In this definitive biography of one of Hollywood's most beloved stars, Michael Munn reveals the truth behind the diffident, earnest and kindly persona of Jimmy Stewart. Drawn from the author's formal interviews and informal meetings with the star and his friendship with Stewart's wife, Gloria, is this portrait of a man who came from the Presbyterian traditions of Pennsylvania to become one of the silver screen's enduring legends.
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The wonder and mystery of The Great Tomes series continues with The Great Tome of Fantastic and Wondrous Places. Volume three of this collection features narratives revolving around the exploration of fantasy or alien locales in which the acts of exploration and adventure are central to the plot.
In Nazi Germany, the cult of celebrity was the embodiment of Hitler's style of cultural governance. Hitler's rise to power owed much to the creation of his own celebrity, and the country's greatest stars, whether they were actors, writers, or musicians, could be one of only two things. If they were compliant, they were lauded and awarded status symbols for the regime; but if they resisted - or were simply Jewish - they were traitors to be interned and murdered.