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WOW - What a fantastic work!
on December 4, 2006
The Story of Hollywood is a beautiful and faithful photographic journey through Hollywood from about 1850 to the present. It is the reality behind the glam. But somehow it is more glamourous than the illusion. I grew up in the Hollywood hills in the 60's and 70's - and frequented the boulevard and side streets. I don't think I have ever had more powerful feelings of deja vu than what this book invoked. It reminds me of Berenice Abbott's work in NYC. If you love Hollywood - If you love movies and want to understand where they really come from - you need to buy this book. Gregory Williams needs to be congratulated for what will be considered the definitive historical reference on Hollywood - yet it does not read or view like a history book. I am very pleased with my purchase!