RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 57582032 LA English T1 The leading men of MGM A1 Wayne, Jane Ellen., PB Carroll & Graf Publishers PP New York YR 2005 SN 0786714751 9780786714759 0786717688 9780786717682 AB "As celluloid royalty and soldiers in Louis B. Mayer's box office army, the men of The Leading Men of MGM captured the hearts and imaginations of the movie-going public during a thirty-year stretch encompassing three wars and the ultimate downfall of a studio empire. While their roles onscreen are some of the most memorable ever captured, they often pale in comparison to the lives these men lived off screen." "The Leading Men of MGM exposes these legendary figures in all of their salacious glory - from Clark Gable's clandestine dalliances in bistro bathrooms to Elvis's pill-popping and Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford's icy post-Kennedy jousts." "Also profiling such stars as Ramon Novarro, Billy Haines, and Van Johnson, the collection offers complete filmographies and insightful looks at the nature of stardom during an era when the phenomenon was being minted. Offering a warts-and-all look at fifteen-plus legendary tinsel town stars, in addition to exploring their successes as genuine Hollywood talent, author Jane Ellen Wayne has written a must-have volume for film buffs of all stripes."--BOOK JACKET.