Movies about the movies : Hollywood reflected /

Hundreds of Hollywood-on-Hollywood movies can be found throughout the history of American cinema, from the days of silents to the present. They include films from genres as far ranging as musical, film noir, melodrama, comedy, and action-adventure. Such movies seduce us with the promise of revealing...

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Main Author: Ames, Christopher, 1956-
Format: eBook
Published: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1997.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Hollywood stories
  • 1. Cautionary tales. What price Hollywood? (1932). A star is born (1937) The Star (1952)
  • 2. Singin' on the screen. Singin' in the rain (1952) A star is born (1954)
  • 3. Let a smile be your umbrella. Sullivan's travels (1941) Pennies from heaven (1981)
  • 4. Screen passages. The purple rose of Cairo (1985) Last action hero (1993)
  • 5. No business like. Stand-in (1937) The bad and the beautiful (1952)
  • 6. Picturing writers. Boy meets girl (1938) In a lonely place (1950)
  • 7. Offing the writer. Sunset Boulevard (1950) The player (1992)
  • Epilogue: California dreams.