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Movieland: Hollywood and the Great American Dream Culture

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August 1996

Beschreibung

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In Movieland, Jerome Charyn mingles his own life as a moviegoer with the history, romance, and sadness of Hollywood. He meets Paul Newman, Viveca Lindfors, and Mae Clark, the actress who was the original bride of Frankenstein; explores Cinecitta, Mussolini's own Hollywood on the Tiber; recalls his own life as Otto Preminger's house writer (and jester) during Preminger's decline; reinvents the lost years and lost stars of the silent era --Irving Thalberg, Gloria Swanson, and Clara Bow -- and seeks out the hieroglyphics of modern Hollywood; writes of the Nazi officer who saved the Cinematheque Francaise and its library of American films; and pays homage to Hollywood's heroes, victims, goddesses, and neglected lords: Louise Brooks, Raymond Chandler, Carole Landis, Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, and more.


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"This book is so smart, Charyn has managed to psychoanalyze just about all of us who ever sat there in the dark sucking on Life Savers or sticking magical popcorn like so many extra thumbs into our mouths." --Stanley Elkin
EAN: 9780814715505
ISBN: 0814715508
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1996
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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