feaito wrote:Thanks for the further recommendations!!!
I also recommend the vintage James Robert Parish books:
The RKO Gals
The Fox Girls
charliechaplinfan wrote:I just read Karl Brown's book Adventures with DW Griffith. It looked quite a formidable tome, very small writing with the text packed tightly into each page. I braced myself for a hard read, I couldn't have been further from the truth. Karl Brown has a writing style all of his own that completely won me over. He was a lad of 16 when he started working for Griffith and 21 when he left his employment just before Griffith returned East with his prodution company. He jumps off the page at the reader as ths young lad, who started with Griffith with some film experience and who Griffith allowed to blossom by allowing him to do experiments. Insights are gained into the filming of primarily Birth of a Nation and Intolerance and also into the stars such as Lillian Gish and the cameraman Billy Bitzer. One of the best books on silent cinema I've read.
feaito wrote:Kay Francis, A Passionate Life and Career by Lynn Kear and John Rossman is a good book, with its sources very well identified, but I felt it focused more on Kay's personal life rather than her career. Is her other biography I Can't Wait to Be Forgotten more focused on her career?
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