What Dreams Were Made Of: Movie Stars of the 1940s (Star by Sean Griffin

By Sean Griffin

Humphrey Bogart. Abbott and Costello. Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. John Wayne. Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable. photographs of those movie icons conjure up a different second in cinema and heritage, one among optimism and crisis, patriotism and cynicism. What goals have been Made Of examines the performers who helped outline American cinema within the Forties, a decade of speedy and repeated upheaval for Hollywood and the U.S.. via insightful discussions of key movies in addition to studio exposure and fan magazines, the essays during this assortment research how those actors and actresses helped elevate spirits in the course of global battle II, even if in provider comedies, strive against movies, or escapist musicals. The participants, all significant writers at the stars and flicks of this era, additionally discover how cultural shifts after the battle compelled many stars to regulate to new outlooks and attitudes, fairly in movie noir. jointly, they represented the hopes and fears of a country in the course of turbulent occasions, enacting at the silver display the goals of thousands of moviegoers.

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