One More Classic Film Book Haul

OK, OK, I promise this is the last one for a little while!  This weekend my Dad and I traveled to a local used book store and I lost my mind.  Seriously.  I did.

I got so many books that the man behind the counter upon seeing me said “I’ll go get you a box”.  But the crazy thing is that I left a lot behind!  I will definitely go back at some point, but for now I will content myself with THIS:


What I Got

Rita Hayworth; If This Was Happiness by Barbara Leaming

Ava by Ava Gardner

Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball

Burt Lancaster; An American Life by Kate Buford (Also, I didn’t see the back cover until after I bought it…Wow.)

Marlene by Marlene Dietrich

Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger (This was more of a curio interest rather than believing the stories to be fact.)

Child Star by Shirley Temple Black

Frank Capra; The Name Above the Title by Frank Capra

Lemmon by Don Widener

Vivien; The Life of Vivien Leigh by Alexander Walker

Self Portrait by Gene Tierney

Mabel; Hollywood’s First I-Don’t-Care Girl by Betty Harper Russell

Mae West; Empress of Sex by Maurice Leonard

The Kid Stays in the Picture by Robert Evans

Goldwyn; A Biography by A. Scott Berg

Like I said, I left a ton behind so hopefully I will get back there one day!  Let me know if you have read any of these books and what you thought.  Also, do you tend to prefer autobiographies or biographies of your favorite stars and why?


11 thoughts on “One More Classic Film Book Haul

  1. realthog August 11, 2015 / 3:11 am

    I’d say you were remarkably restrained.

    Especially if your dad was paying.

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  2. shadowsandsatin August 11, 2015 / 8:06 am

    Congrats on another great haul, Liz! I have several of these in my collection — Self Portrait is a favorite — so is Hollywood Babylon, although it’s exceedingly trashy and full of half-truths. Enjoy!

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    • nowvoyaging August 11, 2015 / 9:16 pm

      Haha thanks! Not sure if I am that good yet! 🙂


  3. FilmMad (@FilmMad) August 12, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    That is an impressive looking haul. I have the Rita Hayworth book and thoroughly enjoyed it, Barbara Leaming also wrote a rather good Katharine Hepburn biography. Those books all look in pretty good condition, I guess the beauty of buying in local bookstores is that you have the opportunity to examine before purchasing. I tend to buy online and it really is hit and miss, there are some great websites but sellers often seem to overrate the condition of books in my experience. These book haul posts have been fun and I think a few of us have probably looked at them and thought I must try and pick up a copy of one or two of the books.

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    • nowvoyaging August 12, 2015 / 1:34 pm

      Book hauls always give me more books I want to buy! I agree about buying online. Now I try to find a seller who actually will describe the book in their listing but even that doesn’t always help!


  4. Kristina August 12, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Congrats, I have many of these myself, you are sure to enjoy!

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