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Book Signings

This is a list of some of the authors who are scheduled to attend Cinecon 51. The book signings are part of the Cinecon Memorabilia Show which is located in the third floor meeting area of the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Some of the authors may also be signing books at the Egyptian Theater if they are scheduled to do a presentation or introduce a film there.

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MY FIRST TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Asahina & Wallace Publishing L.A.
By Cari Beauchamp

Author and film historian Cari Beauchamp has put out another great book. Here are first-hand, eyewitness accounts of a Hollywood none of us can remember and all of us wish we'd known. Over forty legends of the film business talk about their first trip to Hollywood. Actors, directors, screenwriters, editors, and cinematographers recall the long journey, their initial impressions, their struggle to find work, and the love for making movies that kept them going. Drawn from letters, speeches, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies-and illustrated with over sixty vintage photographs and illustrations-each story is intimate and unique.

 
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SILENT TRACES: DISCOVERING EARLY HOLLYWOOD THROUGH THE FILMS OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN
SILENT ECHOES: DISCOVERING EARLY HOLLYWOOD THROUGH THE FILMS OF BUSTER KEATON
SILENT VISIONS: DISCOVERING EARLY HOLLYWOOD THROUGH THE FILMS OF HAROLD LLOYD
By John Bengston

John will be doing his Silent Echoes presentation at the Egyptian theater on Monday and will be taking us on a walking tour of those old film locations during the lunch break. The show is based on and is an extension of the research that was done for these books. The books provide a unique visual history of early Hollywood as depicted in the silent comedians’ classic movies by combining images from various films with archival photographs, historic maps, and scores of dramatic “then” and “now” photos, revealing dozens of movie locations that lay undiscovered for nearly 80 years.

 
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NOBODY'S STOOGE: TED HEALY
BearManor Media
By Bill Cassara

Bill Cassara has written the definitive biography of Ted Healy giving us a unique look at the man who created the act that became the Three Stooges. This well researched book provides some little known and fascinating details about Healy's life and mysterious death. The book contains many rare photos and newspaper articles. In addition it has a very extensive list of Healy's Vaudeville and theater appearances as well as the most complete Ted Healy filmography ever compiled.

Bill will be at the screening of MYRT AND MARGE on Saturday to introduce the film.

 
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THE FORGOTTEN FLAPPER: A NOVEL OF OLIVE THOMAS
Sepia Stories Publishing
By Laini Giles

This is a fact based fictional account of silent screen actress Olive Thomas' life. The actress, once dubbed the most beautiful girl in New York, is best remembered today as much for her stormy relationship with and marriage to actor Jack Pickford (brother of famed star Mary Pickford) as she is for her film career. In this highly researched biographical novel, Ms. Giles closely follows the timeline and many details of Olive's short life to weave the intriguing tale of fame and tragedy.

 
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LITTLE ELF: A CELEBRATION OF HARRY LANGDON
BearManor Media
By Chuck Harter and Michael J. Hayde

A full biography and comprehensive filmography, lavishly illustrated, "Little Elf" is the definitive source for all things Harry Langdon, critically acclaimed "fourth genius" of silent comedy!

The usual price for Little Elf: A Celebration of Harry Langdon is $50 but at this year's show Chuck will be offering his book at a special sale price for Cinecon attendees of just $40.

 
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LITTLE GIRL IN BIG PICTURES
BearManor Media
By Marilyn Knowlden

In her autobiography former child actress Marilyn Knowlden.shares her memories of being in some of the most famous films from Hollywood's golden years, including Imitation of Life, David Copperfield, Les Misérables, Anthony Adverse, Showboat, Marie Antoinette, Angels With Dirty Faces, and All This and Heaven Too. After appearing in more than fifty films, she went on to other adventures and worldwide journeys that spanned encounters with General MacArthur to a thrilling return onstage under the spotlights. Actress, songwriter, and author, Marilyn Knowlden was more than a little girl in big pictures; she achieved a lasting legacy that still thrills audiences today.

 
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GLAMOUR, GIDGETS, AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: Television's Iconic Women from the 50s, 60s, and 70s
Taylor Trade Publishing
By Herbie J. Pilato

In his latest book, television historian and pop culture consultant Herbie J. Pilato celebrates the unique talent and style of 45 female TV stars from the 1950s through the 1970s. Each featured actress is profiled with a brief biography, including photographs, talks about their best known roles, and closes with a summary of iconic facts. The women included run the gamut of female TV legends, from Gale Storm to Donna Douglas to Patty Duke to Mary Tyler Moore to the stars of the original Charlie’s Angels and so many more. This book is a joyous account of the wonderful women from yesteryear’s television.

 
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BEHIND THE SCENES OF THEY WERE EXPENDABLE A Pictorial History
McFarland
By Lou Sabini with Photographs by Nicholas Scutti

This comprehensive book is a pictorial of the making of the film and is a must have for fans of the film and the actors in it. In 1945 U.S. Navy photographer Nick Scutti found himself in the Florida Keys on the set of the classic World War II drama They Were Expendable, taking candid shots of director John Ford, the stars and the supporting cast and crew. This never before published collection of fully captioned photos provides a unique chronicle of the 30-day location shoot, revealing details of the making of the film. Author and film historian Lou Sabini includes background information on the film and interviews Scutti about his experience on the set. Sabini also provides brief biographies of of the stars of the film and of the real men that the film was based upon.

Mr. Sabini will be on hand Friday afternoon at the Egyptian Theater to introduce the screening of a new 35mm print of the film and afterwards will be signing copies of the book.

 
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WILD BILL WELLMAN: Hollywood Rebel
Pantheon
By William Wellman, Jr.

William Wellman, Jr. has written this great new biography about his legendary father, famed director William "Wild Bill" Wellman. Here is a revealing, boisterous portrait of the handsome, tough-talking, hard-drinking, uncompromising maverick juvenile delinquent whose own life story was more adventurous and more unpredictable than anything in the movies. William Wellman is famous for directing such iconic pictures as: the pioneering World War I epic Wings (winner of the first Academy Award for best picture), Public Enemy, Nothing Sacred, the original A Star Is Born, Beggars of Life, The Call of the Wild, The Ox-Bow Incident, Battleground, The High and the Mighty.

 
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KING VIDOR'S THE CROWD: The Making of a Silent Classic
Past Times Publishing Co.
By Jordan Young

The Crowd, directed by King Vidor and starring Eleanor Boardman, is considered by many to be one of the finest silent films ever made and Jordan Young's extensive research covers every aspect of the making of the film from the original idea to the finished film and beyond. In addition to his interviews with Vidor and Boardman, Young had access to studio memos, telegrams and other documents, plus virtually every draft of the screenplay, enabling him to track the project from rough idea to finished product. Also included are are descriptions of deleted scenes and biographical sketches of the cast and crew.

 
 

This list of authors is subject to change without notice.

 

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