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Picture personalities : the emergence of the star system in America

Author: Richard Decordova
Publisher: Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press ; Wantage : University Presses Marketing, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Moving pictures existed for over a decade before anything resembling a star system appeared. Then, within the space of a very few years, American cinema went from being completely devoid of stars to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Decordova
ISBN: 025207016X 9780252070167
OCLC Number: 986627715
Description: x, 160 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Richard Decordova ; foreword by Corey K. Creekmur.

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