Baker & Taylor Offers an historical overview of the American film industry, from its beginnings in Thomas Edison's workshop to its status today as the leader of the world's filmmaking
Book News Some 700 alphabetical entries (including about 150 photos) cover the major stars, directors, producers, technicians, and screenwriters responsible for the Hollywood "legend." There is also coverage of the major studios and the classic films. Essentially anecdotal, but reasonably well-researched. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Blackwell North Amer The Encyclopedia of Hollywood, Second Edition is a reference to the history of Hollywood - its stars, films, and movie genres - all in one comprehensive volume. Spanning the silent era to today, this thoroughly updated and revised edition includes coverage of current celebrities and blockbusters as well as of the vast and varied history of the world's most glamorous movie capital. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood, Second Edition offers a behind-the-scene glimpse at movie stars, filmmaking techniques, famous films, Tinseltown power brokers, and the amazing stories that surround them. Featuring 170 photographs and a useful index, this volume is a must-read for film buffs, amateur filmmakers, or anyone interested in learning more about Hollywood and its history.