Hollywood Babylon Test | Final 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. Who was most known for unbridled sex appeal?

2. How old was Lupe when she killed herself?

3. What was Barry's weekly salary lowered to?

4. What was the name of Mae West's first silver screen appearance?

5. Where did Mae West first become famous?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the "suicide syndrome" of the 1940s.

2. Why was the introduction of talkies significant?

3. What transitions did the Jazz Age include?

4. Describe Mae Murray's life and downfall.

5. What did the term "box office poison" mean?

6. What was the "Red Tide"?

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

8. What did Joan Crawford encourage people to do?

9. Describe the protests for the invasion of privacy.

10. How did Joan Barry prepare for her movie roles?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

After reading "Hollywood Babylon," in what ways do you think that celebrities are different from 'regular people'? How are they similar?

Essay Topic 3

Why were some politicians against the film industry? How did they display this anger? What does this tell you about both politics and the film industry?

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