David O. Selznick's Hollywood

David O Selznick s Hollywood Fourteen inches by and weighing six pounds ounces David O Selznick s Hollywood is less a coffee table book than a coffee table without legs Its credits ape a blockbuster movie s Executive Prod

  • Title: David O. Selznick's Hollywood
  • Author: Ronald Haver R. Harver
  • ISBN: 9780517476659
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fourteen inches by 11, and weighing six pounds 13 ounces, David O Selznick s Hollywood is less a coffee table book than a coffee table without legs Its credits ape a blockbuster movie s Executive Producer Robert Gottlieb Associate Producer Martha Kaplan , etc and its first page opens like cinema curtains on a wider than Panavision main title modelled on Gone withFourteen inches by 11, and weighing six pounds 13 ounces, David O Selznick s Hollywood is less a coffee table book than a coffee table without legs Its credits ape a blockbuster movie s Executive Producer Robert Gottlieb Associate Producer Martha Kaplan , etc and its first page opens like cinema curtains on a wider than Panavision main title modelled on Gone with the Wind A good half of the book is pictorial playbills, posters, designers sketches, views of Hollywood, facsimiles of memoranda and old newspapers, publicity stills and frame enlargements, pages of shots from David Selznick films All it lacks is a disc in the binding with a score by Dimitri Tiomkin.And yet, despite the hype, the book repays the muscular effort of reading it Stonemasons Weekly I found this book hard to lay down Selznick s progress through Paramount, RKO and MGM to independent production and post war decline makes his career emblematic Recounting it, Ronald Haver chronicles Hollywood s tarnished golden age, teeming with cut throat movie moguls, touchy stars, voluptuous discoveries , toxic columnists, frenzied press agents, writers in gilded cages, directors on assembly lines It s the world of Garson Kanin s artful factoid novel, Moviola a glittering kitsch dream world of overblown extravagance, ruthlessness, sentimentality and greed.

    One thought on “David O. Selznick's Hollywood”

    1. Outstanding history - luxurious publication in its first edition with the 4 page fold out and the King Kong copper leafed program cover insert.

    2. one of the most visual books ive ever seen about film. includes a variety of data reproduced, like the copper gilded insert for 'king kong' in trade publications.

    3. Uno de los mejores libros de cine que tengo y tendré, ricamente documentado y de un tamaño ideal. Hoy costaría una fortuna.

    4. Subject-wise, as good as a book can get!! OUTSTANDING!!!! GORGEOUS tome! A book to come back to time and time again. Put it on your shelf. Have people look at it. Or on your coffee table. I've had it since 1981!!

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