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Hooked on Hollywood : discoveries from a lifetime of film fandom

Maltin, Leonard (author,, interviewer.).

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Wm. E. Durr Branch 791.4309 M261h 2018 (Text) 33126023042462 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0998376396
  • ISBN: 9780998376394
  • Physical Description: xii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : GoodKnight Books, [2018]

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General Note: "Portions of this book originally appeared in Film Fan Monthly and Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy newsletter" -- Title page verso.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Hollywood featurettes. All the music of Casablanca ; Blues in the night ; Where did the music go? ; Remembering forgotten men ; Grade B--but choice ; Act three: television ; Here we go again -- Early interviews. Introduction: Seeing stars ; Anita Loos ; Burgess Meredith ; Robert Youngson ; Joan Blondell ; Mitchell Leisen ; Henry Wilcoxon ; George O'Brien ; Ralph Bellamy ; Madge Evans -- Later in-depth interviews. John Cromwell ; Peggy Webber ; Arthur Gardner ; Marc Connelly ; Paul Wurtzel ; Dick Jones ; Leslie H. Martinson -- The forgotten studio. RKO revisited.
Summary, etc.: "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 readers and inform future film scholars. In addition, key feature articles from Maltin's newsletter Movie Crazy are published here for the first time, providing new perspectives on the Warner Bros. classics Casablanca and Gold Diggers of 1933 as well as many other masterpieces--and bombs--from Hollywood history. Finally, Maltin looks back at what he considers Hollywood's "overlooked" studio, RKO Radio Pictures, which gave us such classics as King Kong and the many dance musicals of Astaire and Rogers. In Leonard's unique and witty style, he looks at dozens of obscure RKO features from the 1930s, including saucy pre-Codes, musicals, comedies, and mysteries. Leonard Maltin's love of movies and vast knowledge about their history shines through from the first page to the last in this unique volume, which includes 150 rare photos and a comprehensive index."--
Subject: Motion picture industry California Los Angeles History
Motion pictures United States
Motion picture actors and actresses Interviews
Motion picture producers and directors Interviews

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