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By James Stratton

ISBN-10: 1593938195

ISBN-13: 9781593938192

ISBN-10: 1593938209

ISBN-13: 9781593938208

This accomplished, deftly written ebook examines the visible and thematic connections among the 4 most renowned American movies to accommodate the motion picture and the making of a celeb. starting with 1932's What fee Hollywood? and relocating during the 1937, 1954 and 1976 models of a celebrity Is Born, writer James Stratton considers the fashion, constitution, performers, creation group and historic context that distinguish each one movie. shut research appraises the contributions of David Selznick, George Cukor, William Wellman, Constance Bennett, Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland, James Mason, Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson and diverse different movie artists and technicians. A wide-ranging introductory bankruptcy areas the 4 movies in the context of different self-referential videos the place Hollywood appears to be like at itself.

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