This book had some interesting notes in it but was not what I had expected. It combined Hollywood actors with political and period historical events that were made into movies or that took place during the time of the making of movies. There were some interesting things, but overall I was let down as to it's contents. Instead of rare pictures of Hollywood stars or unknowns, there were copies and sketches of political figures and, in some cases, printed materials such as telegrams and uninteresting items. These seemed to be used as fillers as the author did not have anything else to add. I had hoped it was a book about Hollywood, not history in general.