This book is a tremendous amount of fun, especially if you watch the movies as you read the book.
And the chapter on my favorite screwball comedienne, Jean Arthur, and the wonderful Myrna Loy, like the others, is noteworthy for its clarity, contrast, and precision.
Witty, engaging, and intelligent without lapsing into jargon-studded academic verbiage or theoretical pretention.
This book is a tremendous amount of fun, especially if you watch the movies as you read the book. Elizabeth Kendall argues that at the beginning of the Depression, movie makers... Read morePublished on February 24, 2011 by S. Smith-Peter
This book is focused upon the emergence of the female star personality, and how the directors integrated and evolved their personas into romantic comedies, filled with prescient... Read morePublished on July 24, 2010 by R. Bono