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Title Idols of modernity : movie stars of the 1920s / edited by Patrice Petro.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2010]


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 313 pages) : illustrations.
Series Star decades : American culture/American cinema
Star decades: American culture/American cinema.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-296) and index.
Contents Douglas Fairbanks : king of Hollywood -- Buster Keaton : comic invention and the art of moving pictures -- The Talmadge sisters : a forgotten filmmaking dynasty -- Rudolph Valentino : Italian American -- An appetite for living : Gloria Swanson, Colleen Moore, and Clara Bow -- Greta Garbo : fashioning a star image -- Anna May Wong : toward Janus-faced, border-crossing, "minor" stardom -- Emil Jannings : translating the star -- Al Jolson : the man who changed the movies forever -- African American stardom inside and outside of Hollywood : Ernest Morrison, Noble Johnson, Evelyn Preer, and Lincoln Perry -- Marie Dressler : thief of the talkies -- In the wings.
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Summary 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. Bringing together the best new work on cinema and stardom in the 1920s, this illustrated collection showcases the range of complex social, institutional, and aesthetic issues at work in American cinema of this time.
Subject Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Entertainment & Performing Arts.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Acting & Auditioning.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- General.
Motion picture actors and actresses. (OCoLC)fst01027096
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography (OCoLC)fst01423686
Electronic books.
Added Author Petro, Patrice, 1957-
Other Form: Print version: Idols of modernity. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010 9780813547312 (DLC) 2009021735 (OCoLC)366494480
ISBN 9780813549293 (electronic bk.)
0813549299 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612562471
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