Written by Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin’s reputation as one of the world’s leading authorities on the history of film is well-known. Equally well-known is his affection for the classic era of the movies. In his quarterly subscription-only newsletter Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy, Maltin—through personal remembrances, rare photographs and art, as well as first-hand interviews with the actors, writers, directors and performers of the Golden Age—chronicles the history of a bygone magical era.
Available here for the first time to the millions of viewers and readers who turn to Maltin year after year for his insights on movies and Hollywood, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy collects the best articles from his newsletter. It’s all here: The history of the Silent Film, the growth of the motion picture industry from short subjects to feature-length films, the battles between the emerging studios, the rise of the actor and actress, as well as glimpses into the lives of those almost-forgotten performers that filled the screen and faded away far too soon. Illustrated with rare photographs, one-sheet movie posters, advertising art, and personal memorabilia from the stars themselves, this book will capture the attention of old-time movie fans and casual readers alike.