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Canadians in Golden Age Hollywood 2-Book Bundle

Once Upon a Time in Paradise / Stardust and Shadows

by (author) Charles Foster

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2016
Entertainment & Performing Arts, 20th Century, History & Criticism
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    Sep 2016
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Revisit Hollywood’s Golden Age with insider Charles Foster, who befriended the many Canadian stars that peppered the film sets. Foster reveals the stories of the amazing influence Canadians had in the early days of the film biz.


Stardust and Shadows: Canadians in Early Hollywood
A Hollywood insider brings together the stories of eighteen Canadians who were celebrities during Hollywood’s formative years.

Once Upon a Time in Paradise: Canadians in the Golden Age of Hollywood
During Hollywood’s Golden Age, a bevy of talented Canadians earned important roles in the motion picture industry.

About the author

Charles Foster is the author of Stardust and Shadows, Once Upon a Time in Paradise, and Donald Brian: The King of Broadway. A former show business publicist in London, England, he represented Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, and Errol Flynn, among others. Charles later worked in Hollywood as a television scriptwriter and then with the Canadian government as a writer, where he wrote speeches for three prime ministers. For the past nine years he has contributed a story from his life to each edition of the Seniors’ Advocate. He lives in Moncton, New Brunswick.

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Editorial Reviews

Foster writes with an energetic clarity and a knack for character-revealing detail that bring these Canadian-born, often pivotal, figures to vivid life.

Arts Beat

Foster has done a wonderful job of documenting the lives of some of the personalities of the silent era who may otherwise have just as easily disappeared into obscurity.

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