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'Hollywood Cats' showcases feline celebrity before days of Grumpy Cat
'Hollywood Cats' showcases feline celebrity before days of Grumpy Cat

Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat and other felines of the World Wide Interweb, take note: If you want your fame to be timeless, curl up to a celebrity. That much is clear after one spin through "Hollywood Cats" (ACC Distribution, $45), the new photo book of classic silver-screen actors and their animals — some personal pets, some on-screen costars, others merely props for the studios' publicity machines. There's Maurice Chevalier, mugging for the camera in 1929 with the acting cat Puzzums, the pair in matching hats and bow ties. Mia Farrow with her dear Malcolm, a deaf cat that would eat only human baby food. Laurence Olivier at home in London with New Boy, one of wife...

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