[BWD] Sunday, January 26th at 3:00 pm - Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall discuss and sign "Letters from Hollywood"
Join us on Sunday, January 26th at 3:00 pm as we welcome Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall to the store to discuss and sign Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking!
Letters from Hollywood reproduces scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable and talented film industry names of all time. Culled from libraries, archives, and personal collections, the book spans more than five decades, and includes letters, memos, and telegrams from celebrities like Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda.
The book features letters from the silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre-email days of the 1970s, organized chronologically and annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context. Each piece reveals a specific moment in time; collected together they convey a bigger picture of Hollywood history. Letters from Hollywood is the ultimate celebration of classic Hollywood.
Rocky Lang is a Hollywood legacy. He is the son of studio mogul Jennings Lang. He has produced, written, and directed motion pictures, documentaries, and television programs.
Barbara Hall is a film historian and archivist who has worked at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Warner Bros., the Writers Guild Foundation, and the Art Directors Guild.