50 Super Stars

By: Kobal, John, comp.

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(stiff card covers) [light overall wear, bumped at a couple of corners, small bump/tear at top edge front cover, small bookstore stamp at bottom corner of half-title page]. (B&W & color photographs, movie ad reproductions) Attractive oversize album (12"x17"), essentially a kind of scrapbook with entries for fifty great movie stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, from the silent era (Theda Bara, Chaplin, Keaton, Valentino, Clara Bow) to the 1960s (the most "modern" of the bunch are Steve McQueen and Paul Newman). Three or four pages are devoted to each, generally with a brief biography and a filmography crammed onto one page, and the others given over to a variety of illustrations: often at least one of these is a full-page glamour portrait of the star (often in color), supplemented by an array of smaller photos and reproductions of posters, lobby cards, magazine and sheet music covers, etc. From an informational standpoint the whole thing is completely superficial, of course, and yet it's an absolute delight to flip through, with the illustrations for the most part well reproduced. (And the introduction by John Russell Taylor is actually a quite thoughtful and respectable essay on the significance of the "movie star" in cinema history.) Please note that I have collated this copy, and can state that all 160 pages are present and undamaged -- no small matter for a book in which so many full-page image virtually scream "suitable for framing!" ***NOTE: Additional shipping charges for this heavy book may apply for non-U.S. customers, or for Priority Mail shipping within the U.S.; if this causes you concern, please inquire before placing your order.***

Title: 50 Super Stars

Author: Kobal, John, comp.

Categories: Cinema: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Bounty Books: (c.1974)

ISBN Number: 0-517-515911

ISBN Number 13: 9780517515914

Binding: Spiral bound

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 19045

Keywords: Actors Actresses Hollywood Star System Movie Stars