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City Boys: Cagney, Bogart, Garfield

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Often presented as a gangster, newspaper reporter, or private eye, the "city boy" seemed the quintessential product of urban America, although he was more a model for his audience than a mirror of social actuality. While blending the stories of the professional and political lives of Cagney, Bogart, and Garfield into one fascinating narrative, Robert Sklar probes the cultu ...more
Paperback, 326 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Princeton University Press (first published 1992)
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Jill Hutchinson
The city boys, Bogie, Cagney and Garfield are featured in this book about the culture of the films in which these actors played the quintessential tough guys from the wrong side of town. Their careers from their first film appearance until their last is well documented with some peeks inside their private lives; but mainly it is their screen persona on which the author concentrates. If you are a film buff, this book will hold your interest.
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