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“Fade to Black” by Michael Thomas Barry

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011


“Fade to Black: Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats 1927-1950” by Michael Thomas Barry





“Celebrity grave books have become popular over the years and “Fade to Black” manages to do a good job going where many others have gone before, but does so with a twist – everyone included has received an Academy Award. The book is arranged by each year’s Academy Award ceremony beginning with the first awards given out in 1927 and continues until 1950. For each year the author, Michael Thomas Barry, provides a recap of the evening’s ceremony; a listing of the nominees; a brief biography of the winners along with the location of their grave. Along with many photographs, there are also side-bars entitled “Did You Know?” which offers interesting tidbits. Just a few of the Academy Award winning actors included are Mary Pickford, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Jimmy Stewart and many more. “Fade to Black,” which is published by Schiffer, is an out of the ordinary look at celebrity graves that would appeal to a larger audience especially if you are a fan of the Oscars. It’s definitely a must for the libraries of celebrity gravers.”  – Allan R. Ellenberger, Hollywoodland



Tour the final resting places of Hollywood’s Oscar-winning legends of the Golden Age (1927 to 1950). Visit burial locations and read shocking life stories and film career biographies of extraordinary actors, actresses, and directors. Stories include famous names such as Mary Pickford, Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Jimmy Stewart, James Cagney, Ingrid Bergman, and many more. Helpful travel directions allow you to sit back, relax, and hold on, as you get up close and personal with some of Hollywood’s greatest bygone icons.



Michael Thomas Barry has lived in Orange County since 1986. He is a graduate of the California State University, Fullerton, with degrees in Criminal Justice and History. Author of Final Resting Places Orange County’s Dead & Famous.


 Click HERE to purchase Fade to Black from Schiffer Publishing