Acting Hollywood Style: With Photographs from the Kobal Collection

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H.N. Abrams, 1991 - Performing Arts - 288 pages
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A fresh exploration of the art of screen acting as it has developed in Hollywood films for close to seven decades. Noted theater and film critic Hirsch has gathered rare photographs that show actors, from Rudolph Valentino to Meryl Streep, who embody aspects of the Hollywood Style--a unique blend of personality, acting ability, and sheer "star power". 262 photographs, 50 in full color. Index; bibliography.

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User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

Great pictures, and smart captions, but after a fairly good first chapter, the text stops being compelling. If you know about the actors discussed, the book isn't very illuminating; it might be more compelling to those seeking an introduction to the major Hollywood stars and their styles. Read full review


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Foster Hirsch is a professor of film at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He has published fifteen books on film and theatre, including "Acting Hollywood Style, Harold Prince and the American Musical Theatre, "and "A Method to Their Madness: The History of the Actors Studio.

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