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Joel Finler's Hollywood Movie Stills is the first book devoted to this ...
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Joel Finler's Hollywood Movie Stills is the first book devoted to this neglected aspect of filmmaking. It traces the origin of stills photography during the silent era and first development of the star system, throughout the rise of the giant studios in the 1930s and their subsequent decline. It focuses on the photographers; on the stars they photographed; and on many key films and filmmakers.
The book is illustrated by hundreds of rare and unusual still from the author's own collection, including not only portraits and scene still but production shots, behind-the-scenes photos, poster art, calendar art, leg art, photo collages and trick shots; there are, too, photos showing the stars' private lives and special events in Hollywood--all produced in vast numbers by the great studios in their heyday.