Forgotten Movie Stars of the 30's, 40's, and 50's: classic films, old movie stars, classic movies, motion pictures, Hollywood

Forgotten Movie Stars of the 30's, 40's, and 50's: classic films, old movie stars, classic movies, motion pictures, Hollywood

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by Gary A Koca
     
 
This book provides information on 25 leading motion picture stars of the 1930's, 40's, and 50's who were relatively big stars in their heyday but are virtually unknown today to anyone under the age of 45. The book provides a biography, awards received, and a review of 4-8 of the best films of each star. Tyrone Power and Barbara Stanwyck are two of the 25 stars in the

Overview

This book provides information on 25 leading motion picture stars of the 1930's, 40's, and 50's who were relatively big stars in their heyday but are virtually unknown today to anyone under the age of 45. The book provides a biography, awards received, and a review of 4-8 of the best films of each star. Tyrone Power and Barbara Stanwyck are two of the 25 stars in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482575019
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/08/2013
Pages:
422
Sales rank:
249,488
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Koca has had a love of classic movies from the 30's, 40's, and 50's for as far back as he can remember. He is a devoted fan of Turner Classic Movies and got many of his ideas from films shown on that network. Professionally, he worked in human resources for 42 years, either as a Federal government employee or contractor. He has written hundreds of position papers, proposals, articles for journals, letters, and many other written products during that time. Now retired and able to devote more time to his love of classic movies, his major character flaw is being a life-long fan of the Chicago Cubs.
Gary is married and lives in suburban Chicago.

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Forgotten Movie Stars of the 30's, 40's, and 50's: classic films, old movie stars, classic movies, motion pictures, Hollywood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
michaelRA More than 1 year ago
No television,no internet,no magazines, no shifty agents getting columnists to pitch chummy articles on how wonderful they were when not filming. A golden area indeed. A lesson for all those in the entertainment field today,fame is fleeting. This author has captured the past giants of the industry, a young America came to the big movie house's by the millions to watch them perform,Tyrone Power,Randolph Scott,Barbara Stanwyck just to name a few. A fun history lesson of a profession that was control;ed by a few powerful men. After reading this book the nostalgia for the "greatest generation" is back in full swing. This book should also be listed in the "history section. Bravo.
krainium More than 1 year ago
Five stars and two thumbs up for Forgotten Movie Stars of the 30's, 40's and 50's. In this trip down memory lane, the author takes us on a personal journey of remembrance of forgotten movie stars during a time period that Tom Brokaw later described as "Our Greatest Generation" and others would say includes us baby boomers as well. Using a unique set of personal criteria to select the top 25, thirteen men and twelve women, it was no easy feat. Yet I have to agree that each individual selected evokes special memories from my past and I am sure will evoke spirited debate from other readers about the inclusion or exclusion of names of their personal favorites from this list as well. What I especially liked was the emphasis on some of the lesser known, but still nonetheless outstanding actors and actresses of the time, rather than just concentrating on the most well- known stars of the era. What this book does best is provide linkages equivalent to a "mind-map", linking the Zeitgeist (spirit of the time) with the political undercurrents and personality strengths and weaknesses of each individual mentioned. The author's personal insights and humorous side comments kept the reading entertaining throughout. Overall, I found this book to be informative, entertaining, and humorous. It evokes sentimental memories of the best kind and brings a portion of the Golden Age of movies a new dimension that is pure platinum with its well-documented format, memory-evoking photographs, and easy to read style.