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Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: World War II is over, but tensions between the communist Soviet Union and the US are at an all-time high. In America, communist threats are seen everywhere and a committee is formed in the nation's capital to investigate those threats. Larry Dane Brimner follows the story of 19 men--all from the film industry--who are summoned to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 BRI

Anastasio, Dina

Summary: "Who HQ rolls out the red carpet for Where Is Hollywood?--the film capital of the world. Developed in the 1880s by Midwesterners looking for a sunny winter getaway, Hollywood was a small housing development outside still-small Los Angeles. But everythingchanged in the early 1900s when filmmakers from New York flocked to the area, where they could make movies without having to pay Thomas...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 384.8 ANA

Summary: The story of film: an odyssey, written and directed by award-winning film-maker Mark Cousins, is the story of international cinema told through the history of cinematic innovation. Five years in the making, The Story of Film: An Odyssey covers six continents and 12 decades, showing how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. It provides ...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF STO

Summary: The Story of Film: An Odyssey is an unprecedented cinematic event, an epic journey through the history of world cinema that is a treat for movie lovers around the globe.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2012

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Summary: Fifteen fantastic works by the cinema's first special effects wizard, plus the documentary Georges Melies - Cinema Magician.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2008

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

Urwand, Ben

Contents: Hitler's obsession with film -- Enter Hollywood -- "Good" -- "Bad" -- "Switched off" -- Switched on -- Epilogue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2013

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

Contents: [1] Where it all began ; Art's promised land -- [2] Unchained camera ; The music of light -- [3] Opportunity lost -- End of an era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment, Inc. 2000

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

Summary: "Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack--the Warner brothers--turned a storefront that used a sheet for a screen into a dream factory rooted in the credo of educate, entertain and enlighten. In this fascinating documentary, filmmaker (and Harry's granddaughter) Cass Warner Sperling tells a story of sibling rivalry, social conscience, and the silver screen."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

Summary: In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2018

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

Thompson, Anne

Summary: Chronicling the making and marketing of movies released in 2012, from low-budget indies to studio blockbusters, a reporter who has written about Hollywood for more than twenty-five years covers every aspect of the billion-dollar global motion picture industry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

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

Wagner, Robert

Summary: The legendary actor offers a nostalgic look at Hollywood's golden age, touring favorite hotspots and exploring period business practices before the advent of paparazzi culture and high-powered agents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WAGNER, ROBERT WAG

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B WAGNER WAG

Dixon, Wheeler W.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rutgers University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.437 DIX

Summary: The true story of how Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa allowed a Hollywood crew to film him in battle, altering the course of film and military history in the process. Early movie giants D.W. Griffin and Harry Aiken send Frank Thayer to Mexico to persuade the cash-strapped, publicity-hungry Villa to let them film his revolution. Stepping into the literal cross fire, Thayer's crew risk their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2004

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA AND

Holt, Nathalia

Summary: From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls comes the untold story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations. From Snow White to Moana, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an incredibly influential group of women who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 384 Holt 2019

O'Meara, Mallory

Summary: As a teenager, Mallory O’Meara was thrilled to discover that one of her favorite movies, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, featured a monster designed by a woman, Milicent Patrick. But for someone who should have been hailed as a pioneer in the genre there was little information available. For, as O’Meara soon discovered, Patrick’s contribution had been claimed by a jealous male colleague,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 PAT

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PATRICK, MILICENT OME

Maltin, Leonard

Summary: "In Hooked on Hollywood, Maltin opens up his personal archive to take readers on a fascinating journey through film history. He first interviewed greats of Hollywood as a precocious teenager in 1960s New York City. Early Maltin interviews had literally been stored in his garage for more than 40 years until GoodKnight Books brought them to light for the first time in this volume to entertain...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: GoodKnight Books 2018

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

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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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

Summary: An intimate portrait of life, death, friendship and the movies, as recalled by some of Hollywood's greatest cinema artists: renowned art directors (and pals) Robert Boyle (North by Northwest, The Birds), Henry Bumstead (To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sting) and Albert Nozaki (The War of the Worlds, The Ten Commandments), storyboard artist Harold Michelson (The Graduate, Star Trek: The Motion...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2012

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

Speck, Gregory.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 1993

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 791.43 SPE

Harris, Mark

Summary: Looks at the World War II experiences of five legendary directors--John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens--to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 791.43 HAR

Harris, Mark

Summary: Looks at the World War II experiences of five legendary directors--John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens--to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Thomson, David

Summary: A history of the Hollywood film industry explores the ways in which movies, both shape and are shaped by American culture, discusses the contributions of film pioneers, and profiles Hollywood's leading citizens. A magnificent history of Hollywood from the invention of film to the present day, by the everywhere acclaimed David Thomson, who has established himself as the greatest living film...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2005

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Custom House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Gill, Jonathan

1 hold on 1 copy

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books 2020

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