Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New & Upcoming Classic Film Books (2)

Find your next read with this list of new and upcoming classic film books! I have selected a variety of titles with publication dates ranging from January to July 2015 (specific on sale dates are subject to change). Links lead to Goodreads or the publishers' page. Books include biographies, memoirs, scholary texts, coffee table books and more from a variety of publishers.

There are still several new and upcoming titles featured in my last post. Please make sure to peruse that one before starting on this one so you don't miss out on some of the new spring releases.

by Julie Levinson
Palgrave Macmillan
232 pages – January 2015

How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry
by Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer
Wallflower Press
240 pages – January 2015

An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood
by Tom Mankiewicz and Robert Crane
The University Press of Kentucky
400 pages – January 2015

by William March
Vintage Books (Vintage Movie Classics series)
224 pages – February 2015

by Walter D. Edmonds
Vintage Books (Vintage Movie Classics series)
672 pages – February 2015

by Dan Dietz
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
618 pages - February 2015

by James Layton et. al
George Eastman House
448 pages - February 2015

Darkness on the Range, 1943-1962
by David Meuel
224 pages – February 2015

The Hero’s Encounters with the Beast
by Maria Garcia
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
288 pages - March 1st, 2015

by Laurence Maslon and Julie Andrews
192 pages – March 3rd, 2015 

Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video
by Mary R. Desjardins
Duke University Press Books
320 pages - March 6th, 2015 

by Various and Foreword by Martin Scorsese
Amsterdam University Press/University of Chicago Press
258 pages – March 15th, 2015

Behind the Scenes of the Pivotal Western
by Brian Hannan
277 pages – March 15th, 2015

by James L. Neibaur
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
208 pages - March 16th, 2015

Veterans, Hollywood, and WWII
by Suzanne Broderick
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
172 pages – March 16th, 2015 

Film Stars series
by John Mercer
168 pages - March 20th, 2015

Footlights with The World of Limelight
by David Robinson
Cineteca di Bologna
224 pages - March 24th, 2015

Hollywood, Black Celebrities and the Civil Rights Movement
by Emilie Raymond
University of Washington Press
352 pages – April 1st, 2015

by David Resha
304 pages - April 8th, 2015

by Jennifer Wild
University of California Press
360 pages – April 10th, 2015

A Romantic Biography of Audrey Hepburn
by Edward Z. Epstein
Running Press
272 pages - April 14th, 2015

The Making of a Monster Smash & Other Hollywood Tales
by Jack H. Harris
TV Guestpert Publishing
April 15th, 2015

by Thomas S. Hischak
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
768 pages – April 16th, 2015

The Making of The Other Side of the Wind
by Josh Karp
St. Martin’s Press
352 pages – April 21st, 2015

Cinematographers, Directors, and the Collaborative Process
by Christopher John Beach
University of California Press
248 pages – April 24th, 2015

The Father of Science Fiction on Screen
by Brian Taves
The University Press of Kentucky
360 pages - May 6th, 2015

by J.R. Jones
360 pages – May 11th, 2015

The Treatment of Women in the Film Industry, 1900-1999
by Aubrey Malone
May 31st, 2015

A Critical Study of 1960s and 1970s Soundtracks
by Matthew J. Bartkowiak and Yuya Kiuchi
May 31st, 2015

Technology, Society and the Horror Film
by Brian N. Duchaney
May 31st, 2015

A Memoir
by Stevie Phillips
St. Martin’s Press
288 pages - June 2nd, 2015

A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest Producer
by Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson
The University Press of Kentucky
600 pages – June 5th, 2015

by the Editors of Plexus
Plexus Publishing
128 pages – June 9th, 2015

Little Book of Audrey Hepburn in the Movies
Little Book of Marilyn Monroe in the Movies
by Timothy Knight
G2 Entertainment
128 pages – June 15th, 2015

The Great Films – and Personal Favorites – of a Moviegoing Liftime
by Richard Schickel
320 pages – June 23rd, 2015

Mass Culture and the Production of Historical Knowledge
by Alison Landsberg
Columbia University Press
240 pages – June 9th, 2015

by Deborah Cartmell
160 pages - June 18th, 2015

edited by Paul Duncan
560 pages - July 1st, 2015

A Biography and Filmography
by Claudia Sassen
July 1st, 2015

Hollywood to Rome, 1961-1974
by Tom Lisanti
July 1st, 2015

Full-Throttle Cool
by Dwight Zimmerman and illustrated by Greg Scott
96 pages - July 1st, 2015

A Biography
by Pascal Merigeau (with a foreword by Martin Scorsese)
Running Press
1,126 pages – July 7th, 2015
Postponed until 2016!

My Life
by Sophia Loren
Atria Books
352 pages - July 7th, 2015

Film Noir, the Blacklist, and Zulu
by Brian Neve
University of Wisconsin Princess
272 pages - July 21st, 2015

Haunting and Spectrality from Silent Cinema to the Digtial Era
Edited by Murray Leeder
288 pages - July 30th, 2015

by Ron Backer
July 31st, 2015

A Life on Stage and Screen
by Peter Shelley
July 31st, 2015

Notable Mention!

by William Wellman Jr. 
656 pages - On Sale April 7th, 2015

Did any of these books catch your eye? Tell me in the comments section below.


  1. Oh, man... I want to read just about all of these! Especially the Robert Ryan bio, the noir westerns and the WWII book. Thanks for this great post!

  2. At first glance, I'm most excited about the bios of Robert Ryan and William Wellman.

    Pleased to see another book coming from David Meuel. His John Ford book was a very pleasant surprise for me last year.

  3. This was a great list of classic movies that i can watch in some free streaming sites. All classic movies reviewed here was really amazing and good to watch with your family. I am surely going to watch the classic movie Sound of Music.

  4. Thanks so much for compiling this list. Great to know what's coming.

  5. Good googly moogly!! I am printing this out now, and I'm off to check out your first list!!

  6. Don't forget Lou Sabini's book entitled BEHIND THE SCENES OF THEY WERE EXPENDABLE: A PICTORIAL HISTORY. Just published last week, here's a newspaper article about it:

  7. Don't forget Lou Sabini's book entitled BEHIND THE SCENES OF THEY WERE EXPENDABLE: A PICTORIAL HISTORY. Just published last week, here's a newspaper article about it:


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