“Movie Star Chronicles is an in-depth, original and fascinating guide to over 330 of the world’s greatest stars, from the era of the silent film to the blockbusters of today. Covering Hollywood, Bollywood and world cinema, Movie Star Chronicles is truly international and comprehensive, featuring insightful critiques of careers, infographic timelines and stunning photographs that illustrate how stars and the system in which they exist have developed over the years.”
As a core contributor I wrote entries on 54 movie stars:
Woody Allen, Fred Astaire, Cate Blanchett, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard, Daniel Craig, Russell Crowe, Doris Day, Benicio del Toro, Judi Dench, Gérard Depardieu, Faye Dunaway, Michael Fassbender, Chow Yun-fat, Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson, Hugh Grant, Jean Harlow, Anne Hathaway, Olivia de Havilland, Dustin Hoffman, Hugh Jackman, Diane Keaton, Boris Karloff, Alan Ladd, Christopher Lee, Jayne Mansfield, Yves Montand, Bill Murray, Liam Neeson, Jack Nicholson, Kim Novak, Peter O’Toole, Natalie Portman, Elvis Presley, Ronald Reagan, Jean Reno, Debbie Reynolds, Tim Robbins, Edward G. Robinson, Mickey Rooney, Jane Russell, Adam Sandler, Jean Seberg, Stellan Skarsgård, Barbara Steele, Ben Stiller, Audrey Tautou, Shirley Temple, The Three Stooges, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Fay Wray and Michelle Yeoh
Movie Star Chronicles: A Visual History of the World’s Greatest Movie Stars is available now in all good bookshops, and presumably some of the bad ones too. Published in hardback by Aurum Press.