Stardust Monuments: The Saving and Selling of Hollywood

Stardust Monuments: The Saving and Selling of Hollywood

by Alison Trope


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611680461
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Series: Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

ALISON TROPE is clinical associate professor at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California.

Table of Contents

Introduction – Spotlight Hollywood: The Power of Place • Essential Hollywood: Curating Motion Picture History in the Museum • The Great Whatzit? Self-Service Meets Public Service in the Hollywood Museum • Out of Bounds: Remapping Hollywood as Themed Experience • Hollywood in a Box: Channeling Hollywood through Home Entertainment • Handheld Hollywood • Acknowledgments • Notes • Bibliography • Index

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Dana Polan

“Eloquently written and rich in rigorous research, Stardust Monuments impels us to wonder not just where Hollywood is, but, strikingly, what it is—it’s not only a geographical locale but a mythology, a state of mind, that finds its life extended in complex (and sometimes curious) venues and sites from museums to themed restaurants to specialty stores to cable channels to new realms of electronic virtuality. A far-reaching investigation.”

Dr. Jan-Christopher Horak

“Alison Trope’s new book, Stardust Monuments, is an extremely important contribution to Hollywood’s institutional history, because it focuses for the first time on the way the entertainment industry has portrayed its own history (or not) through various media, including museum exhibitions, film archives and theme parks.”

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