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Schwartzel, Erich

Summary: "An eye-opening and deeply reported narrative that details the surprising role of the movie business in the high-stakes contest between the U.S. and China"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2022

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

Basinger, Jeanine

Summary: "The real story of Hollywood--as told by such luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Frank Capra, Katharine Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Harold Lloyd, Jordan Peele, and nearly four hundred others--reveals a fresh history of the American movie industry from its beginnings to today"--Dust jacket flap.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.4309 BAS

Summary: His picture is on magazine covers, his name in lights. Ex-con artist and gangster Dan Quigley is "doing all right in this movie racket," a big man in Hollywood. But if his criminal past resurfaces, he could end up in the big house.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2008

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Salazar, Noelle

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Summary: While preparing The Hollywood Glamour Exhibition at the Smithsonian, costume conservator Sylvia Early discovers another name beneath a label and unearths the story of Zora Hough, a talented young seamstress who left her poverty-stricken life in 1924 Jazz Age Seattle behind to realize her dreams of becoming a designer.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mira 2023

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SAL

Bunn, T. Davis

Summary: Young line producer Danny Byrd is well-known in Hollywood for being someone who gets things done on time and under budget. But when his reputation takes a beating after his partner-- and former best friend-- makes off with their investors' money, Danny has but one chance to redeem himself and restore his ruined career. LA lawyer Megan Pierce sacrificed years proving herself to bosses only to be...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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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 2008 Hollywood filmmaker, Jennifer Lynch traveled to India to direct Hisss, a tale about the vengeful snake goddess, Nagin. This documentary captures her experience in the chaotic world of Bollywood-Hollywood filmmaking where "chaos is the process and filmmaking doubles as a crash course in acceptance and self-realization"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

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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Summary: More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount Studios, her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: The deluxe two-disc DVD set includes a new 2K restoration of Ghost Town (1935) an astonishing and haunting amateur documentary about post-cinema Fort Lee. Disc One also features five films made at Champion Studios, recovered thanks to the efforts of the Library of Congress and the Fort Lee Film Commission. Disc Two includes exciting NJ film rediscoveries, a slapstick comedy from director Mack...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2017

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

Lethem, Jonathan

Summary: Before the Arrest, Sandy Duplessis had a reasonably good life as a screenwriter in L.A. An old college friend and writing partner, the charismatic and malicious Peter Todbaum, had become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. That didn't hurt. Now, post-Arrest, nothing is what it was. Sandy, who calls himself Journeyman, has landed in rural Maine. There he assists the butcher and delivers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC LET

Summary: In his unique fiction/documentary hybrid, the pioneering William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York's Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they're making. This wildly innovative sixties counterculture landmark is expanded 35 years later by its unconventional follow-up, Take 2 1/2. The sequel sees the actors reunited in a more personal,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DOC SYM

Rubin, Susan Goldman

Summary: Twelve diverse actors, directors, writers, editors, designers, and producers fought against sexism, racism and prejudice to have their voices heard and changed the industry forever.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 RUB

Summary: Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, Iranian style! A personal journey through the history of Iranian popular cinema before the revolution and the world of "filmfarsi", a term referring to the rowdy and melodramatic genre films made from the early 1950s to 1979. This documentary uncovers a cinema of titillation, action and big emotions, which presented a troubling mirror for the country, as Iran...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Schulman, Michael

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Summary: "The author of the New York Times bestseller Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep returns with a lively history of the Academy Awards, chronicling the brutal battles, the starry rivalries, and the colorful behind-the-scenes drama." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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Petersen, Anne Helen

Summary: "A collection of shocking clashes and controversies from Hollywood's Golden Age, featuring notorious personalities including Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, and more"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 791.4 PET

Urwand, Ben

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

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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

Murray, Julie

Summary: This unique title looks at how outer space has been depicted on the big screen over the years. Readers will learn about some of the most famous movies, both fact and fiction. Cool Hollywood photos complete the book. This title is at a Level 3 and is written specifically for transitional readers. Aligned to Common Core standards & correlated to state standards. Dash! is an imprint of Abdo Zoom,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Zoom, a division of ABDO 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 791.43 MUR

Summary: The twelve chairs: The tale of a former aristocrat who is now a Russian clerk under the new Soviet regime. -- Blazing saddles: A railroad needs to be built, but the land necessary is already owned. Needing to drive out the town folk, you appoint a new sheriff you figure will last about 24 hours. -- Young Frankenstein: Summoned by a will to his late grandfather's castle in Transylvania, young...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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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...

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

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

Summary: "A Japanese film crew interviews Fellini about his career as he films the memories of his life as a young journalist walking into his beloved studio Cinecitta for the first time"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN INT

Summary: A Hong Kong action-movie star arrives in Paris to play the latex-clad lead in a remake of Louis Feuillade's classic silent crime serial Les vampires. What she finds is a behind-the-scenes tangle of barely controlled chaos as egos clash, romantic attractions simmer, and an obsessive director drives himself to the brink to realize his vision.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN IRM

Union, Gabrielle

Summary: "We're Going to Need More Wine... plus a few shots-acclaimed activist, actress, and New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Union is back with an even more intimate, revealing, and powerful collection of essays"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 UNION, GABRIELLE UNI

Summary: A fading star meets an aspiring actress, falls in love with and marries her. Her career skyrockets, while his continues to fade with tragic results.

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Publisher / Publication Date: VCI Entertainment 2012

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

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