A Star Is Born: The Moment an Actress Becomes an Icon

By Tiffin, George & Wagner, Robert J.

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9781781859377 9781781859360 9780525429111 9780698195868
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Head of Zeus Viking


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Reviewed on October 1, 2016  |  Arts and Humanities

Whether it's virginal silent film star Lillian Gish, wisecracking Jean Harlow, or sultry Forties pinup stars Rita Hayworth or Ava Gardner, the audiences of each era elevate certain actresses to iconic status, no matter how briefly, finding fantasy wish fulfillment in their screen images.Few actors are as well qualified to appreciate these stars as I Loved Her in the Movies author Wagner, who has enjoyed a 65-year Hollywood career. Here, with film scholar Eyman, he describes actresses he married (Natalie Wood, twice; Jill St. John), those with whom he worked or socialized, others he simply met or heard about. In Wag...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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