AVN Book Club: This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars and Stories

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My passion for Old Hollywood runs deep. It's nostalgic. It's artistic. It's a reflection of our own humanity. I find the art form of film endlessly intriguing. Once I begin researching a film or someone involved in the film, I go down a deep rabbit hole. My research has me discovering new things all the time. It is continuously fascinating.

Recently I came across a great Instagram account called This Was Hollywood that is run by a fellow cinephile named Carla Valderrama. You can tell by Carla's posts that she had an endless curiosity for Old Hollywood. I immediately connected to that because that is the foundation of everything I do creatively. It all goes back to my love for Old Hollywood.

Carla published an amazing book that I knew I had to share with all of you. It is called This Was Hollywood, which you can find and purchase HERE. My first thoughts on this book is that it is truly a must have for all levels of film lovers. Whether you are just delving into classic film or you feel like you are a pro, this is the sort of book that you will find easy to connect with.

Honestly there isn't one thing I didn't enjoy about this book. I love that it is hardcover, the size, the book jacket, the font, the endless array of photos, the quotes, the captions, and even the table of contents. To me this book reads like a love letter to Old Hollywood. I can see and feel the love and joy that went into the making of this. There are 234 pages of forgotten Old Hollywood stars and stories about their lives and careers that will inspire you, move you, and leave you feeling like you spent time with a good friend.

As a certified bookworm, nerd, and cinephile I felt like buying this book was a gift that will continuously keep giving. That is because every time I read it I am always discovering something new. It is visually pleasing and reads like an informative letter from a friend rather than a long winded textbook. 

This Was Hollywood is a beautiful book that celebrates the magic of Old Hollywood. I hope you get a chance to read Carla's book and don't forget to check out her Instagram.
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Lifestyle Blog, This Was Hollywood, Old Hollywood Blog, This Was Hollywood Book, Classic Film Blog
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Lifestyle Blog, This Was Hollywood, Old Hollywood Blog, This Was Hollywood Book, Classic Film Blog
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Lifestyle Blog, This Was Hollywood, Old Hollywood Blog, This Was Hollywood Book, Classic Film Blog
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Lifestyle Blog, This Was Hollywood, Old Hollywood Blog, This Was Hollywood Book, Classic Film Blog
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Lifestyle Blog, This Was Hollywood, Old Hollywood Blog, This Was Hollywood Book, Classic Film Blog
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Lifestyle Blog, This Was Hollywood, Old Hollywood Blog, This Was Hollywood Book, Classic Film Blog
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Lifestyle Blog, This Was Hollywood, Old Hollywood Blog, This Was Hollywood Book, Classic Film Blog

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