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Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, William Powell and Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, and Gary Cooper-Glamour in a Golden Age provides unique essays from eminent movie students that examine motion picture stars of the Thirties opposed to the history of latest American cultural history.

Stardom is approached as an impression of, and impression on, the actual ancient and commercial contexts that enabled those actors and actresses to be chanced on, featured in movies, publicized, and to turn into famous and admired-sometimes even notorious-parts of the cultural panorama. utilizing archival and well known fabric, together with fan and mass marketplace magazines, different promotional and exposure fabric, and naturally motion pictures themselves, participants additionally speak about different artists who have been highly renowned on the time, between them Ann Harding, Ruth Chatterton, Nancy Carroll, Kay Francis, and Constance Bennett.

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