Tinseltown’s golden era, illustrated
From Chaplin’s last silent films to the colorful Wizard of Oz
In the 1930s, the legendary City of Cinema moved from the silent era to the talking picture. It was a decade of pomp and excess in the motion picture capital, of glorious stardom and megalomaniac directors; a time when politicians and the mob all wanted a piece of the thrilling action. Illustrator Robert Nippoldt and film critic Daniel Kothenschulte have teamed up to pay homage to this remarkable era, sharing amusing stories and anecdotes about the glamor and grit of Tinseltown. It was Hollywood’s golden prewar era, and Nippoldt’s illustrations bring it back to life.
Awards for the original German edition:
Daniel Kothenschulte has written books and numerous articles about film history and visual culture. Beside heading the film department of Frankfurter Rundschau since 2001 he is a devoted silent movie pianist.
Robert Nippoldt is a German graphic designer, illustrator, and book artist. He is best known for his award-winning books Gangster, Jazz and Hollywood about America in the 1920s and 1930s. His studio is located at the very hip old depot of Muenster.
|Cover||Hardcover, clothbound, with fold-out|
|Dimensions||cm 21,6 x 34,0|
|Un libro Taschen illustrato dedicato alla Golden age della Mecca del cinema||amica.it||03-01-2015|