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Issue: Spring 2018

Spring Reading


Elizabeth Taylor:Tribute to a Legend is a book of quotes exploring the many ides of the one-and-only Elizabeth Taylor. In her time, she was perceived as a celebrity, an actress, a siren and a champion for causes. In this book she is described in the words of others from the stars of yesterday to the celebrities of today. Illustrated with over thirty rare photographs, this book is a fitting memento of a true film legend. Author Boze Hadleigh’s compilation of hundreds of quotes broken into four chapters: The Legend, The Actress, The Siren and The Woman. There’s a bonus chapter Epilogue with quotes of the woman herself. A must have for any Elizabeth Taylor fan.

 

 

 

By the time Stagecoach made John Wayne a silver-screen star in 1939, the 31-year-old was already a veteran of more than sixty films. By the 1950s he was Hollywood’s most popular actor—an Academy Award nominee destined to become an American icon. Through rare photographs and revealing family anecdotes, The Young Duke: The Early Life of John Wayne offers an unflinching look at how Marion Morrison became the legend known as John Wayne. Shedding new light on Wayne’s formative years and early Hollywood roles and influences, this stirring biography by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss uncovers the true stories behind the screen legend’s public and private lives.

 

 

 

Inside the Star Wars Empire is the very funny and insightful tell-all about the two decades author Bill Kimberlin spent as a department director at LucasFilm Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), the special effect studio founded by the legendary filmmaker George Lucas. Kimberlin may refer to himself as “one of those names on the endless list of credits at the close of blockbuster movies,” but in reality, he’s a true insider on some of the most celebrated and popular movies and franchises of the past century—Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump and, of course, Star Wars.

 

 

 

Packed into 253 pages, The Warner Loughlin Technique: An Acting Revolution written by the coach herself, empowers the actor to create rich, nuanced and unique characters.   Her technique has been used to help create remarkable performances from actors such as Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Kyra Sedgwick and countless other Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominees and winners.   Known for her warmth and intuitive approach, Warner Loughlin’s technique shatters the myth that an actor’s past emotional traumas must be the fuel or foundation for their work. Her technique is imaginative, practical and psychologically deep, giving actors a safe and effective way to access emotion and create extremely nuanced and unique performances.

     “It means so much to so many. It is both a place and a thing that seemingly calls and speaks to people…because my career as an actor is working in Hollywood, I too am part of the chase of this illusive quest.”

 

 

 

Keegan Allen is a Hollywood native, growing up in a world that millions visit and many more imagine. An actor with a busy career that includes seven years on the hit series Pretty Little Liars and roles in films directed by James Franco and Gia Coppola, Allen also is a lifelong photographer. Turning his eye and camera to the place he knows best, his book Hollywood: Photos and Stories from Foreverland captures the essence of the place, its secret local hideaways and the faces of those who live on the fringe of celebrity. This photo journal is both an examination of its iconic history and a contemporary look at Hollywood today. DH