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Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, William Powell and Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, and Gary Cooper-Glamour in a Golden Age 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 to become recognized and admired-sometimes even notorious-parts of the cultural landscape. Using archival and popular material, including fan and mass market magazines, other promotional and publicity material, and of course films themselves, contributors also discuss other artists who were incredibly popular at the time, among them Ann Harding, Ruth Chatterton, Nancy Carroll, Kay Francis, and Constance Bennett.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Stardom in the 1930s
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. 1. Not of Hollywood: Ruth Chatterton, Ann Harding, Constance Bennett, Kay Francis, and Nancy Carroll
  2. pp. 18-43
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  1. 2. Shirley Temple: Making Dreams Come True
  2. pp. 44-65
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  1. 3. Gary Cooper: Rugged Elegance
  2. pp. 66-83
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  1. 4. Bette Davis: Worker and Queen
  2. pp. 84-107
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  1. 5. Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo: The Sexy Hausfrau versus the Swedish Sphinx
  2. pp. 108-128
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  1. 6. Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford: Rivals at the Glamour Factory
  2. pp. 129-152
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  1. 7. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland: Romancing through History
  2. pp. 153-173
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  1. 8. Jean Harlow: Tragic Blonde
  2. pp. 174-195
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  1. 9. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: Modernizing Class
  2. pp. 196-219
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  1. 10. Myrna Loy and William Powell: The Perfect Screen Couple
  2. pp. 220-244
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  1. 11. Clark Gable: The King of Hollywood
  2. pp. 245-266
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  1. In the Wings
  2. pp. 267-272
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 273-280
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 281-284
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 285-297
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813552330
Related ISBN
9780813549040
MARC Record
OCLC
778339951
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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