Movie Crazy

Fans, Stars, and the Cult of Celebrity

  • Authors
  • Samantha┬áBarbas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-vi
  2. Samantha Barbas
    Pages 1-7
  3. Samantha Barbas
    Pages 9-33
  4. Samantha Barbas
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  5. Samantha Barbas
    Pages 59-83
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    Pages 135-158
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  10. Samantha Barbas
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 189-218

About this book


While the impact that legendary actors and actresses have had on the development of the Hollywood film industry is well known, few have recognised the power of movie fans on shaping the industry. This books redresses that balance, and is the first study of Hollywood's golden era to examine the period from the viewpoint of the fans. Using fan club journals, fan letters, studio production records, and other previously unpublished archival sources, Samantha Barbas reveals how the passion, enthusiasm, and ongoing activism of film fans in Hollywood's golden era transformed early cinema, the modern mass media and American popular culture.


America cinema culture enthusiasm film Hollywood industry mass mass media media stars

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-6045-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-10319-2
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