artist and production designer, and his wife Lillian, a film researcher, who eloped to Hollywood in 1947 and worked for six decades, their combined filmography totaling hundreds of movies for which their contributions went mostly uncredited.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HAR

Stevens, Dana

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Summary: "As one of the most famous faces of silent cinema, Buster Keaton was and continues to be revered for his stoic expressions, clever visual gags, and acrobatic physicality in classics such as Sherlock Jr., The General, and The Cameraman. In this spirited biography, every aspect of Buster Keaton's astonishing life is explored, from his humble beginnings in vaudeville with his parents to his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2022

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Hirsch, Foster

Summary: "A comprehensive study of the changing attitudes of America in the 1950s as reflected by the films of that decade"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 384.83 HIR

Longworth, Karina

Summary: In recent months, the media has reported on scores of entertainment figures who used their power and money in Hollywood to sexually harass and coerce some of the most talented women in cinema and television. But as Karina Longworth reminds us, long before the Harvey Weinsteins there was Howard Hughes—the Texas millionaire, pilot, and filmmaker whose reputation as a cinematic provocateur was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Custom House 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 LON

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