15 Books to Read if You Loved the Golden Globe Award Winners

If you loved Lady Bird, try one of these:
  1. Then & Now: The Bronx by Kathleen A. McAuley and Gary Hermalyn

The hometown of Lady Bird’s award-winning Saorise Ronan, Then & Now: The Bronx gives the history of the well-known New York City borough, and showcases the borough's rich history in a personal way through vintage and contemporary images.

2. Catholic New York City by Richard Panchyk

Just like Lady Bird at the end of her journey to college, Catholic New York celebrates the religious and cultural life of one of the largest Catholic populations in the world. Moving through the history of the diocese, the book offers the historical background to Lady Bird’s experience in the City.

  1. Then & Now: Sacramento by William Burg

The setting and filming location of Lady Bird, Burg’s Then & Now: Sacramento discusses the many roles the city has held over time, including Gold Rush boomtown, railroad terminus, regional industrial center, and seat of state government.

If you didn’t get enough of Tommy and Greg in The Disaster Artist, consider:

  1. Location Filming in Los Angeles by Karie Bible, Marc Wanamaker, and Harry Medved

Los Angeles served as the principle filming location for The Disaster Artist, and Location Filming in Los Angeles examines the lengthy history behind movie filming in the City of Angels, and provides a historic view of the diversity of locations that provided the backdrop for Hollywood's greatest films, including The Room.

  1. Theatres of the San Francisco Peninsula by Jack Tillmany and Gary Lee Parks

The playhouses of San Francisco were how Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero were able to meet – in Theatres of the San Francisco Peninsula, Tillmany and Parks discuss the history of these theatres, beginning with early playhouses and storefront nickelodeons to the days of the multiplex.

  1. Hollywood: 1940 – 2008 by Marc Wanamaker

Wanamakers’s Hollywood: 1940 – 2008 provides a history of one of the world’s most famous cities, and the city in which The Disaster Artist was filmed. Hollywood contains many vintage photographs, and depicts the rise of the television industry, changes along Hollywood boulevard, and features the many movers and shakers that established Hollywood as the entertainment industry’s Mecca.

If you liked Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, we recommend:

  1. Baltimore in Vintage Postcards by Joe Russell and Kate Shelley

The setting of del Toro’s sci-fi flick, Baltimore serves as the backdrop to the love story between Elisa and the creature. Baltimore in Vintage Postcards showcases this city in pictures to tell the story of Baltimore at a time when pictures were a main form of communication.

  1. Then & Now: Montgomery by Carole A. King and Karren Pell

The hometown of The Shape of Water’s nominated Octavia Spencer, King and Pell’s Then & Now: Montgomery provides the history of a city filled with important moments, from before the Civil War to the present-day “City of Dreams,” all while depicting its connections to Civil War sites, civil rights landmarks, and the redevelopment of urban Montgomery.

  1. Baltimore: Close Up by Christopher T. George

George’s Baltimore: Close Up takes an alternate look at del Toro’s movie setting, exploring and celebrating the history of the city that gave us our national anthem. In this collection, George illustrates what makes Baltimore famous, whether it be the home of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, the city’s Chesapeake Bay seafood, or the nation’s first major monument to George Washington.

If you need more from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, then try:

  1. Bethany College by Brent Carney

The alma mater of Three Billboards award-winning Frances McDormund, Bethany College gives the rich history of a school that has inspired thousands of students to pursue higher education amidst the scenic Alleghany foothills. In Carney’s review of the school, Bethany College is depicted from its past foundations in the Christian Church, to the legacy of its most exciting athletic moments and alumni.

  1. Sylva by Lynn Hotaling

Though inconspicuous, Sylva served as the filming location for the entirety of Ebbing, Missouri. The seat of Jackson County, Hotaling’s Sylva explores the history of a small but vibrant town in southwestern North Carolina during its coming of age in the 19th and 20th centuries.

  1. Then & Now: Daly City by Bunny Gillespie and Dave Crimmen

Then & Now: Daly City gives the story of Daly City, California, a haven for refugees after San Francisco’s devastating 1906 earthquake, and the home of Three Billboards award-winning actor Sam Rockwell. With more than 100,000 residents, Daly City serves as “The Gateway to the Peninsula” of San Francisco, the Golden Gate bridge, and San Francisco bay.

If you thought you’d seen it all in I, Tonya, check these first:

  1. Vanishing Portland by Ray and Jeanna Bottenberg

The setting for the harrowing experience of Nancy Kerrigan in I, Tonya, Portland, Oregon is one of the best known West Coast cities in America. In Vanishing Portland, Ray and Jeanna Bottenberg explore the history of the city as globalization came about at the end of the 20th century, and its growth in the wake and decades following World War II.
  1. Dayton by Curt Dalton

The hometown of I, Tonya’s award-winning actress Allison Janey, Dayton presents a visual history of some of the city's most unique commercial buildings, hotels, churches, and residences, including the National Soldier’s Home, and the momentous 1913 flood.
  1. Then & Now: Macon by Glenda Barnes Bozeman

Though set in Portland, I, Tonya found its filming location in the Southern city of Macon, Georgia. In Bozeman’s Then & Now: Macon, the “Heart of Georgia” is recorded from its prosperous times of the Victorian era to its preservation efforts in the modern day.