Hoosiers in Hollywood

                             By David L. Smith   
    

This is an encyclopedic account of the state of Indiana's contribution to the art of motion pictures from the beginning of silent film to the present.  This is a coffee-table book with almost 600 pages of biographies and over 300 photos.  Many of the people featured have never had a published biography.  Following is a brief look at the table of contents...

THE SILENT ERA

J. Warren Kerrigan, Monte Blue, John Bowers, Charlie Murray, Victor Potel, Tom Santschi

Edna Goodrich, Valeska Suratt, Rose Melville, Alice Terry, Louise Fazenda, Ann Christy, Julanne Johnston

THE SOUND ERA

Clifton Webb, Ole Olsen, Norman Foster, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Red Skelton, James Edwards, William Marshall, Brendan Fraser, Greg Kinnear

Marilyn Miller, Louise Dresser, Carole Lombard, Marjorie Main, Betsy Palmer, Anne Baxter, Florence Henderson, Shelley Long, Vivica Fox

THE FAMILIES

The Benhams, The Geraghtys, The Seegar Sisters, The Bennetts, The Lane Sisters, The Jacksons

SUPPORTING PLAYERS

Almost fifty biographies of such players as, Charles Aidman, Anthony Caruso, Charles Butterworth, Phil Harris, Alvy Moore, Lloyd Haynes, Joe Keaton, Priscilla Lawson, Strother Martin, Myron McCormick, Forrest Tucker, Raymond Walburn, Michael Warren, Jo Anne Worley.

Other chapters...The Disney Hoosiers, The Cowboys, The Directors, Screenwriters and Novelists, Musicians and Composers, Behind the Scenes, Non-natives, Oscar Winners and Nominees.

Published by The Indiana Historical Society Press

www.indianahistory.org 317 232 1882.

The first edition is sold out. You can find used books at Amazon.com.

 

NEW!!!  CLIFTON WEBB AUTOBIOGRAPHY/BIOGRAPHY

By Clifton Webb with David L. Smith

This book will be in print July, 2011.  Six chapters were written by Webb himself before he got "bogged down" and stopped writing.  I have written seven other chapters based on Webb's notes and my own research. No other biography of this marvelous actor exists. Robert Wagner has written the foreword. Keep watching this site for more information on this book.

 



 

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"When Movies Were Movies" and "Hoosiers in Hollywood" are  registered trademarks, fully protected under U.S. and International law. Use without permission is strictly prohibited.

 

Home |Silents Please! |The Golden Age |Current Films |Hoosiers in Hollywood |Movie Music | |About Me |Links |Linking to the Site |Guestbook |Contact Dave