Friday, June 13, 2008

Get Your Read On

Since I work in the book industry, I feel a responsibility to talk about the wealth of great books out there on classic films. Yes! Everything from actor biographies, classic film studies to the personal film experience. Here are a few upcoming books that I would like to point out as potentially of interest to classic film fans. What better way to spend that stimulus check and buy some of these books from your local independent bookstore? The links below are all directed to a great local indie, Brookline Booksmith. Enjoy.

Ernie: The Autobiography
by Ernest Borgnine
August 2008

Steve McQueen: A Life in Pictures
Anova Books
July 2008

Choking on Marlon Brando
by Antonia Quirke
Overlook Press
June 2008

Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door
Virgin Books Limited
June 2008

True Grace: The Life and Times of an American Princess
St. Martin's Press
June 2008

The Loveliest Woman in America: A Tragic Actress, Her Lost Diaries, and Her Granddaughter's Search for Home
William Morrow & Company
June 2008

Carole Landis: A Most Beautiful Girl
University of Mississippi Press
June 2008
(also check out the other books in the University of Mississippi Press' Hollywood Legends Series)


  1. Hey, swell blog! Have you read Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild by David Stenn? It's one of the best movie star bios I've read. Just thought I'd pass that on. Keep consuming the classics!

  2. Who's book number 6 about? I can't get the link to work.

    I'm currently researching for a bio myself.


    Hope all is well! :)

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  4. Hey Sloan - Thanks for visiting my site. I'll definitely be visiting your site. I've never read the Clara Bow bio. I'm not terribly familiar with the "IT" girl. Maybe this book is my way of changing that.

    Hey Ginger - It's about Rosamond Pinchot. Just plug the ISBN into your favorite search engine for more info!


  5. I own the Steve McQueen book and I love it! Everybody needs a good coffee table book with black and white photos and that one is mine.


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