The Hollywood Dictionary

By J.C. Suares (Illustrator); Timothy M. Gray
(Welcome Books, Hardcover, 9781932183788, 96pp.)

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

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Whether you’re a mogul, tyro, or non-pro, you’ll never make prexy at either the indies or a conglom if you’re n.s.g. at the lingo. Don’t risk being nixed! Have them mitting your socko vocab at the next pour or power confab! Not sure what this means? Then you need The Hollywood Dictionary, where you’ll find nearly 200 time-honored terms coined or made famous in the pages of Variety, the rag of record for moguls, exhibs, cleffers, hoofers, thesps, and scribes for one hundred years.

Hilariously inked by Variety’s Executive Editor and “Reel Life” columnist Timothy M. Gray, with original illustrations by J.C. Suarès, The Hollywood Dictionary is the gotta-have-it guidebook for today’s jaded movers and tomorrow’s starry-eyed shakers. Don’t leave for the coast without it!

About the Author

L.A. native TIMOTHY M. GRAY has worked for Variety for two decades, writing the "Reel Life" column and covering such events as the Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival.

J.C. Suares has designed and redesigned a number of publications, including PW, New York, and Variety where he has been creative director since 1992.

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