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501 Movie Stars

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
ISBN : 0733320511
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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Humphrey Bogart. . . Marilyn Monroe. . . Meryl Streep. . . James Dean. . . Paul Newman. . .Not just run-of-the-mill film actors but larger-than-life movie stars who have captured the collective imagination, inspired millions of fans across the world, and gained immortality through their performances on and off the screen. 501 Movie Stars pays homage to these legends, trend-setters, and pop culture idols, with a dazzling and comprehensive gallery of the biggest movie stars from around the world. Every notable name to have worked their magic in front of the camera is here, from Gloria Swanson to Julia Roberts, from Frank Sinatra to Arnold Schwarzenegger... and 497 more! the A-Z approach of 501 Movie Stars allows you to locate any actor with maximum ease, making it an ideal movie-lover's reference. Each star has at least one full page devoted to their work, with a complete filmography and feature boxes on awards, cameos, favourite directors and stylistic trademarks. With 501 Movie Stars to hand, you'll have a one-stop resource to the larger-than-life faces of film that you can turn to and enjoy again and again.

Larger Than Life

Author : R. Barton Palmer
ISBN : 9780813549941
Genre : Performing Arts
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The constellation of Hollywood stars burned brightly in the 1950s, even as the industry fell on hard economic times. Major artists of the 1940s--James Stewart, Jerry Lewis, and Gregory Peck--continued to exert a magical appeal but the younger generation of moviegoers was soon enthralled by an emerging cast, led by James Dean and Marlon Brando. They, among others, ushered in a provocative acting style, "the Method," bringing hard-edged, realistic performances to the screen. Adult-oriented small-budget dramas were ideal showcases for Method actors, startlingly realized when Brando seized the screen in On the Waterfront. But, with competition from television looming, Hollywood also featured film-making of epic proportion--Ben-Hur and other cinema wonders rode onto the screen with amazing spectacle, making stars of physically impressive performers such as Charlton Heston. Larger Than Life offers a comprehensive view of the star system in 1950s Hollywood and also in-depth discussions of the decade's major stars, including Montgomery Clift, Judy Holliday, Jerry Lewis, James Mason, Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Jayne Mansfield, and Audrey Hepburn.

Movie Stars

Author : Gareth Thomas
ISBN : 1405453257
Genre : Photography
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Movie Stars uses stunning pictures from the Daily Mail archives, many reproduced here for the first time, Movie Stars Unseen Archives features a stellar cast of acting greats, from the stars of the silent era to those taking the honors at the 2005 Oscars

New Constellations

Author : Pamela Robertson Wojcik
ISBN : 9780813552293
Genre : Performing Arts
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American culture changed radically over the course of the 1960s, and the culture of Hollywood was no exception. The film industry began the decade confidently churning out epic spectacles and lavish musicals, but became flummoxed as new aesthetics and modes of production emerged, and low-budget youth pictures like Easy Rider became commercial hits. New Constellations: Movie Stars of the 1960s tells the story of the final glory days of the studio system and changing conceptions of stardom, considering such Hollywood icons as Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman alongside such hallmarks of youth culture as Mia Farrow and Dustin Hoffman. Others, like Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, took advantage of the developing independent and international film markets to craft truly groundbreaking screen personae. And some were simply “famous for being famous,” with celebrities like Zsa Zsa Gabor and Edie Sedgwick paving the way for today’s reality stars.

Flickers Of Desire

Author : Jennifer M. Bean
ISBN : 9780813550725
Genre : Performing Arts
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Today, we are so accustomed to consuming the amplified lives of film stars that the origins of the phenomenon may seem inevitable in retrospect. But the conjunction of the terms "movie" and "star" was inconceivable prior to the 1910s. Flickers of Desire explores the emergence of this mass cultural phenomenon, asking how and why a cinema that did not even run screen credits developed so quickly into a venue in which performers became the American film industry's most lucrative mode of product individuation. Contributors chart the rise of American cinema's first galaxy of stars through a variety of archival sources--newspaper columns, popular journals, fan magazines, cartoons, dolls, postcards, scrapbooks, personal letters, limericks, and dances. The iconic status of Charlie Chaplin's little tramp, Mary Pickford's golden curls, Pearl White's daring stunts, or Sessue Hayakawa's expressionless mask reflect the wild diversity of a public's desired ideals, while Theda Bara's seductive turn as the embodiment of feminine evil, George Beban's performance as a sympathetic Italian immigrant, or G. M. Anderson's creation of the heroic cowboy/outlaw character transformed the fantasies that shaped American filmmaking and its vital role in society.

Movie Stars

Author : Jack Pendarvis
ISBN : 1938103459
Genre : Fiction
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These stories are linked by humor, setting, themes and recurring characters -- cat lovers, murderers, gamblers, ghosts and fools -- but mostly by the movie stars, gods and goddesses who look down on us struggling mortals with a mixture of benevolence and wrath. From Scarlett Johansson to Joan Crawford, Clint Eastwood to Jerry Lewis, they represent the impossible ideals to which lesser beings turn for hope in an otherwise baffling world.

Movie Star By Lizzie Pepper

Author : Hilary Liftin
ISBN : 9780698137691
Genre : Fiction
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The “It” book you absolutely must pack in your beach bag—an addictively juicy novel of celebrity love gone wrong. • An EW Best Book of 2015 for the Pop Culture Fanatic in Your Life • “Readers who come for the dirt, real or imagined, won’t be disappointed; there’s plenty of gold in these True Hollywood hills.” —Entertainment Weekly Chosen as a Great Summer Read by: • USA Today • People Magazine • Entertainment Weekly • Good Housekeeping • Cosmopolitan • Vogue.com • The Hollywood Reporter • “[A] delicious beach read.” —People Magazine “A hilarious, tabloid-trashing gotcha novel.” —Vanity Fair “A juicy work of shocking betrayal.” —Us Weekly “I’ve had a million meetings in my acting career, and I had no idea that this would be the one that would change my life forever. I walked into the room, and there was Rob . . . in the flesh.” Actress Lizzie Pepper was America’s Girl Next Door and her marriage to Hollywood mega-star Rob Mars was tabloid gold—a whirlwind romance and an elaborate celebrity-studded wedding landed them on the cover of every celebrity weekly. But fame, beauty, and wealth weren’t enough to keep their marriage together. Hollywood’s “It” couple are over—and now Lizzie is going to tell her side of the story. Celebrity ghostwriter Hilary Liftin chronicles the tabloids’ favorite marriage as Lizzie Pepper realizes that, when the curtain falls, her romance isn’t what she and everyone else thought. From her lonely holidays in sumptuous villas to her husband’s deep commitment to a disconcertingly repressive mind-body group, Lizzie reveals a side of fame that her fans never get to see. Full of twists and turns, Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper is a breathless journey to the heights of Hollywood power and royalty and a life in the spotlight that is nearly impossible to escape. From the Hardcover edition.

What Dreams Were Made Of

Author : Sean Griffin
ISBN : 9780813549637
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Humphrey Bogart. Abbott and Costello. Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. John Wayne. Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable. Images of these film icons conjure up a unique moment in cinema and history, one of optimism and concern, patriotism and cynicism. What Dreams Were Made Of examines the performers who helped define American cinema in the 1940s, a decade of rapid and repeated upheaval for Hollywood and the United States. Through insightful discussions of key films as well as studio publicity and fan magazines, the essays in this collection analyze how these actors and actresses helped lift spirits during World War II, whether in service comedies, combat films, or escapist musicals. The contributors, all major writers on the stars and movies of this period, also explore how cultural shifts after the war forced many stars to adjust to new outlooks and attitudes, particularly in film noir. Together, they represented the hopes and fears of a nation during turbulent times, enacting on the silver screen the dreams of millions of moviegoers.

Glamour In A Golden Age

Author : Adrienne L. McLean
ISBN : 9780813549040
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Glamour in a Golden Age, incorporating archival and popular material, including fan and mass market magazines, other promotional and publicity material, and films themselves, presents original essays from eminent film scholars that analyze movie stars of the 1930s. Against the background of contemporary American cultural history, stardom is approached as an effect of, and influence on, the particular historical and industrial contexts that enabled these actors and actresses to be discovered, featured in films, publicized, and become recognized and admired--sometimes even notorious--parts of the cultural landscape.

Idols Of Modernity

Author : Patrice Petro
ISBN : 9780813549293
Genre : Performing Arts
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With its sharp focus on stardom during the 1920s, Idols of Modernity reveals strong connections and dissonances in matters of storytelling and performance that can be traced both backward and forward, across Europe, Asia, and the United States, from the silent era into the emergence of sound. Bringing together the best new work on cinema and stardom in the 1920s, this illustrated collection showcases the range of complex social, institutional, and aesthetic issues at work in American cinema of this time. Attentive to stardom as an ensemble of texts, contexts, and social phenomena stretching beyond the cinema, major scholars provide careful analysis of the careers of both well-known and now forgotten stars of the silent and early sound era—Douglas Fairbanks, Buster Keaton, the Talmadge sisters, Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, Greta Garbo, Anna May Wong, Emil Jannings, Al Jolson, Ernest Morrison, Noble Johnson, Evelyn Preer, Lincoln Perry, and Marie Dressler.

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