Comediennes, Heroes & Heroines

By Bette's Miscellany

By Bette's Miscellany

The best books showcasing bits and pieces of the early film industry, especially those wonderfully delightful silents, noirs, and screwball comedies, and their leading ladies and gents! (And sometimes a few film recommendations based upon them!)

The Thin Man

Dashiell Hammett

$14.95 $13.75

The Thin Man, the 1930's detective comedy series with Myrna Loy and William Powell, based on the pulp fiction of Dashiell Hammett, is one of my favorite film series of all time. Crime, drama, comedy, love, happy marriage, treachery, treason, and laugher...and Asta the dog! These films will have you smiling and laughing even hours after watching. Read the book! Watch the films!

Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood

Emily W Leider

$29.95 $26.96

Myrna Loy was a totally fascinating and amazingly unique and sensitive human being.

The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett

$15.00 $13.80

Follow Sam Spade in his escapade, then watch Bogart play him in the film!

The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia

Annette D'Agostino Lloyd

$59.94

Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild

David Stenn

$24.95

Lillian Gish: Her Legend, Her Life

Charles Affron

$41.94