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M-G-M : Hollywood's greatest backlot

Author: Steven Bingen; Stephen X Sylvester; Michael Troyan
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Santa Monica Press, 2011.
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Going behind the scenes at one of Hollywood's greatest movie studios, this extraordinary history reveals the untold story of the soundstages and outdoor sets where many of the world's greatest films were produced. Featuring candid, previously unpublished photographs from the studio's archives and exclusive interviews with actors and staff, this detailed exploration of MGM's backlot--the setting for more than a fifth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bingen, Steven.
MGM : Hollywood's Greatest Backlot.
Chicago : Santa Monica Press, ©2011
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Bingen; Stephen X Sylvester; Michael Troyan
ISBN: 9781595808912 1595808914
OCLC Number: 763159771
Notes: Cover title.
"A trip through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer land."
Description: 1 online resource (311 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: pt. 1. Lands of make-believe --
pt. 2. Potemkin's villages --
pt. 3. Mythic landscapes --
pt. 4. Backlot Babylon.
Responsibility: Steven Bingen, Stephen X. Sylvester, Michael Troyan ; foreword by Debbie Reynolds.

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Going behind the scenes at one of Hollywood's greatest movie studios, this extraordinary history reveals the untold story of the soundstages and outdoor sets where many of the world's greatest films were produced. Featuring candid, previously unpublished photographs from the studio's archives and exclusive interviews with actors and staff, this detailed exploration of MGM's backlot--the setting for more than a fifth of the films produced prior to 1980--takes film buffs back to Hollywood's golden age, offering an insider's look at the movie business and celebrating many of its best films and the.

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