| TALKING PICTURES |
With the People Who Made Them
- Hardback book with Dust Jacket by Sylvia Shorris and Marion Abbott Bundy
- With a Foreword by Robert Altman
- Over 370 pages
- Copyright © 1994 by Sylvia Shorris and Marion Abbott Bundy
" Producers, screenwriters, gaffers, camera operators, key grips, soundmen, and scriptgirls- with a list of behind-the-scenes movie makers that reads like a Busby Berkeley roll call, Talking Pictures presents a lively, firsthand view of Hollywood from the bottom up. "
" The nearly forty interviews collected here chronicle the Golden Age of Hollywood, when major movie studios produced some of America's favorite films.
By hearing firsthand about the machinations of Hollywood moguls like Louis B. Mayer and Darryl Zanuck, we learn how studios were run and how decisions about movies were made.
From lesser known players we see how informal Hollywood was, how easy it was to get a job, how crucial a role nepotism played, and how careers were open to craftsmen and con men alike. "
" Seven years in the making, Talking Pictures is a unique behind-the-scenes look at the movies and the people who make them, and a tribute to the remarkable men and women responsible for captivating American audiences in a way that may never be seen again. "
" Foreword by Robert Altman
FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE MOVIES
ARTHUR JACOBSON, Assistant Director
AL KELLER, First Assistant Camera Operator
THE DEAL MAKERS
SAM JAFFE, Agent
JOSEPH J. COHN, Production Manager
JACK CUMMINGS, Producer
FRANK McCARTHY, Producer
ELEANOR WOLQUITT, Reader
JOHN BRIGHT, Screenwriter
LESTER COLE, Screenwriter
NANCY GREEN, Studio Representative
WILLIAM FADIMAN, Story Editor
FLORENCE MACK, Script Girl
FRANCISCO (CHICO) DAY, Assistant Director
ANDRE DE TOTH, Director
JIM NOBLITT, Grip
ED RIKE, Gaffer
GEORGE FOLSEY, Director of Cinematography
LINWOOD GALE DUNN, Visual Effects Director of Photography
HEARING THE PINS DROP
RALPH BUTLER, Soundman
EDWARD BERNDS, Soundman
WORDS AND MUSIC
JULE STYNE, Composer
SAMMY CAHN, Lyricist
BOB FLATLEY, Carpenter
TOMMIE HAWKINS, Property Master
ANNA HILL JOHNSTONE, Costume Designer
ARTHUR LONERGAN, Art Director
HARRY HORNER, Production Designer
THE SUPPORTING PLAYERS
EVE ELLMAN BOYDEN, Extra
CYNTHIA LINDSAY, Stunt Woman
FAYARD NICHOLAS, Tap Dancer
DANIEL SELZNICK, Son and Grandson
MAXINE MARX, Daughter
FLORENCE HALEY, Wife
THE CUTTING ROOM
HERBERT WRENCH, International Film Editor
RUDI FEHR, Film Editor
HUBERT VOIGHT, Publicity Director
JULES GREEN, Booker
The book is in excellent condition with only very minor wear.
The dust jacket is in very good condition, but has folded creases on the inside flaps.
No torn or ripped pages.
No markings or writing.