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Vroman's Celebrates 125 years with special anniversary events

Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall discuss and signs Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking

Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall book signing Friday September 20th at 7pm

Letters from Hollywood reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable and talented film industry names of all time--from the silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre-email days of the 1970s. Culled from libraries, archives, and personal collections, the 135 letters, memos, and telegrams are organized chronologically and are annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context. While each piece reveals a specific moment in time, taken together, the letters convey a bigger picture of Hollywood history. Contributors include celebrities like Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda. This is the gift book of the season for fans of classic Hollywood. (Abrams)

Rocky Lang was born and raised in Hollywood. As a thirty-five-year veteran of the motion picture and television industries, he has produced, written, and directed numerous movies, documentaries, and television programs, including White Squall, directed by Ridley Scott. He is also the author of eight books. His father, Jennings Lang, was an agent for Joan Crawford and Humphrey Bogart before becoming an MCA/Universal executive and producer of thirty-five films. 

Barbara Hall is a film historian, researcher, and writer. A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the University of Iowa, she was an archivist and oral historian at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for more than twenty years. She has also worked as an archivist for Warner Bros., the Writers Guild Foundation, and the Art Directors Guild. 

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Event date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
Letters from Hollywood: Illuminating Letters, Memos, and Telegrams about American Moviemaking, 1921–1976 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419738098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 10th, 2019

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