Tuesday, January 24, 2023

New & Upcoming Classic Film Books (20)

It's that time again! I've poured over countless publisher catalogs to find some classic film book gems so you don't have to. Here is another robust list of new and upcoming releases with something for every classic movie enthusiast.

Are you new to my list? Here are the details. The books include biographies, memoirs, scholarly texts, coffee table books and more from a variety of publishers. For any scholarly books I make sure the ones included are affordable. There are also some reissues and paperback editions added to the bunch. Publication dates range from January to June 2023 (with some late 2022 releases thrown in) and these are subject to change. These are U.S. release dates. International release dates may vary.

Links go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Powell's. I receive a small commission if you shop through some (not all) of my buy links. 


The Acrobat
by Edward J. Delaney
Turtle Point Press
280 pages — November 2022

Claude Rains
Madness, Magic & Mayhem
by John T. Soister, Jessica Rains and JoAnna Jones
BearManor Media
494 pages — October 2022

Elizabeth Taylor
The Grit & Glamour of an Icon
by Kate Andersen Brower
512 pages — December 2022

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
by Anita Loos
Dover Publications
112 pages — December 2022

Local Hero
Making a Scottish Classic
by Jonathan Melville
352 pages — October 2022


Anna May Wong
From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend
by Graham Russell Gao Hodges
Chicago Review Press
304 pages — January 2023

Crooked, but Never Common
The Films of Preston Sturges
by Stuart Klawans
Columbia University Press
376 pages — January 2023

Jean Gabin
The Actor Who Was France
by Joseph Harriss
University Press of Kentucky
328 pages — January 2023

Ida Lupino
A Biography
by William Donati
University Press of Kentucky
360 pages — January 2023

The Rise and Fall of Hollywood's Dracula  
by Shadmi Koren
Humanoids, Inc.
160 pages — January 2023

Madness at the Movies
Understanding Mental Illness through Film
by James Charney
Johns Hopkins University Press
448 pages— January 2023

The Motion Picture Teller
by Colin Cotterill
Soho Crime
240 pages— January 2023

Nothing To Fear
Alfred Hitchcock And The Wrong Men 
by Jason Isralowitz
Fayetteville Mafia Press
250 pages — January 2023

Obsession Dietrich
by Edouard Taufenbach and Bastien Pourtout
48 pages — January 2023

Oscar Wars
A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears 
by Michael Schulman
608 pages — January 2023

Perplexing Plots
Popular Storytelling and the Poetics of Murder
by David Bordwell
Columbia University Press
512 pages — January 2023

The Way They Were
How Epic Battles and Bruised Egos Brought a Classic Hollywood Love Story to the Screen 
by Robert Hofler
304 pages — January 2023

The Way We Were
The Making of a Romantic Classic
by Tom Santopietro
Applause Books
336 pages — January 2023

Will Rogers and His America
by Gary Clayton Anderson
University of Oklahoma Press
244 pages — January 2023


American Rivals of James Bond
by Graham Andrews
120 pages  — February 2023

The Annotated Abbott and Costello
A Complete Viewer's Guide to the Comedy Team and Their 38 Films
by Matthew Coniam and Nick Santa Maria
490 pages — February 2023

**Paperback Edition**
Barbara Stanwyck
The Miracle Woman
by Dan Callahan
University Press of Mississippi
272 pages  — February 2023

Dancing Down the Barricades
Sammy Davis Jr. and the Long Civil Rights Era 
Matthew Frye Jacobson
University of California Press
344 pages  — February 2023

(New on sale date)
The Farrows of Hollywood
Their Dark Side of Paradise
by Marilyn Ann Moss
Skyhorse Publishing
312 pages — February 2023

Harvard, Hollywood, Hitmen, and Holy Men
A Memoir
by Paul W. Williams
University Press of Kentucky
312 pages  — February 2023

Ida Lupino, Filmmaker
edited by Phillip Sipiora
Bloomsbury Academic
288 pages  — February 2023

Once Upon a Rind in Hollywood
50 Movie-Themed Cheese Platters and Snack Boards for Film Fanatics 
photographed by Rachel Riederman
Ulysses Press
144 pages  — February 2023

Rochelle Hudson
A Biography and Career Record
by David C. Tucker
178 pages  — February 2023

Silent Film's Last Hurrah
The Remarkable Movies of the Long 1928
by David Meuel
158 pages  — February 2023

**Paperback Edition**
Truly, Madly
Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and the Romance of the Century
by Stephen Galloway
Central Publishing
416 pages  — February 2023

A Queer Way of Feeling
Girl Fans and Personal Archives of Early Hollywood
by Diana W. Anselmo
University of California Press
280 pages — February 2023


**Paperback Edition**
12 Angry Men
Reginald Rose and the Making of an American Classic
by Phil Rozenweig
Empire State Editions
314 pages — March 2023

Battle of Britain: The Movie
The Men and Machines of one of the Greatest War Films Ever Made 
by Dilip Sarkar and Robert J. Rudhall
Air World
224 pages — March 2023

Being Bardot
Photographed by Douglas Kirkland and Terry O'Neill
Acc Art Books
252 pages — March 2023

The Life and Times of Tennessee Williams's Greatest Creation 
Nancy Schoenberger
340 pages — March 2023

Blood on the Moon
Reel West
by Alan K. Rode
University of New Mexico Press
136 pages — March 2023

But Have You Read the Book?
52 Literary Gems That Inspired Our Favorite Films
by Kristen Lopez
TCM and Running Press
240 pages — March 2023

Cinema Ann Arbor
How Campus Rebels Forged a Singular Film Culture
Frank Uhle
University of Michigan Press
344 pages — March 2023

Colors of Film
The Story of Cinema in 50 Palettes
by Charles Bramesco
Frances Lincoln
208 pages — March 2023

**En Español**
El libro de cine
Nueva edición
por DK
352 paginas — March 2023

French B Movies
Suburban Spaces, Universalism, and the Challenge of Hollywood 
by David A. Pettersen
Indiana University Press
346 pages — March 2023

Mel Brooks
Disobedient Jew
by Jeremy Dauber
Yale University Press
216 pages — March 2023

Melody in the Dark
British Musical Films, 1946-1972
by Adrian Wright
Boydell Press
384 pages — March 2023

**Paperback Edition**
My West Side Story
A Memoir
by George Chakiris with Lindsay Harrison
Lyons Press
232 pages — March 2023

**Paperback Edition**
The Real Diana Dors
by Anna Cale
200 pages — March 2023

The Story of Disney
100 Years of Wonder
by John Baxter, Bruce Steele, Staff of the Walt Disney Archives
Disney Editions
304 pages — March 2023

**Commemorative Edition**
Walt Disney
An American Original
Disney Editions
432 pages — March 2023

The Woman Who Dared
The Life and Times of Pearl White, Queen of the Serials
by William M. Drew
University Press of Kentucky
672 pages — March 2023


Bloodstained Narratives
The Giallo Film in Italy and Abroad 
edited by Matthew Edwards and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
University Press of Mississippi
304 pages —April 2023

**Paperback Edition**
Citizen Welles
A Biography of Orson Welles
by Frank Brady
University Press of Kentucky
680 pages —April 2023

Eddie Muller's Noir Bar
Cocktails Inspired by the World of Film Noir 
by Eddie Muller
TCM and Running Press
248 pages —April 2023

BFI Film Classics
by Claire Henry
120 pages —April 2023

From Silent Film Idol to Superman
The Life and Career of John Stuart
by Jonathan Croall
164 pages —April 2023

(Updated on sale date)
Getting Carter
Ted Lewis and the Birth of British Noir 
by Nick Triplow
Soho Syndicate
April 2023

Guns, Dames and Private Eyes
The Rivals of Philip Marlowe
Stories from the Golden Age of the American Pulp Magazines
edited by Nick Rennison
No Exit
320 pages — April 2023

Hollywood in the Klondike
Dawson City’s Great Film Find 
Michael Gates
Lost Moose Books
304 pages — April 2023

Memories of Underdevelopment
BFI Film Classics
by Darlene J. Sadlier
104 pages —April 2023

Military Women in World Cinema
A 20th Century History and Filmography
by Deborah A. Deacon and Stacy Fowler
291 pages —April 2023

The Official John Wayne Handy Book for Boys
Essential Skills and Fun Activities for Adventurous, Self-Reliant Kids 
by James Ellis
Media Lab Books
256 pages — April 2023

On Marilyn Monroe
An Opinionated Guide
by Richard Barrios
Oxford University Press
192 pages — April 2023

Recollecting Collecting
A Film and Media Perspective
edited by Lucy Fischer
Wayne State University Press
300 pages —April 2023

Rod Serling
His Life, Work, and Imagination
by Nicholas Parisi
Foreword by Anne Serling
University Press of Mississippi
558 pages —April 2023

The Soundies
A History and Catalog of Jukebox Film Shorts of the 1940s
by Mark Cantor
120 pages —April 2023

A Taste of Honey
BFI Film Classics
by Melanie Williams
104 pages —April 2023

**Revised and Updated**
Where Are They Buried?
How Did They Die? Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous, Infamous, and Noteworthy 
by Tod Benoit
Black Dog & Leventhal
592 pages —April 2023


The Brightest Star 
A Novel
by Gail Tsukiyama
320 pages — May 2023

The Cinema of Barbara Stanwyck
Twenty-Six Short Essays on a Working Star
by Catherine Russell
University of Illinois Press
368 pages — May 2023

**Paperback Edition**
Elizabeth and Monty
The Untold Story of Their Intimate Friendship
by Charles Casillo
400 pages — May 2023

Hollywood Cocktails
Over 200 Excellent Recipes 
Michael O'Mara Books
60 pages — May 2023

The Official John Wayne Handy Book of Emergency Preparedness
Essential skills for prepping, surviving and bugging out when disaster strikes
by Billy Jensen and Check Freedman
illustrated by Richard Phipps
Media Lab Books
256 pages —May 2023

Warner Bros. 100
100 Years of Storytelling
Mark A. Vieira
Running Press
368 pages — May 2023

Women and New Hollywood
Gender, Creative Labor, and 1970s American Cinema 
edited by Aaron Hunter and Martha Shearer
Rutgers University Press
230 pages — May 2023

The Women Who Built Hollywood
12 Trailblazers in Front of and Behind the Camera 
by Susan Goldman Rubin
Calkins Creek
208 pages — May 2023


Bogie & Bacall
The Surprising True Story of Hollywood's Greatest Love Affair
by William J. Mann
448 pages — June 2023

Cinema of Swords
A Popular Guide to Movies about Knights, Pirates, Barbarians, and Vikings 
(and Samurai and Musketeers and Gladiators and Outlaw Heroes) 
by Lawrence Ellsworth
376 pages — June 2023

Interviews and Essays Exploring the Making of Roger Corman's Edgar Allan Poe Films, 1960-1964 
by Chris Alexander
Foreword by Roger Corman
250 pages — June 2023

Hollywood Confidential
How the Studios Beat the Mob at Their Own Game
by Ted Schwarz
Lyons Press
312 pages — June 2023

Twelve Films about Love and Heaven
by Pete Fraser
St. Augustine's Press
210 pages — June 2023

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