While a few select foreign filmmakers have been widely recognized for their contributions to Hollywood, scores more have gone largely unrecognized. Between 1930 and 1935 alone, more than 100 foreign-language films were produced in Hollywood. Many have been lost or forgotten. Hollywood and the Foreign Touch was assembled to right that wrong. It is both a catalog of and a tribute to foreign filmmakers and the work they have produced over the past 85 years. Arranged alphabetically by the names of the filmmakers or films, it provides detailed biographical information of the filmmakers and detailed historical and production information about the films. Full of hard-to-find and often entertaining information, Hollywood and the Foreign Touch fills a long-standing void in American film history.
About the Author
Harry Waldman is the author of several books, including Beyond Hollywood's Grasp: American Filmmakers Abroad, 1914-1945 (1994) and Paramount in Paris (1998), both published by Scarecrow Press.