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Wanamaker, Marc

Works: 41 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 2,338 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Motion pictures  Illustrated works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‡vPictorial works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Editor, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: PN1999.W3, 384.80979494
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Marc Wanamaker
Most widely held works by Marc Wanamaker
Warner Bros. : Hollywood's ultimate backlot by Steven Bingen( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although some movie studios offer tours, few guests from outside the Hollywood community have ever been witness to the artistry, politics, and scandals that routinely go on behind the soundstage walls and away from the carefully orchestrated scenes visible to them from their tram carts. Bingen takes you inside the greatest and yet most mysterious movie studio of them all: Warner Bros. The studio lot functions as a small city and is even more fascinating, glamorous, and outrageous than any of the stars or movies that it has been routinely minting for more than ninety years
Reel women : pioneers of the cinema, the first hundred years by Ally Acker( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The remarkable herstory of the women whose groundbreaking achievements and visions transformed the course of cinema since 1896. The first narrative director to tell a story on the screen, the highest paid director in the silent days, the inventor of the crane, and the boom microphone, the first editor to receive solo screen credit, the pioneer of socially conscious films ... all were women. More women worked in creative and influential positions in film before 1920 than at any other time in motion picture history. Traditional film history tells us about the achievements of Méliès, Eisenstein, Truffaut, and Coppola. But what about Blaché, Weber, Lupino, and Von Trotta? These filmmakers have been as integral and transformative to the story of film, and yet their stories have remained largely untold ... until now"--Provided by publisher
Hollywood haunted : a ghostly tour of filmland by Laurie Jacobson( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hollywood reporter star profiles( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Hollywood by Marc Wanamaker( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image of Hollywood often translates as some otherworldly dreamscape filled with fantastic lives and fantasy fulfillment. The real place was carved from the Southern California desert as an outpost northwest of Los Angeles. The movie industry arrived when tumbleweeds were not simply props and actual horsepower pulled the loads. Everyday workers, civic management, and Main Street conventionalities nurtured Hollywood's growth, as did a balmy climate that facilitated outdoor photography and shooting schedules for filmmakers. Vintage photographs from the collections of the Hollywood Heritage Museum and Bison Archives illustrate Hollywood's businesses, homes, and residents during the silent-film era and immediately after, as the Great Depression led up to World War II. These images celebrate Hollywood before and after its annexation into the city of Los Angeles in 1910 and its subsequent ascension as the world's greatest filmmaking center.--From publisher description
Paramount : city of dreams by Steven Bingen( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paramount: City of Dreams brings to life the operations of the world's grandest movie lot as never before by opening its famous gates and revealing, for the first time, the wonderful myriad of sound stages and outdoor sets where, for one hundred years, Paramount has produced the world's most famous films. With hundreds and hundreds of rare and unpublished photographs in color and black & white, readers are launched aboard a fun and entertaining ?virtual tour? of Hollywood's first, most famous and most mysterious motion picture studio. Paramount is a self-contained city. But unlike any community in the real world, this city's streets and lawns, its bungalows and backlots, will be familiar even to those who have never been there. Now, for the first time, these much-filmed, much-haunted acres will be explored and the mysteries and myths peeled away, bringing into focus the greatest of all of Hollywood's legendary dream factories
Location filming in Los Angeles by Karie Bible( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles has reigned for more than a century as the world capital of the film industry, a unique and ever-changing city that has been molded and recast thousands of times through the artistic visions and cinematic dreams of Hollywood's elite. As early as 1907, filmmakers migrated west to avoid lengthy eastern winters. In Los Angeles, they discovered an ideal world of abundant and diverse locales blessed with a mild and sunny climate ideal for filming. Location Filming in Los Angeles provides a historic view of the diversity of locations that provided the backdrop for Hollywood's greatest films, from the silent era to the modern age
Early Warner Bros. studios by E. J Stephens( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1928, Warner Bros. has produced thousands of beloved films and television shows at the studio's magical 110-acre film factory in Burbank. This collection of evocative images concentrates on the Warner Bros. legacy from the 1920s to the 1950s, when timeless classics such as Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, and East of Eden came to life. It also looks at WB's earlier homes along Hollywood's "Poverty Row," the birthplace of Looney Tunes, and the site of WB's pioneering marriage between film and sound in the 1920s. Early Warner Bros. Studios also tells the tale of four brothers--Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner--scions of a Polish Jewish immigrant family who rose from the humblest of origins to become Hollywood moguls of enormous and lasting influence.--From publisher description
Beverly Hills, 1930-2005 by Marc Wanamaker( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nowhere on Earth are sequels and the success that fosters them more apparent than in Hollywood's bejeweled bedroom, Beverly Hills. This continuation of the history begun in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America: Early Beverly Hills presents a compendium of vintage photographs depicting America's one community that's most synonymous with wealth. However, the Great Depression hit here, too, and the book depicts that as well as the subsequent recovery and boom years, homes of the stars, influence of the close proximity to Hollywood, and the chic shops and restaurants that keep the tourists coming. From the Brown Derby to the Beverly Theatre, from the Harold Lloyd Estate to Jack Warner's digs, from the Beverly Hills Hotel's changes to those that created a new Beverly Hills Civic Center, these are the Beverly Hills facts that have been the bases for all of those Hollywood fictions
Early Beverly Hills by Marc Wanamaker( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Way before Rodeo Drive and the "pink palace" of the Beverly Hills Hotel were built, way before the namesake hillbillies, its zip code, and Eddie Murphy's detective techniques reaffirmed its place in popular culture, and way before its 1,001 mansions, Beverly Hills was comprised of wild canyons and ranchlands. Burton Green, one of the three original land developers of the Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas, named this place of severe terrain after Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, a 19th-century spa. Since its establishment in 1907, Beverly Hills, California, has been a crossroads for the great movers and shakers of the entertainment industry as well as the tycoons, world leaders, and flotsam and jetsam magnetized by the limelight. The vintage photographs in this provocative volume illustrate Beverly Hills's early transition from cow pastures to Hollywood's extremely illustrious bedroom community
Hollywood, 1940-2008 by Marc Wanamaker( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since World War II, Hollywood has fought and won that same war many times, won the West even more often--plus got the girl--and laughed like crazy, too. The postwar era in the dream factory was a prosperous time of expansion and wealth through the 1970s, decline in the 1980s, and rebirth in the new century. Vintage photographs from the rare collections of Hollywood Heritage and Bison Archives depict the municipal, business, residential, and entertainment industry growth in Hollywood proper, from 1940 until the beginning of the 21st century. This companion volume to Arcadia Publishing's Early Hollywood completes the pictorial saga of the world's most renowned storytelling capital. These images depict the rise of the television industry, changes along Hollywood Boulevard, and movers and shakers whose visions and influence have made Hollywood the entertainment industry's Mecca
Star profiles( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Paramount Studios by E. J Stephens( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 100 years, Paramount Pictures has been captivating movie and television audiences worldwide with its alluring imagery and compelling stories. Arising from the collective genius of Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky, and Cecil B. DeMille during the 1910s, Paramount Pictures is home to such enduring classics as Wings, Sunset Boulevard, The Ten Commandments, Love Story, The Godfather, the Indiana Jones series, Chinatown, Forrest Gump, Braveheart, Titanic, and Star Trek. Early Paramount Studios chronicles Paramount's origins, culminating in the creation and expansion of the lot at 5555 Melrose Avenue, the last major motion picture studio still in Hollywood
Destined for Hollywood : the art of Dan Sayre Groesbeck by Robert Henning( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatres in Los Angeles by Suzanna Tarbell Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood's lost backlot : 40 acres of glamour and mystery by Steven Bingen( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hollywood's Lost Backlot: 40 Acres of Glamour and Mystery will, for the first time ever, unwind the colorful and convoluted threads that make for the tale of one of the most influential and photographed places in the world. A place which most have visited, at least on screen, and which has contributed significantly and unexpectedly to the world's popular culture, and yet which few people today, paradoxically, have ever heard of. This lost backlot in Hollywood called 40 Acres, built in the 1920s by (allegedly murdered) producer Thomas Ince, acquired by Cecil B. DeMille, now occupied by Amazon. com, has been the home for hundreds of the most iconic and legendary films and television shows in the world for a remarkable and star-studded fifty years. This bizarre, magical place was the location for Tara in Gone with The Wind, the home of King Kong and Superman, of Tarzan and Batman, of the Green Hornet, of Elliot Ness, of Barney Fife, of Tarzan, of Rebecca, of Citizen Kane, of Hogan's Heroes and Gomer Pyle, of Lasse, of Ben Casey, of A Star is Born and Star Trek, and at least twice, of Jesus Christ. For decades, every conceivable star in Hollywood, from Clark Gable to Warren Beatty, worked and loved and gave indelible performances on the site. And yet, today, it is completely forgotten"--
Movie studios of Culver City by Julie Lugo Cerra( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After watching pioneer filmmaker Thomas Ince film one of his famous Westerns on Ballona Creek, city founder Harry Culver saw the economic base for his city. Culver announced plans for the city in 1913 and attracted three major movie studios to Culver City, along with smaller production companies. "The Heart of Screenland" is fittingly etched across the Culver City seal. These vintage images are a tour through the storied past of this company town on the legendary movie lots bearing the names of Thomas Ince, Hal Roach, Goldwyn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lorimar, MGM-UA, Columbia, Sony Pictures, DeMille, RKO-Pathe, Selznick, Desilu, Culver City Studios, Laird International, the Culver Studios, and such nearly forgotten mini-factories as the Willat Studios. On these premises, Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial, and other classics were filmed, along with tens of thousands of television shows and commercials featuring Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, and many others
Paramount Studios, 1940-2000 by Marc Wanamaker( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating tale of Hollywood powerhouse Paramount Pictures - beginning with its birth in the 1910s through the turbulent decade of the 1930s - was told in Early Paramount Studios by Marc Wanamaker, Michael Christaldi, and E.J. Stephens. Now the same authors are back to tell the next 60 years of the studio saga in Paramount Studios: 1940-2000, with a foreword by former Paramount head of production Robert Evans. This book picks up the story during the time of World War II - a successful era for the studio - which was followed by a decade of decline due to the upstart medium of television. By the 1960s, the studio teetered on the brink of bankruptcy before rebounding, thanks to several 1970s blockbusters, such as Love Story, The Godfather, and Chinatown. The tale continues through the final decades of the 20th century when Paramount showcased some of the greatest hits in its history
Griffith Park by E. J Stephens( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carved from the former Spanish land grant known as Rancho Los Feliz, Griffith Park, a rugged, 4,300-acre wilderness located in the heart of Los Angeles, has been the principal playground for Angelenos for over a century. Since 1896, when the land was donated to the city by controversial philanthropist Col. Griffith J. Griffith, generations of weekenders have picnicked, camped, golfed, ridden horses, hiked, bicycled, and played ball in the park. To this day, visitors still climb aboard its mini-train and merry-go-round and explore its zoo, museums, amphitheater, and world-famous observatory. The park, which lies in the shadow of the Hollywood sign, has been a frequent filming site for legendary movies like Back to the Future, Birth of a Nation, and Rebel Without a Cause.--Publisher description
Max Factor and Hollywood : a glamorous history by Erika Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Polish wigmaker and cosmetician Max Factor arrived in Los Angeles at the dawn of the motion picture industry, 'make-up' had been associated only with stage performers and ladies of the oldest profession. Appalled by the garish paints worn by actors, Factor introduced the first 'flexible' greasepaint for film in 1914. With a few careful brush strokes, a lot of innovation and the kind of luck that can happen only in Hollywood, Max Factor changed the meaning of glamour. His innovations can be experienced in every tube of lipstick, palette of eye shadow and bottle of nail lacquer used today. Join author Erika Thomas as she reveals the makeup guru's expert beauty tips and the story of how he created the most iconic golden-era looks that are as relevant today as they were nearly a century ago"--Back cover
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Hollywood haunted : a ghostly tour of filmland
Early HollywoodLocation filming in Los AngelesEarly Warner Bros. studiosBeverly Hills, 1930-2005Early Beverly HillsHollywood, 1940-2008Destined for Hollywood : the art of Dan Sayre GroesbeckTheatres in Los Angeles
Alternative Names
Wanamaker, Marc N. 1947-

Wanamaker, Marc Norman 1947-

Wanamaker, Mark 1947-

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