domingo, 14 de dezembro de 2014
They were a new race, these men and women of the movies, said a writer in the 1920s. They were a people dedicated more completely to the body, to beauty and health, than any the world had seen before. (...)
They lived unspritual lives, said a visiting European intellectual, lives devoted to the senses. Hollywood possessed no theater, no good bookshops, no museums, no art galleries, no institutions of traditional high culture. They played golf at their country clubs and tennis on their private courts. They swam in their pools or at the beachside colony in Santa Monica. They ate and drank, they listened to the radio, they danced, they flirted. They had a wonderful time.
Robert Sklar, "Movie-Made America", pp. 77.