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Book Signings

This is a list of some of the authors who are scheduled to attend Cinecon 50. They will be signing copies of their books throughout the weekend, from Thursday to Sunday, at the Memoriabilia show located in the third floor meeting area of the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

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THE LUCKY SOUTHERN STAR: Reflections From The Black Lagoon
Hollywood Adventures Publishing
By Julie Adams with Mitchell Danton

This autobiography is the career-spanning memoir of Julie Adams, the B-movie actress best known for her role as the bathing beauty in Creature from the Black Lagoon.. The book is lavishly illustrated with rare stills and chock full of anecdotes and insights about her long and varied career.

 
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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 Friday and then he will be at the hotel signing his books on Saturday and Sunday. 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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100 YEARS OF BRODIES WITH HAL ROACH: The Jaunty Journeys of a Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Pioneer
BearManor Media
By Craig Calman

Personal anecdotes of the author's friendship with Hal Roach serve to enhance this biography which presents a complete and detailed overview of Roach's career. From his arrival in Hollywood in 1912 during the earliest days of movie making, to the creation of a studio dedicated to the production of popular film comedies, to his pioneering work at the birth of the talkies and his virtual launching of the television industry in Hollywood twenty years after that, and on through the 100th year of his exuberantly productive life.

 
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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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FAMOUS ENOUGH, A HOLLYWOOD MEMOIR
BearManor Media
By Diane McBain and Michael Gregg Michaud

Diane's career as an actress included more than 25 feature films and guest-starring roles in dozens of TV shows. She reached her peak of popularity as a Warner Bros. contract star in the 1950s and early 1960s. When her contract ended she thought she would enjoy the freedom of choosing her own parts but soon found it wasn't so easy to find those jobs. That's when she began to see the real Hollywood first from the top and then from the bottom. In her candid autobiography FAMOUS ENOUGH, A HOLLYWOOD MEMOIR Diane manages to share her journey through the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of Hollywood with truth, humility and lots of humor.

 
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SAL MINEO, A BIOGRAPHY
Three Rivers Press
By Michael Gregg Michaud

Sal Mineo A Biography is the intimate, moving story of a distinctive Hollywood star. This well researched biography is filled with exclusive, candid interviews with both Mineo’s closest female and male lovers and never-before-published photographs. It tells the full story of this remarkable young actor’s life, charting his meteoric rise to fame and turbulent career from his Broadway debut at age 11 to his tragic murder at the age of thirty-seven. And beyond that the book also manages to reveal a charming, mischievous, creative, and often scandalous side of Mineo that few have known before now.

 
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FORGOTTEN HOLLYWOOD FORGOTTEN HISTORY
Book Publishers Network
By Manny Pacheco

Bypassing the legendary stars from the Studio Era's Golden Age, imageForgotten Hollywood Forgotten History focuses on the character actors and actresses that consistently delivered stellar performances, and it offers a bold fresh new take of our human journey.

And Manny will also be bringing his follow-up book - Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History

 
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ANN DVORAK: HOLLYWOOD'S FORGOTTEN REBEL
The University Press of Kentucky
By Christina Rice

As the first full-length biography of an often-overlooked actress, Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel explores the life and career of one of imagethe first individuals who dared to challenge the studio system that ruled Tinseltown.

Christina will also be bringing her newest Dvorak book The Inseparables which features photos from Ann's personal scrapbook of her 1932 honeymoon with Leslie Fenton

 
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LAUREL AND HARDY ON STAGE - Rare and Unusual Unreleased Live Performances 1942 - 1957
Tefteller Publishing
By John Tefteller

This book and CD combination is a rare treasure for all Laurel and Hardy fans. The hardcover book contains essays by Randy Skretvedt and Peter Mikkelsen and dozens and dozensimage of never-before-seen photographs. The two audio CDs contain over 137 minutes of super rare audio, including, for the very first time, two different versions of "The Driver's License Sketch" which have never before been released.

 
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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.

 

 

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