The Stars Appear

The Stars Appear

by Richard Dyer MacCann, Richard Dyer MacCann
     
 

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'A splendid anthology' —Kevin Brownlow, author of The Parade's Gone By and Hollywood: The Pioneers. This pathbreaking work will become our most valuable resource on the performers of the American silent screen. Hollywood was the new frontier of the 20th century. ('The last Klondike,' Gary Cooper called it.) Here are brief biographies of 176 people who won

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'A splendid anthology' —Kevin Brownlow, author of The Parade's Gone By and Hollywood: The Pioneers. This pathbreaking work will become our most valuable resource on the performers of the American silent screen. Hollywood was the new frontier of the 20th century. ('The last Klondike,' Gary Cooper called it.) Here are brief biographies of 176 people who won leading roles plus more dramatic reports on 33 of them—how they reached fame and fortune, 'some sad and happy endings,' analyses of the images of America they presented. Two special chapters: Pickford and Fairbanks, Swanson and Valentino.

Editorial Reviews

Film Quarterly
... a lively collection of writings by and about silent film stars.... The volume's strength lies quite simply in the range and number of the writings that it brings together.... an imaginative selection...
Movie Collector's World
... a virtual goldmine of information.... a stunning work that motion picture fans and film historians will treasure.
Film Review Annual
... unique and excellent anthology ...
Classic Images
... a useful textbook for any college course on early film performers.
Communication Booknotes Quarterly
... good for an introductory reader.
Communication Booknotes
... good for an introductory reader.
Booknews
Brief biographies of 176 people who won leading roles plus more dramatic reports on 33 of them, including analyses of the images of America they presented. Two special chapters: Pickford and Fairbanks, Swanson and Valentino. Paper edition (unseen), $22.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810825284
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1992
Series:
American Movies: The First Thirty Years Series , #3
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Dyer MacCann,author of nine books, founding editor of Cinema Journal (1967-76), and a pioneer professor of film study, has contributed seven original essays and headnotes throughout for the 51 selections and the 16-page bibliography.

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