The Great Movie Stars: Volume 3 the Independent Years by David Shipman hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Warner Books, 1993, Paperback.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: David Shipmans bestselling studies of movie stars through the ages make enthralling reading. In volume III, The Independent Years, he brings us right up to date with the players who command our attention today both on and off the screen and the state of the movie industry into the nineties.
Here are big-name actors who were stars in the seventies and who are still breaking box-office records now; also those whose lustre has faded, and others who have been working their way steadily upwards exceptional abilities waiting a while to be recognised, or talents who grow richer and deeper with the years. Among the stars of The Independent Years are: Alan Alda, Woody Alien, Kim Basinger, Cher, Gerard Depardieu, Jodie Foster, Rob Hoskins, Madonna, Steve Martin, Michelle Pfeiffer, Maggie Smith, Denzel Washington, Sigourney Weaver and Robin Williams.
For each artist there is a detailed career survey including the titles of all the stars films and an analysis of critical and financial success. Quotes from contemporary reviews, salary figures and contract facts are woven into the biographies, as well as details of the roles that were rejected and the films that never got made.
Good. Single reading crease to the spine. Leans slightly. A little faded at the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers.
[XI] 281 pages. 9½” x 7½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Cinema category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…