Hollywood - The Pioneers by Kevin Brownlow, Photographs Selected by John Kobal. 1979 First Edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket, A. Knopf, New York. 272 pages.
If you're a pre-talking picture Hollywood movie buff, this book is for you! Here is the sudden emergence of a film colony and the personalities that formed the early film industry, camermen, directors, stars. A history of the beginning days of movie making in Hollywood, focusing on the great actors like Keaton, Chaplin & Fairbanks & the great directors like Griffith & Raoul Walsh. Alive with the excitement of the old Hollywood, peppered with vivid cinematic and social recollections never before on record, illustrated with 300 rare photos - stills, on-the-set shots, portraits, most of them published here for the first time and reproduced from the original negatives or prints - this is a unique film history, the result of a unique collaboration.
A really cool book, now OUT OF PRINT. This is a First Edition ex-library copy with the usual markings. It has a little wear but still in Very Good condition. 9" x 10 1/4" x 1"