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Hollywood Utopia
     

Hollywood Utopia

by Justine Brown
 

Literary Nonfiction. Film Studies. HOLLYWOOD UTOPIA examines the individual lives of the Theosophists (proto-New Agers), the directors and actors who believed that silent movies were a Universal Langauge which had the potential to save mankind, and the bohemian circles and Pygmalion figures that made up a community that believed it was creating a new world.

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Literary Nonfiction. Film Studies. HOLLYWOOD UTOPIA examines the individual lives of the Theosophists (proto-New Agers), the directors and actors who believed that silent movies were a Universal Langauge which had the potential to save mankind, and the bohemian circles and Pygmalion figures that made up a community that believed it was creating a new world. Justine Brown's rich and exotic prose makes us feel like we're right there with the likes of Nazimova and Valentino, Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, and Sergei Eisenstein. In her homage to a few of the lesser gods, we come to know more about the creative forces of early Hollywood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780921586906
Publisher:
New Star Books
Publication date:
11/26/2002
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Justine Brown was born in Vancouver in 1965 and grew up in a variety of places, including London, Ibiza, New York City and a Kuper Island, BC commune. While writing Hollywood Utopia, she spent a summer working as a barmaid in London, England. She holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto and currently teaches English literature and language at Langara College in Vancouver.

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