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The Resource Movie crazy : fans, stars, and the cult of celebrity, Samantha Barbas

Movie crazy : fans, stars, and the cult of celebrity, Samantha Barbas

Label
Movie crazy : fans, stars, and the cult of celebrity
Title
Movie crazy
Title remainder
fans, stars, and the cult of celebrity
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Barbas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cecil B. DeMille, David Selznick, Louella Parsons, Joan Crawford - these legendary men and women built an empire called Hollywood. In Movie Crazy, meet another group of powerful players who shaped the film industry - movie fans. MGM, for example, struggled to find a screen name for an actress named Lucille LeSueur. A fan - one of thousands that responded to a contest sponsored by the studio - suggested Joan Crawford. Using fan club journals, fan letters, and studio production records, Samantha Barbas reveals how the passion, enthusiasm, and sometimes possessive advocacy of fans transformed early cinema, the modern mass media, and American popular culture." "Barbas sheds new light on the development of the cult of celebrity in America, and demonstrates that while fans were avid consumers of the film industry, they did not mindlessly accept the images presented to them by the studios. Rather, by writing letters, making visits to Hollywood, and organizing fan clubs, they sought to actively influence the ways in which studios created movie stars and packaged them to the public. Far from being passive viewers, fan reacted to movies and stars with excitement, anger, confusion, joy, and even boredom - they were often complex, and never predictable."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barbas, Samantha
Dewey number
302.23/43
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A8
LC item number
B37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture audiences
  • Fans (Persons)
Label
Movie crazy : fans, stars, and the cult of celebrity, Samantha Barbas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Reel to Real -- The Cult of Personality -- The Chance of a Lifetime -- The Inside Scoop -- The Movie Star Fan Club -- The View from Hollywood -- The Fandom Menace
Control code
45835597
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
218 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312239626
Lccn
2001021889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Movie crazy : fans, stars, and the cult of celebrity, Samantha Barbas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Reel to Real -- The Cult of Personality -- The Chance of a Lifetime -- The Inside Scoop -- The Movie Star Fan Club -- The View from Hollywood -- The Fandom Menace
Control code
45835597
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
218 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312239626
Lccn
2001021889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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