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Karie (site owner) Written by Karie (site owner)
Feb. 1, 2005 | 5:27 AM

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Studio Store: Shopping

FILMRADAR presents a list of shopping sites and recommended reading materials!


Listed below are some great places to buy everything from DVDs, videos, posters, books, and hard to find items.  These also make great gifts!

Find Movie Posters at MovieGoodsMovieGoods

Recommended Reading

There are a ton of great books covering the spectrum of eras, genres, stars, and filmmakers.  There is no way I could list them all.  This is just a good jumping off point for those who are curious to learn more!

Silent Era

American Silent Film
by William K. Everson

The Day the Laughter Stopped by David Yallop (only in libraries)

Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino
by Emily Leider

The Films of Lon Chaney
by Michael F. Blake

Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin
by Joyce Milton

by Barry Paris

Leni Riefenstahl: Five Lives
by Angelika Taschen (editor)

Lost Films: Important Movies That Disappeared
by Frank Thompson

Louise Brooks: A Biography
by Barry Paris

Lulu in Hollywood: Expanded Edition
by Louise Brooks

Mary Pickford Rediscovered
by Kevin Brownlow, Robert Cushman

Oscar Micheaux and His Circle
by Pearl Bowser

The Parade’s Gone By
by Kevin Brownlow

Hollywood, The Pioneers
by Kevin Brownlow

Clara Bow: Runnin’ Wild
by David Stenn

Silent Stars
by Jeanine Basinger

Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood
by Cari Beauchamp

Hollywood’s Golden Age

Ava-My Story by Ava Gardner

Audrey Hepburn: A Life in Pictures by Carol Krenz

Becoming Mae West by Emily Worth Leider

Bette Davis Speaks by Boze Hadleigh

Bette Davis by Barbara Learning

Bogart: In Search of My Father by Stephen Humphrey Bogart & Gary Provost

Bombshell: The Life and Death of Jean Harlow by David Stenn

Cagney by John McCabe

Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood by Mick Lasalle

Conversations With Joan Crawford by Roy Newquist

Detour by Cheryl Crane

Marlene Dietrich by Maria Riva

Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles by David Thomson

Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland by Gerald Clarke

The Golden Girls of MGM by Jane Ellen Wayne

Hurrell’s Hollywood Portraits by Mark A. Vieira

If This Was Happiness: Biography of Rita Hayworth by Barbara Leaming

Lana Turner by Jeanine Basinger

Lauren Bacall: By Myself by Lauren Bacall

Me: Stories of My Life by Katharine Hepburn

Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir by Lorna Luft

The Million Dollar Mermaid by Esther Williams

Self-Portrait by Gene Tierney

Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood by Mark A. Vieira

Modern Day Tinseltown

David Lean: A Biography by Kevin Brownlow

Easy Riders Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind

The Films in My Life by Francois Truffaut

How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime by Roger Corman & Jim Jerome

Ingmar Bergman: His Life and Films by Jerry Vermilye

The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans

Lynch on Lynch by David Lynch

Sayles on Sayles by John Sayles

Scorsese on Scorsese by Martin Scorsese

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures by Christiane Kubrick

Spielberg, Truffaut and Me: An Actor’s Diary by Bob Balaban

In the Trenches-Working in the Biz

Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman

Film Budgeting by Ralph S. Singleton

Hello, He Lied by Lynda Obst

Is That a Gun in Your Pocket: Women’s Experience of Power in Hollywood by Rachel Abramowitz

It’s All Your Fault by Bill Robinson & Ceridwen Morris

Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriquez

Shooting To Kill by Christine Vachon

Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema by John Pierson

Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made by Kenneth Turan

Sundancing: Hanging Out and Listening in at America’s Most Important Film Festival by John Anderson

They Can Kill You but They Can’t Eat You: Lessons from the Front by Dawn Steel

The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide by Chris Gore

*For more great book selections, I also highly recommend Cinema