If it seems like these video book reviews are coming fast and furious, you're right, but it's about to slow down. The first couple of videos featured books that I had read semi-recently, in the case of Dangeorus Curves atop Hollywood Heels I just finished reading it earlier today. The next video will be of whichever title I pick up and start next, so there should be a bit of a bigger gap between this and the next video.
Today we look at a new title:
Dangerous Curves atop Hollywood Heels: The Lives, Careers, and Misfortunes of 14 Hard-Luck Girls of the Silent Screen, by Michael G. Ankerich. © 2011, BearManor Media. 405 pages. $26.95.
Just in case the video doesn’t show up for subscribers here’s the YouTube link.
In the video I ask if we still need filmographies inside our books. Since this title deals with 14 different actresses it contains 91 pages of film credits, nearly one quarter of the book*. The filmography used to be a critical part of a film book, but do we really need it now in an IMDb world?
*If you don't watch I did want to say I otherwise love this book! I don't want you to just see my filmography question and leave thinking I had a negative impression of Ankerich's work--it was an excellent read and an indispensable addition to my library.
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