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Hardboiled in Hollywood

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Bowling Green State University Popular Press , Bowling Green, Ohio
Black mask, Screenwriters -- United States -- Biography, Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- History, Motion pictures -- United States -- Plots, themes

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United States, California, Los An

StatementDavid Wilt.
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LC ClassificationsPN1998.2 .W5 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination189 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1573521M
ISBN 100879725257, 0879725265
LC Control Number91070902

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