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How to be a movie star : Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood

Author: William J Mann
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite all the gossip, the larger-than-life personality and influence of this very human woman has never been captured. Biographer Mann uses untapped sources and conversations to show how she ignited the sexual revolution with her on- and off-screen passions, helped kick down the studio system by taking control of her own career, and practically invented the big business of celebrity star-making. And he tells the
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Genre/Form: Biographie 1943-1968
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mann, William J.
How to be a movie star.
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
(OCoLC)795634192
Named Person: Elizabeth Taylor; Elizabeth Taylor; Elizabeth Taylor
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Mann
ISBN: 9780547134642 0547134649
OCLC Number: 313658013
Description: 484 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: How to be a movie star --
When in Rome --
Educating a movie star --
The most exciting girl --
Acting out --
Over the top --
Protecting interests --
A second chance on life --
No deodorant like success --
Rewriting the rules --
How to stay a movie star.
Responsibility: William J. Mann.
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Despite all the gossip, the larger-than-life personality and influence of this very human woman has never been captured. Biographer Mann uses untapped sources and conversations to show how she ignited the sexual revolution with her on- and off-screen passions, helped kick down the studio system by taking control of her own career, and practically invented the big business of celebrity star-making. And he tells the full truth without losing Taylor's magic, daring, or wit. But it is the private Elizabeth that will surprise--a woman of heart and loyalty, who defends underdogs, a savvy professional whose anger at the studio's treatment of her led to a lifelong battle against that very system. Here is Elizabeth Taylor as she was meant to be, leading her epic life on her own terms, playing the game of supreme stardom at which she remains, to this day, unmatched.--From publisher description.

Was Elizabeth Taylor the greatest product of the Hollywood star machine or its greatest victim? Mann's smart, engaging, clear-eyed case study . . . locates the real person somewhere between her private life and her public image

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