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Author Isackes, Richard M., author.

Title The art of the Hollywood backdrop / Richard M. Isackes & Karen L. Maness.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Regan Arts, 2016.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Manteno PL Adult Non-Fiction - MNBB-2  791.43025 ISA    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  791.43025 ISA OVERSIZED    AVAILABLE
Edition First Regan Arts hardcover edition.
Description xxxix, 312 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 37 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 306) and index.
Summary The definitive behind-the-scenes history of one of Hollywoods most closely guarded cinematic secrets finally revealedpainted backdrops and the scenic artists who brought them to the big screen.
Contents Preface -- Foreword / Thomas A. Walsh -- Introduction : The scene unseen -- The artists : George Gibson (1904-2001) -- Ben Carré (1883-1978) -- Duncan Alanson Spencer (1911-1999) -- The Coakleys & J.C. backings : John Coakley Sr. (1880-1936) ; John Harold Coakley (1918-1970) ; Gary Coakley (1939- ) ; Chris Coakley (1950- ) -- The Strange family & Warner Bros. : Verne Strang (1907-1978) ; Ronald Strang (1933- ) ; Ed Strang (1957) -- The future of the hand-painted backing in film.
Subject Motion pictures -- Setting and scenery.
Scene painting.
Cinematography -- Special effects.
Painting and motion pictures.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
California -- Los Angeles -- Hollywood. (OCoLC)fst01312041
Genre/Form Photobooks.
Added Author Maness, Karen L., author.
ISBN 9781941393086

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