Books by Jeanine Basinger

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 2013

"A fascinating, fact-filled story of marriage and the movies."
Exhaustive, entertaining take on how the silver screen has portrayed wedded bliss and wedded misery. Read full book review >
THE STAR MACHINE by Jeanine Basinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2007

"A smart study of star quality as an industrial process, written by an academic who still understands Hollywood's cheap, sensuous appeal."
A cinema archivist digs into the vaults of Golden Era Hollywood and comes up with a treasure trove of goodies. Read full book review >
SILENT STARS by Jeanine Basinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1999

"A mixed blessing, of considerable value but finally unsatisfying. (300 b&w photos)"
Basinger brings considerable expertise but insufficient adventurousness to the all-too-often neglected world of silent film. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1993

"And no doubt the 45 b&w illustrations will boost reader interest."
Serious, extended study of the woman's film during the three decades of its heyday (1930-60), filled with both obscure and well- remembered titles. Read full book review >