SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4th- SPECIAL MATINEE 4 pm !
There is nothing Hollywood loves to do more than play! Author Mary Mallory (along w/ co-authors Donovan Brandt & Stephen X. Sylvester), now bring us “Hollywood At Play-The Lives of the Stars Between Takes” , a fun-loving look at the stars of the golden era “at play”. Join us for a special Saturday afternoon signing with Mary (who has previously signed “Hollywoodland” & “Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays” here) who will bring us a fun-filled photofest presentation of the stars having a good old time as well as signing copies of “Hollywood At Play”. Where better than Hollywood Boulevard for some Hollywood At Play? Of course, if you can’t make it, we can send some of the “play” your way when you order a signed copy.
Fans from around the world continue to be fascinated by classic-era Hollywood (1925-1960) and its larger-than-life stars. Nostalgia for this simpler, more glamorous time offers a safe and temporary escape from our complex lives. The authors capture this era with in Hollywood at Play, featuring unique and rarely seen images of such legendary stars as Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, W.C. Fields, and Tyrone Power enjoying fun and relaxation outside of their studios. Hollywood at Play presents iconic images of the classic stars taking time out from the demands of celebrity to enjoy dancing, bike-riding, roller skating, bowling, and playing tennis; diversions offering a chance to relax and be themselves. This delightful and unique book will appeal to classic movie fans, and enthusiasts of celebrity, fashion, and Hollywood history. The photos contained in Hollywood at Play come from the collection of Eddie Brandt’s Saturday Matinee, Hollywood’s oldest family-owned photo archive. From the 800,000 images available in their collection the authors have chosen over 200 fascinating and rare photos to include in this book. Among the photos are eight rare photos of a young Marilyn Monroe at play; Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland frolicking at a pool party; Steve McQueen and James Garner astride McQueen’s iconic motorcycle between takes of The Great Escape;Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee out on the town; Sammy Davis Jr. hamming it up with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra; and many others.