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When the Glamour Era met the Golden Age of cinema, it cast a spell on a public beaten by the Depression and the threat of war.
But the key ingredient in 1930s glamour was personality. Annette Tapert's movie-queen profiles, rich with fresh insights, reach beyond the star-making machinery, fan magazines, fashions, and cosmetics to the essence of each women: the carefully molded image of Gloria Swanson, who started it all . . . Marlene Dietrich's siren persona on and off screen . . . the "reverse glamour" of Katharine Hepburn and Greta Garbo.
Their power--and that of Joan Crawford, Carole Lombard, Norma Shearer, Claudette Colbert, and the long-neglected Kay Francis, Dolores Del Rio, and Constance Bennett--lay in using style, wit, and guile to outsmart the studio system and enchant the world.
In these pages we see how, veiled in intrigue and mystery, they brought glamour very close to its original meaning: witchcraft.
Book appears without flaw; but there is some rubbing to inside of Dust jacket which can not been seen without removing the jacket. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
Title: ...The Power of Glamour: The Women Who Defined the Magic of Stardom
Edition: First Edition – First Printing.
Publisher: USA:, Crown,: 1998.
ISBN Number: 9780517703762
Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
lb: 4.00 lb
Seller ID: 007112