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Title:The Bad and the Beautiful : A Chronicle of Hollywood in the Fifties
Price:AUD$16.95 (about USD$13.20)
Item ID:P002-0001024
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, Scranton, PA, U.S.A, 2002
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, 2002, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, 1st

1st Printing. 380 pages. This book is in near fine or better condition and an excellent copy. Former Library book with stamps and markings etc. The dust jacket has been protected by a clear plastic cover. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in tight, straight condition. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: The drama and tragedy of Hollywood's most scandalous and dynamic decade, and the legends who have endured. In these stories of momentous events and legendary characters, Sam Kashner and Jennifer MacNair re-create the drama and contradictions of Hollywood's most scandalous and dynamic decade. Colourful and humorous anecdotes of such public icons as Lana Turner, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, and Mae West profile the celebrities' lives away from the camera, telling of the private moments that were exploited by tabloids such as "Confidential" and gossip queens Louella Parsons, Hedda Hopper, and Sheilah Graham. Chronicling the unique obsessions of the era, the authors also offer behind-the-scenes commentary on the making of classic films: Hollywood's curious religious revival with "The Robe"; the film industry's exploitation of the potboiler "Peyton Place", even as it rejected the housewife who penned it; and the anarchic director Nick Ray, who, on the set of the enduring classic "Rebel without a Cause", taught his teenage stars about much more than acting. The authors reveal a city at a crossroads, attempting to reinvent the magic and mystery of its past glories. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Reference, General, History & Criticism; ISBN: 0393043215. ISBN/EAN: 9780393043211. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001024.
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