1975 1st edition; McGraw-Hill Book Company publishers, New York; hardbound in black boards with gilt design on cover and spine; quite good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket has small cuts and tears along spine - see pics.
Hanging On In Paradise is a chronicle of the Holywood that was, a mythic playground where cinema of both enduring and dubious value was created. It was an era of opulence that was, says author Fred Guiles, more civilized and less kitsch than its eulogies suggest.
Into this world of illusion and disillusion came some of the greatest literary figures in our history. This is their story, from the 1930s and the early days of sound to the House Un-American Activities Committee's crusade against "a Communist takeover of the movies". The Holywood writers, many of whom were legends in their time, are the leading men and women of this nostalgic and fascinating work...