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Fade to Black: Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats 1927 -1950 Paperback – February 10, 2011
Recommended read. Orange Coast Magazine, June 2011
"Fade to Black" is a strong pick for any diehard fan of classic cinema. The Midwest Book Review. July 2011
"Fade to Black" is indeed an illuminating collection of short memoirs...and captures the history of cinema. Sacramento Book Review, September 2011
"This is an enjoyable read offering more then the interesting anecdotes and history so well described by Michael Barry, but an opportunity for loyal fans to pay their respects to those they love and admire. Thank you Michael for your gift and I hope others enjoy it as much as I have." Celeste Holm, Academy Award winning actress November 16, 2010.
About the Author
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Michael's many literary awards include the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 & 2015 USA Book News Best Book Awards (finalist), 2011 Readers' Favorite Book Awards (silver medal), 2012 National Indie Excellence Book Awards (finalist), 2012 & 2013 International Book Awards (winner), 2013, 2014 & 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (finalist), 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards (winner), 2013 Readers Favorite International Book Awards (honorable mention), 2013 Halloween Book Festival (winner), 2013 Southern California Book Festival (honorable mention), 2014 Readers' Favorite Book Awards (gold medal), 2014 London Book Festival (runner-up finalist), and 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards (finalist).
He is a columnist for CrimeMagazine.com, where he pens the column "This Week in crime history." Michael is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with degrees in both history and criminal justice. The author is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, The Authors Guild, The Crime Writers Association, and American Society of Journalists & Authors. Michael lives in Orange, California with his wife, Christyn and their two golden retrievers, Jake and (in spirit)Madison.
Top Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It covers Academy Award winners from the period commonly referred to as the Golden Age (1927-1950). Since I am stuck in a time warp and love this period ----its movies, stars, directors--- this book was a lot of fun. The author provided a biography, photos, and good directions to the celebrities graves and did a thorough job on all counts.
Having recently read a book that attempted to do this with poor results (a good editor was sorely needed), I probably appreciated this book even more because the entire package was beautifully executed, accurate, and interesting. The publisher, which apparently specializes in a special market, does a remarkable job with their books and this one was no exception.
This is a great book for anyone infatuated with Hollywood and its golden age.