Paul Boehmer's versatile and highly listenable voice has made him the narrator of choice for scores of audiobooks ranging in subject from demons and dragons to the fiction of William Faulkner. Here, with a crisp analytical tone and a high degree of affection, he reconstructs the Golden Years of Hollywood's studio system, which crested in the 1930s and '40s. Author Schatz's painstaking research is sometimes too detailed, especially on the subject of budgets and shooting schedules. But Boehmer sustains a firm pace, so this behind-the-scenes history of filmmaking, with its cavalcade of beloved stars and films, will fascinate and delight fans, students, and scholars alike. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2021
DD ISBN 9781666138429 $24.99
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