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Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood, Karina Longworth

Label
Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
Title
Seduction
Title remainder
sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
Karina Longworth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An exploration of "Hollywood's glamorous golden age via the cinematic life of Howard Hughes and the women who encountered him--sometimes at the expense of their minds and souls"--Dust jacket flap
  • Howard Hughes was obsessed with sex, power and publicity, and he used his power to trap, abuse, and/or benefit women who dreamt of screen stardom. From promoting bombshells to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes-- perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era-- commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Longworth examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age-- and shows that the recent scandals are, while nothing new, only a ripple in our culture in general. -- adapted from jacket
  • "Howard Hughes's reputation as a director and producer of films unusually defined by sex dovetails with his image as one of the most prolific womanizers of the twentieth century. The promoter of bombshell actresses such as Jean Harlow and Jane Russell, Hughes supposedly included among his off-screen conquests many of the most famous actresses of the era, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Ginger Rogers, and Lana Turner. Some of the women in Hughes's life were or became stars and others would stall out at a variety of points within the Hollywood hierarchy, but all found their professional lives marked by Hughes's presence. In [this book], Karina Longworth draws upon her own unparalleled expertise and an unpreceded trove of archival sources, diaries, and documents to produce a landmark--and wonderfully effervescent and gossipy--work of Hollywood history. It's the story of what it was like to be a woman in Hollywood during the industry's golden age, through the tales of actresses involved with Howard Hughes. This was the era not only of the actresses Hughes sought to dominate, but male stars such as Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, and Robert Mitchum; directors such as John Ford, Howard Hawks, and Preston Sturges; and studio chiefs like Irving Thalberg, Darryl Zanuck, and David O. Selznick--many of whom were complicit in the bedroom and boardroom exploitation that stifled and disappointed so many of the women who came to Los Angeles with hopes of celluloid triumph. In his films, Howard Hughes commodified male desire more blatantly than any mainstream filmmaker of his time and in turn helped produce an incredibly influential, sexualized image of womanhood that has impacted American culture ever since. As a result, the story of him and the women he encountered is about not only the murkier shades of golden-age Hollywood, but also the ripples that still slither across today's entertainment industry and our culture in general."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Longworth, Karina
Dewey number
  • 338.7/67092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U65
LC item number
L595 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hughes, Howard
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood, Karina Longworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hollywood before Hell's angels, 1910-1928 -- Introduction : the Ambassador Hotel, 1925 -- Billie and Jean, 1928-1936 -- Hepburn and Rogers and Russell, 1932-1940 -- Life during wartime 1941-1946 -- Terry, Jean and RKO, 1948-1956 -- Hughes after RKO -- Epilogue: life after death
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 543 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062440518
Lccn
2018029872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1051778381
  • (OCoLC)1051778381
  • 2433978
Label
Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood, Karina Longworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hollywood before Hell's angels, 1910-1928 -- Introduction : the Ambassador Hotel, 1925 -- Billie and Jean, 1928-1936 -- Hepburn and Rogers and Russell, 1932-1940 -- Life during wartime 1941-1946 -- Terry, Jean and RKO, 1948-1956 -- Hughes after RKO -- Epilogue: life after death
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 543 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062440518
Lccn
2018029872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1051778381
  • (OCoLC)1051778381
  • 2433978

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