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The Academy Awards : the complete unofficial history
Kinn, Gail.
Personal Author:
Revised and updated.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., [2002]

Physical Description:
335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
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PN1993.92 .K56 2002C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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THE definitive guide to the Academy Awards, from the very first ceremony to this year's 80th anniversary spectacular, includes EVERY nominee and winner in EVERY category'and has been fully updated to include the most recent winners and losers, unforgettable photographs, and highlights.

Written by film experts who are sought out every year for their insider knowledge of movies and Hollywood, this book is both a comprehensive reference and a detailed history of the Academy Awards, complete with each year's facts, highlights, and controversies'all told with authority and attitude.

Packed with more than 500 photographs from the Oscar ceremonies and red carpet as well as the movies themselves, it outdoes any other book on the market in both information and illustrations. And compared to boring "official" books with less reportage and much less color, this "unauthorized" book delivers what fans want most: ALL the facts, enhanced by juicy commentary and pictures galore.

Now in its fourth edition, it's the most popular, comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, and enjoyable Oscar book out there.

Author Notes

Gail Kinn has conceived and edited a wide range of film books, including Screwball: The Great Romantic Comedies , Hollywood at Home: The Photographs of Sid Avery , and The Scorsese Picture . She lives in New York City.

Jim Piazza is an essayist, screenwriter, and playwright whose personal essays and writings about the media have appeared in The Village Voice and Out magazine. He has been a script analyst for Columbia, Fox, and Paramount Pictures. With Gail Kinn, he is the coauthor of The Greatest Movies Ever (BD&L). He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

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