Cycling with the Stars
by Steven Rea
As National Public Radio puts it, “Bikes have come to connote
coolness, urbanity and romance.” And as a senior executive at one of
those world-class advertising agencies opines, “Everyone loves a
bike—sometimes it’s a metaphor, sometimes it’s an archetype.”
Hollywood Rides a Bike
shows classic stars—from Shirley Temple, Betty Grable, and Brigitte
Bardot to Bogie, Gable, and Bing—on wheels, then proves there’s way
less than six degrees of separation between Kevin Bacon and all the
best bikes Hollywood prop shops have to offer. One hundred twenty-five
rare vintage photographs will make bicycle lovers drool over classic
models and one-of-a-kinds. Then, especially for cycling aficionados,
there’s a special index just about the bicycles! Not to disappoint
movie fans, another index is devoted to the book’s Who’s Who of Hollywood stars.
For everyone who ever pedaled to the movies, ate popcorn in a
cinema, or watched a classic movie channel, Hollywood Rides a Bike
by Steven Rea is a coffee table must-have. In fact, it’s a double-copy
must-have . . . keep an extra in your pannier for easy reference.
STEVEN REA writes about movies for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics, and he teaches film studies courses at Drexel University, and produces the popular photo blog Rides a Bike. He also rides a bike.
Graphic artist AMY INOUYE designs books, makes funny art projects, and is “mom” to Chicken Boy, a twenty-two-foot tall fiberglass man/boy with the head of a chicken (aka the Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles). A graduate of Art Center College of Design, she lives on Historic Route 66 in Los Angeles.
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