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About the Book Classic Visions

No matter who you are, you have a favorite movie moment, and Hollywood pros are no exception. Gathered within the pages of “Classic Visions” are the unique movie memories of notable industry insiders. Some are behind the scenes collaborators, while others are on-screen legends, but all who have shared their special memories are people who, through their work, have inspired the dreams of many.  In “Classic Visions” these dream makers describe a favorite movie moment, and how it has moved them, inspired them or affected their lives.  Each entry is paired with a photo of the contributor and art work from the corresponding film. 


All proceeds from “Classic Visions” will be donated to the Motion Picture and Television Fund Retirement Community as a way of saying thanks for the memories.

An Except From Tony Curtis' Favorite Movie Moment

Many years before Tony Curtis worked with the legendary Cary Grant, he held his breath in a darkened theater and watched silently as his childhood screen idol maneuvered the Sea of Japan in Destination Tokyo.  The moment in which Grant spies the enemy through a periscope inspired the young man to not only join the Navy, but to use his GI Bill to attend acting school once he was discharged from service.  Curtis later moved to Los Angeles and eventually starred in his own submarine movie, Operation Petticoat with Cary Grant where the two bonded and became life-long friends.  The filming experience was a highlight of his career and one of the greatest moments of his personal life.

Inside the MPTF Retirement Community

Classic Visions is a coffee-table book filled with classic movie moments as remembered by some of Hollywood’s most memorable moment makers.  The entry contributors are Hollywood professionals and other notables who have been influenced by the silver screen.  100% of the proceeds from the sell of this book will go to the MPTF - the Motion Picture Television Fund Retirement Community, which was established in 1921 by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith, and Charlie Chaplin, to help craftsmen, famous or otherwise.  Aging is an expensive endeavor.  The MPTF strives to provide a multitude of services, from assisted living to Alzheimer’s care to those who may otherwise go without. You can help by purchasing “Classic Visions” when it becomes available, and in the mean time visit the MPTF website for other ways to donate or volunteer.  Keep your eye on this website for updates as to publishing dates and venues for purchasing.

Quotes Gathered So Far

Quotes from the following individuals will appear in "Classic Visions".

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MAry Pickford breaks ground for the MPTF home.
Interior of MPTF home.
Movie poster for Destination Tokyo
MPTF logo
Sign to MPTF Residential Community
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