Stephen Rees

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Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking

Only dedicated film buffs will read this volume from cover to cover, but they will have a blast. Recommended for comprehensive film history collections.
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The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler’s Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood

This is a study of a complex, openhearted woman who had a key role in saving the displaced while shaping mid-20th century Hollywood. Rifkind has penned a perceptive, exhaustively researched contribution to social and film history.
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Finding Zsa Zsa: The Gabors Behind the Legend

The Gabors lived full lives, and by the end of this book, readers may be as exhausted as the Gabors must have been. Still, this wild ride is recommended for fans of the actors and lovers of tell-alls.

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Iranian Cinema: Before and After the Revolution; Three Documentaries

With plenty of revealing film clips, intelligent commentary, and surprisingly frank viewpoints from Iranian filmmakers.
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TVTV: Video Revolutionaries

Former members recall their hits and misses, proudly noting the roles of actor-comedian Bill Murray and future director Harold Ramis, plus their mixed legacy as reality TV pioneers.
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Sickies Making Films

Cinematic provocateur, Baltimore native, and director John Waters lends needed humor and a dose of common sense here. While lacking first-rate production values, the video is recommended for mature audiences.
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Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir

For film buffs, especially those who enjoy tales of old Hollywood.
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Love, Cecil

Friends and collaborators recall the many sides of the man and artist, his enduring legacy, and his singular pursuit of beauty. Recommended.
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24 x 36: A Movie About Movie Posters

This film suffers from the usual fanboy excess and could use more coverage of early classic posters. Still, general audiences will enjoy this look at an unusual art market.

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