Hollywoodland by Admin Online

Hollywoodland
Title : Hollywoodland
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ISBN : 9780312291259
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224

Hollywood lifestyles of today have nothing on those of the first half of the last century for opulence and glamour. David Wallace, author of Lost Hollywood, has unearthed new stories and fresh details about some of the era's biggest names and how they lived, worked, and played. The stars' real lives at the dawn of the studio era were infinitely more interesting than anythiHollywood lifestyles of today have nothing on those of the first half of the last century for opulence and glamour. David Wallace, author of Lost Hollywood, has unearthed new stories and fresh details about some of the era's biggest names and how they lived, worked, and played. The stars' real lives at the dawn of the studio era were infinitely more interesting than anything committed to celluloid, and they're all here. Hollywoodland explores, among other topics: --high society --"twilight" guys and gals --getting high --dream houses --great movie music and where it came from --star retreats and playgrounds --the mob


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Hollywoodland Reviews

  • GoldGato

    I purchased this in the hopes that it would provide a detailed look at the beginning of the early film industry in Southern California (aka Hollywood). The pioneers in any field are usually very interesting, especially if they are drug addicts and con artists.It begins nicely, explaining the movers and shakers who ended up controlling Los Angeles and much of the property development. There are some fascinating nuggets revealed (such as the reason Malibu has no railroad tracks, an oddity in coast [...]

  • Laurel Beth

    Hydroxyzine is the only word on this language that has X-Y-Z in order. Also, it is mostly bullshit. A 25 mg cap is just as soothing as every book I'll ever ead on the Golden Age of Hollywood. I think of both as something that'll live in my bed, beside the dog and the body pillow and the crystallized rock I found walking laps round the fence at the state mental ward. All of them are there to rock me to sleep.

  • Denali

    I was expecting a lot more from this in a couple of waysa) more little known factsb) better fleshed out and organized chaptersc) a more cohesive timelineThis felt more like visiting faux ghost town with a bunch of people shuffling on and off a tour bus than a juicy look into old Hollywood glamor.

  • Dkeslin

    Stories and details of some of Hollywood's most famous names. A fast read which lets us see both "the splendor and the squalor of old Hollywood". If you like reading about the stars, you will love this one. It shows them warts and all!! Have fun.

  • Holly

    Eh so far. Not nearly salacious enough for me. We'll see if it gets better. At least it's short!Short but I couldn't even finish it. Just dull. And in need of an editor! typos plus blah tidbits plus little to no scandal equals no interest. Skip it.

  • Jim

    An intersting foray into the early years of filmmaking in Hollywood.

  • Daniel

    very strange history

  • Karen

    Learning about Gay Hollywod: youtube/watch?v=k1mhG