Movies, Magic, and Memoir

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot uses the life and career of her father, Lyle Talbot, an early Hollywood star, to tell the story of the rise of popular culture. The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father’s Twentieth Century is a combination of Hollywood history, social history, and family memoir, conjures nostalgia for those earlier eras of 1910s and 1920s small-town America, and the 1930s and 1940s in Hollywood.


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Comments [3]

Roy from Queens

@Edward I like any film as long as it's entertaining.

Jan. 22 2013 01:18 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Any movie shown on TCM is better than any of the crap in theaters today. Any CGI, car crashes, explosions, guns have ruined movies.

Jan. 22 2013 01:14 PM
Roy from Queens

Lyle worked with Ginger Rogers before she teamed up with Fred Astaire.

Jan. 22 2013 01:13 PM

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