The films and the rebels who brought them to the screen. Several years ago there was a special display on the second floor atrium, outside the Art, Music & Recreation Department at Central Library.
A brilliantly researched and beautifully written biography of the talented actress who fought the studio system and paid the price of stardom deferred. This book transcends most film biographies because of the exhaustive study of Ms. Dvorak’s personal and public life that unfolds in Christina Rice’s polished prose full of real affection for the subject. A must read for those interested in the star system and the life of one of Hollywood’s leading ladies who paid the price for being truly independent.
A lively cartographic history of Los Angeles featuring maps of everything from streetcars and sewers to stars' homes and Sleepy Lagoon.
Bruckman Rare Book Friends Award, 2015.
Orson Welles--Best Original Screenplay, 1942 for Citizen Kane.
Susan Sarandon--Best Actress 1995, for Dead Man Walking.