|Moving Pictures - A Novel of Early Hollywood
I'm working on the final stages of the print version of Moving Pictures. It will be available as a print-on-demand book from Amazon.com and through this website. I've uploaded all the files and now am just waiting for the final review. Only a few more days!
When writing Moving Pictures, I relied heavily on John Bengston's first two books, Silent Echoes (Buster Keaton) and Silent Traces (Charlie Chaplin). Just this past weekend, I found out that he put out another one last year -- Silent Visions (Harold Lloyd).
These books are fascinating. Bengston goes through silent movies and shorts, locates where they were filmed and then finds the same places now. Especially in Los Angeles, the scenery has changed considerably, which makes it even more interesting to see how things have changed in 90 years.
I can't recommend these books enough.
Moving Pictures will finally be available in a print-on-demand print edition. I'm working on the formatting now, which will take me a week or so to finish, and then it will be ready to order directly from movingpicturesbook.net. (It will also be available from Amazon.com.)