It is and always
has been about pictures - the movingones, of course, and the timeless stills. The great stars and the roles they've played on and off the screen have transfixed us for nearly a century, and a preeminent chronicler of their fantastic
lives has, for decades, been Life. Hollywood, in its so-called Golden Era and later, was the beat for many of the foremost Life photographers. Their best work, including surprising as well as iconic photos, is here, abetted by the classic work of other famous
shooters. In exclusive reminiscences for this book, Life's Gordon Parks remembers what it was like to break ground as the first black director of a major studio feature, and Gary Cooper's daughter, Maria Cooper Janis, recalls the blacklist-era tensions that rent the set of High Noon. Life goes behind
the scenes in Tinseltown, and pays a visit to Hollywood's big night out, the Oscars - brighter, bolder, brasher (and longer!) than ever. This special book is a fascinating, festive and,...