The leading men of MGM by Jane Ellen Wayne

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Published by Carroll & Graf Publishers in New York .

Written in English

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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,
  • Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography,
  • Male actors -- United States -- Biography

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Book details

StatementJane Ellen Wayne.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1998.2 .W4 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 478 p. :
Number of Pages478
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3421418M
ISBN 100786714751
LC Control Number2005042089

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