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The Rock ‘N’ Roll Film Star: Elvis Presley

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction While it can be argued that Bing Crosby has been forgotten in the contemporary era, Elvis Presley is still ever present in our culture. Contrary to the infamous announcement that would signal the end of his concerts...

The Country Film Star: Kris Kristofferson

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... Kristofferson had built as a compassionate, romantic leading man in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, and A Star Is Born. As opposed to Robert RedfordSee Lobalzo Wright (2016) for an examination...

The Pop Film Star: Justin Timberlake

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction There is no question that Justin Timberlake’s greatest stardom is located in music. In fact, although the star has been appearing in feature films since Edison (David J. Burke) in 2005, film stardom has remained a peripheral...

Introduction

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The cover image of this book was taken outside the Paramount Theatre in New York City in October of 1956, weeks before Elvis Presley’s first film, Love Me Tender (Robert D. Webb), was released. The enormous crowds watched as the forty-foot...

The Crooner Film Star: Bing Crosby

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... the complex nature of lasting stardom (Bolton and Lobalzo Wright, 2016). Some stars endure through early tragic death while others do so by taking a more proactive role in their career. Still more stars find that they are excessively associated...

Conclusion

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The stars featured within this study are no different to film stars in general. Some stars last; others don’t. Still, others can become victims of changing cultural tastes or limited by industrial trends, including the rise and fall...

The Rap Film Star: Will Smith

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... race—indeed his specificity is in his unique combination, for a rap artist, of blackness and a “nice guy” image. Unlike rap artists such as Ice CubeSee Lobalzo Wright (2016a) for a fuller discussion of Ice Cube’s cinematic stardom and his...