Category Archives: Books

“How Sweet It Is: The Jackie Gleason Story” Book Giveaway (Feb)

“How Sweet It Is: The Jackie Gleason Story”We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month! “How Sweet It Is adds new luster, dimension anddepth to an American original”– Paul Newman It’s time for our next book giveaway contest! CMH … Continue reading

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Play It Again, Max: Casablanca and the Battle over “As Time Goes By”(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith)

Casablanca and the Battle over “As Time Goes By”(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith) By mid-1941, Max Steiner had already scored over thirty films at Warner Bros. since becoming that studio’s highest paid staff composer in 1937. Many of his … Continue reading

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“Made in Hollywood” Book Giveaway (Jan)

“Made in Hollywood”We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month! “Only Jim Bacon could top himself with Made in Hollywood.I thought Hollywood is a Four Letter Town was hilarious until I read this”–Bob Hope It’s time for our next … Continue reading

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Working Night & Day: Max Steiner, Fred Astaire, and the RKO Movie Musical (Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith)

Max Steiner, Fred Astaire, and the RKO Movie Musical(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith) In 1933 — the same year he recorded his landmark score for King Kong —Max Steiner achieved another ambition he’d sought since becoming RKO’s musical director: … Continue reading

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“Where Is the Music Coming From?”: Max Steiner and The Birth of Modern Movie Music (Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith)

Max Steiner and The Birth of Modern Movie MusicExclusive Guest Post by Author Steven C. Smith An international crisis triggers record unemployment. Hollywood executives panic, as movie theaters shut their doors. And one studio faces likely closure, putting all its … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview with Claude Jarman Jr. Part Five: The Sun Comes Up – AND Special Autographed Book Offer

Claude Jarman Jr. Child Star of The YearlingTalks about his film The Sun Comes Up (1949)AND offers Autographed Copies of His Book“My Life and the Final Days of Hollywood” for Purchase In our 5th interview with Charles Jarman Jr, he … Continue reading

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Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer – Book Giveaway (Dec)

Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential ComposerWe have 8 Books to Giveaway this Month! “Gracefully written, this sympathetic portrait captures the prodigious composer’s personality and documents his many milestone achievements, from King Kong to Casablanca. I loved reading … Continue reading

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“Hollywood is a Four Letter Town” Book Giveaway (Dec)

“Hollywood is a Four Letter Town”We have FIVE Books to Give Away this month! “Frank and Spicy!” – The New York Times It’s time for our next book giveaway contest! CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of Hollywood is a … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life: The Illustrated Holiday Classic – Book Giveaway (now thru Dec 12)

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Illustrated Holiday ClassicWe have 10 Books to Giveaway Now through Dec 12! Re-live the beloved holiday classic with thislavishly illustrated storybook the entire family can share We are delighted to announce our next giveaway — just in … Continue reading

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Harry Dean Stanton: Hollywood’s Zen Rebel – Book Giveaway (November)

“Harry Dean Stanton: Hollywood’s Zen Rebel ”We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month! “A glorious meditation on and exploration of one of Hollywood’s most fascinating characters…”―Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author It’s time for our next book giveaway contest! CMH … Continue reading

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