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

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

PostSat Apr 15, 2017 5:41 pm

My book "Hollywood at Play" came out in February. It's a photo book that shows golden age movie stars between takes and enjoying life around Hollywood.
https://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Play-L ... od+at+play
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Hollywood at Play: The Lives of the Stars Between Takes

PostSat Apr 22, 2017 4:43 am

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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Hollywood at Play
The Lives of the Stars Between Takes

Hardbound, Kindle – February 1, 2017
by Mary Mallory, Stephen X. Sylvester, Donovan Brandt
"Fans from around the world continue to be fascinated by classic-era Hollywood (1925-1960) and its larger-than-life stars. Nostalgia for this simpler, more glamorous time offers a safe and temporary escape from our complex lives. The authors capture this era with in Hollywood at Play, featuring unique and rarely seen images of such legendary stars as Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, W.C. Fields, and Tyrone Power enjoying fun and relaxation outside of their studios.
Hollywood at Play presents iconic images of the classic stars taking time out from the demands of celebrity to enjoy dancing, bike-riding, roller skating, bowling, and playing tennis; diversions offering a chance to relax and be themselves. This delightful and unique book will appeal to classic movie fans, and enthusiasts of celebrity, fashion, and Hollywood history.
The photos contained in Hollywood at Play come from the collection of Eddie Brandt’s Saturday Matinee, Hollywood’s first and oldest family-owned photo archive. From the 800,000 images available in their collection the authors have chosen over 200 fascinating and rare photos to include in this book. Among the photos are eight rare photos of a young Marilyn Monroe at play; Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland frolicking at a pool party; Steve McQueen and James Garner astride McQueen’s iconic motorcycle between takes of The Great Escape;Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee out on the town; Sammy Davis Jr. hamming it up with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra; and many others.”
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Asheville Movies Volume One – The Silent Era

PostSat Apr 22, 2017 4:49 am

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Asheville Movies Volume 1:The Silent Era

Print AND E-Book Edition– May 1 2017
by Frank Thompson
“Asheville Movies Volume I: The Silent Era, by author and film historian Frank Thompson, rediscovers a forgotten era of filmmaking in the Land of the Sky from the earliest “actualities” in 1900 to the final silent film in 1929. Asheville lured major film companies such as Paramount, Selznick and the Edison Company. Major stars of the era such as Thomas Meighan, Doris Kenyon, Alice Brady, Olga Petrova, Clara Kimball Young, Barbara Tennant, Conway Tearle and Harry T. Morey made films in the city. Of all the many films produced in Asheville, only one – The Conquest of Canaan (1921), directed by R. William Neill and written by Frank Tuttle – survives.

Asheville Movies Volume I: The Silent Era brings these lost films back to life and tells a story of the exciting days of early filmmaking in one of the nation’s most beautiful settings. The book is illustrated with 133 black and white stills, photographs, posters, ads and other imagery, most of which has not been in print for a century and some which have never been published anywhere. ”

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Slapstick Divas - The Women of Silent Comedy

PostSat Apr 22, 2017 4:52 am

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Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy

Hardbound. July 1, 2017
by Steve Massa
“ Funny girls, those comediennes from the silent movies, knew shtick from slapstick. Mabel Normand, Marie Dressler, Bebe Daniels, Dorothy Gish, Constance Talmadge, Marion Davies, and Colleen Moore brought riotous laughter to millions around the world, yet their hilarity may seem hidden to those only familiar with Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, and Harold Lloyd.
Discover the women of wit, from the supporting players to the stars. Author Steve Massa covers their contributions to comedy with in-depth analyses of the most hilarious heroines of humor, followed by 459 biographies of other droll divas from the famous to the forgotten.
Illustrated with 440 rare movie scene shots, formal portraits, candid behind the scenes photos, film frame enlargements, trade magazine advertisements, lobby cards, stage photographs, artist’s renderings and caricatures, and casting guide entries. Bibliography, and an Index.
About the author: Steve Massa is the author of Lame Brains and Lunatics: The Good, The Bad, and The Forgotten of Silent Comedy and Marcel Perez: The International Mirth-Maker.”
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The Mysterious Airman-Silent Serial DVD From 35MM+BONUS

PostSat Apr 22, 2017 4:57 am

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The Mysterious Airman
DVD–Running Time:185 Minutes (April 21, 2017)
Thrilling Production by Kit Parker !
Mysterious Scoring by Andrew Simpson !!
Death-Defying Commentary by
Richard M. Roberts !!!
The Sprocket Vault announces its DVD release of the
1928 silent serial THE MYSTERIOUS AIRMAN, a ten-part “Super
Chapterplay of the Air” starring silent era-serial superstar Walter
Miller and Eugenia Gilbert produced by the long-lasting Poverty
Row Producers, The Weiss Brothers.
Featuring vintage biplanes and exciting action, THE MYSTERIOUS
AIRMAN was the last silent serial produced by The Weiss Brothers
and one of the last silent serials ever produced. Thought to be a “lost”
film, Producer Kit Parker, who purchased the holdings of Weiss
Global International in 2004, was approached by film archivist, Jeff
Joseph of SabuCat Productions, who offered to loan a near-complete
original 35mm tinted nitrate print which was missing only the first
reel of Chapter Nine. The print was lovingly restored and transferred
(recreating the missing reel from stills and plot synopses), and a new
piano score was commissioned from ace silent film accompanist
Dr. Andrew Simpson, main accompanist of the Library of Congress
Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia.
The Sprocket Vault’s DVD release of THE MYSTERIOUS AIRMAN also features a complete and comprehensive commentary track by noted film historian Richard M. Roberts. He weaves a story about the production and the people involved, from stars Miller and Gilbert, co-stars like Robert Walker and Dorothy Talcott to Director Harry Revier and the production staff of Weiss Brothers-Artclass Pictures, a family of low-budget film producers whose filmmaking operations kept them in business from the 1910s up to the 1990s, outlasting some of Hollywood’s major studios. The Sprocket Vault’s release of THE MYSTERIOUS AIRMAN heralds an important rediscovery in film history, as few silent serials exist today in anything resembling complete form, much less in lovely tinted original print quality. It’s a fun, light-hearted cliffhanger that shows the joys of Saturday Matinee moviegoing and what could be done on less-than-spectacular budgets as well as illustrating the early days
of flying, seat of your pants filmmaking from the seat of your pants days of Aviation.
THE MYSTERIOUS AIRMAN
WHAT WAS ONCE LOST, IS NOW FOUND...
After 89-Years, Silent Serial Makes Its DVD Debut!

DVD SPECIFICATIONS/BONUS FEATURES:
Color: Original color tints
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 – 4X3
Audio: Music Score - Dolby Digital Stereo
1. “Flying Cadets” (1928) 2-reel short with great vintage plane shots filmed at Brooks Field, TX
2. New York Censor Board File (some scenes were cut for the State of New York!)
3. Gallery of original posters and lobby cards.
REVIEW
The 1928 silent serial THE MYSTERIOUS AIRMAN, a ten-part “Super Chapterplay of the Air,” was considered a lost film until a 35mm nitrate tinted print was discovered and subsequently restored for this DVD release. It heralds an important rediscovery in film history, as few silent serials exist today in anything resembling complete form, much less in lovely tinted original print quality. The story deals with an inventor who adds new innovations to an air company’s planes, prompting the owners of a rival company to set out to steal them. The stakes are sky-high as an airman and an aviatrix find themselves in constant peril, both on earth and above the clouds. It’s a fun, light-hearted cliffhanger that shows the joys of Saturday Matinee moviegoing and what could be done on less-than-spectacular budgets as well as illustrating the early days of flying, seat of your pants filmmaking from the seat of your pants days of Aviation. Written by famed mystery novelist Arthur B. Reeve, “The Mysterious Airman” is “the thriller of his career” -- Watertown [NY] Daily Times
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Silent Voices-Vintage Interviews w/Silent Film Personalities

PostSat Apr 22, 2017 5:00 am

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Silent Voices:
Vintage Interviews with Silent Film Personalities

Paperback + Kindle. March 30, 2017
by Shane Brown
“Around a hundred years ago, film fan magazines were emerging from their infancy to become some of the most-read periodicals of their day. These were places where cinema-goers could read with anticipation about new releases, as well catch up on Hollywood gossip, see glamourous pictures of their favourite actors and actresses, and read interviews with (and articles by) some of the great stars and directors of the day. "Silent Voices" collects together twenty-eight of these interviews and articles (many out of print since their original publication in the 1910s and 1920s), covering a dozen different screen personalities of the period: Renée Adorée, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Theda Bara, Clara Bow, Carol Dempster, Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Robert "Bobby" Harron, Johnny Hines, F. W. Murnau, George O'Brien, and Jack Pickford.”
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Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels:Hard-Luck Silent Stars

PostSat Apr 22, 2017 1:17 pm

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Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels:
The Lives, Careers, and Misfortunes of 14 Hard-Luck Girls of the Silent Screen

Paperback + Kindle. April 25, 2015
by Michael G. Ankerich
“We were like dragonflies. We seemed to be suspended effortlessly in the air, but in reality, our wings were beating very, very fast." - Mae Murray "It is worse than folly for persons to imagine that this business is an easy road to money, to contentment, or to that strange quality called happiness." - Bebe Daniels "A girl should realize that a career on the screen demands everything, promising nothing." - Helen Ferguson In Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels, author Michael G. Ankerich examines the lives, careers, and disappointments of 15 silent film actresses, who, despite the odds against them and warnings to stay in their hometowns, came to Hollywood to make names for themselves in the movies. On the screen, these young hopefuls became Agnes Ayres, Olive Borden, Grace Darmond, Elinor Fair, Juanita Hansen, Wanda Hawley, Natalie Joyce, Barbara La Marr, Martha Mansfield, Mae Murray, Mary Nolan, Marie Prevost, Lucille Ricksen, Eve Southern, and Alberta Vaughn. Dangerous Curves follows the precarious routes these young ladies took in their quest for fame and uncovers how some of the top actresses of the silent screen were used, abused, and discarded. Many, unable to let go of the spotlight after it had singed their very souls, came to a stop on that dead-end street, referred to by actress Anna Q. Nilsson as, Hollywood's Heartbreak Lane. Pieced together using contemporary interviews the actresses gave, conversations with friends, relatives, and co-workers, and exhaustive research through scrapbooks, archives, and public records, Dangerous Curves offers an honest, yet compassionate, look at some of the brightest luminaries of the silent screen. The book is illustrated with over 150 photographs.”
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Funny Parts: A History of Film Comedy Routines & Gags

PostSat Apr 22, 2017 1:34 pm

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The Funny Parts:
A History of Film Comedy Routines and Gags

Paperback– November 17, 2011
by Anthony Balducci
"Classic comedy routines and individual gags have been around for many hundreds of years, probably thousands; the best of these ribticklers make their merry way through theater, circus, film and television. The challenge to comedians has always been to adapt familiar material in a way that emphasizes their personal style and outlook. The many routines and gags cited in this illustrated history are lovingly deconstructed to show how they have been shaped to suit different eras and performers. These tried and true laugh-provokers are indestructible. Through all the remakes, revivals, recycles and revamps, they have survived robustly to the present day. As these timeless comedy gems are traced to their beginnings and followed through the years, readers are taken on a mirthful journey from Keystone to Zombieland.”
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