Calling all book lovers to Arcana: Books on the Arts Saturday, November 2nd to celebrate the release of our longtime pal - author, and compiler Steven Rea's delightful anthology of the fabulous stars of the Silver Screen and the books they read and/or posed with, The Hollywood Book Club!
If you cannot attend but wish to purchase a signed copy, please place your order here, or call us at 310-458-1499.
"Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe—the brightest stars of the silver screen couldn't resist curling up with a good book. This unique collection of rare photographs celebrates the joy of reading in classic film style. The Hollywood Book Club captures screen luminaries on set, in films, in playful promotional photos, or in their own homes and libraries with books from literary classics to thrillers, from biographies to children's books, reading with their kids, and more. Featuring fifty-five enchanting images, lively captions about the stars and what they're reading by Hollywood photo archivist Steven Rea, and a glamorous stamped case design, here's a real page-turner for booklovers and cinephiles alike".
'The Hollywood Book Club' is a striking collectible, a delight for bibliophiles and cinephiles. The glitz and glamour are palpable, and the photos Rea selected awaken a nostalgia for those golden years of the silver screen. Assume your best movie-star pose, and savor the book on your velvet chaise, leveling its pages with your sauciest gaze. One never knows when a camera is lurking nearby." -The Washington Post
"I, for one, am already craving a sequel." Red Magazine (UK) "Stars on hand include Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn, and Audrey Hepburn, to name just a few. If you love movie stills as I do you’ll enjoy this handsome, compact volume." --Leonard Maltin, LeonardMaltin.com
"Who'd have thought reading about people reading books would be such a delight? Of course, it helps if those people are some of the most beautiful ever to have lived. Hollywood expert Steven Rea has collected these stunning pictures of stars of the silver screen with their noses in books, from Grace Kelly to Audrey Hepburn, and put them all together in a fabulous little book you didn't know you needed until now." -Daily Mail (UK)
"L.A. Confidential . . . candid photos and publicity stills showcase the literary interludes of Golden Age actors, from Shirley MacLaine on the set of What a Way to Go! to Dennis Hopper brushing up on technique with An Actor Prepares between takes." -Vanity Fair