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A review of I Used to be in Pictures, by Austin Mutti-Mewse and Howard Mutti-Mewse. Photos and anecdotes from classic Hollywood's ultimate superfans

19 April 2014

9:00 AM

19 April 2014

9:00 AM

I Used to Be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood Austin Mutti-Mewse and Howard Mutti-Mewse

ACC Publishing, pp.304, £35, ISBN: 9781851497539

Many people write, or at least used to write, fan letters to their film favourites. Usually all they received in acknowledgement was a 10 x 8 glossy with a mimeographed signature. A little persistence sometimes resulted in another, with a brief ‘personal’ message written by the ladies toiling in the fan-club HQs.

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