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Review: The Star System: Hollywood's Production of Popular IdentitiesUser Review - Belinda - Goodreads
Like all of the Shortcuts books that I've read, this provides a really detailed background and history of the development of the Hollywood star system. I gave it three rather than four stars only because it focuses on star labour and production whereas my interests like in image and semiotics. Read full review
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