FREE MOVIE BOOKS on selected days

CLICK THE ABOVE LINKS AT AMAZON TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BOOKS ON SELECTED DAYS (mostly SATURDAYS:

More New Light on Movie Bests will be free on July 4, 5 and 6, and August 16 and 23, 2014.

50 of the Finest Films Hollywood Ever Made will be free on July 4 and 5, 2014.

Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi DVD will be FREE on June 14 and 15, July 4 and 5, and July 12, 2014.

Classic Movie Posters from Hollywood's Golden Age will be free on July 4, 5 and 6, plus August 2 and 9.

Behind the Scenes Publicity Photos and Other Vintage Movie Stills will be free on July 4, 5 and 6; plus August 2 and 9.

History in Movies Hollywood Style will be FREE on on July 4, 5 and 6; plus August 2 and 9.

Great Movie Musicals will be FREE on June 7, 14 and 21.

140 All-Time Must-See Movies for Film Lovers will be free on on July 4, 5 and 6; plus August 2 and 3.

MYSTERIES for Movie Lovers (and Fans of Film Noir) will be free on June 7, 14 and 21.

50 Best "B" Westerns Hollywood Ever Made will be a FREE download on on July 4, 5 and 6; plus August 2 and 3.

John Howard Reid Presents A Hollywood Classics Movie Musical Sampler will be a FREE download on July 4 and 5. However, the normal price for this little book is only 99 cents!

On selected Saturdays, including June 7, July 4, 5 and 6; plus August 2 and 9, you will find FREE copies of More Light on Hollywood Publicity Stills, Photos and Cards in the 1940s & 1950s

EVERY BOOK MENTIONED ABOVE WILL BE OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE ON AT LEAST FIVE DAYS (usually a Saturday) IN EVERY QUARTER. Just click the Amazon links above!

These books are also available at Amazon U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, India, China, Australia, Mexico, Brazil and Spain, but you will need to do a title search.

Almost the Best: 50 Movies That Just Missed Awards or Audience Applause will be available free of charge on June 7 PLUS July 4, 5 and 6; plus August 2 and 9.

One of my latest books, "Horror, Fantasy & Sci-Fi DVD", is currently available in all e-book formats, but only at Amazon Kindle. The price is $3.95. Please click one of the links above. The next FREE days are June 14 and 15; July 4 and 5 plus July 12, 2014!

Don't miss out! Why not copy these dates into your diary, so that you don't forget!

NEW FILM BOOKS BY JOHN HOWARD REID DETAILING CLASSIC FILMS AND VINTAGE MOVIES

featuring 

loads of Information

and heaps of Classic Movie Posters

LATEST GOOD NEWS:

$214.93! Yes, $214.93 plus $3.99 postage is what internationalbooks were asking for a brand new copy of SUCCESS IN THE CINEMA. Yes, the large-format paperback is out of print, but hopefully this is a temporary situation. In the meantime, you can still buy the e-book at Kindle, NOOK, Apple, Sony, ipad, etc. for only $2.99 or $3.99. To buy Kindle, please click the Amazon link way below. The other big news is that my very latest e-books, 50 OF THE FINEST FILMS HOLLYWOOD EVER MADE, HORROR FANTASY SCI-FI DVD, MYSTERIES FOR MOVIE LOVERS, ALMOST THE BEST: 50 MOVIES THAT JUST MISSED AWARDS OR AUDIENCE APPLAUSE, GREAT MOVIE MUSICALS ON DVD, 140 ALL-TIME MUST-SEE MOVIES FOR FILM LOVERS NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD, etc., are for the time being exclusive to Kindle. All are priced at no more than $3.99, and some are considerably less:

If like me you're a fan of silent cinema, seek out my revised SILENT MOVIES & EARLY SOUND FILMS ON DVD. This book sells for $24.50. However, the original book, SILENT FILMS & EARLY TALKIES ON DVD, is available at Amazon Kindle for only $3.99.

Also available: WESTERNS: A GUIDE TO THE BEST (AND WORST) WESTERN MOVIES ON DVD. The Amazon links are below. The one with no price is the $2.99 Kindle edition link. My previous book, BRITISH MOVIE ENTERTAINMENTS ON VHS AND DVD, has also proved a popular edition to my list. See the Amazon links below. The similar link with no price displayed will take you to the $2.99 Kindle edition. In fact, all these books, now including "Great Hollywood Westerns", are readily available in Amazon's Kindle store. Clicking nearly all the Amazon links on this site will then give you a choice of buying the regular or Kindle editions.

AND HERE IS THE REALLY GOOD NEWS: MOST OF THE KINDLE EDITIONS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR ONLY $2.99 (including Amazon's wireless delivery charge)!

Now available in Kindle: Both HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS TITLE INDEX 1-16 and HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS TITLE INDEX TO ALL MOVIES REVIEWED IN BOOKS 1-24. The regular editions are also available at Amazon, but the bargain-priced Kindle editions are not only more useful but cost a mere 99 cents each. That's right! 99 cents! If you prefer the print edition of 1-24, it will cost you around $17.50. In both these 1-24 editions, not only do you get an attractively illustrated Index, but a further 215 pages detailing even more must-see movies, from "Abbott & Costello in Hollywood" to "You Said a Mouthful". So why would movie fans wish to buy the 1-16 book as well, when all its info is included in 1-24? The answer: Different illustrations: 36 classic movie posters reproduced in full color -- if your device will enable color!>

Also please check out BELOW or at http://filmindex.0catch.com for details of my book, "SILENT FILMS & EARLY TALKIES ON DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide". This was the first book of the new series in which I review classic movies now available on DVD.

The second book in this series, MYSTERY, SUSPENSE, FILM NOIR AND DETECTIVE MOVIES ON DVD is also now on sale. Kindle editions of both these books currently sell for only $3.99! Kindle editions of the third and fourth books, BRITISH MOVIE ENTERTAINMENTS and WESTERNS are also available. E-books of these titles are also sold at other online stores including Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, etc.

All the movies in these initial books have not only been detailed and reviewed, but rated for DVD quality on a scale of 1 to 10. You'll save the cost of these essential books on just one or two DVD purchases (or non-purchases)!

"ANOTHER WINNER FROM JOHN HOWARD REID!" says Roy Salmons in the October 2009 issue of "International Movie Making". MYSTERY, SUSPENSE, FILM NOIR AND DETECTIVE MOVIES ON DVD is a mammoth, 468-page volume, describing, detailing and evaluating well over 700 movies in this category that are now available on DVD. Many of these classic films are available from more than one source. Don't waste your money on an inferior disc. The most expensive DVD version is not necessarily the best! Why pay $29.95 when a superior DVD of the same title is sitting in the $2 bin? I examined over 1,200 DVDs. Here are Amazon links. Those without prices are Kindle editions. Don't have a Kindle? Like to know more about this amazing device where you can instantly cross-reference movie credits? Here are links for you too!

BOOKS ON CLASSIC MOVIES DON'T GO OUT OF DATE! The good news is that currently THREE books are "on special" at Amazon: "HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS 2: B Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies" is on special for only $8.66 (normally $19.95); "Movie Westerns: Hollywood Films the Wild, Wild West" for only $14 (normally $24.95); and "Hollywood's Miracles of Entertainment" for $13.06 (recommended retail is $19.95).

As said above, if you click the Amazon links on this site, you'll also find details of the $2.99 Kindle editions.

Yet some more good news is that "Award-Winning Films of the 1930s" is now back in print. And so it should be! It's one of the top-selling $2.99 books at Amazon's Kindle store. The regular print edition usually sells for $19.95. Would you believe that one store was advertising a copy for sale at over $100?

HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MUSICALS is a must for all movie musical fans."John Howard Reid's film books go from strength to strength. Ideal for the movie buff, DVD and film collectors, these books are crammed full of facts, with many excellent illustrations. A magnificent publication." -- Roy Salmons in International Movie Making

HOLLYWOOD'S CLASSIC COMEDIES features "A massive 200 entries and a great cover with a full color lobby card of Hold That Ghost. The detailed reviews read like a who's who of comedy films, which will provide the movie enthusiast with a wealth of information that cannot be found in any other publication. Fascinating! A must-have book!" -- Ross Adams in Dress Circle Magazine (August 2007).

Please scroll right down for details of my privately printed book on CLASSIC MOVIE POSTERS, featuring 206 wonderful posters in full color!

When movie lovers think of science-fiction, fantasy and horror, titles that inevitably come to mind will likely be included in this book. These films are examined, with complete cast, credit and release details. Plus a listing of 130 Top Flights of Film Fantasy. Plus 25 reproductions of classic posters.  

GREAT HOLLYWOOD WESTERNS: Classic Pictures, Must-See Movies & "B" Films. A round-up of favorite westerns from "Aces and Eights" to "River of No Return", from "Big Calibre" to "The Yodellin' Kid from Pine Ridge". 35 great illustrations plus TEN Marilyn Monroe posters from "River of No Return".

GREAT CINEMA DETECTIVES: Best Movies of Mystery, Suspense and Film Noir. Providing an overview of the entire thriller genre, this book examines over 160 movies from classic Hollywood and British studios.

BEST WESTERN MOVIES: Winning Pictures, Favorite Films and Hollywood "B" entries. The price: $19.95.

SUCCESS IN THE CINEMA: Money-Making Moves and Critics' Choices. This book examines over one hundred movies that have achieved success in the cinema. Each film is accompanied by detailed credits and release information. & 

MORE MOVIE MUSICALS. Many of your favorite movie musicals are sure to be represented in this book.

HOLLYWOOD CLASSICS INDEX BOOKS 1-16: A-Z. This is not only a vital reference source, providing classic cinema fans with a comprehensive Index to all the movies detailed in the previous books (with all title changes meticulously cross-referenced, plus year of production), it also supplies a visual feast for admirers and collectors of vintage movie posters. Over 200 of these wonderfully striking works of art are reproduced in this large-format book.

 

CinemaScope Two: 20th Century-Fox by John Howard Reid: Where would we be without 20th Century-Fox?

CinemaScope One: Stupendous in 'Scope by John Howard Reid: This introductory volume of 172 large-format pages, presents a general overview of CinemaScope and other widescreen innovations (including 3-D).

CinemaScope 3: Hollywood Takes the Plunge: Only $24.50 from online booksellers.

 

"A magnificent publication." -- Rodney Bourke in International Movie Making

16. HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MUSICALS: Great, Good and Glamorous. As the name implies, this beautifully presented, large format, 270-page book, covers movie musicals, providing cast, credit and background details. Around 140 movies all told are included, plus some nice reproductions of original film posters. At $19.95, this lavish book represents a real bargain.      

 

 

 

 

FILMS FAMOUS, FANCIFUL, FROLICSOME & FANTASTIC by John Howard Reid. Remember Humpy, the Talking Camel? It's amazing how many people do, even though he made only the one movie. Humpy proved so popular and made so much money for Universal, the studio embarked on its low-budget Francis, the Talking Mule, series just two years later. But Humpy's initial (and only) picture was this big, "A", Technicolor opus. Well, that's just one of the movies covered in FILMS, FAMOUS, FANCIFUL, FROLICSOME & FANTASTIC. Plus the movie that director John Farrow told me was his best picture! (Hint, it stars his favorite actor, Ray Milland). In fact, over 160 movies are detailed and reviewed in this 256-page book. Plus a monograph on director of Fred Zinnemann. 35 pages of illustrations, plus full-color covers. Only $19.95 from Amazon.

   

America's Best, Britain's Finest: A Survey of Mixed Movies by John Howard Reid. In this large, 330-page book, I examine nearly two hundred interesting movies with casts and/or production personnel of mixed nationalities. Can you name a very famous British film, starring William Holden, that was written by two Americans from a popular book by a French author? Hint: The film went on to win an extremely large number of worldwide movie awards. This book is now available at Amazon and other book stores. Only $19.95 for a large-sized, 330-page book. Now that's a bargain!

 

MOVIE MYSTERY & SUSPENSE: In addition to the many movie details, there are monographs on two masters of the genre: ROBERT SIODMAK and OTTO PREMINGER. 226 pages. Only $19.95 from online booksellers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

 

 THESE MOVIES WON NO HOLLYWOOD AWARDS:

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Special added feature: a monograph on one of the greatest directors ever to come out of Hollywood, Henry Hathaway. The normal price of $19.95 is a good bargain for this fascinating book.

 

"A great new book in this interesting series. Fascinating!" -- Ross Adams in Dress Circle Magazine (May 2006).

 

MOVIES MAGNIFICENT: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics: Few people would argue with the films selected for detailed notices and reviews in this book. Many of the movies are award-winners, and most chalked up impressive figures at the box-office.

HOLLYWOOD "B" MOVIES: A treasury of Thrills, Spills and Chills: By the mid-1930s, cinema patrons insisted on value-for-money. Double feature programs became mandatory at all neighborhood cinemas. On many occasions picturegoers felt the unheralded pre-Interval movie had actually proved more entertaining than the widely advertised main attraction. More than two hundred of these wonderful "B" film classics from the golden age of Hollywood are described, reviewed and detailed in this book.

Hollywood Classics Nine: HOLLYWOOD GOLD: FILMS OF THE FORTIES AND FIFTIES by John Howard Reid. Hollywood's Golden Era? I'd pick the period from 1939 through 1960. Here are 144 classic movies from this Golden Age of the Cinema. Only $19.95.!


Hollywood Classics Eight: HOLLYWOOD'S MIRACLES OF ENTERTAINMENT The films covered range from Fred Zinnemann's 1948 "Act of Violence" to Metro's commercially unsuccessful "Yellow Jack" (1938) which attempted to cash in on Sidney Howard's fame as the screenwriter of "Gone With The Wind". $24.95 in stores. CURRENTLY ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY $13.06!


Hollywood Classics Seven: YOUR COLOSSAL MAIN FEATURE PLUS FULL SUPPORT PROGRAM by John Howard Reid: Remember the days when no neighborhood cinema worth its salt would consider showing just ONE movie? Two features were the rule. Plus shorts. Plus cartoons. Usually $24.95 in stores. CURRENTLY ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY $19.95!

Hollywood Classics Six: Popular Pictures of the Hollywood 1940s The title says it all. A feast of movie data with full cast and technical credits, release information, etc. U.S. bookshop price: $19.95. CURRENTLY ON SPECIAL AT AMAZON FOR ONLY $14.95!

 

Hollywood Classics Five: Memorable Films of the Forties The title and front cover say it all.

U.S. bookshop price: $19.95.

 

 

Hollywood Classics Four: MOVIE WESTERNS: Hollywood Films the Wild, Wild West.

U.S. bookshop price: Normally $19.95. Special price at Amazon: only $14.00! Over 270 pages, including 44 reproductions of classic posters, a filmography of Charles Starrett's work, and a breakdown of the various "Zorro" movies.

 

Hollywood Classics Three: Award-Winning Films of the 1930s

U.S. bookshop price: $19.95.

Hollywood Classics Two: "B" Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies U.S. bookshop price: $19.95. CURRENTLY ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY $9.62!

 

Hollywood Classics One: New Light on Movie Bests

U.S. bookshop price: $19.95.

 

FOR COLLECTORS ONLY

 

CLASSIC MOVIE POSTERS: This beautiful, extra-luxurious, privately printed book of 166 large-format pages, featuring no less than 206 classic movie posters, all superbly reproduced in FULL COLOR, can only be obtained direct from Lulu Press. The price is only $29.95 for this magnificent, labor-of-love, large-format book.

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NOW AVAILABLE

CINEMASCOPE 3: HOLLYWOOD TAKES THE PLUNGE. Liz Taylor figures on the color cover as her "Cleopatra" is one of the featured films. On the back cover (it's in full color too), you'll find Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch".  This third collection of widescreen wonders photographed in CinemaScope, offers 367 big pages in all, including 60 pages of poster reproductions and photos.