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Alistair Cooke began film reviewing in the 1920s as a Cambridge undergraduate, and continued to broadcast on cinema from New York. Under his watchful gaze, Hollywood reached its Golden Age, only to be tarnished by television. This title salutes Cooke the reporter, recalling various stars he knew and admired.
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Alistair Cooke enjoyed an extraordinary life in print, radio and television. Born in Manchester in 1908 and educated at the universities of Cambridge, Yale and Harvard, he was the Guardian's Senior Correspondent in New York for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American television and for the BBC. He was best known for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from America, which reported on fifty-eight years of US life, was heard over five continents and totalled 2,869 broadcasts before his retirement in February 2004.
Geoff Brown began writing about cinema at Cambridge University. He has been film critic of The Times and has contributed to many publications, including Directors in British and Irish Cinema (associate editor) and the magazine Sight and Sound. He currently writes on classical music for The Times.
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, UK, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110141036060
Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, UK, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0141036060