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Bringing up Oscar : the story of the men and women who founded the Academy

Author: Debra Ann Pawlak
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Pegasus Books cloth edView all editions and formats
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Presents the story of the thirty-six motion picture pioneers, including Cecil B. DeMille and Mary Pickford, who joined together to found the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and organized the annual Academy Awards.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Ann Pawlak
ISBN: 9781605981376 1605981370
OCLC Number: 601104991
Notes: "January 2011"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 361, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The flickers --
Welcome to Hollywood --
Team biograph --
The scribes --
The silent types --
The idols --
Calling the shots --
How did they do that? --
Head of the House --
The guardians --
On top of the mountain --
Lions and tigers and brothers, oh my! --
The lunatics --
In the zoo --
The rest of 'em --
The gang's all here --
Let's go on with the show --
Scholars, tough guys and bishops --
Three men and a lady --
Mad hatters, macho men and Mexican divorces --
Businessmen, artists and mediators --
Mogul to mogul --
Ancient slaves, bad facelifts and broken towel bars --
Pretzels, lawyers and potentates --
Last founders standing --
That's a wrap!
Other Titles: Men and women who founded the Academy
Responsibility: Debra Ann Pawlak.

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Presents the story of the thirty-six motion picture pioneers, including Cecil B. DeMille and Mary Pickford, who joined together to found the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and organized the annual Academy Awards.

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