Sunday, August 14, 2011

Get Your Read On ~ Classic Film Books for the Fall #classicfilmbooks

Here is a selection of classic film related books due to go on sale this Fall. A few of them are previously published and either being reissued or put into paperback but pretty much all of them are new. I will be reviewing a selection of them here in the coming months so stay tuned.

by Patrick McGilligan
July 2011
It Books






by John Fricke
August 2011
Perseus






by Patricia Bosworth
August 2011
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt






by Jeffrey Meyers
September 2011
Random House Crown Archetype






by Marc Eliot
October 2011
Random House Crown Archetype






by Piper Laurie
November 2011
Random House Crown Archetype






by James Garner with Jon Winokur
November 2011
Simon & Schuster






by Jennifer Curtis
December 2011
Trafalgar Square
Reissue from 1997 version





by Dyan Cannon
September 2011
It Books






by Geoffrey Wansell
October 2011
Skyhorse






by Stephen Weissman
October 2011
Skyhorse
Paperback





by Yunte Huang
August 2011
W.W. Norton & Company
Paperback




by Brian Taves
November 2011
University Press of Kentucky






by George Perry
January 2012
Trafalgar Square







Check out the list of upcoming titles that Laura of Laura's Miscellaneous Musings posted. She included one very interesting title that I missed! A Spencer Tracy biography, that will be an interesting read indeed.

Spencer Tracy: A BiographySpencer Tracy: A Biography
by James Cuurtis
October 2011
Knopf (Random House)

16 comments:

  1. Wow, what an interesting collection of books! I will definintely be investing in many of them. Thanks for this list!

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  2. Thanks for the heads up! I've read the Nicholas Ray biography and it was an excellent read. There was so much about Ray I didn't know - a very interesting character with a dramatic life. It would be a great buy to get on sale. I'll have to check out some of those other reads.

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  3. Super excited about the James Garner book!

    And Piper Laurie's memoirs also looks interesting!

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  4. Thanks for the link, Raquelle, and for the heads up on so many interesting titles! It should be a great fall/Christmas reading season. :)

    Best wishes,
    Laura

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  5. The Piper Laurie and James Garner memoirs really interest me, as they do come from the actors themselves. And I must say it will be interesting to see Cary Grant from Dyan Cannon's point of view

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  6. Thanks so much for compiling all of these into one post. My Amazon wishlist just got a little longer.

    Not sure if you're aware, but Cary Grant: A Life in Pictures is written by Jenny Curtis (jennythenipper) who runs the blog Cinema OCD. Pretty cool!

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  7. I can't wait for Dear Cary. This is a great list!

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  8. i'll have to pick up that book on Nick Ray. i read his book "I Was Interrupted" but its not really a bio, more of a rambling, still great but def like to know more of his life overall.

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  9. Hi, folk! How are you? I’m here because I have a blog about classic movies and I would like you to pass by and see if you enjoy. The address is http://www.criticaretro.blogspot.com/ I’m waiting for you! Lê ^_^

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  10. I know you don't do the award thing, but I am acknowledging "Out of the Past" with the Liebster blog award. I'm not requiring anyone to participate. No action required - just congrats on the always excellent posting.

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  11. I love this blog. :D I love the old classics - that's all I ever watch.

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  12. Look like some good ones in the list. I just wrote about the new Glenn Ford bio, too.

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  13. others to add:
    -Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood by Emily W. Leider (hope it's as good as her Mae West and Valentino bios!)
    -Falling Stars: 10 Who Tried to be a Movie Star by David W. Menefee
    -Ghosts of Gone with the Wind by Gene Arceri
    -The Case Files of the Oriental Sleuths: Charlie Chan, Mr. Moto, and Mr. Wong by David Rothel

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  14. oooh.. adding the Jane Fonda one to my amazon wishlist!

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