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Welcome to Prospero's Blog! My wife Mollie and I work together in our Rough Magic studio on the coast of Maine. I've always loved old books, memorabilia, curiosities and Americana (especially 19th century dramatic literature) and am happy to share my discoveries in my Etsy Shops. Please come by and browse ~ there's just no telling what you'll find!

December 20, 2010

Stars of the American Stage and the Movies -- photograph books

Fifty Great American Silent Films

Most people enjoy looking at pictures, and if history is involved, they like to see things or people that mean something to them.  If that history is of the stage or screen, there is always the added pleasure of being able to say "Oh, I have seen or read that play!" or "I remember seeing that movie star!"  The visual memory always seems to bring things closer to us.  Obviously, publishers know this only too well.

A Pictorial History of the American Theatre

Prospero's Bookshelf has a number of books that
bring that visual history to you in style. Come by and take a look.

Depending upon your objectives, many of the photographs are ready for framing or for some scrapbooking venture you may have in mind.  There is and always has been something fascinating or romantic abut "the theater" or the "movie star."  Here are some opportunities for you!

Footlight Favourites

Portraits of the American Stage

Stars of the Broadway Stage

Great Actors and Actresses of the American Stage

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