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Eloise Ross reviews 'Scandals of Classic Hollywood' by Anne Helen Petersen

Eloise Ross
27 March 2015

Bette Davis once described Hollywood actors as American royalty, a cohort that answered the core human desire to look up to something. Those Hollywood actors who became stars (so named because of the stars in Paramount Pictures’ logo), thus served a purpose not only by acting, but also by representing societal and cultural ideals; not an easy demand, as such ideal ... More

Thomas Elsaesser: The Persistence of Hollywood

Adrian Danks
23 April 2012

Adrian Danks

 

The Persistence of Hollywood
by Thomas Elsaesser
Routledge (Palgrave Macmillan), $53 pb, 403 pp, 9780415968140

 

Is there anything left to say about Hollywood? Thomas Elsaesser’s monumental compil ... More