Acting for the Silent Screen: Film Actors and Aspiration by Chris O'Rourke

By Chris O'Rourke

a tender guy leaves his domestic to seem for paintings within the cinema and disappears into the anonymity of showbiz rebuffals. a store lady wins a newspaper pageant and is reworked in a single day right into a transatlantic big name. An aristocrat swaps excessive society for the movie studio whilst she ‘consents’ to behave in a chain of flicks, hence legitimising appearing for what a few may need thought of a ‘low’ artwork shape. tales like those have been the stuff of newspaper headlines in Twenties Britain and mirrored a countrywide ‘craze’ for the cinema. additionally they validated radical adjustments in attitudes and values inside British society within the wake of worldwide warfare I.

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