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Book Corner: Jean Howard’s Hollywood

Posted in - books, classic film, general discussion, photography, the oliviers on August 19th 2010 3 Comments

Jean Howard’s Hollywood is one of my favorite Old Hollywood photography books of all time. Howard was a starlet-turned-photographer who became In Like Flynn and made friends with Hollywood’s elite over three decades. Her work has been featured in publications such as Vanity Fair, and the stories behind the photos are really interesting.

I actually found this on the bargain table at Borders ages and ages ago.  It’s definitely the best bargain book I’ve ever purchased!  The photos are to die for, showing the who’s who of the film industry at parties, playing sports, vacationing, at weddings, and behind the scenes on film sets.

left: tyrone power and linda christian

gene tierney

errol flynn

rita hayworth

larry and viv

Jean Howard’s Hollywood is now out of print, but if you can find a cheaper used copy, I’d highly recommend it!

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  • meredith - Reply

    August 19, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    love this book as well! so many wonderful candids.

  • Casee Marie - Reply

    August 20, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Oh okay, so I need this book in my life. It’s definitely going to the top of my Wished-For Used Books list. The photos look amazing! And I love the idea of living vicariously through someone who got to hobnob with classic Hollywood celebs.

  • Ashley - Reply

    August 23, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    i LOVE this book! I don’t own a copy but I have checked it out from my Library numerous times and scanned it. It’s one of my favorites as well!

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