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The Star System

Hollywood's Production of Popular Identities

The Star System( )
Author: McDonald, Paul
Series title:Short Cuts Ser.
ISBN:978-0-231-50324-2
Publication Date:Jun 2001
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Imprint:Wallflower Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $19.99
Book Description:

Looks at the development and changing organization of the star system in the American film industry. Tracing the popularity of star performers from the early "cinema of attractions” to the Internet universe, Paul McDonald explores the ways in which Hollywood has made and sold its stars. Through focusing on particular historical periods, case studies of Mary Pickford, Bette Davis, James Cagney, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, and Will Smith illustrate the key conditions...
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