Hollywood At Play @ the Ocean Park Library!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th- MATINEE 2 pm start-Ocean Park Public Library in Santa Monica-2601 Main Street

Hollywood At Play w/ authors Donovan Brandt, Mary Mallory & Stephen X. Sylvester

There is nothing Hollywood loves to do more than play! Authors Mary Mallory, Donovan Brandt & Stephen X. Sylvester  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  presentation , a  fun-filled photofest  of the stars having a good old time & the authors will be as well, signing copies of “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. “Hollywood At Play” makes a great gift for the holidays.

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.

 

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