The Leading Men of MGM

Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2005 - 478 páginas
Gable, Tracy, Stewart, Ol' Blue Eyes, the King. They were Hollywood gods; men wanted to be them, women just plain wanted them. As celluloid royalty and soldiers in Louis B. Mayer's box office army, the men of The Leading Men of MGM captured the hearts and imaginations of the movie-going public during a thirty-year stretch encompassing three wars and the ultimate downfall of a studio empire. And while their roles onscreen are some of cinema's most memorable, they often pale in comparison to the lives these men lived behind the scenes. The Leading Men of MGM exposes these legendary figures in all of their salacious glory—from Clark Gable's clandestine homosexual encounters in bistro bathrooms to Elvis's pill-popping and Sinatra and Lawford's icy post-Kennedy jousts. Also profiling such stars as Ramon Novarro, Billy Haines, and Van Johnson, the collection offers complete filmographies, photographs, and insightful looks at the nature of stardom during an era when the phenomenon was being minted. Offering a warts-and-all look at fifteen-plus legendary Tinseltown stars in addition to exploring their successes as genuine Hollywood talent, author Jane Wayne has written a must-have volume for film buffs of all stripes.

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Slipshod biographies of the men who roared at MGM.Given that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was one of the most successful and influential film studios during Hollywood's golden age, a take on its leading male ... Ler resenha completa

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The book was all gossip and some History as to how these movie studios started like MGM Paramont and Fox the book had a total of maybe 9 pictures of six of their leading men but the book mentions many ... Ler resenha completa

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JANK ELLEN WAYNE is the author of "Robert Taylor: The Man with the Perfect Face and eight other Hollywood star biographies, among them "Lana, Gable's Women, and "Crawford's Men. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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