Season's Readings

A shelf of treasures that celebrate art, faith, history and, yes, pigs

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF HOLLYWOOD

(Collins; $45). On May 20, 1992, 75 photographers invaded Movietown for 24 hours. They emerged with a revealing album of stars and wannabees: tots holding their 8-by-10 glossies; Harrison Ford, burned out from too many interviews; Hugh Hefner coming to the door accompanied by a Doberman. Hollywood has never looked so energetic, wealthy or anxious.

THE UBIQUITOUS PIG

by Marilyn Nissenson and Susan Jonas (Abrams; $34.95). As this work whimsically demonstrates, porkers are everywhere, from OvidUs verses to Miss Piggy's flirtations; from cartoons to medical labs, where cross-species organ transplants led scientists to observe,...

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