Flickers of desire movie stars of the 1910s star decades american culture american cinema amazonde bean jennifer m abel richard bertellini giorgio . Flickers of desire movie stars of the 1910s star decades american culture american cinema amazonde bean jennifer m fremdsprachige bucher. Flickers of desire is a fitting title for a collection exploring the nascent hollywood star system of the 1910s it draws upon the discourse of a period in which stars audiences and critics alike were negotiating the questions of what a screen star is and should be and what craft of personality and performance had brought these luminous and elusive beings to the screen the first chronological volume of adrienne l mclean and murray pomerances excellent and reading list friendly star . But the conjunction of the terms movie and star was inconceivable prior to the 1910sflickers of desireexplores the emergence of this mass cultural phenomenon asking how and why a cinema that did not even run screen credits developed so quickly into a venue in which performers became the american film industrys most lucrative mode of product individuation contributors chart the rise of american cinemas first galaxy of stars through a variety of archival sources newspaper columns . Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more
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