Rare, Behind-the-Scenes Stills Featuring Hollywood’s Icons

Joel W. Finler’s Hollywood Movie Stills — Titan Books’ newest behind-the-scenes film compendium that hits stores tomorrow, June 5 — delivers far more than its title suggests. Indeed, the new filmic chronicle is a gorgeous gallery of never-before-seen cinematic stills, photographs, production artwork, and more from the author’s personal collection. However, Finler’s book also “traces the origin of stills photography during the silent era and the early development of the star system, through to the rise of the giant studios in the 1930s and their eventual decline. Finler focuses on the photographers, on the stars they photographed, and on many key films and filmmakers.” It’s a fascinating look at Hollywood’s elite like we’ve never seen them before. Head past the break for a preview of Hollywood Movie Stills, and see Marlon Brando, Cary Grant, and your other favorite film icons in our gallery. Then, pick up a copy of the book over here.

Hollywood Movie Stills text copyright © 1995, 2008, 2012 (Titan Books) by Joel W. Finler. All rights reserved. All photographs used in the spirit of publicity, criticism and review.

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