Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Book Review: Hollywood Café by Steven Rea

Title: Hollywood Cafe: Coffee with the Stars

Author: Steven Rea
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764349898
Release Date: December 11th 2015
Pages: 192
Genre: Non-Fiction
Format: ebook (but will be Hardback)
Source: NetGalley

Put on a pot of your favorite coffee, perk up, and enjoy nostalgic black-and-white photos that celebrate screen icons from the Silent Era through the eighties, making and drinking their own cups of joe, java, pour-overs, and percolated brews. Hollywood Cafe bridges the vibrant coffee culture of right-now with the glamorous coffee culture of the star-studded past. A dream cast of nearly 200 stars--Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Clara Bow, Charlie Chaplin, W. C. Fields, Robert Mitchum, Rita Hayworth, Bob Hope, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner, Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball, Elvis Presley, Jayne Mansfield, Sammy Davis Jr., William Holden, Lauren Bacall, John Wayne, and many more--is captured on the set, on the run, in costume and out, behind-the-scenes and at the kitchen table, refilling and refueling, sipping and savoring, drinking the good stuff, just like us."

What a wonderful "coffee" table book. If you enjoy the hey day of movies making - this book is for you.

Mary Pickford, Ronald Reagan, Charlie Chaplin, Boris Karloff (as Frankenstein), Bob Hope, Joan Crawford, Woody Allen.

Tidbits of the movies are included with each photo. The photos are on set, in costume and at home. Some actually ending up advertising coffee pots or coffee.

I'm not sure where some of the photos are from - but what a wonderful collection. Would love to be able to look at photo archives.

*I received a free ARC of A Tale of Two Daddies from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2016 (The Introverted Reader)
2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book)

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