The Encyclopedia of Hollywood

The Encyclopedia of Hollywood

Book - 2004 | 2nd ed
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Baker & Taylor
Offers an historical overview of the American film industry, from its beginnings in Thomas Edison's workshop to its status today as the leader of the world's filmmaking.

Book News
From the stars of the silent era to today's blockbuster special effects, this encyclopedia covers all the people, genres and terminology important to Hollywood films. Scott and Barbara Siegal, authors of 46 books on popular culture and celebrities, do not hesitate to offer their opinions of the actors and films they describe and, although they are generous, they are not afraid to use a term such as "limited ability" when it applies. This second edition has been updated with new films and actors and includes 175 photos and a bibliography. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
The Encyclopedia of Hollywood, Second Edition is a reference to the history of Hollywood - its stars, films, and movie genres - all in one comprehensive volume. Spanning the silent era to today, this thoroughly updated and revised edition includes coverage of current celebrities and blockbusters as well as of the vast and varied history of the world's most glamorous movie capital.
The Encyclopedia of Hollywood, Second Edition offers a behind-the-scene glimpse at movie stars, filmmaking techniques, famous films, Tinseltown power brokers, and the amazing stories that surround them. Featuring 170 photographs and a useful index, this volume is a must-read for film buffs, amateur filmmakers, or anyone interested in learning more about Hollywood and its history.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2004
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 0816046220 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: R791.430973 SIE 2004
Characteristics: xi, 548 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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