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By James Stratton

ISBN-10: 1593938195

ISBN-13: 9781593938192

ISBN-10: 1593938209

ISBN-13: 9781593938208

This finished, deftly written ebook examines the visible and thematic connections among the 4 most renowned American motion pictures to house the motion picture and the making of a celebrity. starting with 1932's What fee Hollywood? and relocating throughout the 1937, 1954 and 1976 types of a celeb Is Born, writer James Stratton considers the fashion, constitution, performers, creation group and old 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 numerous different movie artists and technicians. A wide-ranging introductory bankruptcy areas the 4 motion pictures in the context of different self-referential videos the place Hollywood seems at itself.

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