The Star Machine

Paperback $18.95

Vintage | Jan 06, 2009 | 608 Pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780307388759

  • Paperback$18.95

    Vintage | Jan 06, 2009 | 608 Pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780307388759

  • Ebook$14.99

    Vintage | Dec 10, 2008 | 608 Pages | ISBN 9780307491282

Praise

“Startling. . . . An enormous new book of star lore . . . Basinger nestles with almost delicious comfort into the intimate procedures of star manufacture.”
The New Yorker

“Luxurious, often delicious. . . . Ms. Basinger tells her story with her customary verve and sass-she’s the Rosalind Russell of film historians.”
The New York Observer

“Entertaining and informative. . . . [Basinger], whose enthusiasm for movies is reflected on every page, has a deft way of encapsulating the kernel of an actor’s attraction.”
Chicago Sun-Times

“Engaging. . . . Smart, deeply researched but also chatty and fast-flowing. . . . Basinger’s study of the studios’ relentless spin control makes an instructive prism through which to view long skeins of Hollywood film history.”
Los Angeles Times

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