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America in the movies

or, "Santa Maria, it had slipped my mind"

by Michael Wood

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Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.),
  • United States,
  • California,
  • Los Angeles
    • Subjects:
    • Motion pictures -- California -- Los Angeles -- History,
    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History,
    • United States -- In motion pictures

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementMichael Wood.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN1993.5.U65 W6 1975
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 206 p. :
      Number of Pages206
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5061362M
      ISBN 100465000967
      LC Control Number74025907


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