Majestic Hollywood: The Greatest Films of 1939

Majestic Hollywood: The Greatest Films of 1939

Mark A. Vieira

1939 used to be a watershed yr. the nice melancholy used to be slightly over; economics, politics, and tradition braced for battle. there has been a lull sooner than the hurricane and Hollywood, as though waiting for to be judged through posterity, produced a portfolio of masterpieces. No yr sooner than or when you consider that has yielded such a lot of cherished works of cinematic artwork: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Gunga Din, simply Angels Have Wings, Destry Rides back, Beau Geste, Wuthering Heights, The Wizard of oz., Stagecoach, Ninotchka, so long, Mr. Chips, darkish Victory, Mr. Smith is going to Washington, The Women, and naturally, Gone With the Wind.

Majestic Hollywood showcases fifty motion pictures from this landmark 12 months, with insightful textual content at the cultural importance of every motion picture and unique plot descriptions. additionally integrated are tales from the mythical artists who made the flicks: administrators William Wellman and John Ford; cinematographers Arthur Miller and Lee Garmes; actors Judy Garland, Rosalind Russell, Ray Milland, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Olivia de Havilland.

This global of leisure is illustrated by way of not often noticeable photographs. Made throughout the so much glamorous period in motion picture historical past, no matter if scene stills, behind-the-scenes candids, images, or poster artwork, the images are as exact, evocative, and strong because the motion pictures they have been intended to publicize. proposing the easiest of those photographs and the tales at the back of them, this publication is a cavalcade of unforgettable motion pictures from 1939: Hollywood’s maximum Year.

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