Hillbilly Hollywood by Debby Bull

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...Hillbilly Hollywood may not be the definitive study of the time, but a picture of minor star Ferlin Husky decked out in a Nudie suit covered in sleds and husky dogs (get it?) says more about that moment in music history than pages of text ever could.
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Though Nashville is the current Country-and-Western capital, Hollywood put hillbilly singers to work in the early years (1930s-1950s) in movies, at recording studios, and on radio shows.

Hillbilly Hollywood is a lavishly illustrated volume that examines the culture that produced costumes (like Nathan Turk, Nudie Cohen, and Manuel Cuevas) who created that famous C&W style - well tailored, elaborately embroidered or beaded clothes.

Historical text and interviews with C&W legends complement examples from Mary Stuart's extensive vintage collections as well as candid photographs (most never published before) of Elvis Presley, Gene Autry, Patsy Cline, and more. Dynamically designed, Hillbilly Hollywood is as much a collector's piece as the costumes it features.

 

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Published July 7, 2000 by Rizzoli. 128 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Keith Phipps on Mar 29 2002

...Hillbilly Hollywood may not be the definitive study of the time, but a picture of minor star Ferlin Husky decked out in a Nudie suit covered in sleds and husky dogs (get it?) says more about that moment in music history than pages of text ever could.

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