Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century
Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781594487064, 418pp.
Publication Date: November 8, 2012
In her captivating, impeccably researched narrative a charmed combination of Hollywood history, social history, and family memoir Margaret Talbot conjures warmth and nostalgia for those earlier eras of 10s and 20s small-town America, 30s and 40s Hollywood. She transports us to an alluring time, simpler but also exciting, and illustrates the changing face of her father's America, all while telling the story of mass entertainment across the first half of the twentieth century.