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By Anthony Slide

ISBN-10: 1617034746

ISBN-13: 9781617034749

Extras, bit gamers, and stand-ins were part of the movie nearly from its perception. On a private and a pro point, their tales are informed in Hollywood Unknowns, the 1st historical past dedicated to extras from the silent period throughout the present.

Hollywood Unknowns discusses the connection of the additional to the megastar, the lowly place within which extras have been held, the terrible operating stipulations and wages, and the sexual exploitation of the various hardworking ladies striving for a spot in Hollywood society. even though usually nameless, many are pointed out via identify and, for maybe the 1st time, obtain equivalent billing with the celebrities. And Hollywood Unknowns doesn't omit the bit gamers, stand-ins, and doubles, who paintings along the extras dealing with the various related privations. superstar extras, silent stars who ended their days as extras, or contributors of assorted ethnic groups--all achieve a deserved luster in acclaimed movie author Anthony Slide's prose. Chapters record the lives and paintings of extras from the Nineties to the current. Slide additionally treats such topics because the Hollywood Studio membership, primary Casting, the extras in renowned literature, and the efforts at unionization in the course of the reveal Actors Guild from the Thirties onwards.

Slide chronicles occasions equivalent to John Barrymore's jogging off set in the course of the day so the extras may possibly earn one other day's wages, and Cecil B. DeMille's masterful organizing of casts of hundreds of thousands in movies equivalent to Cleopatra. via own interviews, oral histories, and using newly on hand archival fabric, Slide finds in Hollywood Unknowns the tale of the lads, girls, or even animals that accomplished the scenes at the silver screen.

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