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Hollywood's lost backlot : 40 acres of glamour and mystery

Author: Steven Bingen; Marc Wanamaker; Ron Howard
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : LP [Lyons Press], [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hollywood's Lost Backlot: 40 Acres of Glamour and Mystery will, for the first time ever, unwind the colorful and convoluted threads that make for the tale of one of the most influential and photographed places in the world. A place which most have visited, at least on screen, and which has contributed significantly and unexpectedly to the world's popular culture, and yet which few people today, paradoxically, have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bingen, Steven, author.
Hollywood's lost backlot
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018050113
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Bingen; Marc Wanamaker; Ron Howard
ISBN: 9781493033621 149303362X
OCLC Number: 1080251276
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 246 pages)
Contents: Preface : lost acres --
The man with the megaphone --
Moguls, millionaires ... and a bandleader --
Front lot : sets, settings, and set pieces --
40 acres : Hollywood is a facade --
The media campus.
Responsibility: Steven Bingen ; with Marc Wanamaker ; foreword by Ron Howard.

Abstract:

"Hollywood's Lost Backlot: 40 Acres of Glamour and Mystery will, for the first time ever, unwind the colorful and convoluted threads that make for the tale of one of the most influential and photographed places in the world. A place which most have visited, at least on screen, and which has contributed significantly and unexpectedly to the world's popular culture, and yet which few people today, paradoxically, have ever heard of. This lost backlot in Hollywood called 40 Acres, built in the 1920s by (allegedly murdered) producer Thomas Ince, acquired by Cecil B. DeMille, now occupied by Amazon. com, has been the home for hundreds of the most iconic and legendary films and television shows in the world for a remarkable and star-studded fifty years. This bizarre, magical place was the location for Tara in Gone with The Wind, the home of King Kong and Superman, of Tarzan and Batman, of the Green Hornet, of Elliot Ness, of Barney Fife, of Tarzan, of Rebecca, of Citizen Kane, of Hogan's Heroes and Gomer Pyle, of Lasse, of Ben Casey, of A Star is Born and Star Trek, and at least twice, of Jesus Christ. For decades, every conceivable star in Hollywood, from Clark Gable to Warren Beatty, worked and loved and gave indelible performances on the site. And yet, today, it is completely forgotten"--

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