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Bad and the Beautiful: Hollywood in the Fifties

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A vivid portrait of power, fame, and sex in 1950s Hollywood, from the rise of tabloid journalism to the making of legendary film icons. With "fresh emphasis on little-known stories [and] an impressive number of eyewitnesses" (Chicago Tribune), Sam Kashner and Jennifer MacNair present "a revealing,...ever fascinating glimpse into the shadowy reality and hidden mores of Hollywood in what was popularly considered a decade of innocence" (Suzanne Finstad). "[S]urprisingly vivid accounts" (People) of such public icons as Lana Turner, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, and Mae West explore the private scandals exploited by tabloids such as Confidential. Highlighting Hollywood's curious religious revival with The Robe, the film industry's exploitation of the potboiler Peyton Place, and the life of anarchic director Nick Ray of the enduring classic Rebel without a Cause, the authors "[give] a compelling sense" (Kirkus Reviews) of the unique obsessions of the era and the city's attempts to reinvent the magic and mystery of its past glories. Guided by the authors' historical savvy and intimate storytelling, we discover a city at a crossroads, attempting to reinvent the magic and mystery of its past glories. Tragic, irreverent, and always entertaining, The Bad and the Beautiful reveals the underground history of this turbulent decade in American film. 35 b/w photographs.

Synopsis:

A vivid portrait of power, fame, and sex in 1950s Hollywood, from the rise of tabloid journalism to the making of legendary film icons.

Synopsis:

Kashner and MacNair present "a revealing . . . glimpse into the shadowy reality and hidden mores of Hollywood in what was popularly considered a decade of innocence (the 1950s)" (Suzanne Finstad). 35 photos.

Synopsis:

With "fresh emphasis on little-known stories [and] an impressive number of eyewitnesses" (), Sam Kashner and Jennifer MacNair present "a revealing,...ever fascinating glimpse into the shadowy reality and hidden mores of Hollywood in what was popularly considered a decade of innocence" (Suzanne Finstad). "[S]urprisingly vivid accounts" () of such public icons as Lana Turner, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, and Mae West explore the private scandals exploited by tabloids such as . Highlighting Hollywood's curious religious revival with The Robe, the film industry's exploitation of the potboiler , and the life of anarchic director Nick Ray of the enduring classic , the authors "[give] a compelling sense" () of the unique obsessions of the era and the city's attempts to reinvent the magic and mystery of its past glories. Guided by the authors' historical savvy and intimate storytelling, we discover a city at a crossroads, attempting to reinvent the magic and mystery of its past glories. Tragic, irreverent, and always entertaining, reveals the underground history of this turbulent decade in American film.

About the Author

Sam Kashner writes for GQ and Vanity Fair and is the author of the novel Sinatraland and other nonfiction books on Hollywood.Jennifer MacNair, a graduate of Columbia University's School of Journalism, is a contributor to the online edition of PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393324365
Author:
Kashner, Sam
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Macnair, Jennifer
Author:
Macnair,
Author:
Jennifer
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 b/w photographs.
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.42x5.64x.99 in. .72 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393324365 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A vivid portrait of power, fame, and sex in 1950s Hollywood, from the rise of tabloid journalism to the making of legendary film icons.
"Synopsis" by , Kashner and MacNair present "a revealing . . . glimpse into the shadowy reality and hidden mores of Hollywood in what was popularly considered a decade of innocence (the 1950s)" (Suzanne Finstad). 35 photos.
"Synopsis" by , With "fresh emphasis on little-known stories [and] an impressive number of eyewitnesses" (), Sam Kashner and Jennifer MacNair present "a revealing,...ever fascinating glimpse into the shadowy reality and hidden mores of Hollywood in what was popularly considered a decade of innocence" (Suzanne Finstad). "[S]urprisingly vivid accounts" () of such public icons as Lana Turner, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, and Mae West explore the private scandals exploited by tabloids such as . Highlighting Hollywood's curious religious revival with The Robe, the film industry's exploitation of the potboiler , and the life of anarchic director Nick Ray of the enduring classic , the authors "[give] a compelling sense" () of the unique obsessions of the era and the city's attempts to reinvent the magic and mystery of its past glories. Guided by the authors' historical savvy and intimate storytelling, we discover a city at a crossroads, attempting to reinvent the magic and mystery of its past glories. Tragic, irreverent, and always entertaining, reveals the underground history of this turbulent decade in American film.
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