Rides a Bike launched on Thanksgiving Day, 2010 — an on-line photo gallery celebrating two big passions of mine: cycling and cinema. In 2012, Angel City Press published Hollywood Rides a Bike: Cycling with the Stars. Most of the photos in the book are NOT featured on the website. Get your copy now!!
The vast majority of photographs are from my personal archive of original Hollywood studio stills, from the files of long-gone movie fan mags and defunct wire services. These are not “aggregated” images glommed from other sites, but scans from the 2,500-plus photos that I’ve collected– and continue to collect. I also collect non-bike vintage studio photographs and have two other books: Hollywood Cafe: Coffee with the Stars (Schiffer, 2016) and The Hollywood Book Club: Reading with the Stars (Chronicle, 2019).
If you’re looking for a picture of your favorite star, or a great character actor, a forgotten ingenue, a silent screen legend or Hollywood bombshell astride a cool old bicycle, you’ve come to the right place. Many of these images are available for licensing for book, magazine and web publication. Quite a few, too, can be ordered as gallery-quality oversize prints.
Use the contact form if you have questions, suggestions, leads on photos, etc. And be sure to “like” Rides a Bike on Facebook and follow on Instagram: @hollywoodridesabike. ~ Steven Rea