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The Resource The star machine, Jeanine Basinger

The star machine, Jeanine Basinger

Label
The star machine
Title
The star machine
Statement of responsibility
Jeanine Basinger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Film studies authority Basinger gives us an entertaining look into the "star machine," examining how, at the height of the studio system, from the 1930s to the 1950s, the studios manufactured star actors and actresses. She shows us how the machine worked when it worked, how it failed when it didn't, and how irrelevant it could sometimes be. She gives us the "human factor," case studies focusing on big stars groomed into the system: the "awesomely beautiful" (and disillusioned) Tyrone Power; the seductive, disobedient Lana Turner; and a dazzling cast of others--Loretta Young, Errol Flynn, Irene Dunne, Deanna Durbin. She anatomizes their careers, showing how their fame happened, and what happened to them as a result. (Both Turner and Flynn, for instance, were involved in notorious court cases.) In conclusion, she explains what has become of the star machine and why the studios' practice is no longer relevant.--From publisher description
Summary
In an entertaining compilation of Hollywood lore, trivia, and analysis, a leading film historian provides a close-up look at the golden era of filmmaking and the creation of stars at the height of the studio system, from the 1930s to the 1950s, explaining how the star machine worked, the grooming of actors, and the careers of such actors as Tyrone Power, Errol Flynn, Lana Turner, and others
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
211689
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Basinger, Jeanine
Dewey number
384/.80979494
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
Label
The star machine, Jeanine Basinger
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0710/2007005268.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [555]-557) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I: Stars and the factory system. The factory ; The star machine process ; Product and type ; Malfunctions -- Pt. II: Problems for the system: the human factor. Disillusionment: Tyrone Power ; Disobedience: Lana Turner and Errol Flynn ; Defection: Deanna Durbin and Jean Arthur ; Disentanglement: Loretta Young, Irene Dunne, Norma Shearer ; Detachment: Charles Boyer and William Powell -- Pt. III: Testing the system. Bonuses : oddities and character actors ; Retooling for WWII ; Stardom without the machine
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 586 pages
Isbn
9781400041305
Lccn
2007005268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm82368041
  • OCoLC
Label
The star machine, Jeanine Basinger
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0710/2007005268.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [555]-557) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I: Stars and the factory system. The factory ; The star machine process ; Product and type ; Malfunctions -- Pt. II: Problems for the system: the human factor. Disillusionment: Tyrone Power ; Disobedience: Lana Turner and Errol Flynn ; Defection: Deanna Durbin and Jean Arthur ; Disentanglement: Loretta Young, Irene Dunne, Norma Shearer ; Detachment: Charles Boyer and William Powell -- Pt. III: Testing the system. Bonuses : oddities and character actors ; Retooling for WWII ; Stardom without the machine
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 586 pages
Isbn
9781400041305
Lccn
2007005268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm82368041
  • OCoLC

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