Letters from Hollywood

Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking


Correspondence written by Hollywood legends like Humphrey Bogart, Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, and more-collected together for the first time


ISBN: 9781419738098 Categories: ,

Rocky Lang, Barbara Hall


Rarenotes, memos, and telegrams from Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, and moreLetters from Hollywood reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable and talented film industry names of all time-from the silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre-email days of the 1970s. Culled from libraries, archives, and personal collections, the 135 letters, memos, and telegrams are organized chronologically and are annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context. While each piece reveals a specific moment in time, taken together, the letters convey a bigger picture of Hollywood history. Contributors include celebrities like Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda. This is the gift book of the season for fans of classic Hollywood.

Additional information

Weight 1581 g
Dimensions 21.3 x 28.8 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 10 September 2019
Number of pages 352
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Peter Bogdanovich
Dimensions 21.3 x 28.8 cm
Weight 1581 g


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Rocky Lang is an author who has produced, written, and directed motion pictures, documentaries, and television programs.

Barbara Hall is a film historian and researcher who has worked as an archivist at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Writers Guild Foundation, and the Art Directors Guild. They both live in Los Angeles.