Category Archives: Books

Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, Book Giveaway (now through August 18)

Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee’s Book and the Iconic American Film Mean To Us Today Book Giveaway Meticulous attention to detail… Readers not familiar with the stories behind the novel and film will find much to … Continue reading

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Celebrating Judy Garland’s Birthday with Her Friend and Confidante, Dottie Ponedel (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Danny Miller)

  Celebrating Judy Garland’s Birthday with Her Friend and Confidante, Dottie Ponedel Judy Garland and Dottie Ponedel always found time for laughs on set. Today marks the 96th anniversary of the birth of Judy Garland, by any measure one of … Continue reading

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Hollywood at Play: Evolution of Photography Styles with Publicity Stills, Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

  Evolution of Photography Styles with Publicity Stills Never a trendsetter, always a follower, motion picture still photography has evolved over 100 years, aping popular processes and styles inaugurated and practiced for decades by art photographers and journalists. Technological advancements … Continue reading

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Barbara La Marr Book Giveaway (via Twitter in December)

“Barbara La Marr: The Girl who was Too Beautiful for Hollywood” Book Giveaway via Twitter “The silent film community as a whole should be thankful that Snyder was not only up to the task, but has created a work that … Continue reading

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Hollywood at Play: The History and Use of Publicity Stills, Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

The History and Use of Publicity Stills In the early decades of the Twentieth Century before the invention of television and the internet, the Hollywood motion picture industry sold itself and its products to the general public through the use … Continue reading

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Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway November)

“Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our of “Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and … Continue reading

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“Hank and Jim” Book Giveaway (Oct 30 – Dec 2)

“Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart” We have TEN Copies to Give Away! The remarkable story of two Hollywood legends who, though different in many ways, maintained a close friendship that endured through all … Continue reading

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Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film Book Giveaway (via Twitter in Novemer)

“Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film” Book Giveaway via Twitter Time for our next book giveaway! This time, CMH is happy to say that we will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film” by Alan K. Rode, courtesy of … Continue reading

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“You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet” Book Giveaway (via Twitter in October)

“You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Interviews with Stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era” Book Giveaway via Twitter Yay! The contest is over and the winners are: Phyl, Kassady, William G, Javier V and Ana R! Time for our next book giveaway! … Continue reading

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Hollywood at Play: Photo Favorites Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

Hollywood at Play: Photo Favorites Before the advent of television and the internet, motion picture studios relied on publicity stills published in magazines and newspapers to sell entertainment to filmgoers. The studios shot millions of photographs to fit any kind … Continue reading

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