David Wallace is a nationally known writer whose writing has been praised as “inspired” by The New York Times and who was hailed by famed columnist Liz Smith as “the maestro of entertainment history.”
His books include “Capital of the World - A Portrait of New York in the 1920s” (Globe/Pequod, 2011), praised by The New York Times as “compelling and appealing…[an] engaging recounting of the era.” Other works include “A City Comes Out - How Celebrities Made Palm Springs a Gay and Lesbian Paradise” (Barricade); “Exiles in Hollywood” (Limelight), of which columnist Liz Smith wrote: “People who love the saga that is Hollywood will find this book irresistible... Wallace’s work is valuable and riveting;” “Dream Palaces of Hollywood’s Golden Age” (Abrams), which Vanity Fair called “vibrant … an all‑access tour of (Hollywood’s) fabulous homes, hotels, restaurants, and theaters from the 1920s to the 1940s,” and “Malibu, A Century of Living by the Sea” (Abrams), for which Wallace contributed a 10,000 word history of the resort.
Other works include “Lost Hollywood” (St. Martin’s), an anecdote driven history of the film capital’s golden years, and its sequel “Hollywoodland” (St. Martin’s), both of which were optioned in 2014 by a major Hollywood studio for a TV series.
He has also edited, rewritten, or completely written a number of books for others. Among them are a humorous (co-written) memoir of a fashion model’s rise to the top of her profession (being published by Amazon as both an e- and hard cover book in July, 2014); a combination cookbook/lifestyle memoir by a sixth generation Gullah, born and raised on a remote South Carolina sea island; an edit/rewrite of a book by a man who claims to be the firstborn son of the late Shah of Iran; a romantic/adventure novel, and a complete rewrite of a “supernatural romance” novel.