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How to Go to the Movies

How to Go to the Movies

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Since moving to New York City over a decade ago, Quentin Crisp has brought his love of the cinema and his notorious wit together in a series of essays on films and film stars. A veteran film-goer of seventy years who has kept a vigilant eye on changing Hollywood styles and the public tastes that follow, Mr. Crisp discusses both films and stars with his typical panache and dexterity and leads his readers with polite madness to a clear, straightforward moral, proving himself to be an unexpected champion of good sense. Along the way Mr. Crisp shares his personal encounters with the likes of Lillian Gish, John Hurt, David Hockney, Divine, Sting, and Geraldine Page. Prefaced by longer essays on the essence of stardom, the nature of Hollywood, and the deplorable state of that town today, Mr. Crisp's book is a delight to read.

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Hardback Editions

1989 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: How to go to the movies
Author(s): Quentin Crisp
ISBN: 0-312-03364-8 / 978-0-312-03364-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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April 1990 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: How to Go to the Movies
Author(s): Quentin Crisp
ISBN: 0-241-12936-2 / 978-0-241-12936-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 1991 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: How to Go to the Movies (Stonewall Inn Editions)
Author(s): Quentin Crisp
ISBN: 0-312-05444-0 / 978-0-312-05444-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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August 2001 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: How to Go to the Movies
Author(s): Quentin Crisp
ISBN: 0-312-29994-X / 978-0-312-29994-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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