During the Second World War, Charles Foster visited Hollywood on leave and established lifelong friendships with many of the Canadians he now writes about. Later, he wrote comedy material for many TV shows and for comedians like Bob Hope and Jack Benny. His first book, Stardust and Shadows, drew critical acclaim.
Canadians in Golden Age Hollywood 2-Book Bundle
Revisit Hollywood’s Golden Age with insider Charles Foster, who befriended the many Canadian stars that peppered the film sets. Foster reveals the stories of the amazing influence Canadians had in the early days of the film biz.
Stardust and Shadows: Canadians in Early Hollywood
A Hollywood insider brings together the stories of eighteen Canadians who were celebrities during Hollywood’s formative years.
Once Upon a Time in Paradise: Canadians in the Golden Age of Hollywood
During Hollywood’s Golden Age, a bevy of talented Canadians earned important roles in the motion picture industry.
Foster writes with an energetic clarity and a knack for character-revealing detail that bring these Canadian-born, often pivotal, figures to vivid life.
Foster has done a wonderful job of documenting the lives of some of the personalities of the silent era who may otherwise have just as easily disappeared into obscurity.