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Car Tax Disc Holder - Assorted single supplied from Black, Red, Blue, Silver,
Car Tax Disc Holder - Assorted single supplied from Black, Red, Blue, Silver,
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Price: £0.83

4.0 out of 5 stars cheap and cheerful, 22 Feb 2012
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It did what I expected it to do, it's adhesive fixing is enough to hold it securely to my windscreen and not fall to the floor like others I have tried.


Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster
Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster
by Stephen Jacobs
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If only all biographers could be this thorough, 22 Feb 2012
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This is one of the best biographies I've come across in a long time, obviously the work of a devoted fan but with no bias that I could detect. Packed with pictures, along with the usual details of a subjects life there are plenty of details on his work and the life behind the camera that brought both the best of the thirties horror movies and beyond to the screen.


Rita Hayworth: A Photographic Retrospective
Rita Hayworth: A Photographic Retrospective
by Caren Roberts-Frenzel
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A complete treat, 20 Feb 2012
I can only agree with what all the other reviewers have said, I was very pleased with my purchase, it gave me a great overview of Rita's life and career and choc a bloc with pictures both official and candids. It does full credit to her tremendous beauty and generous spirit.


Audrey Hepburn, Elegant Spirit
Audrey Hepburn, Elegant Spirit
by Sean Hepburn
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars An intimate book of Audrey away from the cameras, 20 Feb 2012
This is a beautiful book, there isn't an Audrey Hepburn film I don't like or a dress that she's worn that I haven't thought was perfect. Audrey is an original and although I hesitate to use the word, it fits here, an icon. Here we have the icon both making films and being part of a family. There is a picture of her and Sean that moved me so much. True this book isn't a balanced biography but a memorial to a much loved mother. If you want all the in and outs of her life you need to buy a biography but treat yourself to this too, you won't be sorry.


Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy
Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy
by Mark A. Vieira
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars The only book you'll ever need on Garbo, it's perfect., 20 Feb 2012
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A rare combination, a lovely photo book, a photo journal of one of cinema's most beautiful women and a detailed biography. Garbo still remains enigmatic, she started in movies in 1923 starring in the Swedish film The Saga Of Gosta Berling ending her career in 1941 after the release of Two Faced Woman, she never returned to the screen. Her face was made for the camera both movie and stills camera. She went through many styles for MGM from her emergence as a young Swedish film star, her preferred style was simple styles, slacks more often than not and something to cover her face as she hated being photographed in her private life. If only all of our favourite film stars could have a book about them like this.


Louis the Well-Beloved: (French Revolution)
Louis the Well-Beloved: (French Revolution)
Price: £3.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me........., 20 Feb 2012
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Fans of historical literature will probably be thrilled by Jean Plaidy's writing, I bought this because it seemed to be the only kindle book available that dealt with the life of Louis XV and despite wanting to find out about his rein I didn't feel that I was going to get it this way as it's the type of book that puts words into people's mouths and thoughts into people's heads. If this is your preference then I'm sure you'll like this book, I finally bought a book on Madame Pompadour by Nancy Mitford that was more to my taste.


La parade est passée...
La parade est passée...
by Kevin Brownlow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.96

5.0 out of 5 stars The best film book I ever read, 20 Feb 2012
Seriously, this book is head and shoulders above the rest of the books on film. Kevin Brownlow grew up loving silent film and he had the good sense to go to Hollywood and interview the great and the good on silent film, never have I come across an author who has had access to so many big names. But this isn't the only thing to recommend it, Brownlow takes the unwhieldy birth of film right through to the event of sound and makes it flow in a sensible chronological order, never stalling because one section is technical or boring. I wish all writers had this gift. After many years devoted to saving silent film and reading about it, Kevin Brownlow was honoured with a special Oscar last year. Heaven's only knows he deserves it.

Later he made a documentary called Hollywood with Thames TV, now out of production, if you ever get a chance to watch it this is the best documentary ever filmed too.

A mention about the translator,Christine Leteux who has translated the text faithfully and carefully and kept the Kevin Brownlow's essence very much to the fore.


The Parade's Gone By...
The Parade's Gone By...
by Kevin Brownlow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.16

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best film book I ever read, 20 Feb 2012
Seriously, this book is head and shoulders above the rest of the books on film, it is very wordy and took me a whole week of non stop reading to finish it. Kevin Brownlow grew up loving silent film and he had the good sense to go to Hollywood and interview the great and the good on silent film, never have I come across an author who has had access to so many big names. But this isn't the only thing to recommend it, Brownlow takes the unwhieldy birth of film right through to the event of sound and makes it flow in a sensible chronological order, never stalling because one section is technical or boring. I wish all writers had this gift. After many years devoted to saving silent film and reading about it, Kevin Brownlow was honoured with a special Oscar last year. Heaven's only knows he deserves it.

Later he made a documentary called Hollywood with Thames TV, now out of production, if you ever get a chance to watch it this is the best documentary ever filmed too.
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Bette Davis
Bette Davis
by Richard Schickel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More an overview of her film career than the lady herself., 19 Feb 2012
This review is from: Bette Davis (Hardcover)
Overall this is a visually stunning book, a nice coffee table sized book but it does not serve as a biography of Bette Davis more a filmogprahy of Bette Davis with lots of stills taken from her films with text to accompany them, a nice way to appreciate the trajectory and sheer scale of Bette's career but not to fully appreciate the woman herself.
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Harlow in Hollywood
Harlow in Hollywood
by Mark A. Vieira Darrell Rooney
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £35.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A book to treasure, 19 Feb 2012
This review is from: Harlow in Hollywood (Hardcover)
The book is well written and amply illustrated, giving the reader a look at the public and private Harlow, the costumed and studio photographed Harlow and the private Harlow going about her own business. Jean Harlow had a colourful life she had a stepfather who had some links to shady people and a husband who committed suicide in mysterious circumstances a few weeks after they married. She died aged 26 from an illness that shouldn't have killed her. This book both treats the subject respectfully and beautifully. I have not read any of Darrell Rooney's books before but I'm an avid fan of Mark Vieira's work, especially his book on Garbo which is an ideal companion book to this one.


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