The Resource Scandals of Classic Hollywood, Anne Helen Petersen, (electronic resource)

Scandals of Classic Hollywood, Anne Helen Petersen, (electronic resource)

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Scandals of Classic Hollywood
Title
Scandals of Classic Hollywood
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Anne Helen Petersen
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eng
Summary
Gossip meets history?a compulsively readable collection of Hollywood's most notorious clashes and controversies in the spirit of Hollywood Babylon Believe it or not, America's fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ, Perez Hilton, Charlie Sheen's breakdown and allegations against Woody Allen. And the stars of yesteryear? They weren't always the saints that we make them out to be. Film professor Anne Helen Petersen is here to set the record straight with Scandals of Classic Hollywood . Pulling little-known gems from the archives of film history, Petersen reveals eyebrow-raising information, including: The smear campaign against the original It Girl, Clara Bow, started by her best friend The heartbreaking story of Montgomery Clift's rapid rise to fame, the car accident that destroyed his face, and the "long suicide" that followed Fatty Arbuckle's descent from Hollywood royalty, fueled by allegations of a boozy orgy turned violent assault Why Mae West was arrested and jailed for "indecency charges" And much more Part biography, part cultural history, these stories cover the stuff that films are made of: love, sex, drugs, illegitimate children, illicit affairs, and botched cover-ups. But it's not all just tawdry gossip in the pages of this book. The stories are all contextualized within the boundaries of film, cultural, political, and gender history, making for a read that will inform as it entertains. Based on Petersen's popular column on the Hairpin, but featuring 100% new content, Scandals of Classic Hollywood is sensationalism made smart
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Petersen, Anne Helen
Dewey number
384/.80979494
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U65
LC item number
P48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • Scandals
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Scandals
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • Social Science
  • Popular Culture
  • California
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Scandals of Classic Hollywood, Anne Helen Petersen, (electronic resource)
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o891696902
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781101635476
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computer
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rdamedia
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EB00393364
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453E091F-AC06-4F60-8527-A70D1A10875D
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  • (OCoLC)891696902
Label
Scandals of Classic Hollywood, Anne Helen Petersen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o891696902
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101635476
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00393364
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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453E091F-AC06-4F60-8527-A70D1A10875D
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  • (Sirsi) o891696902
  • (OCoLC)891696902

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