- 170 pages, 5×8 inches
- Price: $18 CAD · $18 USD
- ISBN: 9780921586906
- Date published: 2002-11-26
- Availability: in print & available
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About Hollywood Utopia
We’ve all read about Hollywood Babylon — the dark side of Tinseltown — but very little about Hollywood Utopia. In her new book, Justine Brown recovers the artistic and idealistic origins of the world’s movie capital and its playful and imaginative pioneers.
Hollywood Utopia examines the individual lives of the Theosophists (proto–New Agers), the directors and actors who believed that silent movies were a Universal Language which had the potential to save mankind, and the bohemian circles and Pygmalion figures that made up a community that believed 6it was creating a New World.
Brown’s rich and exotic prose makes us feel like we’re right there with the likes of Nazimova and Valentino, Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford, D.W. Griffith and Sergei Eisenstein. In her homage to a few of the lesser gods, we come to know more about the creative forces of early Hollywood.