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by MaryoftheMovies
June 18th, 2017, 7:03 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!
Replies: 40
Views: 44031

Re: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!

Here's a two part answer. To Lynn, my favorite decades are the 1920s-1930s, to me they are the most glamorous and when more of the more iconic images were shot. The photographers would sometimes work for hours on art dressing and lighting in order to create the gorgeous images transporting us into t...
by MaryoftheMovies
June 18th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!
Replies: 40
Views: 44031

Re: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!

Lynn, thanks for the question. As the Hollywood Studio system began declining in the 1950s, so did the style and use of these photos. As the studios shrank, they laid off employees, so that meant less people could only do so much work. The rise of TV and a more cynical tone also led to the slow demi...
by MaryoftheMovies
June 18th, 2017, 1:34 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!
Replies: 40
Views: 44031

Re: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!

Another great question. As Steve says, time changes and people have to change with it. In classic era Hollywood, studios released anywhere from 30-50 or more movies a year, virtually a movie a week. They developed their almost assembly belt line system to roll each one out, spending extra time and m...
by MaryoftheMovies
June 17th, 2017, 7:10 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!
Replies: 40
Views: 44031

Re: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!

I guess one of my answers from this morning disappeared. In the Golden age of Hollywood (1920-1950), most studios shot virtually every publicity still of stars from set stills, off-camera, portraits, candids, and special stills. They shot something of virtually every type of category (sports, fashio...
by MaryoftheMovies
June 17th, 2017, 6:49 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!
Replies: 40
Views: 44031

Re: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!

Hi Moira, yes, many stars played polo and we have shots of people like George Brent, Spencer Tracy, and Charlie Farrell on polo ponies. It would have been harder to capture true candids of classic stars playing polo in the 1920s-1930s as cameras were slower then. Most entertainment people, be it sta...
by MaryoftheMovies
June 17th, 2017, 6:38 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!
Replies: 40
Views: 44031

Re: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!

Hi Masha, good question. We do have a photo of Vincent Price taking a photo of Jane Russell in the book and a photo of Cary Grant shooting a home movie as he is arriving by boat in New York. Many stars shot home movies while making films and just enjoying life which they enjoyed during down time, in...
by MaryoftheMovies
June 17th, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!
Replies: 40
Views: 44031

Re: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!

HI Moira, thanks for your intriguing questions. Actors were looked on skeptically as the industry took off in the 1910s and 1920s, so stars and actors often formed their own clubs to feel at home as well as not to feel gawked at by the public. There was the 233 Club, the actors' own Masonic branch, ...
by MaryoftheMovies
June 17th, 2017, 6:14 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!
Replies: 40
Views: 44031

Re: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!

Hi, thank you all for the great questions. My favorite images would be the cover image p. 6 Humphrey Bogart playing chess with his scotties p.22 Elizabeth Taylor - beautiful colors in how it was put together p. 88 a true candid of Tyrone Power and Lana Turner caught in the middle of a laugh p. 120 M...
by MaryoftheMovies
June 16th, 2017, 11:42 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!
Replies: 40
Views: 44031

Re: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!

Another reason for the book is that people love to see photos of their favorite classic film stars, especially ones that are rare or have never been seen before. The Hollywood studios took hundreds if not thousands of stills of stars, from on set stills, off-camera ones, portraits, and candids, all ...
by MaryoftheMovies
June 16th, 2017, 10:50 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!
Replies: 40
Views: 44031

Re: HOLLYWOOD AT PLAY Authors Mary Mallory and Stephen X. Sylvester Visit June 17 & 18!

Thank you Sue Sue. The cover is really eye-catching, isn't it? It suggests fun and is someone that most classic film fans should know (Annette Funicello). Steve was actually the one to ask me to take part in the book, so he can chime in with more details. He had spoken with Donovan Brandt about the ...
by MaryoftheMovies
December 14th, 2015, 11:36 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Holidays in Hollywood with Mary Mallory & Karie Bible
Replies: 28
Views: 34813

Re: Holidays in Hollywood with Mary Mallory & Karie Bible

Sorry I missed the last question, I was helping set up and then celebrating at Hollywood Heritage's member party yesterday. Thanks Countess delave for your support of our book! We think it is the perfect holiday gift for classic film fans! We do hope for a sequel, I believe we have enough photos, so...
by MaryoftheMovies
December 14th, 2015, 11:36 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Holidays in Hollywood with Mary Mallory & Karie Bible
Replies: 28
Views: 33633

Re: Holidays in Hollywood with Mary Mallory & Karie Bible

Sorry I missed the last question, I was helping set up and then celebrating at Hollywood Heritage's member party yesterday. Thanks Countess delave for your support of our book! We think it is the perfect holiday gift for classic film fans! We do hope for a sequel, I believe we have enough photos, so...
by MaryoftheMovies
December 13th, 2015, 1:01 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Holidays in Hollywood with Mary Mallory & Karie Bible
Replies: 28
Views: 34813

Re: Holidays in Hollywood with Mary Mallory & Karie Bible

Moira, Hi this is Mary. Yes, Van Damm, White, Moody, M. I Boris, Campbell, etc. were East Coast portrait photographers employed by stars in the teens and twenties, particularly those who had come out of the stage or vaudeville and employed them for portraits while working in those fields. I've never...
by MaryoftheMovies
December 13th, 2015, 1:01 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Holidays in Hollywood with Mary Mallory & Karie Bible
Replies: 28
Views: 33633

Re: Holidays in Hollywood with Mary Mallory & Karie Bible

Moira, Hi this is Mary. Yes, Van Damm, White, Moody, M. I Boris, Campbell, etc. were East Coast portrait photographers employed by stars in the teens and twenties, particularly those who had come out of the stage or vaudeville and employed them for portraits while working in those fields. I've never...
by MaryoftheMovies
December 12th, 2015, 9:55 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Holidays in Hollywood with Mary Mallory & Karie Bible
Replies: 28
Views: 33633

Re: Holidays in Hollywood with Mary Mallory & Karie Bible

Moira, this is Mary.The earliest holiday still I have seen is from the late teens, in which a small studio posed their entire staff around a small Christmas tree. It was more like a Christmas card. I have seen a few from the late teens, including one of Dorothy Gish sitting on the ground in front of...

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