Movieland : Hollywood and the Great American Dream Culture

Description

In Movieland, Jerome Charyn mingles his own life as a moviegoer with the history, romance, and sadness of Hollywood. He meets Paul Newman, Viveca Lindfors, and Mae Clark, the actress who was the original bride of Frankenstein; explores Cinecitta, Mussolini's own Hollywood on the Tiber; recalls his own life as Otto Preminger's house writer (and jester) during Preminger's decline; reinvents the lost years and lost stars of the silent era --Irving Thalberg, Gloria Swanson, and Clara Bow -- and seeks out the hieroglyphics of modern Hollywood; writes of the Nazi officer who saved the Cinematheque Francaise and its library of American films; and pays homage to Hollywood's heroes, victims, goddesses, and neglected lords: Louise Brooks, Raymond Chandler, Carole Landis, Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, and more.

Details

Author(s)
Jerome Charyn
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 19.81mm | 390.09g
Publication date
01 Sep 1996
Publisher
New York University Press
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, ports.
ISBN10
0814715508
ISBN13
9780814715505