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Letters From Hollywood Rare notes, memos, and telegrams from Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, andLetters from Hollywood reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable and talented film industry names of all time from the silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre email days of the 1970s Culled from libraries, archives, and personal collections, the 135 letters, memos, and telegrams are organized chronologically and are annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context While each piece reveals a specific moment in time, taken together, the letters convey a bigger picture of Hollywood history Contributors include celebrities like Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda This is the gift book of the season for fans of classic Hollywood.


5 thoughts on “Letters From Hollywood

  1. says:

    Do not buy this book n kindle There is so much information on the page that it is unreadable I had to ask for a refund The book looks very interesting and I will read it eventually


  2. says:

    Loved this book First off it is absolutely beautifully designed the original letters on all their stationary are there, so visually it is great and then there is the content It starts off with a handwritten letter from Fatty Arbuckle, professing his innocence it is so hilariously understated and the book just goes on from there Completely enjoyable


  3. says:

    Imagine being granted a key that unlocks a treasure trove of motivations and emotions attributable to some of Hollywood s greatest stars That key is now yours, in the form of a gorgeous and meticulously researched book from Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall The beauty of these letters is that they give us a private context in which to view the well trodden bullet points of film history For instance, we know that Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper could be a ruthless arbiter of taste, just as we know that Citizen Kane is one of the most lauded motion pictures of all time Now, thanks to the dishy letter from Ms Hopper published in this book, we know she deemed the film foul and unfit for release This is only one example of the gold to be mined in Letters From Hollywood Get it It s a great ride from start to finish.


  4. says:

    Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall have assembled an endlessly fascinating collection of letters to and from Hollywood insiders from the silent era right up to Tom Hanks Each letter is a delight to be savored I ve restrained myself and have been reading just one or two per day I was pleasantly surprised that Lang and Hall provide a written context for each and every letter And many letters are accompanied by rare photographs of the letter s author and or its recipient So, even if you re not enough of a film nerd to know who, say, producer Carl Laemmle was, you can still get a lot of pleasure and amusement from each selection Plus, the intros to the letters are informed by Hall s deep knowledge of film history, stemming in part from the many years she was an archivist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.LETTERS FROM HOLLYWOOD will delight film fans and anyone who enjoys a candid look into the lives of movie stars Plus, it s painlessly educational


  5. says:

    I bought this book in hard copy, so I can t address problems people are having with the electronic version As a hard copy book, it is a beautifully designed text that brings back the eras in which the letters were written Actual photographs of the original letter documents are reproduced and also transcribed if they were hand written the reader gets a real feel for the way the letter writers were communicating, not just what they were saying and why We see their stationery, hand writing, or type written notes as they sent them The written captions and contexts are impeccably researched and provide background stories for the relationships between the letter writers and recipients Whether you are a fan of stars Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Charlton Heston, or directors Preston Sturges, William Wyler, and John Huston, writers Dashiell Hammet, Lilian Hellman, or Clifford Odets, there is something to inform and delight every reader who loves the movies Highly recommended


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