Old Hollywood Book Lists
8 Books That Will Transport You To Old Hollywood
I spent one unforgettable afternoon in the home of Gene Kelly when I was thirteen. Ever since, I've loved Old Hollywood ferociously -- the glamour, the scandals, the movie stars, the movies themselves, the beauty and even the brutality of a city built too fast, too big, too grand for its own good. I long for a time machine to take me back to the Hollywood of the s, 30s, or 40s. While I'd love to share all , here are eight of the best. US Edition U. News U.
When you think of Old Hollywood , what do you see? Sunny days around the pool, swaying palm trees, all-night parties, and maybe a day or two working on set for the next big studio hit. Los Angeles in the s through the s conjures up images of handsome men and beautiful women in gorgeous clothes; classic films of the highest caliber; legendary romances; and a small town full of industry insiders where everyone knows everyone and there is always lots of drama. This Golden Age of cinema is full of the glamour we have come to revere from our classic stars, but also has more gossip than TMZ would know what to do with. It's this combination of sheer elegance meets crazy scandal that still holds our attention over 50 years later.
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While present day Hollywood is certainly fascinating, it doesn't hold a candle to the glamour or drama! There were illicit affairs between screen partners hello Richard and Elizabeth! Add in around-the-clock boozing, plus an incestuous dating pool, and celebrities' off-camera lives were worthy of big screen treatment. Naturally, this sort of drama makes Old Hollywood the perfect setting for a novel. The following books offer their own take on Tinseltown—from gritty crime noir to fictional celeb biographies—to tell stories about love, sex, money, fame, and corruption. On the outside, Elizabeth is the dutiful wife of a studio bigwig. Inside, she is wracked by grief: For the lover she lost to the war, for the son she may lose to another, and for the dreams she has forgotten in the whirlwind of marriage and motherhood.