“MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot” booksigning


“MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot” booksigning and screening at the Egyptian





A book signing with authors Steven Bingen, Stephen X. Sylvester & Michael Troyan


Sunday, March 13, 2011

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Go behind the curtain and see the magic factory at work. Then, see the magic with the double bill, 1953’s The Band Wagon (Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse) & That’s Entertainment @ 5:00 p.m.


The Egyptian Theatre

at the

American Cinematheque

6712 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, California




Going behind the scenes at one of Hollywood’s greatest movie studios, this extraordinary history reveals the untold story of the soundstages and outdoor sets where many of the world’s greatest films were produced. Featuring candid, previously unpublished photographs from the studio’s archives and exclusive interviews with actors and staff, this detailed exploration of MGM’s backlot—the setting for more than a fifth of the films produced prior to 1980—takes film buffs back to Hollywood’s golden age, offering an insider’s look at the movie business and celebrating many of its best films and the leading actors of the studio system. Today, when a film set can be anywhere at anytime, this treasure trove of information reveals the creativity and ingenuity of a bygone era when the studio system, coping with the limitations of space and technology, produced screen gems such as The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, and the Our Gang shorts.



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One Response to ““MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot” booksigning”

  1. Kim Inboden says:

    I got this book as a birthday present for myself along with a book by Cathy Whitlock “Designs on Film.” Both books are a must have for film buffs!

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