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Scandals of classic Hollywood : sex, deviance, and drama from the golden age of American cinema

Author: Anne Helen Petersen
Publisher: New York, New York : Plume, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A collection of shocking clashes and controversies from Hollywood's Golden Age, featuring notorious personalities including Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, and more"--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Anecdotes
Biography
Named Person: Calra Bow
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Helen Petersen
ISBN: 9780142180679 014218067X
OCLC Number: 881385740
Notes: "A Plume book."
Description: xiii, 289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Twilight of the idols. Pickford and Fairbanks : American royalty ; Fatty Arbuckle : fall guy of the film industry ; Wallace Reid : Hollywood's first drug addict --
Silent sex symbols. Rudolph Valentino's slave bracelet ; Clara Bow : the "it" girl --
The blonde menace. Jean Harlow : the platinum panic ; Mae West : when she's bad, she's better --
Old loves. Gable and Lombard : lumberjack meets glamour girl ; Bogart and Bacall : first couple of film noir --
Broken by the system. Judy Garland : ugly duckling ; Dorothy Dandridge vs. the world --
Three angry men. The long suicide of Montgomery Clift ; Marlon Brando's dirty dungarees ; James Dean : entombed in his own myth.
Responsibility: Anne Helen Petersen.

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