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London's Hollywood: The Gainsborough Studio in the Silent Years

London's Hollywood: The Gainsborough Studio in the Silent Years [Kindle Edition]

Gary Chapman
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Discover the secrets of the most iconic film studio in London during the silent era, from its inception in 1919 to part-destruction in 1930 just as the talkies took hold. Follow the careers of the leading lights in British film industry - Graham Cutts, Michael Balcon, Herbert Wilcox and a young Alfred Hitchcock - who made some of the most important British silent films starring a host of glamorous British film stars such as Ivor Novello, Betty Balfour, Isabel Jeans and American stars like Bettty Compson and Dorothy Gish.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14846 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Publisher: Edditt Publishing (15 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Treasure Trove 28 Jun 2014
There's so much in this book I don't know where to start. It must surely be the definitive study of the Gainsborough Studio and early British cinema. There are a mass of photos and other illustrative material alongside an informative and very readable text which brings alive those pioneering days. There are the obvious subjects here, notably Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Balcon and Ivor Novello, for example, but a lot of surprises as well, such as the earliest appearances by Laurence Olivier and Godfrey Winn, work by Arnold Ridley (later of Dad's Army fame) and snippets about John Buchan and Colin Clive to name but a few. This book is essential for fans of early British cinema, but even for those who have only a passing interest it's a fascinating read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all film buffs 8 Oct 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Brilliant, clear and well illustrated. A terrific read and so well researched.
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