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Book Signings

This is a list of some of the authors who attended Cinecon 49. A list of authors for Cinecon 50 will be available closer to the show in August. 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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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 Echos 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 extention 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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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY PEGGY
BearManor Media
By Diane Serra Cary

Long before Shirley Temple's curls bounced their way into America's heart, Baby Peggy lit up marquees here and around the world. Discovered in 1920 at 19 months of age, she was put under contract with her first film at $75 a week. Working constantly, she was starred in dozens of Baby Peggy comedies and five feature films; she had earned more than $2 million by the time she was five. This story of the shared infancy of a child and an industry reveals the incredible life, responsibilities and burdens of a world famous child super-star.

 
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LOS ANGELES'BUNKER HILL: PULP FICTIONS'S MEAN STREETS AND FILM NOIR'S GROUND ZERO

By Jim Dawson

When postwar movie directors went looking for a gritty location to shoot their psychological crime thrillers, they found Bunker Hill, a neighborhood of fading Victorians, flophouses, tough bars, stairways and dark alleys in downtown Los Angeles. But the biggest crime was going on behind the scenes, run by the city's power elite. And Hollywood just happened to capture it on film. Using nearly eighty photos, writer Jim Dawson enlarges the record of L.A. history with this grass-roots investigation of a vanished place.

 
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THE DAY THE STARS STOOD STILL
BearManor Media
By Suzanne Sumner Ferry as told by Logan Fleming

This is a memoir about the career of Logan Fleming, top wax artist and Creative Director of Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, CA. He was extremely instrumental in making these stars come to "life" within the Movieland arena. It was Logan Fleming's artistic vision that created the eternal wax likenesses of some of our favorite and most beloved movie stars of old Hollywood.

 
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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!

 
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A DANCE AND A HUG revised edition

By Marjorie Lord

Marjorie will be signing copies of the new 2013 edition of her memoir. The revised book includes a complete episode guideline of all 11 seasons of her television series "Make Room for Daddy" along with her comments on working on the series. She also includes a complete listing of her film, stage and television credits.

 
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THE LAST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE DVD
By Frank Thompson

In 1939 a group of college students made a parody of the classic adventure 'Beau Geste' (1939) on the same desert fort set used by the original. When Paramount Pictures learned of the unauthorized project, they ordered the kids to burn all prints and negatives. This well researched documentary by Frank Thompson features interviews with the three surviving filmmakers and actors (all now in their 90s), rare photographs taken on the set and footage from the parody itself -- unseen since 1940.

 
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THE MAN AND HIS WINGS: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture
By Bill Wellman Jr.

The book is an adventure story filled with action, romance, humor, comradeship, tragedy, and triumph, that chronicles the early life of famed director William A. Wellman, his days as a juvenile delinquent, his military service as a decorated fighter pilot in World War I, and his trials and tribulations in the Hollywood jungles on the way to directing "WINGS", the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The book boasts 66 photographs -- many never before seen-- and Wellman's heart-wrenching, history-packed letters he wrote from France during World War I.

He will also be selling DVDs of his award-winning documentary WILD BILL HOLLYWOOD MAVERICK

 
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FOR THE LOVE OF LUCY
By Ric Whyman

Illustrated with photos of Lucille Ball collectibles, stills from her unforgettable TV series, and packed with little-known trivia about every movie and TV show she appeared in, this irresistible volume celebrates that blue-eyed redhead we all know and love as Lucy. 624 illustrations, 392 in color.

 
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India Adams

In a break from authors singer India Adams will join us to sign some of her cds. Besides being a noted cabaret singer Ms. Adams was a "ghost singer" providing the singing voices for actress Cyd Charisse in The Bandwagon and Joan Crawford in Torch Song.

 
 

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As an added treat our friends from the Warner Archive Collection will be joining us again. You will be able to ask them questions about their products and make suggests for new ones. You will also be able to get a discount on any DVD orders that you place at the show.

 

 

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