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Title Glamour in a golden age [electronic resource] : movie stars of the 1930s / edited by Adrienne L. McLean.

Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 297 pages) : illustrations
Series Star decades: American culture/American cinema
Star decades: American culture/American cinema.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Stardom in the 1930s; 1. Not of Hollywood: Ruth Chatterton, Ann Harding, Constance Bennett, Kay Francis, and Nancy Carroll; 2. Shirley Temple: Making Dreams Come True; 3. Gary Cooper: Rugged Elegance; 4. Bette Davis: Worker and Queen; 5. Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo: The Sexy Hausfrau versus the Swedish Sphinx; 6. Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford: Rivals at the Glamour Factory; 7. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland: Romancing through History; 8. Jean Harlow: Tragic Blonde; 9. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: Modernizing Class.
10. Myrna Loy and William Powell: The Perfect Screen Couple11. Clark Gable: The King of Hollywood; In the Wings; Works Cited; Contributors; Index.
Summary 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--par.
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Subject Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Electronic books.
Added Author McLean, Adrienne L.
Becker, Christine.
Castonguay, James.
Creekmur, Corey.
Desjardins, Mary.
Doty, Alexander.
Fischer, Lucy.
Fuller-Seeley, Kathryn.
Hark, Ina Rae.
Knee, Adam.
Larson, Allen.
Lugowski, David.
Ohmer, Susan.
Added Title Glamor in a golden age
Other Form: Print version: McLean, Adrienne. Glamour in a Golden Age : Movie Stars of the 1930s. Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, ©2010 9780813549040
ISBN 9780813552330 (electronic bk.)
0813552338 (electronic bk.)
9780813549040 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780813549057 (pbk. : alk. paper)