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Wagner and Eyman, who coauthored Wagner’s 2008 autobiography, Pieces of My Heart, this time tell the story of a place and a time: Hollywood from the 1930s through the ’60s. Divided into topical chapters, including “Houses and Hotels,” “Style,” and “Nightlife,” the book follows Hollywood from its early days—until Cecil B. DeMille arrived in 1913, Hollywood was just another place outside Los Angeles—through its heady decades as the trendsetter in style and popular culture, and ending with the collapse of the studio system, when profits were in steep decline and many of the Golden Age stars were dying or aging out of the spotlight. You can tell that Wagner, whose acting career started when the Golden Age was its most golden, truly misses that time and place; his fondness for it and his distaste for the modern way of moviemaking come through on almost every page. For Wagner, the emblems of Hollywood at its grandest—the mansions, the stars, the parties, the watering holes—evoke a better world, and his account of how it was then just may leave nostalgic readers similarly affected. --David Pitt
"In terms of grace and style, you couldn't ask for a better tour director than actor Robert Wagner."
~Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press
" [A] charming tribute to off-screen lives during a period many may regard as Hollywood's finest."
"[You Must Remember This] takes you into the palatial mansions, castles and luxurious houses of the stars in great detail. It will become a great reference book for all lovers of silent and talkie movies and the actors and the actresses who peopled those homes. Fairbanks, Pickford and Chaplin, they are all here amongst many others."
~Ann McDonald, RedCarpetCrash.com
"With great affection and a twinkle in his eye, veteran actor Wagner recalls Hollywood's glory days of the 1940s and early 1950s, when class, manners, friendship, and a code of values ruled the city of stars."
Very Hollywood. Not much about Robert Wagner. He talks about the old studio rules and how they covered for their stars. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Karen G. Bratcher
A compendium of house and restaurant descriotions. Disappointing.Published 22 days ago by Robin Martin
A five-star review of Hollywood's Golden Age. The clubs, the hotels, the hangouts...How I wish I had been there! Paging Ava Gardner...Meet me at the Polo Lounge!Published 1 month ago by Stephen M. Kopfinger
A very pleasant read. It is a perfect book for a sunny beach day. It is filled with interesting facts and personal stories.Published 1 month ago by ANDREW BADDISH
Good for what it is - a good summer read. People who are familiar with Hollywood and LA in the 50s and 60s will really like this.Published 1 month ago by Carolyn Brethen
Loved the mentions of all the old mansions,that are just a few remaining.Published 2 months ago by patricia wexler
A fascinating look at the world of Hollywood,the land itself, famous restaurants and how it all came to be with the greatest cinema actors from the 1930's thru the 50's.Published 2 months ago by Joye DeKlotz