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By Jennifer M. Bean,Richard Abel,Giorgio Bertellini,Mark Cooper,Scott Curtis,Christine Gledhill,Kristen Grant,Rob King,Daisuke Miyao,Anne Morey,Gaylyn Studlar,Kristen Whissel

ISBN-10: 0813550149

ISBN-13: 9780813550145

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Today, we're so conversant in eating the amplified lives of movie stars that the origins of the phenomenon could appear inevitable looking back. however the conjunction of the phrases "movie" and "star" was once not possible ahead of the 1910s. Flickers of Desire explores the emergence of this mass cultural phenomenon, asking how and why a cinema that didn't even run reveal credit built so fast right into a venue within which performers grew to become the yank movie industry's such a lot profitable mode of product individuation. individuals chart the increase of yankee cinema's first galaxy of stars via quite a few archival sources--newspaper columns, well known journals, fan magazines, cartoons, dolls, postcards, scrapbooks, own letters, limericks, and dances. the enduring prestige of Charlie Chaplin's little tramp, Mary Pickford's golden curls, Pearl White's bold stunts, or Sessue Hayakawa's expressionless masks replicate the wild variety of a public's wanted beliefs, whereas Theda Bara's seductive flip because the embodiment of female evil, George Beban's functionality as a sympathetic Italian immigrant, or G. M. Anderson's production of the heroic cowboy/outlaw personality reworked the fantasies that formed American filmmaking and its important position in society.

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