How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood 1941-1981

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Faber & Faber, Mar 4, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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From her days as a youthful minx at Metro Goldwyn Mayer to her post-studio reign as America's lustiest middle-aged movie queen, Taylor has defined the very essence of Hollywood stardom.

How to be a Movie Star is a different kind of book about Elizabeth Taylor: an intimate, up-close look at a girl who grew up with fame, who learned early-and well-how to be famous, and how that fame was used and constructed to carry her through more than sixty years of public life. Indeed, one might say Elizabeth went to school to learn how to be famous, her education courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, the greatest, most glamorous movie studio of all time.

 

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Review: How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

Really was a great read about old Hollywood & how it worked. Lots of informative tidbits on so many Old Hollywood favorites. Talked mostly about Elizabeth's career, movies & husbands which is what she was all about at times. Read full review

Review: How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood

User Review  - Abby - Goodreads

I thought the Hedda Hopper angle was pretty unique. Other than that, it was a pretty standard Liz biography. I felt that some things were skipped past or hardly mentioned, while others, like the ... Read full review

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Index
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back
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About the author (2010)

William J. Mann has written for the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times and other publications.

He is the author of Kate: The Woman Who Was Katharine Hepburn. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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