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Barbara La Marr-The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

PostSat Aug 12, 2017 5:12 pm

This thread is a listing of fabulous holiday- or any day- gift suggestions:
Currently “in print” items- DVDs; eBooks; CDs; Calendars; Books; Art; etc.

Produced, in whole or in part, by NITRATEVILLE MEMBERS.

Ideally, each post will provide an image, publisher’s description, and on-line purchase link.



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Barbara La Marr:
The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Hardback, Kindle – December 6, 2017
by Sherri Snyder
"Barbara La Marr's (1896–1926) publicist once confessed: "There was no reason to lie about Barbara La Marr. Everything she said, everything she did was colored with news-value." When La Marr was sixteen, her older half-sister and a male companion reportedly kidnapped her, causing a sensation in the media. One year later, her behavior in Los Angeles nightclubs caused law enforcement to declare her "too beautiful" to be on her own in the city, and she was ordered to leave. When La Marr returned to Hollywood years later, her loveliness and raw talent caught the attention of producers and catapulted her to movie stardom.

In the first full-length biography of the woman known as the "girl who was too beautiful," Sherri Snyder presents a complete portrait of one of the silent era's most infamous screen sirens. In five short years, La Marr appeared in twenty-six films, including The Prisoner of Zenda (1922), Trifling Women (1922), The Eternal City (1923), The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924), and Thy Name Is Woman (1924). Yet by 1925―finding herself beset by numerous scandals, several failed marriages, a hidden pregnancy, and personal prejudice based on her onscreen persona―she fell out of public favor. When she was diagnosed with a fatal lung condition, she continued to work, undeterred, until she collapsed on set. She died at the age of twenty-nine.

Few stars have burned as brightly and as briefly as Barbara La Marr, and her extraordinary life story is one of tempestuous passions as well as perseverance in the face of adversity. Drawing on never-before-released diary entries, correspondence, and creative works, Snyder's biography offers a valuable perspective on her contributions to silent-era Hollywood and the cinematic arts."
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When Knighthood Was In Flower (1922) Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack

PostMon Aug 14, 2017 9:43 pm

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When Knighthood Was In Flower (1922)
(Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack)

BLU-RAY/DVD 115 minutes – JULY 25, 2017
Musical Score by Ben Model

"Marion Davies stars as Mary Tudor in the breakout role and big-budget costume epic that established her as a movie star. Davies plays Mary Tudor, sister of King Henry VIII, whom the king aims to use for political gain by offering her hand in marriage to King Louis XII of France. Look for a young William Powell in his second movie role as one of the story’s villains. For period authenticity, no expense was spared on the production’s costumes, armor and tapestries or on Joseph Urban’s huge, lavish sets.
WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER (1922) is presented here in a brand new restoration, with a new theatre organ score by Ben Model. The film was scanned from an original 35mm nitrate print preserved by the Library of Congress, its color tints have been reinstated and the hand-colored sequence has been digitally replicated. This is the first time the film has been seen as it appeared in the 1920s.

The package includes a 16-page illustrated booklet with film notes by Lara Gabrielle Fowler, as well asboth Blu-ray and DVD editions of the film.
Both discs are region-free."
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The Silent Films of Marion Davies

PostSat Aug 26, 2017 7:32 am

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The Silent Films of Marion Davies
Paperback 196 Pages– August 27, 2017
by Edward Lorusso

Profiles of the 30 silent films Marion Davies starred in between 1917 and 1929, written by the film historian, and producer of such silent-film restorations as "The Restless Sex" (1920) and "Enchantment" (1921), the latter of which was broadcast on Turner Classic Movies in November 2014.
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Man Who Made The Movies-William Fox's MeteoricRiseTragicFall

PostWed Sep 06, 2017 9:11 am

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The Man Who Made the Movies:
The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox

by Vanda Krefft
944 Pages 40+ Photos
Hardback and Kindle Editions (November 28, 2017)

"A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America. This landmark biography brings into focus a fascinating brilliant entrepreneur—like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary—who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire.
Although a major Hollywood studio still bears William Fox’s name, the man himself has mostly been forgotten by history, even written off as a failure. Now, in this fascinating biography, Vanda Krefft corrects the record, explaining why Fox’s legacy is central to the history of Hollywood.
At the heart of William Fox’s life was the myth of the American Dream. His story intertwines the fate of the nineteenth-century immigrants who flooded into New York, the city’s vibrant and ruthless gilded age history, and the birth of America’s movie industry amid the dawn of the modern era. Drawing on a decade of original research, The Man Who Made the Movies offers a rich, compelling look at a complex man emblematic of his time, one of the most fascinating and formative eras in American history.
Growing up in Lower East Side tenements, the eldest son of impoverished Hungarian immigrants, Fox began selling candy on the street. That entrepreneurial ambition eventually grew one small Brooklyn theater into a $300 million empire of deluxe studios and theaters that rivaled those of Adolph Zukor, Marcus Loew, and the Warner brothers, and launched stars such as Theda Bara. Amid the euphoric roaring twenties, the early movie moguls waged a fierce battle for control of their industry. A fearless risk-taker, Fox won and was hailed as a genius—until a confluence of circumstances, culminating with the 1929 stock market crash, led to his ruin.”
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Re: Nitrateville 2017 Gift Suggestions:Books;DVDs;Calendars,

PostWed Sep 06, 2017 12:32 pm

Price of the Wellman book?

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Re: Nitrateville 2017 Gift Suggestions:Books;DVDs;Calendars,

PostWed Sep 06, 2017 1:50 pm

$150 so not for me.In any event i have read the biog by his son
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Funny Bunny: Film Comedian John Bunny

PostFri Sep 22, 2017 3:00 pm

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Funny Bunny:
Film Comedian John Bunny

by Kevin Scott Collier
52 Pages
Paperbound Edition (September 19, 2017)

"An introduction to silent film comedian John Bunny, whose pioneering work for Vitagraph Studios, from 1909-1915, has been lost to history. Collected interviews are published, revealing the man and his career in his own words. Film experts, Anthony Susnick and Steve Massa, contribute commentary. Also inside is look at the John Bunny documentary DVD by Tony Susnick, a listing of John Bunny's films, scenes from several films, and miscellaneous photographs.”
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3-D RARITIES BLU-RAY

PostFri Sep 22, 2017 6:45 pm

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3-D Rarities (1922)
BLU-RAY OR DVD 147 minutes – June 23, 2015
Compiled by Bob Furmanek

"Deluxe 3-D Blu-ray Edition"
It has taken over 30 years for the 3-D Film Archive to assemble and restore the material in 3-D Rarities, an eye-popping collection of ultra-rare and long-lost movies, which Flicker Alley and the 3-D Film Archive are proud to present here for the first time on Blu-ray.
Selections include Kelley's Plasticon Pictures, the earliest extant 3-D demonstration film from 1922 with incredible footage of Washington and New York City; New Dimensions, the first domestic full color 3-D film originally shown at the World’s Fair in 1940; Thrills for You, a promotional film for the Pennsylvania Railroad; Around is Around, a 3-D animated gem by Norman McLaren; Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, the only 3-D newsreel; Stardust in Your Eyes, a hilarious standup routine by Slick Slavin; trailer for The Maze, with fantastic production design by William Cameron Menzies; Doom Town, a controversial anti-atomic testing film mysteriously pulled from release; puppet cartoon The Adventures of Sam Space, presented in widescreen; I’ll Sell My Shirt, a burlesque comedy unseen in 3-D for over 60 years; Boo Moon, an excellent example of color stereoscopic animation…and more!
Presented in high-quality digital 3-D, all films have been stunningly restored and mastered direct from archival materials. Meticulously aligned shot by shot for precise registration of the original left/right elements, these historic 3-D motion pictures have never before looked this good.
The date of the first documented exhibition of a 3-D film occurred on June 10, 1915. 3-D Rarities commemorates the centennial of 3-D motion pictures!
Bonus Materials Include:
Introductions by Leonard Maltin and Trustin Howard.
Essays by Julian Antos, Hillary Hess, Thad Komorowski, Donald McWilliams, Ted Okuda, Mary Ann Sell and Jack Theakston.
3-D photo galleries - Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), New York World's Fair (1939), Sam Sawyer View-Master reels (1950) and 3-D Comic Books (1953)
3-D footage directed by Francis Ford Coppola from The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)
Commentary tracks by Thad Komorowski and Jack Theakston.
To view a complete list of all the films included, click here.
To Watch the 3-D Versions of These Films, You Need:
3D HDTV
COMPATIBLE 3D GLASSES
BLU-RAY 3D™ PLAYER, PLAYSTATION®3 or PLAYSTATION®4 SYSTEM
HIGH-SPEED HDMI CABLE
This Edition Is Also Viewable in 2D, Playable on Your Standard Blu-ray Player
For more information and additional images, please visit
3-d-rarities."
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Pandora's Box (BFI Film Classics) Paperback/eBook

PostWed Sep 27, 2017 1:17 pm

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Pandora's Box
(BFI Film Classics)

Paperback + eBook. December, 2017
by Pamela Hutchinson
“Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora’s Box, 1929), starring Hollywood icon Louise Brooks, is an established classic of the silent era. Pamela Hutchinson revisits and challenges many assumptions made about the film, its lead character and its star. Putting the film in historical and contemporary contexts, Hutchinson investigates how the film speaks to new audiences.”
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