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Hollywood’s Star Machine

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

From the 1930s to the 1950s, Hollywood studios worked hard to create their stars. Wesleyan film studies professor Jeanine Basinger explains how the "star machine" selected, groomed, and maintained celebrities like Lana Turner, Errol Flynn, and Tyrone Power – and why that machine no longer works in today’s Hollywood. Basinger’s new book is The Star Machine.

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Jeanine Basinger

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