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INTRODUCTION PART ONE: STARS AND THE FACTORY SYSTEM 1. The Factory 2. The Star Machine Process 3. Product and Type 4. Malfunction PART TWO: PROBLEMS FOR THE SYSTEM: THE HUMAN FACTOR 1. Disillusionment: Tyrone Power 2. Disobedience: Lana Turner and Errol Flynn 3. Defection: Deanna Durbin and Jean Arthur 4. Disentanglement: Loretta Young, Irene Dunne, Norma Shearer 5. Detachment: Charles Boyer and William Powell PART THREE: TESTING THE SYSTEM 1. Bonuses: Oddities and Character Actors 2. Retooling for World War II CONCLUSION: STARDOM WITHOUT A SYSTEM (THE MODERN ERA) BIBLIOGRAPHY [t/k]
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Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.