Remembering the Childhood Classic: Disney Golden Books

17 04 2014

Remembering the Childhood Classic: Disney Golden Books

Bet you had one of these. Disney animators have been collaborating with the Golden Book illustrators for generations. This art appreciation has the animators’ original sketches and illustrators’ water colors or other art work. The history of the illustrators’ careers and talent are showcased in this delightful work: “The Art of Disney Golden Books” by Charles Solomon, $35.00 cloth.





John Wayne A Reaction Actor

16 04 2014

John Wayne A Reaction Actor

John Wayne thought of himself as a reaction actor not an action actor. Eyman begins this biography by describing John Ford’s deliberate casting Wayne in “Stagecoach” and shooting that fabulous first shot of “The Ringo Kid” stopping the coach to Lordsburg. “John Wayne the Life and Legend” by Scott Eyman, $32.50 cloth.





Hayley Mills Sang “Let’s Get Together” in “The Parent Trap”

15 04 2014

Mills’ song “Let’s Get Together” made it to #8 on the Billboard chart. The Sherman brothers wrote it for “The Parent Trap”. Remember this Disney star’s career “Pollyanna”, “In Search of the Castaways” in new issue of “Films of the Golden Age” Spring, 2014 $5.90. Others profiled in the issue are Gail Patrick, Deanna Durbin and Curt Siodmak.





Film Music for Exotic Fantasy Films

14 04 2014

Film Music for Exotic Fantasy Films

Master composer Bernard Herrmann created music for the exotic other for “The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad” in “The Music of Fantasy Cinema” edited by Janet K. Halfyard, $29.95 paper. Other essays on the film music on the “Indiana Jones” and “The Mummy” films. Essays too on the music of “Harry Potter”, “Labyrinth”, “Legend”, “Edward Scissorhands”.





Film as an Intellectual Pursuit

12 04 2014

Film as an Intellectual Pursuit

A self-educated woman from the Isle of Man, Iris Barry attracted the attention of the Bloomsbury group. Her writings were praised by Ezra Pound. Barry went from poetry to concentrating on film as an art form. Once in the United States she founded Museum of Modern Art’s film archive. Then during World War II Barry joined the Office of Strategic Services to create pro American war films. The post war Red Scare led her to leave the U.S. for France where she died in obscurity. “Lady in the Dark Iris Barry and the Art of Film” by Robert Sitton, $40.00 cloth.





The Caper Movie — Originals and Remakes

11 04 2014

The Caper Movie -- Originals and Remakes

This is an introduction to the caper movie — the genre of the one last big score whether with dramatic or comic effect: “Rififi”, “Bob le Flambeur”, “The Killing”, “The Lavender Hill Mob”, “The Getaway”, “Ocean’s 11″. “The Heist Film Stealing with Style” by Daryl Lee, $20,00 paper





Portraits of the Decade: Casilli’s 1980′s

10 04 2014

Portraits of the Decade: Casilli's 1980's

Remember the 1980′s with the photographs of Casilli: Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Morgan Fairchild, Farah Fawcett, Angie Dickinson, Jane Seymour, Oprah Winfrey, Mary Hart, “Miami Vice”, “Dallas”, “Dynasty”. “Mario Casilli” edited by Tony Nourmand, $49.95 cloth.








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