American Classic Screen Profiles (Google eBook)

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John C. Tibbetts, James M. Welsh
Scarecrow Press, Aug 12, 2010 - Performing Arts - 256 pages
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First appearing in 1976, American Classic Screen was the publishing arm of The National Film Society. Intended for scholars and general readers interested in films from the golden age of cinema and beyond, the magazine ran for a decade and included original interviews, profiles, and articles that delved deep into the rich history of Hollywood. Contributors to the magazine included noted academics in the area of film studies, as well as independent scholars and authors eager to expand the world of cinema. Since the periodical's demise, however, many of the essays and articles have been difficult to find—at best—and in some cases, entirely unavailable.

In American Classic Screen Profiles, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable profiles written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains rare insights into some of the brightest stars of yesteryear, as well as gifted filmmakers, directors and craftsmen alike, including Fatty Arbuckle, Baby Peggy, Warner Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Beulah Bondi, George M. Cohan, Cecil B. DeMille, Boris Karloff, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Eleanor Powell, Robert Redford, Mickey Rooney, William Wellman, and Natalie Wood. This compendium of profiles recaptures the spirit and scholarship of that time and will appeal to both scholars and fans who have an abiding interest in the American motion picture industry.
  

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Contents

Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle
3
George Bancroft
18
Ralph Bellamy
26
Ralph Bellamy
32
The Film Career of George M Cohan
37
Boris Karloff
59
Robert Redford
64
Mickey Rooney
68
Natalie Wood
146
HOLLYWOOD PAIRS
151
Bette Davis and Claude Rains
153
Cukor and Hepburn
161
Making Movies with James Cagney
166
BEHIND THE CAMERA THE DIRECTORS
169
Charles T Barton
171
The Elusive Cecil B DeMille
175

Kidflicks
73
Cornel Wilde
78
ACTRESSES
87
Dear Beulah
89
Surviving Mother Hollywood
107
Charlotte Henrys Adventures in Wonderland
112
Siren Song
116
A Countess in Hollywood
126
The Birth of a Sex Symbol
131
Marilyn
134
Eleanor Powell
139
Joseph H Lewis
180
Seastrom
188
BEHIND THE CAMERA THE CRAFTSMEN
193
Walter Plunkett
195
Mr Electricity
202
Coming to Light
209
Index
215
About the Editors
233
About the Contributors
235
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About the author (2010)

John C. Tibbetts is Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas. He is the coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film (2005) and author of Composers in the Movies (2005).

James M. Welsh is the cofounder of the journal Literature/Film Quarterly, coeditor of The Literature/Film Reader (2007) and coauthor of The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia (2010), both published by Scarecrow Press.

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