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Hollywood dreams made real : Irving Thalberg and the rise of M-G-M

Author: Mark A Vieira
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this fascinating volume, acclaimed film historian Mark A. Vieira interweaves the previously unpublished recollections of Irving Thalberg's wife, Norma Shearer, and those of other M-G-M veterans with newly discovered transcripts of interviews and data from previously unseen production records. Most of the more than 250 photographs have never before been reproduced." "Included are accounts of the young producer's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vieira, Mark A., 1950-
Hollywood dreams made real.
New York : Abrams, 2008
(OCoLC)608110581
Named Person: Irving G Thalberg; Irving G Thalberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Vieira
ISBN: 9780810972346 0810972344
OCLC Number: 226038113
Description: 240 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: The boy wonder --
A quiet lion --
The roaring success --
Thalberg's m-g-m --
The Thalberg unit --
Hollywood comet.
Responsibility: Mark A. Vieira.

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From 1924 to 1936 Irving G Thalberg supervised more than four hundred M-G-M films; made stars of Norma Shearer, Jean Harlow, Clark Cable, Joan Crawford, Lon Chaney and Greta Garbo; and, gave  Read more...

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