If there is one book that belongs in every movie buff’s library it is Bringing Up Oscar by Debra Ann Pawlik. In the book, Pawlik explores the lives of the thirty-six individuals who helped make movies the preeminent art form of the twentieth century, dishing on the producers, actors, writers, and other key figures who converged to bring validity to their new artistic medium.
While it is fascinating to uncover the real history behind the Oscar’s--for example, who is Oscar?--what is most interesting are the actual untold stories of the movers and shakers who changed movies forever--and the sparks between them.
In Pawlik’s own words, “movies didn’t just magically appear on the silver screen nor was Hollywood shaped by the wave of a wand. It took determined ‘collaboration’ by talented individuals who weren’t afraid to dream big...” Find out how 36 dreamers from around the world ended up in the same room together in 1927, and how their convictions, sweat and tenacity made the movie industry what it is today.