The Best Books About Old Hollywood to Get Swept Away

Looking for books like The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo? These books about old Hollywood are for you! This book list celebrates the silver screen moments.

The Best Books About Old Hollywood to Get Swept Away

This week we celebrate the golden age of Hollywood in our fiction and nonfiction lives. These classic Hollywood tales explore the larger-than-life adventures in the film industry and the movie stars that created them.

If you missed the Book Gang podcast, Molly Fader joined me to share her favorite Hollywood moments in her book stack. We also discuss how she created her fictional Hollywood set in her historical fiction novel, The Sunshine Girls

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For today’s topic, I made a list of recommended fiction and nonfiction books to explore this week’s topic.  

As a book curator, finding top-rated books for one curated stack takes a lot of work. This list should satisfy your craving for a memorable and glitzy summer set. 

Remember, you can find our book club member recommendations at the end of our book lists!

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The Best Books About Old Hollywood to Get Swept Away

Best Fiction Books About Old Hollywood

Dive into the best fiction books that transport you to a bygone era of the silver screen. This list includes recommendations from today's guest author, Molly Fader.

Best Nonfiction Books About Old Hollywood

Uncover secrets, scandals, and untold stories of Hollywood's legendary stars in this nonfiction book stack.

Looking for more books from books about Hollywood? Here is a short list from the MomAdvice Book Club community.

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner 

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

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Published July 21, 2023 by:

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