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The Resource How to be a movie star : Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood, William J. Mann

How to be a movie star : Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood, William J. Mann

Label
How to be a movie star : Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood
Title
How to be a movie star
Title remainder
Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
William J. Mann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Despite all the gossip, the larger-than-life personality and influence of this very human woman has never been captured. Biographer Mann uses untapped sources and conversations to show how she ignited the sexual revolution with her on- and off-screen passions, helped kick down the studio system by taking control of her own career, and practically invented the big business of celebrity star-making. And he tells the full truth without losing Taylor's magic, daring, or wit. But it is the private Elizabeth that will surprise--a woman of heart and loyalty, who defends underdogs, a savvy professional whose anger at the studio's treatment of her led to a lifelong battle against that very system. Here is Elizabeth Taylor as she was meant to be, leading her epic life on her own terms, playing the game of supreme stardom at which she remains, to this day, unmatched.--From publisher description
  • Was Elizabeth Taylor the greatest product of the Hollywood star machine or its greatest victim? Mann's smart, engaging, clear-eyed case study . . . locates the real person somewhere between her private life and her public image
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
How to be a movie star : Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood, William J. Mann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-458) and index
Contents
How to be a movie star -- When in Rome -- Educating a movie star -- The most exciting girl -- Acting out -- Over the top -- Protecting interests -- A second chance on life -- No deodorant like success -- Rewriting the rules -- How to stay a movie star
Control code
ocn313658013
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
484 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780547134642
Lccn
2009013283
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)313658013
Label
How to be a movie star : Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood, William J. Mann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-458) and index
Contents
How to be a movie star -- When in Rome -- Educating a movie star -- The most exciting girl -- Acting out -- Over the top -- Protecting interests -- A second chance on life -- No deodorant like success -- Rewriting the rules -- How to stay a movie star
Control code
ocn313658013
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
484 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780547134642
Lccn
2009013283
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)313658013

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