This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars and Stories, Carla Valderrama
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This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars and Stories

Author: Carla Valderrama

Series: Turner Classic Movies

Narrator: Carla Valderrama

Unabridged: 7 hr 3 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 11/17/2020

Genre: Performing Arts - Film & Video - History & Criticism

Includes: Bonus Material

Synopsis

In this one-of-a-kind Hollywood history, the creator of Instagram's celebrated @ThisWasHollywood reveals the forgotten past of the film world in a dazzling visual package modeled on the classic fan magazines of yesteryear.From former screen legends who have faded into obscurity to new revelations about the biggest movie stars, Valderrama unearths the most fascinating little-known tales from the birth of Hollywood through its Golden Age.The shocking fate of the world's first movie star. Clark Gable's secret love child. The film that nearly ended Paul Newman's career. A former child star who, at ninety-three, reveals her #metoo story for the first time. Valderrama unfolds these stories, and many more, in a volume that is by turns riveting, maddening, hilarious, and shocking.Drawing on new interviews, archival research, and an exhaustive library of photographs, This Was Hollywood is a compelling and visually stunning catalogue of the lost history of the movies.

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