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text 2015-06-03 07:37
Nowości - czerwiec 2015

 

Po majowym wysypie nowości nadchodzi czerwiec z początkiem sezonu ogórkowego. Ciekawych premier jakby mniej, ale i tak można znaleźć kilka intrygujących pozycji, w sam raz na pierwsze wakacyjno-urlopowe wyprawy. W tym zacnym gronie m.in. nowy Pilch oraz György Spiró, jak również pikantne ciekawostki dawnego Hollywood oraz Cesaria Evora i jej niesamowite życie.

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review 2014-11-20 10:11
Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema
Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema - Anne Helen Petersen

When I was growing up, the 80s and 90s - even some of the 70s - didn't exist when it came to movies. Oh, we watched the latest Disney movie but what I grew up with were classic movies. Even before TCM was created, John Wayne, Cary Grant, Maureen O'Hara, Judy Garland, and so many others were my favorite actors. It really threw me when I realized the actors I loved no longer looked like this or might even no longer be alive. So these figures and even some of these scandals were familiar to me. However, the depth of her research is incredible and I think nearly all readers - regardless of their knowledge - will find something new to them.

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text 2014-11-17 08:23
Reading progress update: I've read 111 out of 289 pages.
Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema - Anne Helen Petersen

A pack of library books I'd requested all came in this Saturday and I'm sort of swamped right now. That's after reading and/or returning 20+ books last week. So that's partially why I've not been on much, I've been reading like crazy in between stuff that has to get done.

 

This one is going quickly though. It's largely what I'd hoped it would be versus what I'd feared. The author looks at why this scandals mattered at the time, what was done about them, were the actors able to recover, and what changes they spelled not only for Hollywood but for the country at the time. There's a lot of social history being talked about and that's far better then I'd hoped.

 

The author also does a good job of trying to cover the events as truthfully as possible, mostly by giving you multiple sources and various things they said. Most of it is stuff we're never likely to know for sure.

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