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Designing for the Movies: The Memoirs of Laurence Irving
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Designing for the Movies: The Memoirs of Laurence Irving (Paperback)

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In this memoir, Irving recounts his World War I flying career, his art studies, and painting in the early 1920s-up to the moment in 1927 when Douglas Fairbanks asked him to design The Iron Mask in Hollywood. Irving vividly recounts working in Hollywood for such distinguished figures as Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and William Cameron Menzies. Upon his return to the United Kingdom, he worked on other notable films including Moonlight Sonata and George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Irving's time in Hollywood marked the end of the silent film years and this memoir depicts the effect on all those concerned, with astute and penetrating portraits of the professionals who felt this change so dramatically. Anyone with even the slightest interest in the history of filmmaking and the early characters involved with it will not want to miss this insightful account.

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinema Publisher: Scarecrow Press Publication Date: 06/10/2005 ISBN-13: 9780810856714  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Laurence Irvingwho died in 1988, studied art at the Royal Academy School in London. He illustrated books, designed theatre productions and films, and wrote the definitive biography of his grandfather, the famed actor Sir Henry Irving.

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