The Wampas Baby Stars: A Biographical Dictionary, 1922-1934

The Wampas Baby Stars: A Biographical Dictionary, 1922-1934

by Roy Liebman
     
 

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For young actresses in the 1920s and 1930s, being selected as a Wampas Baby Star was a prestigious honor which meant much recognition and publicity. Of the nearly 150 actresses chosen, a few such as Ginger Rogers and Joan Crawford went on to superstardom, some enjoyed modest success, while others failed to shine. This book offers full biographical details on every… See more details below

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For young actresses in the 1920s and 1930s, being selected as a Wampas Baby Star was a prestigious honor which meant much recognition and publicity. Of the nearly 150 actresses chosen, a few such as Ginger Rogers and Joan Crawford went on to superstardom, some enjoyed modest success, while others failed to shine. This book offers full biographical details on every Wampas Baby Star, tracing their careers and listing the films in which they appeared. A year-by-year section lists each year's stars and alternates. The work also lists Wampas rivals and successors, dropouts, presidents, and superlatives (who was tallest? Shortest? Oldest at time of selection?).

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From 1822 to 1934, almost 150 young actresses were honored as Wampas Baby Stars ("baby" meaning "junior") by the Western Associated Motion Picture Advertisers, an early association of film publicists. Each year, WAMPA would select at most thirteen young actresses to actively promote their organization. This book profiles each of the actresses through the years, some with photographs and all with a summary of their activities and a table of the films in which they appeared. Appendixes include additional information on the WAMPA organization, the actresses and the successors to the coveted Wampa Baby Star award. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
ARBA
revealing details...highly recommended
The Silents Majority On-Line Journal
exhaustive research...[a] delightful book
Classic Images
offers full biographical details

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786440610
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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