For movie buffs who think they’ve heard it all as well as casual celeb followers who love a good story, Carla Valderrama — creator of Instagram’s @This Was Hollywood — explores the most fascinating little-known tales from Hollywood history.
Spotlighting “forgotten” names and as well as overlooked stories involving Hollywood’s biggest legends, This Was Hollywood, the book, is written in page-turning prose based on new interviews and archival research — all wrapped up in an imaginative visual package modeled after the classic fan magazines of yesteryear.
The Road to Hollywood (via New Jersey)
Lois Weber: Hollywood’s Most Important Female Director
Sessue Hayakawa: The First Male Sex Symbol in Films
The Death of Rudolph Valentino
And the First Academy Award Goes To: Oscars’ Forgotten History
Clark Gable’s Secret Love Child with Loretta Young