Searching for stars : stardom and screen acting in British cinema /

Explores the reasons behind British cinema's failure to create its own stars. The text looks at the way theatre and music hall spawned their stars, and asks why so many of them found the transition to film so awkward. It compares the British star system with that of Hollywood. What sort of cont...

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Author / Creator:Macnab, Geoffrey, 1965-
Imprint:London ; New York : Cassell, 2000.
Description:1 online resource (viii, 216 pages) : illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Rethinking British cinema
Rethinking British cinema.
Subject:Motion pictures -- Great Britain -- History.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
ART -- Film & Video.
Motion pictures.
Filmstar
Cinéma -- Grande-Bretagne.
Cinéma britannique.
Acteurs de cinéma -- Grand-Bretagne.
Great Britain.
Großbritannien
Gro€britannien.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11262401
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ISBN:9781441184252
1441184252
0304333514
9780304333516
0304333522
9780304333523
9786613207463
6613207462
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-211) and index.
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Summary:Explores the reasons behind British cinema's failure to create its own stars. The text looks at the way theatre and music hall spawned their stars, and asks why so many of them found the transition to film so awkward. It compares the British star system with that of Hollywood. What sort of contracts were British stars offered? How much were they paid? Who dealt with their publicity? How did Britsh fans regard them? There are essays on key figures (Novello, Fields, Formby, Dors, Bogarde, Mason, Matthews), and assessment of how British stars fared in Hollywood, an analysis of the effects of clas.
Other form:Print version: Macnab, Geoffrey, 1965- Searching for stars. London ; New York : Cassell, 2000 0304333514