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Hollywood TV and Movie Cars Paperback – November 11, 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First edition (November 11, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760307555
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760307557
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,690,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hollywood TV and Movie Cars tries to take the wraps off of some of the unsung stars of film and television...the cars that transported, tormented, and drove the heroes of film.
Thankfully, it doesn't spend a lot of time on cars that have already had their moment of printed glory...namely the Batmobile, Munster's Coach and other creations of Hollywood's "Kustom King" George Barris (see the book "Barris TV and Movie Cars").
Insteda the book gives you the rundown (no pun intended on some other stars...the James Bond cars, the race cars of the Great Race, LeMans, and Grand Prix, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, along with TV cars like the Monkeemobile, Then Came Bronson's Harley, Starsky and Hutch's Torino, and for the first time anywhere...a personal favorite...the George Barris' 1914 Stutz Bearcat replicas built for the forgotten series "Bearcats!".
But some of the research seems superficial...the info on Bronson's bike came straight from a web site, and the Bond Cars and Chitty Chitty...don't go into a lot of detail about the number of cars made or their eventual fate. In the case of a couple of cars, the information is either incomplete (the fact Magnum drove two different Ferrarri's...when one was destroyed by a bomb, it gave the producers and the Italian car company a chance to upgrade the PI to the latest model) or just plain wrong (the number of Black Beautys).
Also, too many photos come from old archieves..it would have
been nice to see more of thesurviving cars as they appear today...something that was done for the Bearcat, Torino, and the Green Hornet's Black Beauty.
Given space limitations, some cars were left out.. or mentioned only in an afterwood to each chapter that says what cars were used in a partcular project..
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This book is great for fans of TV and Movie Cars. They go into everything from the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 to KITT from Knight Rider. If I have one criticism it would be that it doesn't include the famous George Barris cars, such as the 1966 TV Batmobile, Monkee Mobile, Munster cars, etc.
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Pretty good; not possible to cover every car in every movie. Would like story on the Bluesmobile from the first Blues Brothers movie.
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Good books, lots of photos and backgrounds on the classic cars of the movies and TV.
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