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  • Tab Hunter Confidentialby Tab Hunter; Eddie Muller

    Algonquin Books 2006; US$ 1.99

    Welcome to Hollywood, circa 1950, the end of the Golden Age. A remarkably handsome young boy, still a teenager, gets "discovered by a big-time movie agent. Because when he takes his shirt off young hearts beat faster, because he is the picture of innocence and trust and need, he will become a star. It seems almost preordained. The open smile says,... more...

  • Metalepsis in Popular Cultureby Karin Kukkonen; Sonja Klimek

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    Metalepsis refers to the crossing of boundaries between fiction and reality in narratives. This volume provides a systematic overview of metalepsis, its types and effects, in popular culture. The contributions discuss popular fiction, fan fiction, pop lyrics, comics, films, animated cartoons, music videos, live performances and TV series... more...

  • The Silent Films of Harry Langdon (1923-1928)by James L. Neibaur

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    In The Silent Films of Harry Langdon (1923-1928) , film historian James Neibaur examines Langdon's strange, fascinating work during the silent era, when he made landmark films that were often ahead of their time. Extensively reviewing the comedian's silent screen work film by film, Neibaur makes the case that Langdon should be accorded the same... more...

  • Clara Bowby David Stenn

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 22.99

    Silent screen goddess Clara Bow was the embodiment of the Roaring Twenties, Hollywood's first sex symbol and a natural talent with an independent heart. more...

  • Mary Pickfordby Christel Schmidt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 45.00

    In the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Moviegoers everywhere were riveted by her magnetic talent and appeal as she rose to become cinema's first great star. In this engaging collection, copublished with the Library of Congress, an eminent group of film historians... more...

  • Irene Dunneby Wes D. Gehring

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 37.99

    This is the first full-length biography of Irene Dunne, one of the most versatile actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. A recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors award in 1985, Dunne's acting highlights include five Best Actress Oscar nominations, occurring in almost as many different genres: the Western Cimarron (1931), two screwball comedies: Theodora... more...

  • Gawkyby Margot Leitman

    Seal Press 2013; US$ 16.00

    Some tall girls grow up to have perfect posture and are later seen gracing the pages of magazines. Some are natural athletes with toned legs that mask their overlarge feet. Then there are other tall girls: the ones who are always tripping over themselves; who never look normal in any size of clothing; who literally don?t fit in. Comedian Margot... more...

  • Ida Lupinoby William Donati

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 29.95

    "Ida Lupino (1918-1995) was more than a gorgeous image of film noir in the forties and fifties who starred in classics such as They Drive By Night, High Sierra, and Road House. Lupino also evolved into one of Hollywood's earliest female directors whose work was described by Martin Scorsese as ""resilient, with a remarkable empathy for the fragile... more...

  • The Immortal Countby Arthur Lennig

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 30.00

    In the 1931 film Dracula , Bela Lugosi set the standard for horror film villainy. Though many actors have donned the cape since that first production, remnants of Hungarian-born Lugosi's portrayal continue to surface in popular culture -- from highly prized memorabilia to a character on Sesame Street . After a decade of trying vainly to broaden... more...

  • How to Be a Movie Starby William J. Mann

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 15.95

    A narrative account of Elizabeth Taylor's career, with particular attention paid to how the consummate movie star influenced and crafted her image over the years. more...