Flickers of Desire: Movie Stars of the 1910s

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Today, we are so accustomed to consuming the amplified lives of film stars that the origins of the phenomenon may seem inevitable in retrospect. But the conjunction of the terms "movie" and "star" was inconceivable prior to the 1910s. Flickers of Desire explores the emergence of this mass cultural phenomenon, asking how and why a cinema that did not even run screen credits developed so quickly into a venue in which performers became the American film industry's most lucrative mode of product individuation. Contributors ...

Flickers of Desire: Movie Stars of the 1910s 2011, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813550152

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Flickers of Desire: Movie Stars of the 1910s 2011, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813550145

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