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Movie Crazy: Stars, Fans, and the Cult of Celebrity / Edition 1
     

Movie Crazy: Stars, Fans, and the Cult of Celebrity / Edition 1

by S. Barbas
 

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ISBN-10: 1403960453

ISBN-13: 9781403960450

Pub. Date: 11/26/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

While the impact that legendary actors and actresses have had on the development of the Hollywood film industry is well known, few have recognised the power of movie fans on shaping the industry. This books redresses that balance, and is the first study of Hollywood's golden era to examine the period from the viewpoint of the fans. Using fan club journals, fan letters

Overview

While the impact that legendary actors and actresses have had on the development of the Hollywood film industry is well known, few have recognised the power of movie fans on shaping the industry. This books redresses that balance, and is the first study of Hollywood's golden era to examine the period from the viewpoint of the fans. Using fan club journals, fan letters, studio production records, and other previously unpublished archival sources, Samantha Barbas reveals how the passion, enthusiasm, and ongoing activism of film fans in Hollywood's golden era transformed early cinema, the modern mass media and American popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403960450
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/26/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction From Reel to Real The Cult of Personality The Chance of a Lifetime The Inside Scoop The Movie Star Fan Club The View from Hollywood The Fandom Menace Conclusion

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