Through the intensive examination of films, magazines, advertising and critical texts, Dyer analyses the historical, ideological and aesthetic significance of stars, changing the way we understand screen icons.
Paying particular attention to icons including Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, biography
- Publisher: British Film Institute
- Publication Date: 01/03/1998
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9780851706436