A Star Is Born and Born Again: Variations on a Hollywood by James Stratton

By James Stratton

This entire, 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 celeb. starting with 1932's What expense Hollywood? and relocating during the 1937, 1954 and 1976 types of a celeb Is Born, writer James Stratton considers the fashion, constitution, performers, construction crew 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 numerous different movie artists and technicians. A wide-ranging introductory bankruptcy locations the 4 movies in the context of different self-referential video clips the place Hollywood appears at itself.

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