Monday, May 18, 2015

New & Upcoming Classic Film Books (3)

Get your wallets ready because I have a brand new list of upcoming classic film books. Publication dates for these titles range from June to October 2015.

Are you new to my book lists? Here are the details. Books include biographies, memoirs, scholary texts, coffee table books and more from a variety of publishers. All publication dates are subject to change. Please refer to my last round-up for additional new titles that won’t be on this list.

There are quite a few Sinatra books coming out to celebrate his centennial and even more are due out in November and December.  From this list I’m particularly excited about James Curtis’ book on William Cameron Menzies, James Kaplan’s follow-up book on Sinatra, the updated Maltin guide and the reprint of the original The Night of the Hunter novel!

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

3rd Edition, Revised
by Leonard Maltin and presented by Turner Classic Movies
864 pages – September 2015
Notable mention!

by Luca Dotti
Harper Design
256 pages – June 2015

Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day
by Richard A. Lindsay
209 pages – June 2015

by Deborah Cartmell
Bloomsbury Academic
176 pages – July 2015

by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson
with a foreword by Daniel H. Wilson
Vintage Books (PRH)
192 pages – July 2015

by Davis Grubb with a foreword by Julia Keller
Vintage Books (PRH)
272 pages – July 2015

edited by Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann and Arthur Simon
544 pages – August 2015

Conversations with Directors, Actors and Writers of Vintage Action Movies and Television
by Tadhg Taylor
277 pages – August 2015

by Raymond Strait and Lief Henie
Welcome Rain Publishers
340 pages – August 2015

by Paul M. Edwards
277 pages – July 2015

by Michael Mallory
256 pages – September 2015

by Isabella Rossellini and Lothar Schirmer
Chronicle Books
528 pages – September 2015

by Jacqueline Reich
Indiana University Press
400 pages – September 2015

by Robert Sellers
Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd.
400 pages – September 2015

by Carl Rollyson
University Press of Mississippi
304 pages – September 2015

by Keith Elliot Greenberg
Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
288 pages – September 2015

by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
Pushkin Vertigo
192 pages – September 2015

by Andy Tuohy
224 pages – October 2015

by John L. Williams
272 pages – October 2015

by Karin Wieland and translated by Shelley Frisch
640 pages – October 2015

by Bruce Scivally
Backbeat Books
400 pages – October 2015

by Manoah Bowman with a foreword by Anita Ekberg
Running Press
304 pages - October 2015

by Tracey Goessel
Chicago Review Press
560 pages – October 2015

by John Brady
Thomas Dunne Books
320 pages – October 2015

by Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes
Gallery Books
576 pages – October 2015

by Ian Haydn Smith
Firefly Books
576 pages – October 2015

by Barbara Young
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
240 pages - October 2015

by Scott Curtis
Columbia University Press
416 pages – October 2015

by Charles Pignone with afterwords by Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr, Tina Sinatra and forewords by Tony Bennett and Steve Wynn
Thames & Hudson
288 pages – October 2015

by James Kaplan
992 pages – October 2015

by Andrew Howick with a foreword by Barbara Sinatra
224 pages – October 2015

by David Lehman
224 pages – October 2015

by Jeffrey Lyons
Abbeville Press
352 pages – October 2015

by Patrick McGilligan
352 pages – October 2015

Coming in November!

by James Curtis
384 pages - November 2015


  1. That's some list! I think I'll probably be picking up those Walter Brennan and Sonja Henie books sometime. Many of the big stars have numerous written about their lives, but some of the lesser or forgotten stars have little or nothing written about them. Always glad to see authors who take on those life stories!

    1. Thanks Robby! I love that scholarly presses in particular are willing to publish biographies of lesser known stars. There's a new book about Marilyn Monroe published at least once a year and this year there are more than 10 Sinatra books. We definitely need to read about the lesser knowns.

  2. Holy shit (pardon my French, but it was totally necessary), what a line-up! My eyes nearly popped out of their sockets when I saw the Peter O'Toole biography that's scheduled for release in September. Your book lists are invaluable to me - thank you SO much for putting them together! xx

    1. Vanessa - I'm so glad you find these lists helpful! Thank you so much for your kind words.

      That Peter O'Toole biography looks interesting. Unfortunately there is another biography about him coming out this year by he-who-must-not-be-named and there's no way I'm putting it on this list because I'm sure it's full of lies.

  3. I am so glad that they make it this way. All the classic film that I like to watch was in in the book already which means it was good for me because I like reading books and novels. I hope I can buy as soon as possible of the books available. Reading Classic Film Book was one of my new hobbies. Thank you very much for this information.


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