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1939 free pdf No year in Hollywood history before or since produced a cavalcade of cinematic masterpieces as unforgettable as 1939. As the 75th anniversary approaches, this photo-filled book celebrates the best of the best of 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year. 1939 was a watershed year. The Great Depression was barely over- economics, politics, and culture braced for war. There was a lull before the storm and Hollywood, as if expecting to be judged by posterity, produced a portfolio of masterpieces. No year before or since has yielded so many beloved works of cinematic art: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Gunga Din, Only Angels Have Wings, Destry Rides Again, Beau Geste, Wuthering Heights, The Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, Ninotchka, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Dark Victory, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Women, and of course, Gone With the Wind. Majestic Hollywood showcases fifty films from this landmark year, with insightful text on the cultural significance of each movie and entertaining plot descriptions. Also included are stories from the legendary artists who made the films: directors William Wellman and John Ford- cinematographers Arthur Miller and Lee Garmes- actors Judy Garland, Rosalind Russell, Ray Milland, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Olivia de Havilland. This world of entertainment is illustrated by rarely seen images. Made during the most glamorous era in movie history, whether scene stills, behind-the-scenes candids, portraits, or poster art, the photos are as distinctive, evocative, and powerful as the films they were meant to publicize. Presenting the best of these images and the stories behind them, this book is a cavalcade of unforgettable films from Majestic Hollywood.

About Mark A Vieira

Mark A. Vieira is a photographer and writer specializing in Hollywood history. His books include The Making of Some Like It Hot (with Tony Curtis), Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy, and Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood. He has lectured at USC, UCLA, Lincoln Center, and Universal Studios. He has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, and in documentaries such as TCM's Moguls and Movie Stars, Universal's Forbidden Film, and BBC's Shooting the Stars. He guest curated the recent Irving Thalberg exhibition at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Author : Mark A Vieira
Publisher : Running Press Book Publishers
Data Published : 28 January 2014
ISBN : 0762451564
EAN : 9780762451562
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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