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Title:
Hollywood at home : a family album, 1950-1965
Author:
Avery, Sid.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Crown Publishers, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
144 pages : photographs 29 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780517576960
Format :
Book

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Publisher's Weekly Review

This entrancing collection of chez-moi photos of TV and movie stars captures a self-consciousness that fits its times. Shots of Debbie Fisher at play with toddlers Carrie and Todd, or Rock Hudson serving hamburgers at a backyard barbecue only emphasize the stars' remoteness from ordinary life: they are icons imitating normalcy. Film critic Schickel notes that mid-century Hollywood, beset by uncertainties such as the rise of TV and the decline of the studio moguls, assumed a cultural consensus that ``grotesquely, even tragically, misrepresented reality.'' Avery's masterful Saturday Evening Post photographs (here sepia-toned) include Ernest Borgnine chopping onions in his kitchen and Ida Lupino at the dinner table with husband Howard Duff; there are glimpses of Eve Arden, James Garner, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, all en famille , and others of James Dean, Lawrence Welk, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in relaxed moments on the set. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved