A Star Is Born: The Moment An Actress Becomes An Icon by George TiffinA Star Is Born: The Moment An Actress Becomes An Icon by George Tiffin

A Star Is Born: The Moment An Actress Becomes An Icon

byGeorge Tiffin

Hardcover | October 1, 2017

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Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve: Feted, adored and desired, successful movie actresses are icons of modern culture. But what was it that made them true stars? Was it looks, talent, drive, personality—or just plain luck? What was the first captivating image or unforgettable line that etched them indelibly on our collective memory, and transformed the screen actress of the passing movie credit into the screen goddess of eternal legend? In a sequence of elegant pen-portraits, George Tiffin takes a microscope to the movies and the moments that established 75 female icons of cinema. These pen-portraits are supplemented by quotes, notes and anecdotes, including script excerpts from key scenes. From Oscar-winners to ingénues, and from grande dames to femmes fatales, A Star Is Born is a seductive celebration of the eternal feminine at the heart of the movie business, and an informal and engaging history of cinema itself.
George Tiffin is a writer, filmmaker, and director of music videos and commercials. He is the author of All the Best Lines.
Title:A Star Is Born: The Moment An Actress Becomes An IconFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 10.5 × 8.25 × 1.4 inPublished:October 1, 2017Publisher:HEAD OF ZEUSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784979503

ISBN - 13:9781784979508

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"A handsomely produced tome documenting the most appealing movie stars from the halcyon days of Hollywood. Each glossy movie star image is accompanied by a thoughtful piece by author George Tiffin, highlighting their filmic peaks and pithiest quotes. A coffee table book with smarts." 3Sunday Business Post