1939: The Making of Six Great Films from Hollywoodas Greatest Year


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Craven Street Books
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6.37 X 0.88 X 8.93 inches | 0.79 pounds
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About the Author

Charles F. Adams is chairman of the Wajim Corporation and president of Adams Enterprises. He spent his work career in international marketing and was president and chief operating officer of D'Arcy, MacManus and Masius, Inc., one of the world's largest advertising agencies. he is also a former owner and general partner of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. Adams is the author of a number of books, including "Murder by the Bay" and "The Complete Geezer Guidebook," both available from Quill Driver Books.


For die-hard fans looking for info on these films compiled in a single volume. --Library Journal
Adams takes us through the conception, production, and release of each of the six films ... and the author has a nice, straightforward, reportorial writing style. For film buffs, consider this one essential. --Booklist
A lively and very informative celebration of what most critics and movie buffs consider the greatest year in the history of Hollywood ... packed with analysis, background detail, photos and lots of surprise revelations ... Adams' thorough and exuberant book is an excellent primer on a year when Hollywood's dream factory was operating at maximum efficiency. --Dennis King, Movie Critic, The Oklahoman
Mr. Adams has given us rich detail about each of the films he covers. Readers who also like good films will find themselves wanting to see any of the six they have not already seen. --Peter Hannaford, Washington Times
Adams's thoroughness and energy make this book appealing to movie lovers .... Adams is both historian and fanatic, giving the book both thoroughness and energy. This book will whet the appetite of movie connoisseurs. --ForeWord Reviews
"1939" is a book worthy of the year. --Mick LaSalle, film critic, San Francisco Chronicle