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British stars and stardom

from Alma Taylor to Sean Connery

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Published by Manchester University Press in Manchester, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    Statementedited by Bruce Babington
    ContributionsBabington, Bruce
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1998.2 .B75 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 260 p. :
    Number of Pages260
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17036720M
    ISBN 100719058406, 0719058414

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