Rediscovered: Rare Pictures of a Hollywood Legend"
by Kevin Brownlow (Henry N. Abrams, Inc., 1999, 256
Anytime a Kevin Brownlow book is published, there's
a "buzz" among silent film enthusiasts, and there's
plenty of reason for it with this new book. First of all, it's
a beautiful book - 9 1/4" x 12", slick, glossy, high
quality paper, and photographs reproduced in the same high quality
manner as they were in Hollywood, The Pioneers.
The contents - a brief forward by the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences - a lengthy introduction (about 16 pages) by
Robert Cushman who is curator of the Academy's photographic stills
archive - How the Mary Pickford Collection Came to the Academy
Library by Cushman - The Search for Mary Pickford by Brownlow
which is an absorbing personal account of his early experiences
in "finding" Mary Pickford - and finally something silent
film collectors have needed for a long time. . . a film by film
rundown with commentaries, and who better to do those commentaries
than Brownlow. Don't be mislead by the title - this is NOT just
a picture book. Yes, it has 232 pictures, but it also has plenty
of great text, too. This book is everything a Mary Pickford fan
could want and certainly won't disappoint.
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