Show people : a history of the film star

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London : Reaktion Books, 2019.
Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
791.43028 NEWTO


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444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
1789141567, 9781789141566


Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-431) and index.
"Show People offers a comprehensive history of the idea of the film star from Mary Pickford to Andy Serkis, traversing more than one hundred years and drawing on examples from America, Britain, Europe, and Asia. Renowned film writer Michael Newton explores our enduring love affair with fame, glamour, and the cinematic image. Newton builds up an expansive picture of movie stardom through explorations of striking and diverse figures such as Ingrid Bergman and John Wayne, Anna Karina and Sidney Poitier, Maggie Cheung, and Raj Kapoor. He celebrates the great performers of the past, and he looks forward to developments in the future, while also illuminating the inner workings of the movie industry and what moves us in a film and in an actor's performance. An encyclopedic, illustrated history of film idols ready for their close-ups, Show People is ultimately a book about cinephilia, the love of cinema, and our complex connection to that celebrated and beleaguered figure, the movie star." --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Newton, M. 1. (2019). Show people: a history of the film star . Reaktion Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Newton, Michael 1965-. 2019. Show People: A History of the Film Star. London: Reaktion Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Newton, Michael 1965-. Show People: A History of the Film Star London: Reaktion Books, 2019.

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Newton, Michael 1965-. Show People: A History of the Film Star Reaktion Books, 2019.

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