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Idols of modernity : movie stars of the 1920s

Author: Patrice Petro
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010
Series: Star decades: American culture/American cinema.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With its sharp focus on stardom during the 1920s, Idols of Modernity reveals strong connections and dissonances in matters of storytelling and performance that can be traced both backward and forward, across Europe, Asia, and the United States, from the silent era into the emergence of sound.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
ix, 313 p. : ill
(DLC) 2009021735
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrice Petro
ISBN: 9781780347875 1780347871
OCLC Number: 809017416
Description: 1 online resource (19 entries) : 53 images, digital files.
Contents: Introduction : Stardom in the 1920s / Patrice Petro --
Douglas Fairbanks : king of Hollywood / Scott Curtis --
Buster Keaton : comic invention and the art of moving pictures / Charles Wolfe --
The Talmadge sisters : a forgotten filmmaking dynasty / Lea Jacobs --
Rudolph Valentino : Italian American / Amy Lawrence --
An appetite for living : Gloria Swanson, Colleen Moore, and Clara Bow / Mary Desjardins --
Greta Garbo : fashioning a star image / Lucy Fischer --
Anna May Wong : toward Janus-faced, border-crossing, "minor" stardom / Yiman Wang --
Emil Jannings : translating the star / Gerd Gemünden --
Al Jolson : the man who changed the movies forever / Krin Gabbard --
African American stardom inside and outside of Hollywood : Ernest Morrison, Noble Johnson, Evelyn Preer, and Lincoln Perry / Paula J. Massood --
Marie Dressler : thief of the talkies / Joanna E. Rapf --
In the wings / Patrice Petro.
Series Title: Star decades: American culture/American cinema.
Other Titles: Movie stars of the 1920s
Responsibility: edited by Patrice Petro.

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