By Richard Dyer
Richard Dyer's vintage examine of motion picture stars and stardom has been up-to-date, with a brand new creation through the writer discussing the increase of star tradition and advancements within the research of stars considering ebook of the 1st variation in 1986.
Dyer's illuminating examine relies round case reports of 3 significant stars: Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy Garland. He attracts on quite a lot of resources, together with the movies during which every one megastar seemed, to demonstrate how each one star's character was once developed, and is going directly to study every one in the context of specific concerns in fan tradition and stardom.
Students of movie and cultural stories will locate this a useful a part of there path reading.
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