Movie star

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A movie star (also known as a film star and cinema star) is an actor who is famous for their starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures.wikipedia
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Celebrity

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A movie star (also known as a film star and cinema star) is an actor who is famous for their starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures.
Public fascination went well beyond the on-screen exploits of movie stars and their private lives became headline news: for example, in Hollywood the marriages of Elizabeth Taylor and in Bollywood the affairs of Raj Kapoor in the 1950s.

King Baggot

The Independent Moving Pictures Company promoted their "picture personalities", including Florence Lawrence and King Baggot, by giving them billing, credits and a marquee.
He was an internationally famous movie star of the silent film era.

Independent Moving Pictures

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In 1910, Lawrence switched to the Independent Moving Pictures Company, began appearing under her own name, and was hailed as "America's foremost moving picture star" in IMP literature.
At a time when leading screen players worked anonymously, IMP performers Florence Lawrence, formerly known as "The Biograph Girl," and King Baggot became the first "movie stars" to be given billing and screen credits, a marquee as well as promotion in advertising, which contributed to the creation of the star system.

Khans of Bollywood

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Some mainstream Indian movie stars, like the Khans of Bollywood (Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Dilip Kumar), Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Mithun Chakraborty, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai gained international fame across Asia and Eastern Europe.
The three are unrelated, but happen to share the same surname, were all born in 1965, and, due to their longevity and high popularity, are considered some of the most successful movie stars in the history of both Indian and world cinema.

Cinema of India

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The Indian film industry, of which one is commonly known as Bollywood, has its own set of rules in this aspect.
Dilip Kumar (Muhammad Yusuf Khan) debuted in the 1940s and rose to fame in the 1950s and was one of the biggest Indian movie stars.

Star system (filmmaking)

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The development of this "star system" made fame "something that could be fabricated purposely, by the masters of the new 'machinery of glory'."
Producer Carl Laemmle promoted the first movie star.

Matinée idol

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Matinée idol is a term used mainly to describe film or theatre stars who are adored to the point of adulation by their fans.

Film

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A movie star (also known as a film star and cinema star) is an actor who is famous for their starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures.

Silent film

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In the early days of silent movies, the names of the actors and actresses appearing in them were not publicized or credited because producers feared this would result in demands for higher salaries.

Florence Lawrence

By 1909, actresses such as Florence Lawrence and Mary Pickford were already widely recognized, although the public remained unaware of their names.

Mary Pickford

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By 1909, actresses such as Florence Lawrence and Mary Pickford were already widely recognized, although the public remained unaware of their names.

D. W. Griffith

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Lawrence was referred to as the “Biograph Girl” because she worked for D. W. Griffith's Biograph Studios, while Pickford was "Little Mary."

Biograph Studios

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Lawrence was referred to as the “Biograph Girl” because she worked for D. W. Griffith's Biograph Studios, while Pickford was "Little Mary."

Billing (performing arts)

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The Independent Moving Pictures Company promoted their "picture personalities", including Florence Lawrence and King Baggot, by giving them billing, credits and a marquee.

Motion picture credits

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The Independent Moving Pictures Company promoted their "picture personalities", including Florence Lawrence and King Baggot, by giving them billing, credits and a marquee.

Marquee (structure)

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The Independent Moving Pictures Company promoted their "picture personalities", including Florence Lawrence and King Baggot, by giving them billing, credits and a marquee.

Promotion (marketing)

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Promotion in advertising led to the release of stories about these personalities to newspapers and fan magazines as part of a strategy to build brand loyalty for their company's actors and films.

Jeanine Basinger

Early Hollywood studios tightly controlled who was a movie star, as only they had the ability to place stars' names above the title; according to film historian Jeanine Basinger, this was done "only for economic reasons".

Glamour (presentation)

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Hollywood "image makers" and promotional agents planted rumors, selectively released real or fictitious biographical information to the press, and used other gimmicks to create glamorous personas for actors.

Judy Garland

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Publicists thus "created" the "enduring images" and public perceptions of screen legends such as Judy Garland, Rock Hudson, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly.

Rock Hudson

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Publicists thus "created" the "enduring images" and public perceptions of screen legends such as Judy Garland, Rock Hudson, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly.

Marilyn Monroe

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Publicists thus "created" the "enduring images" and public perceptions of screen legends such as Judy Garland, Rock Hudson, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly.

Grace Kelly

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Publicists thus "created" the "enduring images" and public perceptions of screen legends such as Judy Garland, Rock Hudson, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly.