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Author Vieira, Mark A., 1950-

Title Irving Thalberg : boy wonder to producer prince / Mark A. Vieira
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 504 pages)
Contents The merger. The boy wonder ; A funny little man ; Three shaky little stars -- The perfection of silence. A studio style ; Wicked stepchildren ; A business of personalities ; Top of the heap ; "More stars than there are in heaven" -- The talkies. The golden silents ; All-talking, all-singing, all profitable ; The production code -- "His brain is the camera." Visiting royalty ; New morals for old ; The right to be wrong ; Hollywood Icarus -- The Thalberg unit. The new setup ; Honor with credit ; "To hell with art!" -- The crown prince of Hollywood. "Napoleon Thalberg" ; A feverish energy ; A labor of love ; The gods are jealous -- The legacy. Unfinished projects ; Marie Antoinette -- Epilogue -- Appendix: the M-G-M films of Irving Thalberg
Summary Chronicles the life of Irving Thalberg, focusing on how he overcame childhood illness to become one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood during the 1920s and 1930s before his untimely death
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Thalberg, Irving G., 1899-1936.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520260481 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520260481 (cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)