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A revealing examination of the impact of photography on the image of 
postwar Hollywood acting

FAMOUS FACES YET NOT THEMSELVES: The Misfits and Icons of Postwar America
By George Kouvaros
University of Minnesota Press | 256 pages | 2010
ISBN 978-0-8166-4747-7| paperback | $24.95
ISBN 978-0-8166-4746-0| hardcover  | $75.00

Famous Faces Yet Not Themselves offers a multilayered study of the 
Magnum photographs from the 1961 film The Misfits. By closely 
scrutinizing the images from one of America's most haunting and least 
understood films, George Kouvaros presents a new recognition of the 
connection between the power of star culture, art photography, and 
the film industry during a time of rapid social transformation.

"In an amazing gesture, George Kouvaros dilates The Misfits, the 
events of its making, and the photographic record to frame an 
analysis of the theory and practice of Method acting, as they 
intersect with the contemporary star system and with the reshaping of 
movie making in the wake of the studio system's collapse. It is in 
many ways stunning." -Sharon Willis, University of Rochester

"Kouvaros weaves a compelling story about The Misfits, Method 
technique, the 'image of acting,' and the role of camera-generated 
pictures in the public imagination. It is a genuinely striking and 
original contribution." -Roberto Tejada, University of Texas, Austin

George Kouvaros is associate professor of film in the School of 
English, Media, and Performing Arts at the University of New South 
Wales. He is author of Where Does It Happen? John Cassavetes and 
Cinema at the Breaking Point (Minnesota, 2004).

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