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What Dreams Were Made of: Movie Stars of the 1940s

edited by Sean Griffin
Format
Book
Published
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2011.
Language
English
Series
Star Decades: American Culture/American Cinema
ISBN
9780813549637 (hardcover : alk. paper), 0813549639 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780813549644 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0813549647 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction : stardom in the 1940s / Sean Griffin
  • Abbott and Costello: Who's on first / David Sedman
  • Gene Autry and Roy Rogers: the light of western stars / Ed Buscombe
  • Ingrid Bergman: the face of authenticity in the land of illusion / Robin Blaetz
  • Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall: tough guy and cool dame / Rick Worland
  • Claudette Colbert, Ginger Rogers, and Barbara Stanwyck: American homefront women / David M. Lugowski
  • Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney: babes and beyond / Sean Griffin
  • Greer Garson: gallant ladies and British wartime femininity / Hannah Hamad
  • Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth: pinned up / Adrienne L. McLean
  • Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn: domesticated mavericks / Charlie Kiel
  • John Wayne: hero, leading man, innocent, and troubled figure / Edward Countryman
  • In the wings / Sean Griffin.
Description
ix, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-243) and index.
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