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Idols of modernity : movie stars of the 1920s

With its sharp focus on stardom during the 1920s, Idols of Modernity reveals strong connections and dissonances in matters of storytelling and performance that can be traced both backward and forward, across Europe, Asia, and the United States, from the silent era into the emergence of sound
eBook, English, ©2010
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, N.J., ©2010
1 online resource (19 entries) : 53 images, digital files.
9781780347875, 1780347871
Print version:
Introduction : Stardom in the 1920s / Patrice Petro
Douglas Fairbanks : king of Hollywood / Scott Curtis
Buster Keaton : comic invention and the art of moving pictures / Charles Wolfe
The Talmadge sisters : a forgotten filmmaking dynasty / Lea Jacobs
Rudolph Valentino : Italian American / Amy Lawrence
An appetite for living : Gloria Swanson, Colleen Moore, and Clara Bow / Mary Desjardins
Greta Garbo : fashioning a star image / Lucy Fischer
Anna May Wong : toward Janus-faced, border-crossing, "minor" stardom / Yiman Wang
Emil Jannings : translating the star / Gerd Gemünden
Al Jolson : the man who changed the movies forever / Krin Gabbard
African American stardom inside and outside of Hollywood : Ernest Morrison, Noble Johnson, Evelyn Preer, and Lincoln Perry / Paula J. Massood
Marie Dressler : thief of the talkies / Joanna E. Rapf
In the wings / Patrice Petro