By Chris O'Rourke

ISBN-10: 1784532797

ISBN-13: 9781784532796

a tender guy leaves his domestic to seem for paintings within the cinema and disappears into the anonymity of showbiz rebuffals. a store woman wins a newspaper festival and is remodeled in a single day right into a transatlantic celebrity. An aristocrat swaps excessive society for the movie studio whilst she ‘consents’ to behave in a chain of movies, therefore legitimising performing for what a few may have thought of a ‘low’ paintings shape. tales like those have been the stuff of newspaper headlines in Nineteen Twenties Britain and mirrored a countrywide ‘craze’ for the cinema. additionally they proven radical alterations in attitudes and values inside British society within the wake of worldwide battle I.

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