- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: McFarland & Company; Annotated edition edition (February 8, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786428155
- ISBN-13: 978-0786428151
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #931,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wallace Reid: The Life And Death of a Hollywood Idol Annotated edition Edition
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About the Author
E.J. Fleming is also the author of Carole Landis (2005), The Fixers (2004), The Movieland Directory (2004) and Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites (2000). He lives in Barrington, Illinois.
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I just finished the Wallace Reid bio by E.J. Fleming and I recommend it highly. Again, Fleming has meticulously researched his subject and delivered a book that must be considered required reading for any serious movie fan.
Wally Reid was one of America's earliest big box office draws, between 1917 and 1922. Good looking and athletic, women adored him and men didn;t feel threatened. He was a man's man, who rode horses, drove race cars and, seemingly, had it all. Including a drug habit that picked apart his life, little by little, until there was nothing left.
Fleming has done a wonderful job detailing Reid's, now mostly, lost films and chronicled the life of on of Hollywood's first and biggest stars, separating fiction from fact, giving us the most complete story of Reid we will ever get.
I did think that there was a little too much detail on the synopsis of Mr. Reid's pictures.
All Though the book is a bit expensive, any true fan of the silent era really should have this book in their collection
You should also check out E.J.'s book Carole Landis: A Tragic Life In Hollywood