The Academy Awards: The Complete History of Oscar

The Academy Awards: The Complete History of Oscar

By: Kinn, Gail, Piazza, Jim

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Finally, the definitive book on the Academy Awards is done up in a suitably lush package that makes a great gift for film buffs. It's all in here: great stories of actors and directors at the pinnacle of their careers; those who won and those who should've won; little-known information about all of the classic films; and even the scoop on Academy Award fashions, gaffes and speeches over nearly seventy-five years.

Each year's awards are featured over four pages, filled with listings, information, quotes, sidebars and lots of color photographs. Readers will learn everything from the actors originally cast as the leads in Casablanca -- Ronald Reagan and Hedy Lamarr -- to the particulars of Marlon Brando's rejection of his Oscar for Best Actor. It is a trove of essential trivia for both hardcore and casual film fans.

Completely unauthorized, The Academy Awards is sassy and fun -- but it is also wise and full of awe for the magic of film at its finest. It is the biggest and best look yet at moviemaking, and at the industry's highest form of recognition, from the 1920s through the present.

Title: The Academy Awards: The Complete History of Oscar

Author Name: Kinn, Gail, Piazza, Jim

Categories: Popular Culture,

Publisher: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishing Inc: September 2002

ISBN Number: 157912240X

ISBN Number 13: 9781579122409

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 1836