Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood /

Howard Hughes was obsessed with sex, power and publicity, and he used his power to trap, abuse, and/or benefit women who dreamt of screen stardom. From promoting bombshells to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes-- perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era-- commoditized male desi...

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Main Author: Longworth, Karina, 1980-
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Custom House, 2018.
Physical Description: xii, 543 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition: First edition.
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504 |a Includes filmography. 
505 0 |a Hollywood before Hell's angels, 1910-1928 -- Introduction: the Ambassador Hotel, 1925 -- Billie and Jean, 1928-1936 -- Hepburn and Rogers and Russell, 1932-1940 -- Life during wartime 1941-1946 -- Terry, Jean and RKO, 1948-1956 -- Hughes after RKO -- Epilogue: life after death. 
520 0 |a Howard Hughes was obsessed with sex, power and publicity, and he used his power to trap, abuse, and/or benefit women who dreamt of screen stardom. From promoting bombshells to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes-- perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era-- commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Longworth examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age-- and shows that the recent scandals are, while nothing new, only a ripple in our culture in general. -- adapted from jacket 
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650 0 |a Motion picture producers and directors  |z United States  |v Biography. 
650 0 |a Motion picture actors and actresses  |z United States  |v Biography. 
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