You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age
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Wagner and Eyman, who coauthored Wagner’s 2008 autobiography, Pieces of My Heart, this time tell the story
of a place and a time: Hollywood from the 1930s through the ’60s. Divided into topical chapters, including “Houses and
Hotels,” “Style,” and “Nightlife,” the book follows Hollywood from its early days—until Cecil B. DeMille arrived in
1913, Hollywood was just another place outside Los Angeles—through its heady decades as the trendsetter in style and
popular culture, and ending with the collapse of the studio system, when profits were in steep decline and many of the
Golden Age stars were dying or aging out of the spotlight. You can tell that Wagner, whose acting career started when
the Golden Age was its most golden, truly misses that time and place; his fondness for it and his distaste for the
modern way of moviemaking come through on almost every page. For Wagner, the emblems of Hollywood at its grandest—the
mansions, the stars, the parties, the watering holes—evoke a better world, and his account of how it was then just may
leave nostalgic readers similarly affected. --David Pitt
"In terms of grace and style, you couldn't ask for a better tour director than actor Robert Wagner."
~Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press
" [A] charming tribute to off-screen lives during a period many may regard as Hollywood's finest."
"[You Must Remember This] takes you into the palatial mansions, castles and luxurious houses of the stars in great
detail. It will become a great reference book for all lovers of silent and talkie movies and the actors and the
actresses who peopled those homes. Fairbanks, Pickford and Chaplin, they are all here amongst many others."
~Ann McDonald, RedCarpetCrash.com
"With great affection and a twinkle in his eye, veteran actor Wagner recalls Hollywood's glory days of the 1940s and
early 1950s, when class, manners, friendship, and a code of values ruled the city of stars."
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