Monday, August 22, 2011

Out from Otoliths—Alex Gildzen's The Arrow That Is Hollywood / Pierces The Soul That Is Me


THE ARROW THAT IS HOLLYWOOD
PIERCES THE SOUL THAT IS ME

Alex Gildzen
40 pages
Front cover photograph by Kevin McCollister
Otoliths, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9808785-5-4
$10.00 + p&h
URL: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-arrow-that-is-hollywood-pierces-the-soul-that-is-me/16547908


Subscribers to the Otoliths list know Alex Gildzen (It’s All a Movie) as historian of the film-going experience. In this new collection of poems he plumbs the mythology of Hollywood. Taking on stories both familiar and obscure, Gildzen gives close-ups of legends such as Chaplin and Welles. But he affectionately offers star billing to many of Tinseltown’s lesser-known characters – from the woman who may (or may not) have been the first Native American movie star to character actors Victor Kilian and Percy Helton.

A video of Alex Gildzen reading a poem from the book can be accessed at http://youtu.be/DStmNP4F_7k.

Tom Beckett's interview with Alex Gildzen can be found here.

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