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The Thin Man: Murder Over Cocktails (Film Series) Paperback – September 5, 2015
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The set up in "Murder Over Cocktails" is simple: Tranberg lays out a brief plot synopsis, adds some memorable quotes from the film, includes a precious handful of anecdotes about the behind-the-scenes goings on, many of which have appeared in Jon Tuska's "The Detective In Hollywood" and Myrna Loy's autobiography, "Being and Becoming." The rest of the chapter is a rundown of blurbs from various press sources of the day, which extolled each movie's virtues, as well as the supporting players' career highlights. In fact, so much space is dedicated to actor biographies that I found occasionally myself impatiently flipping ahead in the dim hope that I'd find something else--anything--on the movies themselves. The index wasn't any help--there isn't one! Curse you, Bear Manor Press! However, these actor and technician profiles may prove to be the best thing about Murder Over Cocktails.Read more ›
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Foreword -------------- 1
Chapter One: William Powell: A Touch of Class ---- 6
Chapter Two: Myrna Loy: A Woman of Convictions --- 26
Chapter Three: The Thin Man -------- 49
Chapter Four: After The Thin Man ------- 103
Chapter Five: Another Thin Man ------- 149
Chapter Six: Shadow of the Thin Man ---- 187
Chapter Seven: The Thin Man Goes Home --- 214
Chapter Eight: Song of The Thin Man ------ 250
Bibliography ------ 281
Support Actor Photo Gallery ------ 288
1. William Powell
Date of Birth: 29 July 1892 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of Death: 5 March 1984 - Palm Springs, California
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
fantastic book, had so many bios on the stars and each thin man movie was detailed in depth. a must for any fan.Published 7 months ago by Elaine W.
A wonderful look at a classic film series, featuring the perfect screen couple!
Others have reviewed the contents, so I'll just add that if you or a loved one are a fan of the... Read more
A great guide for the Thin Man movies. Gives some great behind the scene stories on what went on during the filming of each movie. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kindle Customer
The Thin man series is so well made. I love the way Nick and Nora play off each others personality in this move. It is a good classic series. Everyone should watch thins movie.Published on January 20, 2014 by Denise J. Bentley
Author Charles Tranberg has done such a good job on previous books on Fred MacMurray, Agnes Moorehead, and Marie Wilson so I expected a lot from this book and it delivered. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by CJS
This is a delightful book about one of Hollywood's best film series. I'm a huge fan of all The Thin Man movies and I was so excited to get this book. Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by PoodleMommy
The Thin Man: Murder Over Cocktails by Charles Tranberg is for all fans of the six Thin Man movies with William Powell and Myrna Loy. Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by Samuel J. Tomaino
I finally got around to watching all of the Thin Man movies and I have to say they are probably one of the most charming couples I have ever seen in a movie. Read morePublished on April 23, 2010 by Melanie's Reviews