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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 woman: 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, Norma Shearer, Carole Lombard, 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.
Title: The Power of Glamour: The Women Who Defined the Magic of Stardom
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Crown: November 1998
ISBN Number: 0517703769
ISBN Number 13: 9780517703762
Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Inscription: Signed By Author
Item: 38.40 Item
Seller ID: 39098
Description: A stated first edition, with a full number line. Signed by the author on the title page. Book is clean and tight with some discoloration where a piece of paper was between the inside front cover and the first free page. DJ has minor wear and is price clipped. We put tracking on every shipment.