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Author Petersen, Anne Helen.

Title Scandals of classic Hollywood : sex, deviance, and drama from the golden age of American cinema / Anne Helen Petersen.

Publication Info. New York : Plume, [2014].


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  384.8097 PET    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Non-Fiction - IPLY-11  384.8 PET    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  384.80979 PET    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  384.8097 PET    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  791.4309 PET    AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Twilight of the idols. Pickford and Fairbanks: American royalty -- Fatty Arbuckle; fall guy of the film industry -- Wallace Reid: Hollywood's first drug addict -- Silent sex symbols. Rudolph Valentino's slave bracelet -- Clara Bow: the "it" girl -- The blonde menace. Jean Harlow: the platinum panic -- Mae West: when she's bad, she's better -- Old loves. Gable and Lombard: lumberjack meets glamour girl -- Bogart and Bacall: first couple of film noir -- Broken by the system. Judy Garland: ugly duckling -- Dorothy Dandridge vs. the world -- Three angry men. The long suicide of Montgomery Clift -- Marlon Brando's dirty dungarees -- James Dean: entombed in his own myth.
Summary "A collection of shocking clashes and controversies from Hollywood's Golden Age, featuring notorious personalities including Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Motion pictures -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- Anecdotes.
Scandals -- California -- Los Angeles.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.
Motion picture industry. (OCoLC)fst01027150
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
Scandals. (OCoLC)fst01106361
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9780142180679 (paperback)
014218067X (paperback)

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