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Glamour in a Golden Age: Movie Stars of the 1930s
edited by Adrienne L. McLean
contributions by Adam Knee, Allen Larson, David Lugowski, Susan Ohmer, Christine Becker, James Castonguay, Corey Creekmur, Mary Desjardins, Alexander Doty, Lucy Fischer, Kathryn Fuller-Seeley and Ina Rae Hark
Rutgers University Press, 2010
Cloth: 978-0-8135-4904-0 | Paper: 978-0-8135-4905-7 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-7910-8
Library of Congress Classification PN1998.2.G59 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.430280922

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, William Powell and Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, and Gary Cooper-Glamour in a Golden Age presents original essays from eminent film scholars that analyze movie stars of the 1930s against the background of contemporary American cultural history.

Stardom is approached as an effect of, and influence on, the particular historical and industrial contexts that enabled these actors and actresses to be discovered, featured in films, publicized, and to become recognized and admired-sometimes even notorious-parts of the cultural landscape. Using archival and popular material, including fan and mass market magazines, other promotional and publicity material, and of course films themselves, contributors also discuss other artists who were incredibly popular at the time, among them Ann Harding, Ruth Chatterton, Nancy Carroll, Kay Francis, and Constance Bennett.
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