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Leading Men: The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era


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ISBN13: 9780811854672
ISBN10: 0811854671
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Tough, sophisticated, witty, and handsomefrom Rudolph Valentino to Buster Keaton, Cary Grant to Jimmy Stewart, Humphrey Bogart to Steve McQueen, each of the actors featured in this book brought a magnetic presence to the screen and made a powerful and enduring mark on film history. Produced by Turner Classic Movies, this stylish and definitive guide as the inside scoop and off-the-record reveals of fifty unforgettable actors and is also the focus of an on-air film festival on the channel. The lives and accomplishments of each actor are celebrated in an insightful career overview, accompanied by an annotated list of essential films, filmographies, behind the scenes facts, Academy Award wins and nominations. Full of surprising trivia, film stills, posters, and stunning photos, Leading Men pays tribute to the most charismatic, enduring, and elegant actors of the silver screenan essential resource for movie buffs and pop-culture enthusiasts alike.

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Turner Classic Movies is widely considered the definitive resource for classic films, featuring movies from all the major studios, unedited and commercial free.

Robert Osborne is the prime-time host and anchor of Turner Classic Movies and a columnist-critic for The Hollywood Reporter.

Molly Haskell is co-host of TCM's "The Essentials" series and the author of several books on film. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including the Village Voice, New York magazine, and Vogue.

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Gold Gato, January 1, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
The movie stars of the Studio Era, encompassing the Silents through the late 1950s, were called "stars" because their glamour and remoteness put them closer to the celestial heavens than to the average Joe on earth. Cinema palaces were beautiful works of art inviting dispirited Depression-era and stressed WWII-era moviegoers to view a world of wonder. Movie stars WERE movie stars, not overexposed celebrities with Twitter accounts.

TCM has put together this rather gorgeous collection of production stills and candids of the greatest male film stars of the Golden Years. Each actor gets a full page photo, bio, essential films, and some juicy behind-the-scenes information. It's a nice gift for film buffs who want to know more about their favourite golden oldies (Robert Osborne provides the foreword).

Book Season = Year Round (visit the old movie houses)
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The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era
Chronicle Books
Colon, Suzan
Haskell, Molly
Turner Classic Movies
Osborne, Robert
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Motion picture actors and actresses
United states
Male actors -- United States.
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Film - General
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Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
9 x 7.125 x 1 in 1.79 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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