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The star system : Hollywood's production of popular identities

Author: Paul McDonald
Publisher: New York : Wallflower, 2000. ©2000
Series: Short cuts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Star System: Hollywood's Production of Popular Identities examines the development and changing organisation of the star system in the American film industry. Tracing the popularity of star performers from the early 'cinema of attractions' to the internet universe, Paul McDonald explores the ways in which the American film industry has made and sold its stars. Through focusing on particular historical periods,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McDonald, Paul.
Star system : Hollywood's production of popular identities.
New York : Wallflower, ©2000
129 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul McDonald
ISBN: 9780231503242 0231503245 1903364027 9781903364024
OCLC Number: 961584209
Description: 1 online resource (140 pages) : illustrations, photographs.
Contents: Introduction: looking at stars --
1. Stardom as a system --
2. Making the system --
3. Controlling the system --
4. Rethinking the system --
Conclusion: stars and hollywood history.
Series Title: Short cuts.
Responsibility: Paul McDonald.

Abstract:

"The Star System: Hollywood's Production of Popular Identities examines the development and changing organisation of the star system in the American film industry. Tracing the popularity of star performers from the early 'cinema of attractions' to the internet universe, Paul McDonald explores the ways in which the American film industry has made and sold its stars. Through focusing on particular historical periods, the key conditions influencing the star system in silent cinema, the studio era and the New Hollywood are discussed and illustrated by case studies of Mary Pickford, Bette Davis, James Cagney, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise and Will Smith."--Jacket.

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