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Complicated women : sex and power in pre-code Hollywood

Author: Mick LaSalle
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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Between 1929 and 1934, women in American cinema took lovers, had babies out of wedlock and got rid of cheating husbands. This is an exploration of the careers and lives of female stars such as Greta  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mick LaSalle
ISBN: 9780312284312 0312284314
OCLC Number: 50602795
Notes: "Thomas Dunne Books."
Description: 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The ingenue gets a life --
Like a virgin --
I said "yes" --
Not too young and not too nice --
"I'm in an orgy, wallowing" --
Shopgirls and sex vultures --
Getting away with murder --
The ghastly job of living together --
The censors strike back --
The great Garbo and Norma who? --
Garbo's granddaughters --
Norma in the new millennium.
Responsibility: Mick LaSalle.

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"LaSalle's marvelous Complicated Women is the best kind of film book, making us see with fresh eyes the women of pre-Code Hollywood, a truly revolutionary lot by any standards. LaSalle wittily and Read more...

 
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