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Book Signings

This is a list of some of the authors who are scheduled to attend Cinecon 52. The book signings are part of the Cinecon Memorabilia Show which is normally located in the third floor meeting area of the Loews Hollywood Hotel but this year will be relocated to the mezzanine level (second floor) of the 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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A THOUSAND CUTS: the Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies
University Press of Mississippi
By Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph

This book is a candid exploration of one of America’s strangest and most quickly vanishing subcultures. It is about the death of physical film in the digital era and about a paranoid, secretive, eccentric, and sometimes obsessive group of film-mad collectors who made movies and their projection a private religion in the time before DVDs and Blu-rays. It also examines one of the least-known episodes in modern legal history: the FBI’s and Justice Department’s campaign to harass, intimidate, and arrest film dealers and collectors in the early 1970s. Victims included Roddy McDowall, who was arrested in 1974 for film collecting and forced to name names of fellow collectors, including Rock Hudson and Mel Tormé. A Thousand Cuts explores the obsessions of the colorful individuals who created their own screening rooms, spent vast sums, negotiated underground networks, and even risked legal jeopardy to pursue their passion for real, physical film.

 
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THREE CHORDS FOR BEAUTY'S SAKE: The Life of Artie Shaw
Norton
By Tom Nolan

is a biography of the celebrated and internationally popular clarinetist and big-band leader of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. In addition to selling millions of copies of such records as "Begin the Beguine," "Frenesi," "Summit Ridge Drive," and "Star Dust," Artie appeared in movies (Dancing Co-Ed, Second Chorus), dated such stars as Judy Garland, Alice Faye, and Betty Grable; and was married to Ava Gardner, Lana Turner, Evelyn Keyes -- and four other women. The book draws on several interviews done by Nolan with Shaw between 1990 and 2004, and with other interviews with some 200 of Artie's friends and associates.

 
 

This list of authors is subject to change without notice.

 

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