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By James Stratton

This accomplished, deftly written publication examines the visible and thematic connections among the 4 most renowned American movies to house the motion picture and the making of a celeb. starting with 1932's What fee Hollywood? and relocating in the course of the 1937, 1954 and 1976 types of a celebrity Is Born, writer James Stratton considers the fashion, constitution, performers, creation workforce and old context that distinguish every one movie. shut research appraises the contributions of David Selznick, George Cukor, William Wellman, Constance Bennett, Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland, James Mason, Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson and numerous different movie artists and technicians. A wide-ranging introductory bankruptcy locations the 4 movies in the context of different self-referential videos the place Hollywood appears to be like at itself.

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