Hollywood Babylon Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Kenneth Anger
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What caused Valentino's death?

2. Who was often referred to as "the original gold digging Ziegfeld girl"?

3. What was the name of one of the scandalous headline writers?

4. Who was often conversing with "nymphets"?

5. In what year did Lillita and Chaplin meet?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mae Murray's life and downfall.

2. Why was the introduction of talkies significant?

3. Describe the protests for the invasion of privacy.

4. What role did rumors about sex and specifically homosexuality play in the world of Hollywood gossip?

5. Who was Carole Landis?

6. What was considered the first big scandal in Hollywood?

7. What mystery is involved with Marilyn Monroe's death?

8. What was the purpose of Griffith's elephants?

9. What was the" Doom Book"?

10. Who was Bugsy Siegel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze three different stars and their personal lives. How does each of these stars have a life that corresponds to film?

Essay Topic 2

Old Hollywood seems to be full of tragedy. What do you think is the reason for so much tragedy?

Essay Topic 3

What impact did the Astor-Thorpe scandal have on obscenity laws? Why was it such a big deal for Old Hollywood?

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