Immortals of the Screen Author:Ray Stuart From one of the most complete files of movie stills in Hollywood comes this unique showcase — a tribute to over 100 men and women who have illuminated the movie screens of the world with their personalities and their talents. Ray Stuart set himself an almost impossible task when he began to compile this book. How was he to choose the stars he wa... more »s to classify as "immortal?" After rejecting every method from comparison of box office receipts (generally inaccurate), Academy Award winners (the Academy isn't as old as some of the stills shown in these pages), to picking names out of a hat, Ray Stuart decided to accept Polonius' advice: To thine own self be true, and accordingly selected those stars which in his opinion have added greatly to the industry in some unique manner. Still, like a host sending invitations to the party of the season, he shudders to think that he has overlooked some Very Important Person.
Be that as it may, IMMORTALS OF THE SCREEN does present to every fan well over 650 movie stills of the most fabulous names ever to appear on celluloid. Every star is given a
cinematic biography and there also appears a large photograph of each personality.
The movie stills show the star with co-workers in the most memorable movies of their respective careers. Obviously many of these photographs from the days of Biograph, Laskey, Feature Players, Vitagraph, etc. are absolutely priceless. Most have seldom, if ever, appeared previously in print.
IMMORTALS OF THE SCREEN is sure to bring back a host of pleasant memories for people who have been going to movies since the silents. For younger fans it will give substance and meaning in a personal way to those "stars of yesteryear" whose names they hear but whose faces they do not know. And of course, IMMORTALS OF THE SCREEN is an absolutely vital
possession for every viewer of the late, late show!
Here then is an enduring tribute, filled with delightful photographs and fascinating facts... and most important of all... a countless number of pleasant memories.« less