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

Publ Info New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PN1998.2 .I36 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 313 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Star decades : American culture/American cinema
Star decades: American culture/American cinema
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Note Focusing on stardom during the 1920s, this title reveals strong connections & dissonances in matters of storytelling & performance that can be traced both backwards & forwards, from the silent era to the emergence of sound
LC subject Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
Add Author Petro, Patrice, 1957-
ISBN 9780813547312 (hc : alk. paper)
9780813547329 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0813547318 (hc : alk. paper)
0813547326 (pbk. : alk. paper)