Happy Together: Hollywood's Unforgettable Couples

Happy Together: Hollywood's Unforgettable Couples

by Peter W. Engelmeier
     
 

Who can resist two people who can�t resist—or can�t stand�each other? The history of film is dominated by movies in which romantic and platonic pairings provide drama, mystery, comedy, and distraction from life�s less romantic realities. From the beginning of cinema to the present day, Happy Together looks at forty-five of the most memorable…  See more details below

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Who can resist two people who can�t resist—or can�t stand�each other? The history of film is dominated by movies in which romantic and platonic pairings provide drama, mystery, comedy, and distraction from life�s less romantic realities. From the beginning of cinema to the present day, Happy Together looks at forty-five of the most memorable movie couples and duos in an amusing and colorful collection of images and text.

Jean Harlow and James Cagney, Jeanette Macdonald and Maurice Chevalier, Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable—each of these couples ignited feelings of passion and envy. Laurel and Hardy, Martin and Lewis, Belushi and Ackroyd provided laughter at the actors� expense. Hepburn and Tracy and Bergman and Bogart portrayed the ideal of romantic love, while Bonnie and Clyde, Harold and Maude and Thelma and Louise showed us a darker side of friendship and loyalty. Filled with absorbing anecdotes, biographical information and little-known facts about the films and their actors, this entertaining look at movie couples as they danced, argued, flirted, defended, deceived, and drove each other crazy is an irresistible journey through seventy years of film history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791326917
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.59(d)

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