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Stars Born and Lost, 1932–1937

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the historical films produced by David O. Selznick in the U.S. during the period from 1932 to 1937 that focused on Hollywood actors and actress. Selznick worked for MGM, ... More


A Lost Epic:: The Rough Riders

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Because he was known for his ability to bring grand epics to life on screen, Fleming was given the task of directing The Rough Riders, a film version of Theodore Roosevelt’s memories of the First ... More


Courage and Clara Bow

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores both Fleming’s Hollywood success and the complexities of his social life, before going on to examine Fleming’s role in early moviemaking. Sragow analyzes the hit film Code of ... More


Chapter Thirteen

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Gilbert meets, woos and quickly married starlet Virginia Bruce. She co-stars with him in his best talkie, Downstairs, for which he supplied the story. Background on the pre-Code films of 1932, ... More


Chapter Ten

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The rise of talking pictures and their effect on the stars, studios and films in 1928-30. The success and failure stories of stars in these years as some careers (Clara Bow, for instance) derailed ... More


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