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Scandals of classic Hollywood : sex, deviance, and drama from the golden age of American cinema
Title:
Scandals of classic Hollywood : sex, deviance, and drama from the golden age of American cinema
ISBN:
9780142180679
Physical Description:
xiii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents:
Twilight of the idols. Pickford and Fairbanks : American royalty ; Fatty Arbuckle : fall guy of the film industry ; Wallace Reid : Hollywood's first drug addict -- Silent sex symbols. Rudolph Valentino's slave bracelet ; Clara Bow : the "it" girl -- The blonde menace. Jean Harlow : the platinum panic ; Mae West : when she's bad, she's better -- Old loves. Gable and Lombard : lumberjack meets glamour girl ; Bogart and Bacall : first couple of film noir -- Broken by the system. Judy Garland : ugly duckling ; Dorothy Dandridge vs. the world -- Three angry men. The long suicide of Montgomery Clift ; Marlon Brando's dirty dungarees ; James Dean : entombed in his own myth.
Abstract:
"A collection of shocking clashes and controversies from Hollywood's Golden Age, featuring notorious personalities including Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Plume, [2014].