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Dolly Tree: A Dream of Beauty Special offer

August 1st, 2017

Dolly Tree: A Dream of Beauty – Special offer for the Hardback

 Pre-publication offer of £60 for anyone who orders the hardback directly from me.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer you will need to email me and I can send you full details of how to order via a cheque (UK only) or paypal.

Email: edditt@btinternet.com

There will be an additional charge for UK postage and for overseas orders – although not the full cost (it is a big book to post & deliver).

For UK orders choose from First Class Post (£8) or special delivery via DPD (£6). A quote can be provided for multiple copies.

For deliveries to USA the best option is Fedex and this will cost £15 (airmail costs £28). Conversion to US$ will be based on exchange rate at the time and will be confirmed at the time of ordering via paypal.

Since the book is print on demand please allow between 7-14 days for printing and then delivery after placing your order.

 

The cover the illustrated biography of the Jazz Age costume designer Dolly Tree

The cover for the illustrated biography of the Jazz Age costume designer Dolly Tree

 

Dolly Tree: A Dream of Beauty

Will be published 26th September 2017 in hardback and paperback.

Both versions contain over 600 photographs and is A4 – it is a big coffee table book.

The Hardback has 400 pages all in full colour — it is the deluxe package with an RRP of £75.

The paperback has 340 pages and is in black and white with 11 colour sections containing 44 pages and an RRP of £30.

View the digital sampler

 

 

 

Dolly Tree: A Dream of Beauty Press Release

 
 

ICES Reviews Classic Fabric Flowers in Sugar

October 1st, 2015

A wonderful review of Classic Fabric Flowers in Sugar in the October issue of the ICES newsletter – copies available in the USA from ISAC (www.nicholaslodge.com)

ICES is International Cake Exploration Society in the USA

ICES Newsletter Classic Fabric Flowers

London’s Hollywood Review

November 10th, 2014

Nathalie Morris, (archive curator at the BFI) offers a positive review in Sight and Sound Magazine (December 2014)

 

‘valuable and enjoyable… a detailed and thorough study.’

‘provides valuable and enjoyable studies of a huge range of films while placing the studio within the context of issues affecting filming making across this period.’

‘a worthwhile addition to the growing body of research on British silent cinema.’

‘Chapman’s book chronicles, film by film, both the titles produced by the studio from 1920 onwards and those made by the company Gainsborough Pictures.. even when these were shot elsewhere. This approach helps build a sense of continuity across projects and careers, and gives an impression of the wider production scene in and around London.’

Chapman makes steps toward a major reassessment of the career of Graham Cutts ‘with a passionate defence of the director and his work.’

‘Another strength of the book is its highlighting of other personnel and roles such as costume designer Marcelle de Saint Martin… and continuity supervisor Renie Marrison.’

Chapman also ‘offers useful and informative pocket biographies of the host of other directors, writes, cameramen and actors who crossed the studio’s threshold during the 1920s’

LH Review S&S copy

London’s Hollywood: The Gainsborough Studio in the Silent Years

The first ever evaluation of the history, output and achievement of the most iconic film studio in London during the 1920s ‘a microcosm of the evolution of the British film industry during the silent era’…

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Special offer

Hardback, £27, now £22.05 p&p FREE (UK)

Special offer through The Great British Bookshop

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Paperback, £14.99, 
now £13.04 p&p FREE (UK)

Special offer through The Great British Bookshop

Buy the paperback at £13.04 and save £1.95 ! Plus FREE P&P (UK)

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London’s Hollywood – Book of the Week

November 5th, 2014

London’s Hollywood is book of the week on The Great British British Bookshop

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‘…a microcosm of the evolution of the British film industry during the silent era’.

 
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Marcelle de Saint Martin and British silent film

October 13th, 2014

French born Marcelle De Saint Martin, became the first true head of a cohesive costume or wardrobe department for a British film studio beginning work at the Islington film Studio in the early 1920s.

A creative, talented and a striking beauty she had found great success designing costumes for the stage in London at the end of the First World War before joining Famous Players Lasky British Producers Ltd at their brand new American built and financed enterprise in a converted power station. And yet, her career as a designer for British silent film was sadly all too brief and short-lived.

 Read her full story here

The French designer, Marcelle De Saint Martin with some of her costume designs for productions filmed at the Islington film Studio in the early 1920s for Famous Players Lasky British Producers Ltd

The French designer, Marcelle De Saint Martin with some of her costume designs for productions filmed at the Islington film Studio in the early 1920s for Famous Players Lasky British Producers Ltd

 

London’s Hollywood: The Gainsborough Studio in the Silent Years 

Published 15th July 2014

A detailed look at the British Silent Film industry with this first ever evaluation of the history, output and achievement of the most iconic film studio in England during the silent era. 

Available in the following formats:

Hardback, £27, ISBN 9781909230132

Paperback, £14.99, 
ISBN 9781909230101

From Amazon.co.uk

From Amazon.com

Amazon Kindle ebook, £8.99, 

ISBN 9781909230125

Apple ebook, £8.99, 
ISBN 9781909230118 (Through Apple / iTunes – search for title on iTunes bookstore)

Interview about London’s Hollywood in the Camden Review

September 25th, 2014

Interview about London’s Hollywood in the Camden Review

Click here to read

 

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Video for London’s Hollywood

September 22nd, 2014

A visual tour of the history of the Gainsborough (or Islington) studio in the silent years

‘a microcosm of the evolution of the British film industry during the silent era’.

Youtube video link

 

 

A Review of London’s Hollywood on the Silent London blog

September 22nd, 2014
Henry K. Miller’s review of London’s Hollywood on the Silent London blog

 

‘Gary Chapman is right to describe his subject as “a microcosm of the evolution of the British film industry during the silent era” ‘.

‘Chapman’s book is comprehensive… an invaluable resource for students of the period.’

 

Digital Sampler for London’s Hollywood

July 2nd, 2014

Take a look at the digital sampler for

London’s Hollywood: The Gainsborough Studio in the Silent Years to be published 15th July 2014

 

 

 

Betty Balfour in Love, Life and Laughter (1923)

June 24th, 2014

Betty Balfour in Love, Life and Laughter (1923) mostly filmed at the Islington studio by George Pearson

 

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London’s Hollywood: The Gainsborough Studio in the Silent Years
will be published 15th July 2014

A detailed look at the British Silent Film industry with this first ever evaluation of the history, output and achievement of the most iconic film studio in England during the silent era. 

Available in the following formats:

Hardback, £27, ISBN 9781909230132
Paperback, £14.99, 
ISBN 9781909230101
From Amazon.co.uk
From Amazon.com
From The Book Depository (hardback)
From The Book Depository (paperback)

Amazon Kindle ebook, £8.99, 

ISBN 9781909230125
Apple ebook, £8.99, 
ISBN 9781909230118
(Through Apple / iTunes – search for title on iTunes bookstore)