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Hollywood: A Novel Of America In The 1920's

by Gore Vidal

"Wicked and provocative. . . Vidal's purview of Hollywood in one of its golden ages is fascinating. " --Chicago Tribune In his brilliant and dazzling new novel, Gore Vidal sweeps us into one of the most fascinating periods of American political and social change. The time is 1917. In Washington, President Wilson is about to lead the United States into the Great War. In California, a new industry is born that will transform America: moving pictures. Here is history as only Gore Vidal can re-create it: brimming with intrigue and scandal, peopled by the greats of the silver screen and American politics, from Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt and the author's own grandfather, the blind Senator Gore. With Hollywood, Vidal once again proves himself a superb storyteller and a perceptive chronicler of human nature's endless deceptions.

Hollywood Said No!

by David Cross Bob Odenkirk Brian Posehn

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO's classic sketch comedy show Mr. Show, present to you this collection of never-before-seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn't find the gumption to green-light. Simply put...HOLLYWOOD SAID NO!Since Mr. Show closed up shop, Bob and David have kept busy with many projects--acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, directing things, and complaining about stuff that didn't turn out well to anyone who would listen, and even alone, in silence, inside their own heads.HOLLYWOOD SAID NO! reveals the full-length, never-before-seen scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and Hooray For America!: a satirical power-house indictment of all that you hold dear. This tome also includes a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days and beyond, suitable for performance by church groups that aren't all koo-koo about religion. What you are looking at online, and are about to buy, is chock-full of comic twists, turns, and maybe a few hard truths. We said "maybe," but what we mean was "probably not."Now, for the first time, take a peek at the scripts that didn't get the go-ahead and ponder a world we can only dream about...and beyond!

Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Fall 2012

by Jesse Douma

Screenwriting Market Intel You Won't Find Anywhere Else Mailing out submissions based on some contact information you found on the Internet isn't enough to get your script sold. What's truly valuable to an aspiring screenwriter is the kind of specific details you can only get through years of Industry experience. That's why The Writers Store compiled the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory, the product of more than three decades working directly with the people behind the world's favorite films. This targeted reference book features: Verified contact information for Hollywood buyers, including phone numbers, and street and email addresses Crucial details like whether they accept unsolicited material and how they prefer to receive submissions A guide to proper script format and advice on packaging your submission Step-by-step instructions for writing professional query letters, treatments, and log lines Plus, you'll find samples throughout, illustrated with tips and pointers to help you create a quality submission. With the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory by your side, you'll have a reliable resource that significantly ups your chances of script-selling success!

Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Fall/Winter Volume 3

by Jesse Douma

Screenwriting market intel you won't find anywhere else! Mailing out submissions based on some contact information you found on the Internet isn't going to get your script sold. What's truly valuable to an aspiring screenwriter is the kind of specific details you can only get through years of Industry experience. That's why The Writers Store compiled the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory, the product of more than three decades working directly with the people behind the world's favorite films. This targeted reference book features: Verified contact information for Hollywood buyers, including phone numbers, and street and email addresses. Crucial details like whether they accept unsolicited material and how they prefer to receive submissions. A guide to proper script format and advice on packaging your submission. Step-by-step instructions for writing professional query letters, treatments and tag lines. Plus, you'll find samples throughout, illustrated with tips and pointers to help you create a quality submission. With the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory by your side, you'll have a reliable resource that significantly ups your chances of script-selling success!

Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Spring 2013

by Jesse Douma

Screenwriting market intel you won't find anywhere else! Mailing out submissions based on some contact information you found on the Internet isn't going to get your script sold. What's truly valuable to an aspiring screenwriter is the kind of specific details you can only get through years of Industry experience. That's why The Writers Store compiled the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory, the product of more than three decades working directly with the people behind the world's favorite films. This targeted reference book features: Verified contact information for Hollywood buyers, including phone numbers, and street and email addresses. Crucial details like whether they accept unsolicited material and how they prefer to receive submissions. A guide to proper script format and advice on packaging your submission. Step-by-step instructions for writing professional query letters, treatments and tag lines. Plus, you'll find samples throughout, illustrated with tips and pointers to help you create a quality submission. With the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory by your side, you'll have a reliable resource that significantly ups your chances of script-selling success!

The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon

by Leo Braudy

Hollywood's famous sign, constructed of massive white block letters set into a steep hillside, is an emblem of the movie capital it looms over and an international symbol of glamour and star power. To so many who see its image, the sign represents the earthly home of that otherwise ethereal world of fame, stardom, and celebrity--the goal of American and worldwide aspiration to be in the limelight, to be, like the Hollywood sign itself, instantly recognizable. How an advertisement erected in 1923, touting the real estate development Hollywoodland, took on a life of its own is a story worthy of the entertainment world that is its focus. Leo Braudy traces the remarkable history of this distinctly American landmark, which has been saved over the years by a disparate group of fans and supporters, among them Alice Cooper and Hugh Hefner, who spearheaded its reconstruction in the 1970s. He also uses the sign's history to offer an intriguing look at the rise of the movie business from its earliest, silent days through the development of the studio system that helped define modern Hollywood. Mixing social history, urban studies, literature, and film, along with forays into such topics as the lure of Hollywood for utopian communities and the development of domestic architecture in Los Angeles,The Hollywood Signis a fascinating account of how a temporary structure has become a permanent icon of American culture.

The Hollywood Sisters: Backstage Pass

by Mary Wilcox

Lights. Camera. Backstabbing. My sister, Eva, just hit the big time as a TV teen-but the big time is hitting back. Someone on the set is planting lies about her in the gossip columns. Can I crack the case before Eva becomes just another falling star? My camera is trained on two jealous actresses, one kick-butt publicist, and the boy next door (well, he plays one on TV). No one is playing their part as expected. As it turns out . . . not even me.

Hollywood Station

by Joseph Wambaugh

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Joseph Wambaugh invented the modern police procedural thriller. Now in his long-awaited return to the LAPD, he deploys his bone-deep understanding of cops' lives--and a lethal sense of humor--in a stunning new novel. For a cop, a night on the job means killing time and trying not to get killed. If you're in Hollywood Division, it also means dealing with some of the most desperate criminals anywhere. Now the violent robbery of a Hollywood jewelry store quickly connects to a Russian nightclub and an undercover operation gone wrong, and the sergeant they call the Oracle and his squad of quirky cops have to make sense of it all. From an officer who dreams of stardom, to a single mother packing a breast pump, to partners who'd rather be surfing, they'll take you on a raucous ride through a gritty city where no one is safe. Especially not the cops.

The Hollywood Studios

by Ethan Mordden

Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires. The great studios were estates of talent: sprawling, dense, diverse. It was the Golden Age of the Movies, and each studio made its distinctive contribution. But how did the studios, "growing up" in the same time and place, develop so differently? What combinations of talents and temperaments gave them their signature styles? These are the questions Ethan Mordden answers, with breezy erudition and irrepressible enthusiasm, in this fascinating and wonderfully readable book. Mordden illuminates how the style of each studio was primarily dictated by the personality, philosophy, and attitudes of its presiding mogul-and how all these factors affected the work and careers of individual actors, directors, writers, and technicians, and the success of the studio in general.

Hollywood Tough (Shane Scully #3)

by Stephen J. Cannell

L.A. Police novel.

The Hollywood Trainer Weight-Loss Plan

by Jeanette Jenkins

A complete holistic fitness plan for women from a noted celebrity trainer- DVD included!From one of the country's leading fitness professionals and personal trainer to many celebrities comes a fresh, new, holistic fitness program based on seven guiding principles, featuring a 21-day plan to achieve wellness and weight loss. Beginning with a series of simple yet comprehensive self-tests, readers assess their current physical and emotional state. Armed with this key information, readers then access essential nutrition information, exercises, recipes and menus, plus motivational strategies. Perfect for people at any fitness level, this weight-loss plan offers a strong inspirational component that gets readers revved up and keeps them on track towards health. This empowering book is illustrated with detailed black-and-white exercise photos along with before-and- after pictures and testimonials of many people who have successfully followed this program. The book also includes a DVD that demonstrates the complete workouts.

The Hollywood Trilogy

by Don Carpenter

Don Carpenter wrote about Hollywood like no one else. Hollywood Trilogy collects, for the first time, Carpenter's most significant Hollywood novels-A Couple of Comedians, The Turnaround and The True Life Story of Jody McKeegan-into a single volume. Here readers will find the jungle of "B" movie Hollywood with no attempt to dress up the rawness and vulgarity of this "glamorous" town. Carpenter's characters occupy every facet of Hollywood-there are naïve and shy young men trying to break into the business, one-picture wonders, comedy duos, beautiful starlets and middle-aged moguls wondering how exactly they got where they are. All are drawn with the wit, pace and above all, the authenticity that were Don Carpenter's trademarks.Following the Spring 2014 publication of Friday at Enrico's, Carpenter's "forgotten" novel, finished and championed by Jonathan Lethem, interest in Carpenter's work is at an all time high. Hollywood Trilogy will introduce readers to an entirely new facet of Carpenter's work, just waiting to be discovered by a contemporary audience.

Hollywood v. Hard Core

by Jon Lewis

In 1972, The Godfather and Deep Throat were the two most popular films in the country. One, a major Hollywood studio production, the other an independently made "skin flick." At that moment, Jon Lewis asserts, the fate of the American film industry hung in the balance.Spanning the 20th century, Hollywood v. Hard Core weaves a gripping tale of censorship and regulation. Since the industry's infancy, film producers and distributors have publicly regarded ratings codes as a necessary evil. Hollywood regulates itself, we have been told, to prevent the government from doing it for them. But Lewis argues that the studios self-regulate because they are convinced it is good for business, and that censorship codes and regulations are a crucial part of what binds the various competing agencies in the film business together. Yet between 1968 and 1973 Hollywood films were faltering at the box office, and the major studios were in deep trouble. Hollywood's principal competition came from a body of independently produced and distributed films--from foreign art house film Last Tango in Paris to hard-core pornography like Behind the Green Door--that were at once disreputable and, for a moment at least, irresistible, even chic. In response, Hollywood imposed the industry-wide MPAA film rating system (the origins of the G, PG, and R designations we have today) that pushed sexually explicit films outside the mainstream, and a series of Supreme Court decisions all but outlawed the theatrical exhibition of hard core pornographic films. Together, these events allowed Hollywood to consolidate its iron grip over what films got made and where they were shown, thus saving it from financial ruin.

Hollywood Wedding

by Sandra Marton

LANDON'S LEGACYWhen a will leads to wedlock....Zach says:"Why did I have to be the one left with my father's mistress? Still, I know her type, and she should have been easy to dismiss. After all, Eve Palmer didn't actually climb the corporate ladder: she got to the top on her back in a tangle of silken sheets. But when I met her, was I in for a shock! Innocent, vibrant and talented, Eve was nothing like I'd imagined. Now I'm in so deep I realize I'm in danger of repeating my old man's mistake and falling in love. Marriage is the last thing I want, and even the prospect of a Hollywood wedding won't change my mind....""Sandra Marton has accomplished something readers have been waiting for...."-Romantic TimesThe third story in Sandra Marton's gripping new series, Landon's Legacy-where four hearts are unleashed by one man's bequest.

Hollywood Westerns and American Myth: The Importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for Political Philosophy

by Robert B. Pippin

In this pathbreaking book one of America's most distinguished philosophers brilliantly explores the status and authority of law and the nature of political allegiance through close readings of three classic Hollywood Westerns: Howard Hawks' Red River and John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Searchers. Robert Pippin treats these films as sophisticated mythic accounts of a key moment in American history: its "second founding," or the western expansion. His central question concerns how these films explore classical problems in political psychology, especially how the virtues of a commercial republic gained some hold on individuals at a time when the heroic and martial virtues were so important. Westerns, Pippin shows, raise central questions about the difference between private violence and revenge and the state's claim to a legitimate monopoly on violence, and they show how these claims come to be experienced and accepted or rejected. Pippin's account of the best Hollywood Westerns brings this genre into the center of the tradition of political thought, and his readings raise questions about political psychology and the political passions that have been neglected in contemporary political thought in favor of a limited concern with the question of legitimacy.

Hollywood Wives

by Jackie Collins

They're rich, powerful, and ambitious--and whatever the new generation of Hollywood wives want, they get. They will stop at nothing for their chance in the spotlight. There are no limits to their passions--or their excesses--and there are new rules to the power game. Megastar Lissa Roman is about to discover that the game itself can exact a deadly price. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Hollywood Wives: New Generation

by Jackie Collins

Power! Sex! Money! Fame! The new Hollywood wives are back with a vengeance. Whatever they don't have, they want - and whatever these women want, they get. Unlike their counterparts in the '80s, who were happy to give charity dinners and exclusive parties to further their husbands' careers, today's Hollywood wives are hungry to create their own identities. These ladies are into achieving everything their famous husbands have and more, and will stop at nothing for a chance in the spotlight. Ambitious, young, smart and lethal, the new Hollywood wives are into yoga, fasting, spinning, Pilates, their own production companies, and making things happen. Hollywood Wives: The New Generation explores the secrets of the women in today's Hollywood: their loves, their passions, their affairs, and most of all, their ruthless ambitions. As always, Jackie Collins views Hollywood and its inhabitants with an insider's eye. Jackie's fabulous take on the new breed will shock and surprise, amuse and startle.

Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment

by Brian Godawa

Do you watch movies with your eyes open? You buy your tickets and concessions, and you walk into the theater. Celluloid images flash at twenty-four frames per second, and the hypnotic sequence of moving pictures coaxes you to suspend disbelief and be entertained by the implausible. Unfortunately, many often suspend their beliefs as well, succumbing to subtle lessons in how to behave, think and even perceive reality. Do you find yourself hoping that a sister will succeed in seducing her sibling's husband, that a thief will get away with his crime, that a serial killer will escape judgment? Do you, too, laugh at the bumbling priest and seethe at the intolerant and abusive evangelist? Do you embrace worldviews that infect your faith and wonder, after your head is clear, whether your faith can survive the infection? Brian Godawa guides you through the place of redemption in film, the tricks screenwriters use to communicate their messages, and the mental and spiritual discipline required for watching movies. Hollywood Worldviews helps you enter a dialogue with Hollywood that leads to a happier ending, one that keeps you aware of your culture and awake to your faith.

The Holmes-Dracula File

by Fred Saberhagen

THE HOLMES-DRACULA FILE A meeting of minds...or a mingling of bloods? The resemblance is uncanny. , I The crime is bizarre and unlikely. Somewhere in the mazes of fog-bound London lurks a being more terrible than any Sherlock Holmes has ever faced - and when they meet in a pact of blood and honor, the foundations of Her Majesty's Empire will tremble. The game is afoot indeed! At last the story can be told

Holmes on the Range

by Steve Hockensmith

When brothers Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer sign on as ranch hands at a secretive ranch, they are not expecting much more than hard work, bad pay, and a few free moments to enjoy their favorite pastime: reading stories about Sherlock Holmes. When another hand turns up dead, Old Red sees the perfect opportunity to employ his skills and sets out to solve the case. Big Red, like it or not is along for the wild ride in this clever, compelling, and completely one-of-a-kind mystery.

Holocaust

by Gerald Green

All too often, straight historical accounts of the Holocaust allow readers a certain detachment from the horrific events, policies, and processes that actually took place. Gerald Green's novel, Holocaust--based on his teleplay for the 1978 NBC miniseries--seeks to personalize the tragedy by putting faces on the real life tragedy and telling the story of two German families whose lives intersect. There are the Dorfs who are "good" Germans, loyal to the new Nazi regime, with whom their son Erik, a promising lawyer, finds his ambitions realized with the SS at the side of the ruthless Reynard Heydrich. Alternately, we have the Weiss family who are Jewish, also "good" Germans, but under the new regime they are doomed as it seeks to exterminate the Jewish population. Green's story is told through first-person reminiscences of Erik Dorf, the ambitious SS officer, and the courageous young Jew, Rudi Weiss, who ran away as a young boy from his doomed family in an effort to fight the Nazis. Green's story gives us characters that witness and/or participate in almost every significant experience of the Third Reich, detailing their personal thoughts and life experiences. He explores the delusional hope of those like Erik Dorf, the chilling efficiency of the SS, as well as the horrific reality of Kristallnacht, and the mass exterminations at Auschwitz. It is by keeping the book's narrative on a steady personal account that Green really gives us a first-hand glimpse into every aspect of this monumental human tragedy. By writing in this narrative format, Green succeeds in showing the reader the extraordinary choices that all Germans were forced to make on a daily basis and the unimaginable consequences and tragedy if they were wrong.

The Holocaust (A Historical Reader)

by Nextext Staff Mcdougal-Littell Publishing Staff

Nearly 6 million Jews died during the years 1933 to 1945. In this unique volume, the authors trace the history of the Holocaust from the life of Adolf Hitler to the Nuremberg Trials and the creation of Israel. They examine the Nazis' plan to annihilate Jews, what life was like in the camps, the perpetrators of the horrific crimes and their victims, the resistance and the rescuers, and, finally, the liberation. The authors also discuss whether the Holocaust could have been prevented and examine the effect of the Holocaust today.

Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty-First Century

by Oleksandr Kobrynskyy Gerd Bayer

In the first fifteen years of the twenty-first century, a large number of films were produced in Europe, Israel, the United States, and elsewhere addressing the historical reality and the legacy of the Holocaust. Contemporary Holocaust cinema exists at the intersection of national cultural traditions, aesthetic conventions, and the inner logic of popular forms of entertainment. It also reacts to developments in both fiction and documentary films following the innovations of a postmodern aesthetic. With the number of witnesses to the atrocities of Nazi Germany dwindling, medialized representations of the Holocaust take on greater cultural significance. At the same time, visual responses to the task of keeping memories alive have to readjust their value systems and reconsider their artistic choices. Both established directors and a new generation of filmmakers have tackled the ethically difficult task of finding a visual language to represent the past that is also relatable to viewers. Both geographical and spatial principles of Holocaust memory are frequently addressed in original ways. Another development concentrates on perpetrator figures, adding questions related to guilt and memory. Covering such diverse topics, this volume brings together scholars from cultural studies, literary studies, and film studies. Their analyses of twenty-first-century Holocaust films venture across national and linguistic boundaries and make visible various formal and intertextual relationships within the substantial body of Holocaust cinema.

Holocaust Icons

by Oren Baruch Stier

The Holocaust has bequeathed to contemporary society a cultural lexicon of intensely powerful symbols, a vocabulary of remembrance that we draw on to comprehend the otherwise incomprehensible horror of the Shoah. Engagingly written and illustrated with more than forty black-and-white images, Holocaust Icons probes the history and memory of four of these symbolic relics left in the Holocaust's wake. Jewish studies scholar Oren Stier offers in this volume new insight into symbols and the symbol-making process, as he traces the lives and afterlives of certain remnants of the Holocaust and their ongoing impact. Stier focuses in particular on four icons: the railway cars that carried Jews to their deaths, symbolizing the mechanics of murder; the Arbeit Macht Frei ("work makes you free") sign over the entrance to Auschwitz, pointing to the insidious logic of the camp system; the number six million that represents an approximation of the number of Jews killed as well as mass murder more generally; and the persona of Anne Frank, associated with victimization. Stier shows how and why these icons--an object, a phrase, a number, and a person--have come to stand in for the Holocaust: where they came from and how they have been used and reproduced; how they are presently at risk from a variety of threats such as commodification; and what the future holds for the memory of the Shoah. In illuminating these icons of the Holocaust, Stier offers valuable new perspective on one of the defining events of the twentieth century. He helps readers understand not only the Holocaust but also the profound nature of historical memory itself.

The Holocaust in American Life

by Peter Novick

Prize-winning historian Peter Novick illuminates the reasons Americans ignored the Holocaust for so long -- how dwelling on German crimes interfered with Cold War mobilization; how American Jews, not wanting to be thought of as victims, avoided the subject. He explores in absorbing detail the decisions that later moved the Holocaust to the center of American life: Jewish leaders invoking its memory to muster support for Israel and to come out on top in a sordid competition over what group had suffered most; politicians using it to score points with Jewish voters. With insight and sensitivity, Novick raises searching questions about these developments. Have American Jews, by making the Holocaust the emblematic Jewish experience, given Hitler a posthumous victory, tacitly endorsing his definition of Jews as despised pariahs? Does the Holocaust really teach useful lessons and sensitize us to atrocities, or, by making the Holocaust the measure, does it make lesser crimes seem "not so bad"? What are we to make of the fact that while Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars for museums recording a European crime, there is no museum of American slavery?

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