Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Primetime Page Turners

Elizabeth, Joan, Clara, Greta and Ethel all hone one thing in common and it's Drama. These leading ladies from the golden age of Hollywood & Broadway captivated the world over with smoldering and compelling performances on and off the stage making them legendary. In these eloquent (and sometimes salacious) tomes you will fall in love and be amazed by these awe-inspiring tales of these silver screen goddess.
Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and The Triumph of Movie Culture
by Peter Kobel
Little, Brown and Company

This gorgeous tome examines the lavish history of silent films with more than 400 astounding images as well as captures the birth of icons: Chaplin, Garbo, Bow and Valentino. This exquisite book is the definitive visual history of drama!

Available at: HachetteBookGroupUSA.com, Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com

by J. Randy Taraborrelli
Hachette Book Group

Elizabeth Taylor - the Queen Mother of all that glitters is such an enigma that her story never gets old! Accomplished in her field and revered for her beauty, Elizabeth Taylor is drama! In Elizabeth (Hachette Book Group) you will be enraptured by the beauty icon's legacy- being the 1st actress to be paid 1 million for her infamous role as Cleopatra - to the press' fascination of her life both on and off the screen. She is the epitome of celebrity! A major page-turner..

Available: HachetteBookGroupUSA.com, Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com

by Boze Hadleigh
Watson Guptill

This scintillating tale of the great white way through the decades will shock and amaze even the most scandalous! Author & connoisseur of celebrity dish- Boze Hadleigh delivers 400 pages of sordid, 'oh no he/she didn't' tales, scandals and best-kept secrets and over the top feuds about show biz icons Ethel Merman, Bette Davis & Bob Fosse. With all the sex, lies, and playbills you will refuse to put this book down!

Available at: watsonguptill.com, Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com

Before there was an Angelina there was Joan- a classic beauty who rose to stardom with a tenacious drive made history. Her rise to fame is brilliantly explored in Joan Crawford: The Enduring Star (Rizzoli, New York) - a visual tour de force that examines the dame of the silver screen with rare photos of the charismatic legend at the beginning of her illustrious career. With a non stop display of glamour you will surely treasure this astounding tome.

Available at: Rizzoli New York, Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com

Dolls, the drama doesn't end here! 5 lucky LPB-ers can win a copy of Elizabeth (Hachette Book Group) - the 1st 5 blogettes to email us at LaPetiteBlog@gmail.com will win a copy! Good Luck