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Lasting Screen Stars

Images that Fade and Personas that Endure

Editors: Bolton, Lucy, Wright, Julie Lobalzo (Eds.)

  • Winner of the 2017 BAFTSS award for Best Edited Collection

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About this book

Lasting Stars examines the issue of stardom and longevity and investigates the many reasons for the persistence or disappearance of different star personas. Through a selection of chapters that look at issues such as inappropriate ageing, national identity and physical characteristics, this book will be the first volume to consider in depth and breadth the factors that affect the longevity of film stardom.
The range of stars includes popular stars who are approached from fresh angles (Brando, Loren), less popular stars whose lower-profiles than their peers may be surprising (Taylor, Shearer) and stars whose national identity is integral to their perception as they age (Riva, Bachchan, Pavor). There are stars from the beginning of Hollywood (Valentino, Reid) to the present day (Jolie), and those who made uneasy transitions between countries (Mason), ages (Ringwald) and industrial eras (Keaton). The book examines the range of factors that affect how star images endure, including appropriate and inappropriate ageing (Griffith), race (Ice Cube) and digital technologies (Lee).

About the authors

Lucy Bolton is senior lecturer in film studies at Queen Mary University of London and the author of Film and Female Consciousness: Irigaray, Cinema and Thinking Women (Palgrave 2011). Her research includes film stardom, particularly in classical Hollywood cinema, and film philosophy.
Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film Studies at the University of Surrey,UK. Her main research concerns music stars in British and American cinema and has published on David Bowie's film stardom, in addition to more widely on music and film and stardom. Her monograph, Crossover Stardom: Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema is forthcoming (2017).

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bolton, Lucy (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • From Angry Young Man to Icon of Neo-liberal India: Extra-cinematic Strategies that Make Amitabh Bachchan India’s Lasting Super-Star

    Sharma, Aparna

    Pages 11-25

  • Sophia Loren and the Healing Power of Female Italian Ethnicity in Grumpier Old Men

    Palmieri, Antonella

    Pages 27-40

  • Cutting a Dash in Interwar Hungary: Pál Jávor’s Enduring Stardom

    Gergely, Gábor

    Pages 41-54

  • From Boy N the Hood to Hollywood Mogul: Ice Cube’s Lasting Stardom in Contemporary Hollywood

    Wright, Julie Lobalzo

    Pages 55-67

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40733-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40732-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lasting Screen Stars
Book Subtitle
Images that Fade and Personas that Endure
Editors
  • Lucy Bolton
  • Julie Lobalzo Wright
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40733-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-40733-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40732-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 319
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