The Resource Larger than life : movie stars of the 1950s, edited by R. Barton Palmer

Larger than life : movie stars of the 1950s, edited by R. Barton Palmer

Label
Larger than life : movie stars of the 1950s
Title
Larger than life
Title remainder
movie stars of the 1950s
Statement of responsibility
edited by R. Barton Palmer
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The constellation of Hollywood stars burned brightly in the 1950s, even as the industry fell on hard economic times. Major artists of the 1940s continued to exert a magical appeal but the younger generation of moviegoers was soon enthralled by an emerging cast, led by James Dean and Marlon Brando. They, among others, ushered in a provocative acting style, "the Method," bringing hard-edged, realistic performances to the screen. Larger Than Life offers a comprehensive view of the star system in 1950s Hollywood and also in-depth discussions of the decade's major stars
Member of
Cataloging source
MHW
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/80922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.2
LC item number
.L37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Star decades: American culture/American cinema
Label
Larger than life : movie stars of the 1950s, edited by R. Barton Palmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / R. Barton Palmer -- Montgomery Clift : Hollywood pseudohomosexual / Tison Pugh, Barry Sandler -- Charlton Heston and Gregory Peck : organization men / R. Barton Palmer -- James Stewart and James Dean : the darkness within / Murray Pomerance -- James Mason : a star is born bigger than life / Amy Lawrence -- Reflexivity and metaperformance : Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and Kim Novak / Matthew Solomon -- Audrey Hepburn : the film star as event / William A. Brown -- Doris Day and Rock Hudson : the girl next door and the brawny he-man / Foster Hirsch -- Marlon Brando : actor, star, liar / Susan White -- Jerry Lewis : from Hamlet to clown / Frank Krutnik -- Judy Holliday : the hungry star / Pamela Robertson Wojcik -- What a swell party this was : Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra / Adrienne L. McLean -- In the wings / R. Barton Palmer
Control code
ocn770874207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813549941
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jxhx9
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26006078
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)770874207
  • pebcs0813549949

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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