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Hollywood Italians : dagos, palookas, romeos, wise guys, and Sopranos

Author: Peter Bondanella
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a celebration of nearly a century of images of Italians in American motion pictures and their contribution to popular culture." "Hollywood Italians covers the careers of dozens of stars including Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, James Gandolfini, and many others. In addition, the book reviews the work of such
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bondanella
ISBN: 082641544X 9780826415448
OCLC Number: 53084083
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Dagos: Hollywood Italian Histories of Emigration, La famiglia, and Little Italies from the Silent Era to the Present --
Palookas: Hollywood Italian Prize Fighters --
Romeos: Hollywood Italian Latin Lovers --
Wise Guys : Hollywood Italian Gangsters --
Funny Wise Guys: Hollywood Italian Gangsters Yuk It Up --
Sopranos: The Post Modern Hollywood Italian famiglia.
Responsibility: Peter Bondanella.
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A top scholar of Italian literature and film at Indiana University Bondanella turns his attention to the larger Dream Factory s portrayal of Italians over nearly a century in Hollywood Italians: Read more...

 
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