Thursday, February 10, 2011

M-G-M: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot

The new book M-G-M: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot will be released on February 15 with a major book signing at the Egytian Theater on March 11. Here are the details:

MGM Backlot book signing and MGM double feature:
Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028-4605
(323) 466-3456

4:00 pm: a book signing of M-G-M: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot with authors

5:00 pm: a double feature screening of M-G-M films
"The Band Wagon" (1953) and "That's Entertainment" (1974)

The book features many exclusives:
·Over 350 never before published photos and illustrations of the studio, stages and the backlot sets
(including many from Marc Wanamaker's Bison Archives)

·Never before published maps of Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3 that put the photos in their proper context
and take the reader on a “ virtual” tour.

·Exclusive never published interviews with Richard Anderson and Betty Garrett and including the last interviews with Hollywood’s Master of Make-Up and long time M-G-M employee, William Tuttle and Robert Nudelman, the preservation activist who valiantly tried to save Lot 2 from demolition.

·An extensive list of the M-G-M titles that matches the films with the backlot sets utilized during their

Here is your chance to take a trip to these magical lands of make believe. It’s the perfect book for all movie lovers, serious students of film, architecture enthusiasts, and hopeless romantics. And last but not least, it’s guaranteed to reignite the childlike sense of wonder that lives in us all.

Just like the studio and it's back lot, this story was huge and needed not one, not two, but three writers to tell the story.

The talented gentlemen responsible for this book are Steve Bingen, Stephen X. Sylvester, and Michael Troyan.

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